2017 Dodge Journey vs. Its Competition

2017 Dodge Journey
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The 2017 Dodge Journey could be considered as the all-wheel-drive Grand Caravan that Dodge isn't willing to sell you.

We like the ease of entry and exit that minivans provide, but can accept that we're in the minority.

Toyota's Highlander is a far more popular three-row option with a great ride and hybrid powertrain, but with a decidedly more upmarket price too.

The Mitsubishi Outlander and Journey are distantly related, although the Outlander's crashworthiness has been improved in recent years.

The Ford Flex is a popular three-row crossover for families who wouldn't be caught in a minivan, but like the Journey, we expect the Flex has a limited lifespan.

The Kia Sorento is another value crossover, and one that we'd recommend on safety scores alone.

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Quick Specs
The 2017 Dodge Journey is a minivan in every way except its doors. Families will be tempted by the price, but there are better, safer picks out there.
The 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan has a fantastically flexible interior, but crash-test scores are a major concern.
The 2017 Ford Flex is a spacious family hauler with a style all its own. It lacks the fuel economy of some of the competitors, but beauty doesn't come without effort.
The 2017 Kia Sorento stays true to its high-value roots, but it's grown up in refinement and comfort.
The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander provides functional family appeal for a reasonable price, but the powertrains are weak, the third-row seat space is tiny, and the infotainment features are behind the times.
The Toyota Highlander gets a stronger, more responsive powertrain for 2017, but the main strengths are the ride quality, the cabin refinement, and the space for eight.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDMinivans 2WDStandard SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilityPassenger VanSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODMulti-Speed Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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