2016 Dodge Journey Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$17,784 - $21,619
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
173-283
Seats
5-7
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$17,784 - $21,619
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
173-283
Seats
5-7

Ranks #18 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.0 Overall Score
Performance 3.3 Comfort 3.3 Styling 3.0 Value 2.9

Editor's Overview

With a price starting just under $22,000, the 2016 Dodge Journey midsize SUV distances itself from pricier competitors such as the Kia Sorento, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander. Despite its low price, the Journey has much to offer including seating for up to seven, clever storage solutions, a potent optional V6 engine and a wide range of trims and options.

Dodge Journey Models & Trims

SXT $17,784 - $19,847*
Horsepower: 173 hp - 283 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 X 6.5, 19 X 7 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SE $17,902 - $19,909*
Horsepower: 173 hp - 283 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 X 6.5 in. - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
R/T $18,568 - $20,851*
Horsepower: 283 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 19 X 7 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Crossroad $18,849 - $21,056*
Horsepower: 173 hp - 283 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 19 X 7 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Crossroad Plus $19,402 - $21,619*
Horsepower: 173 hp - 283 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 19 X 7 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.22

269 Reviews

42% 41% 14% 2% 1%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

My 2016 Dodge journey cons and pros.

It is a push start no special features such as back up camera, on star, no heated seats, small interior, no leather seats. Has Bluetooth radio and connects phone calls from your phone third row seats and has air bags. The horn will honk if you lock your keys in the car but one time it didn�t and I had to pay pop a lock when the keys were lying on the seat. The windows are powered. The seats have to be manually moved back and forth and the back seat is a little tricky to work sometimes. There is a built in ice chest in the back seat floor board which helps on long trips or just a trip to the park. The color is black so it gets really hot on the summer but has a great a/c. The heater works great also in the winter. It comes with luggage rails on the top which I have used during traveling.

- Amanda H

Not a fan of the Dodge Journey-cramped space and not well manufactured

This vehicle looks nice and has third row seating, however, on the inside it is really small. They added some compartments inside the vehicle for storage which in theory is nice, but they are too small to do anything with. If you have a carseat and you are over about 62 inches, the vehicle will not be comfortable. Mine was leased new and there are so many convenience things that are missing, I feel like they skimped to save on money in making this vehicle. For example, my vehicle does not even have automatic headlights. Also, the first six months we had the vehicle, it was in the shop almost constantly for recalls and service (the manufacturer had not secured one of the fender liners and the exhaust also wiggled loose and had to be reattached).

- Amanda D

The Dodge Journey is Great for a Young Family

We decided on the Dodge Journey because of the third row of seating that you can easily fold down for luggage. The gas mileage isn't bad. We travel frequently between our current home and hometown, which is about 350 miles, and we can make it there on one tank of gas with no problem. We upgraded to this SUV when we had a baby a year ago. I love that the back seat has its own temperature control so we can adjust for him. We had a transmission issue a few months ago that would have been expensive to fix had we not purchased a warranty from the dealership. Overall we are happy with this car and will keep it for several more years, but will probably have to get something bigger as our family grows since we do travel so much.

- Emily B

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$17,784 - $19,847
$17,902 - $19,909

Horsepower

Horsepower
173 - 283 hp
173 - 283 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L I4 DOHC 16V Dual VVT
3.6L V6 24V VVT
2.4L I4 DOHC 16V Dual VVT
3.6L V6 24V VVT
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Not Available

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.8 in.
40.8 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.8 in.
40.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.1 in.
36.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.9 in.
39.9 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

AC

AC
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
7
5 - 7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Not Available

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Standard
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Not Available
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Steel

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/55HR19
P225/65TR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
113.8 in.
113.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.5 ft.
38.5 ft.

Width

Width
72.2 in.
72.2 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3907 - 4327 .lbs
3818 - 4327 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
283 hp
173 hp

Torque

Torque
260 ft. lbs.
166 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
1000 - 2500 .lbs
1000 - 2500 .lbs

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 - 250 .lbs
100 - 250 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Not Available

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
20.5 gal.
20.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
20 mpg
20 mpg

City

City
16 mpg
16 mpg

Highway

Highway
24 mpg
24 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings