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It's reasonably well equipped even in its base form, and the 2012 Dodge Journey has some infotainment options you won't find on any other crossover vehicle.

The standard-equipment list for the Journey includes the usual features. Air conditioning makes the list, and so do cruise control; a telescoping steering wheel; power windows, locks and mirrors; and an AM/FM/CD player with MP3 playback. A cooled glove box is also standard, and it's one of the standout features that gives the compact Journey some distinction in the vast sea of family wagons.

The base 2012 Dodge Journey is reasonably well equipped for its low base price; you'll spend up to $30,000 for its class-leading connectivity options.

A USB port is also standard, but it's tucked away deep into the center console, in front of the shift lever. Consider it a safety feature, so long as your cable is short.

Step into higher-trim Journeys and you'll add features like premium sound; keyless entry; leather seating; and hide-away cargo bins under the seats. Bluetooth and satellite radio are available on most trim levels, and standard on top-line editions.

Chrysler goes well beyond the usual offerings in the class for the Journey's infotainment options. There's a Garmin navigation system, which isn't as intuitive as some of its other offerings, and real-time traffic information and other data services. A DVD entertainment system for the rear seats is available. Then there's Backseat TV, a trio of streaming entertainment channels with kid-friendly programming. Chrysler also builds in voice control with some of the audio system functions, but it's a more limited system than, say, Ford's SYNC.

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