2012 Dodge Journey ReviewMay 30th, 2012
The typical family van doesn’t have to be your only choice. Say hello to the new and improved 2012 Dodge Journey. New for this year is a rear seat video group which includes a second row 9-inch video screen, 6 premium speakers and more, leather-faced seating available in tan and adjustable cross bars come standard with roof rails. You also have the option of a third row seating if you know you are going to be driving around a larger portion of the soccer team.
The interior of the 2012 Dodge Journey is creative and gives options to every size of family. There is flexible storage, fold-flat passenger seats, in-seat storage and second-row in-floor storage. Other features which allow your family to fit comfortably into this Dodge crossover is a front overhead console, keyless enter-n-go, dual-zone temperature control, illuminated front cup holders and power outlets to ensure all gizmos and gadgets are fully charged.
The exterior of the 2012 Dodge Journey certainly turns heads: it doesn’t look like your typical family vehicle. The front split crosshair grille, aggressive wheel wells, SUV height and wagon smoothness offer the best of all worlds. The Dodge Journey is a true hybrid of styles.
The performance of this machine is well developed. There is enough power under the hood to pull around small trailers and superb handling because of an advanced suspension system. The available trim options are: CVP, SE PLUS, SXT, CREW and R/T AWD.
- 3.6L Pentastar VVT V6 Engine: 283 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque
- 2.4L DOHC 16V 1-4 Engine with dual VVT: 173 horsepower and 166 lb-ft of torque
2012 Fuel Economy:
- 3.6L Pentastar VVT V6: city 14.7 (16) and highway 9.4 (25)
- 2.4L DOHC 16V 1-4 dual VVT: city 12.4 (19) and highway 9.4 (26)
As you can expect with a family oriented vehicle, the 2012 Dodge Journey is equipped with the best in safety features. You will find: antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, active front head restraints, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and a driver knee airbag.
The 2012 Dodge Journey does more than just appeal to customers because of its looks and features. The automotive industry have taken notice: In crash testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Journey received the top score of “Good” in the frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength tests. The Journey has been awarded Best New SUV-CUV Under $35,000 by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada. There is a reason why the 2012 Dodge Journey is Canada’s most affordable mid-size crossover.