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$21,885
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$22,245
On Styling
The 2011 Dodge Journey offers a smoother, better-sculpted interior, along with an improved butch-wagon exterior.
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front fascia has been slightly retouched and the foglight bezels have been enlarged, but Journey's overall look is still mostly intact
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revised front end and an all-new interior
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With the 2011 Dodge Journey, Chrysler has fixed many of the shortcomings of the original vehicle—meaning only slight changes on the outside but a much more thorough rehab inside.

A quick walkaround doesn't reveal a lot of newness outside, and that's just fine. It's still a wagon with some overt SUV cues, like the squared-off corners, pronounced fenders, and straightforward grille. Those ribs are thicker and meatier—always a good thing—and what was already a decent looking package looks a bit better.

What's been tossed on the junk heap—where it always belonged—is the old dash, with its funny, tilted, squared-off gauges and sheeny, brittle plastics that brought back bad memories of the Omni hatchbacks. Open the door and a vector of metallic trim guides you around all the suave finishes and tight fits of the new interior. The sculpting of the center stack doesn't entirely match with the cut-tube gauges and blocky geometrics of the steering wheel, but they play nice with each other—and so do the big LCD screen (on some versions) and the no-fuss climate controls that ride above or below that rollercoaster of bright trim. The new dash does carry over lots of contact with front-seaters' knees, but it gut-checks the cheap feeling entirely.

Conclusion

The 2011 Dodge Journey offers a smoother, better-sculpted interior, along with an improved butch-wagon exterior.

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