2016 Dodge Journey Owner Reviews & Problems
Reviews For Dodge Journey
Pros/cons of Dodge Journey.
The Journey is the best price for a 7 seater. Although space is limited especially when you try to fit tall men in it. Several electronic features a plus. Map outdated quickly. Hidden compartments and coolers a plus in this make/model. Doors have slots that go deep and items get down in them which is hard to retrieve. Steering wheel has audio controls which makes it safer driving. The back has additional storage compartment which is great when car is full of people. I found it only offers a 1 year battery for this make and model and the battery is behind the driver's front tire which is not convenient for a simple fix. My Dodge has had 2 recalls in 2 years of having it. Parts for the vehicle can only be bought through dealer not AutoZone, discount auto type places. Making appointments for service has been difficult. After making an appointment you still wait. I replaced 2 air filters and then had the oil changed. They marked air filters as needed replacing.
Three rows! Still room for two carseats and those teenagers!! Haha perfect car for someone who's not ready to get the "soccer mom' minivan but needs more room than a car and gas mileage isn't bad
I like my journal over all but I just think I got a bad one off the lot! I have already put money into it the first year I bought it being brand-new with no help from dealership,which found every way to go around it! I have a family of seven and have been a minivan mom for years so that was my main fear! We don't have all the room we did but we still have room to be comfortable and I do live the buckets in the floors!I like how I can move the seats forward and back and easy to lay down and pick back up! That is something I am doing all the time with two carseats!! I don't like how my doors can open if I'm driving unless in safety mode which again I am thinking is a lemon thing bc everyone else I know who has a journey can not do that? Overall good car I just think I got a bad one off the lot and went through a bad company not trying to fix anything
It does not get the advertised fuel economy.
This car is on several list as one of the ten worst cars made in America. It has poor driver visibility, poor legroom, the resale value drops like a brick in a vacuum, it does not get promised fuel economy. If you are not a tall person you cannot safely see the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. The engine/transmission combination is known for having problems. I will never buy another Dodge product in my life, and I will never buy another new vehicle again. The cost of new cars is to high for the quality delivered. New vehicles don't come with spare tires or jacks, just low tire warning systems. You must have a way to re-inflate a low tire or ruin it driving. I have been told (not verified) that these run-flat tires cost $300. 00 to replace. New cars simply are not worth the cost or headache involved in my opinion.
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.
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).
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.
I think Dodge Journey's are a great any person vehicle.
This is my second Dodge Journey. My husband used to work at a dealership, and he brought one home to pick up a potential buyer. I fell in love with it and bought it. That one was used, and I had it for two years. I traded it for a brand new one. It is the perfect family car. I have grown kids, so we also like to load up my third row and go to concerts with our friends. I am big on the way my stereo sounds, and I cannot complain. I went from a 6 cylinder to a 4 cylinder. I was a little concerned about that, but I cannot find any fault in its get up and go. This is not a huge vehicle, so it is not hard to drive or park. I love the way it looks. I have been happy with my purchase.
The Perfect Vehicle For New Families
The Dodge Journey is a fantastic vehicle for new families. It is extremely reliable and performs well in all road conditions, including snow and ice. It is easy to drive and comfortable. It also features child car seat attachments and the ability to drop the seats flat. The only negative I have in regards to the Journey is that the back seats are fairly narrow and would appear to be more aimed at younger passengers, rather than fully grown adults. Regardless, this vehicle is comfortable enough for long car rides. The sound system is very good. The AC is very effective within a short period of time, as is the heating system.
That there are different models, and we chose the Crossroads version, which includes the 3 row 7 seat option, and the larger built in touch screen with Navigation and a whole host of other features.
I chose this vehicle for its versatility. My model has the 3 row, 7 seat option. Although we only have a family of 5, the 2 extra seats definitely come in handy when picking up friends and family members. We also picked this crossover SUV for the extra space and roomy interior, as we love to include our Rottweiler in our outings, and she can have an entire back area to herself (with the back row folded down, offers a ton of space!) The only thing I can possibly complain about is that the gas mileage isn't the greatest. But all in all, a 5 stars family vehicle that seats 7, but looks better than a minivan!
A good comfortable reliable small car.
My Dodge if a fairly good vehicle. It is very reliable. The electronic features are wonderful. Bluetooth and hands free features are included and work very well. There is a third row hidden seat but the leg room is so small our tween can not sit there as well as any grown up and a car seat will not fit there at all. When the third row seat is up you have no trunk room at all. There are three seats behind the passenger and driver seats. The seat in the middle will not accommodate a car seat or an adult. It's a good reliable car for people who do not have large families or a lot of passengers.