Kelley Blue Book Value®
$21,020 - $24,634
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
173-283
Seats
7
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$21,020 - $24,634
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
173-283
Seats
7

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

2.9 Overall Score
Performance 3.2 Comfort 3.2 Styling 2.9 Value 2.8

Editor's Overview

In the world of 7-passenger SUVs, the 2018 Dodge Journey often gets overlooked. That’s a shame because the Journey has some very appealing qualities. The 4-cylinder SE is the lowest-pric...

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2018 Dodge Journey Owner Reviews

4.43
211 Reviews
59% 29% 8% 2% 1%
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Solid family SUV with nice standard features, plenty of room.

We've had this SUV for about 1 month. So far, it's been a great upgrade from our much smaller compact car. We have 2 young children and both of their car seats fit easily in the back, with plenty of extra leg room. My very tall husband is able to sit comfortably in either driver or passenger seat. Even as a base model, there is a Bluetooth sound system, touch screen, back up camera, power windows, keyless entry, push button start, and all kinds of button customizations. The back up camera actually pops up on the rear view mirror itself, and this has been really useful! The downsides are relatively few and so far not major issues. The 3rd row is small, very small. An adult would find it almost impossible to sit comfortably. However this feature was appealing to us because a: it folds down flat, and b: it's use would be for children. There aren't power seats. This is annoying since my husband is 6' 4' and I am 5' 6' so we always have to manually adjust the seats when we switch. There are no A/C vents in the back. This is probably my biggest complaint, as it gets very hot here in the summer. However the A/C itself is pretty powerful and cools the vehicle relatively quickly. Gas mileage is horrible, but this is par for the course with an SUV of this size. The engine isn't super powerful and it can be difficult to speed up or keep speed on hills. Overall this is a pretty great family vehicle and I would recommend it.

- Jessica E

Dodge Journey highlights.

I love having the third row of seating. Makes it nice when taking my kids friends around. Wish there was more trunk space when third row seats are up. But the seats are very easy to put down and create more space. Wish it has vents for the heat and air in the backseat. Can get very hot or cold depending on the day. Love the way it sits to drive. I'm short and it hits me just right. It's easy for me to get in and out of. Wish it was better in gas but then no SUV is very good on gas. I like that I can play Bluetooth in it. When I'm traveling and using google maps I can hear the directions through my car speakers. It rides very comfortable in the front. But I will say you feel every bump in the road when you sit in the back. Overall the good outweighs the bad. I would buy this vehicle again. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone that wants an SUV but doesn't want to have to pay the huge price that most SUVs come with. You get a lot of bang for your buck. I live in the Midwest and it really does hold up in the snow and ice. The back up camera is something I never had before but I truly love it. Makes backing up so much easier. Overall this is a great vehicle. I had never thought of buying a dodge but now I'm very glad I did!

- Susan C

Bought brand new with 13 miles but has a whistling sound while driving!? 2018 Dodge Journey SE..and no bluetooth!

My husband, I had a pretty uninformative salesman that really didn't care we were there to buy a used SUV..he kept trying to push us into new anything! Terrible. We hv only been Honda owners are whole lives so this was hard for us. I've had the2018 Journey SE for a week and am hoping to return it! I hv an appt tomorrow at dealer to take it back and look at it bc its making a whistling noise! A new car shouldn't make any noise plus the fact our salesman never told us it dsnt offer bluetooth and no U connect radio! It is the nicer one w alloy wheels calledthe blacktop pkg so you'd thought it would offer bluetooth as the standard ones do! Very confusing which our salesman took more time w us but it was late at night and he was pushy to get us outta there and get deal signed. We are idiots too furthermore not test driving new car before signing so we had no idea of the noise! I just want to return it at this point to be honest, we were there originally to look at a used Acura MDX. Pushy salesman but once he got us approved he didnt care to do his job anymore!

- Amber Coronado

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$21,020 - $23,507
$22,275 - $24,634

Horsepower

Horsepower
283 hp
173 - 283 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.8 in.
40.8 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.2 - 40.8 in.
40.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.1 in.
36.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.2 - 39.9 in.
39.9 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional

AC

AC
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
7
7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Exterior Features

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
113.8 in.
113.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39 ft.
38.5 ft.

Width

Width
72.2 in.
72.2 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Horsepower

Horsepower
283 hp
173 - 283 hp

Torque

Torque
260 ft. lbs.
166 - 260 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
2500 lbs.
1000 - 2500 lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
250 lbs.
100 - 250 lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
20.5 - 21.1 gal.
20.5 - 21.1 gal.

Combined

Combined
20 - 21 mpg
20 - 22 mpg

City

City
16 - 17 mpg
16 - 19 mpg

Highway

Highway
24 - 25 mpg
24 - 25 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety