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2010 Dodge Journey Consumer Reviews

4.2
Average based on 31 reviews
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Great buy for the money

by from Hudson, NH on August 10, 2011

We got our Journey with 3000 miles on it. R/T, V6 AWD, all options except the DVD Nav/Entertainment and Sunroof. This is my wife's primary vehicle, and is the best Mom-mobile we could have asked for....
We got our Journey with 3000 miles on it. R/T, V6 AWD, all options except the DVD Nav/Entertainment and Sunroof. This is my wife's primary vehicle, and is the best Mom-mobile we could have asked for. Performance is peppy for the size, storage is excellent, and mileage is Ok. We average 17-22 depending on conditions. The only two complaints I have, and I have seen others mention are the brakes and the tires. If you are a hard braker, you run a good chance of warping the rotors, and causing a nice shake during future hard braking. The 19" tires on the R/T (optional on lower trims) are a size that is new on the market, and only made by one company. They are currently back ordered all over the country, and very difficult to source, especially with an AWD, when you should replace all four tires at the same time if you have more than 5k miles on the tires. The tires are also currently very expensive due to the supply and demand. I would recommend finding a set of 17" aftermarket rims, or ask your dealership to put the 17" wheels on before purchase. The AWD is awesome in the snow, traction control works perfectly, the "autostick" works perfectly, and the Journey can really handle the turns well!! The optional Lifetime Max Care warranty cannot be beat either. For a decent price, you get 100k coverage that is practically bumper to bumper with no deductible. After 100k, any repair has only a $100 deductible. It covers everything but wear items (brakes, exhaust, tires, rims, etc.) Overall, I would definitely recommend this vehicle to any family looking for a 7 passenger crossover. You won't find more bang for your buck in any other competing vehicle.
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Love my Journey

by from Alabama on August 23, 2011

I purchased a used 2010 SXT Journey with 37,000 miles last October. I have put 21,000 miles on it and here are the great things I love about it (not by preference): 1. The price was very reasonable. 2...
I purchased a used 2010 SXT Journey with 37,000 miles last October. I have put 21,000 miles on it and here are the great things I love about it (not by preference): 1. The price was very reasonable. 2. The ride is smooth and quiet. 3. The exterior styling is classy. 4. The Interior styling i.e. the numerous cupholders; the 2 coolers in rear passenger floorboard; chilled compartment above glove compartment; sliding console, center storage on dash; passenger seat flip-up storage; sliding and fold down rear reclining seats; adjustable head restraints; third row seating; the numerous plugins for cell phone and the laptop plugin. 5. The gas mileage is good. 18/23 6. The acceleration is excellent. No problem passing. 7. Satellite Radio and bluetooth. The things which could be be improved upon are the brake pads and rotors, which I just had replaced locally for a very reasoanable price and the interior should be more upscale to match the exterior, however, I just test drove a 2011 SXT and the interior was more refined. I ordered a wooddash kit for my vehicle which is quite beautiful. I highly reccommend the 2010 Journey SXT.
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Great Value for your money

by from Ontario on June 29, 2010

I am in automotive industry from last 12 years. Was not was a big fan of Chrysler-Dodge earlier. But if you compare the money you spend with respect to the features then this is the best value for you...
I am in automotive industry from last 12 years. Was not was a big fan of Chrysler-Dodge earlier. But if you compare the money you spend with respect to the features then this is the best value for your money. The exterior styling is great but interiors is an average. Too much plastic and old style dash. Other than that its fine. I got the 7 seater, 2.4 L Journey will almost all the options (except alloy wheels etc) with almost 4-5 thousand less than the competition. With same warranty of 5 years and 100K Km warranty I see as a great deal. Will recommend this vehicle to every one who is looking for a crossover and best value for your money.
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Converted GM Owner

by from Owatonna, MN on August 15, 2011

First off, I have to tell you that I have been a very satisfied GM owner for over 40 years.. I had been looking to replace my 2006 Buick Rendezvous, but just could not find anything that could match t...
First off, I have to tell you that I have been a very satisfied GM owner for over 40 years.. I had been looking to replace my 2006 Buick Rendezvous, but just could not find anything that could match the ride or room that the Buick Produced. I test drove the new Chevrolet Equinox.. but it left me unimpressed. Just for kicks we drove through the local Dodge dealers lot and liked the looks of the 2010 Journey. We took a 30 minute test drive and was sold. The 2010 Dodge Journey was so smooth and QUIET !! We purchased a SXT model with front wheel drive.. it has all the bells and whistles, 19" chrome wheels, Nav, U connect, sunroof, ect. and at a bargin price. Everytime I get into our Journey and back out of the garage, I get a smile on my face. I never thought I would leave GM .. but the Journey did it for me.. If you haven't driven a Dodge/Chrysler product lately, you need to take a look. I'm sure glad I did !!
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Drives like a car

by from Chicagoland on July 22, 2010

Leased this instead of a minivan because I drive solo most all of the time. Even though it has room for 7 and pretty good cargo space, it drives like a sporty car and I like that. It is a true crossov...
Leased this instead of a minivan because I drive solo most all of the time. Even though it has room for 7 and pretty good cargo space, it drives like a sporty car and I like that. It is a true crossover - it won't replace a minivan for utility and people hauling, but it's roomier and more usable than a sedan or hatch. I have AWD and it's great in the snow. The V6 doesn't impress, but the 6 speed auto is nice. Seats are euro inspired (firm and uncomfortable for me on day long drives). Also, got the upgrade on instrument cluster lighting, and it was worth it. Had some warranty issues, but nothing significant. All in all I've called this the best car I've ever owned.
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journey on

by from crawfordville, fl on August 20, 2010

I was impressed with the features that the journey has and also available plus lots of room for hauling items but the only draw back is the mileage varies on every tank, I have been getting 23.8 - 24 ...
I was impressed with the features that the journey has and also available plus lots of room for hauling items but the only draw back is the mileage varies on every tank, I have been getting 23.8 - 24 but has dropped to 22.9 - 23.5 so I don't know if this due to the unit still being new on what. the driving conditions haven't changed at all.
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A Great Fit for Us

by from Gold Canyon, AZ on January 10, 2013

We wanted a car that seated 7 so we could use it to transport 4 grandchildren. This car exceeded our expectations. We recently transported 4 kids plus a friend along with school packs and still were a...
We wanted a car that seated 7 so we could use it to transport 4 grandchildren. This car exceeded our expectations. We recently transported 4 kids plus a friend along with school packs and still were able to stop at Costco for some shopping. Seems to hold more than its interior dimensions would indicate. The car has some clever interior design features.like a removable cooler built into the floor. The V6 and six speed automatic make it go down the road very nicely. Fuel mileage is within expectations. I would avoid the 4 cylinder engine For anyone shopping for a crossover SUV, check out the Dodge Journey.You might be pleasantly surprised as we were.
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Dodge Journey RT 2010

by from Brampton on May 5, 2016

So family was growing we went decided time to get rid of our 1999 2500 Dodge Ram, quarter ton, life's, beat truck I ever owned bought it new, didn't have major problems till the end in 2014. So anyh...
So family was growing we went decided time to get rid of our 1999 2500 Dodge Ram, quarter ton, life's, beat truck I ever owned bought it new, didn't have major problems till the end in 2014. So anyhow purchased Last year 2010 Dodge Journey RT addition with chrome and fully loaded, DVD, Nav, loaded as much as you can. Yea it was used, great Suv , had more room, comfort was awesome, it gives me better gas milage then the truck ever did. However had the engine light wouldn't stop coming on so I looked it up on internet and saw if I restarted the system or really tightened the gas cap it went off, No longer comes on all the time now just once in a while and I know how to fix that..... other two problems I have summer it won't stop over heating have to keep a real good eye on that cage, have replaced that 3 times now and this winter the power steering line broke 5 times cause of the pressure, mechanic said its going to happen every winter most likely. Well see. Other then those 2 problems I have no complaints its an awesome vehicle with coolers and all the gadgets you need to be on the road with your family and we road trip a lot and there is 5 of us. Actually came on here to see if Dodge had a recall on these problems or if others were having them.
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Good value

by from WI on December 15, 2011

Bought this SUV two months ago. Needed something that is all wheel drive to get to work in the winter. It has all the features I want, is roomy and the gas mileage is pretty good...approx 26 mpg. It h...
Bought this SUV two months ago. Needed something that is all wheel drive to get to work in the winter. It has all the features I want, is roomy and the gas mileage is pretty good...approx 26 mpg. It has minimal blind spots for a SUV. I feel safe when driving this vehicle.
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3.5 Years of pure enjoyment

by from Kansas City on May 1, 2014

We purchased this R/T AWD loaded with about every option imaginable just after the 2011s came out. We got the 3.5L V6 which is not quite as good as the newer 3.6 in the later models. However, it has b...
We purchased this R/T AWD loaded with about every option imaginable just after the 2011s came out. We got the 3.5L V6 which is not quite as good as the newer 3.6 in the later models. However, it has been trouble free an gets 24 to 25 MPG on the highway. Overall average mileage is 19 MPG. We had a Mercedes E350 4Matic we traded in on this Journey only because we like the SUV/Crossover type vehicle for comfort, ease of entering and exiting, versatility, and visibility. Not much out there any better than the Journey. I feel sorry for those that have reported problems with theirs because this is one fine vehicle. In all our years of driving (have been driving since 1958) we've not enjoyed any vehicle more that this one and we've literally had hundreds. Before we bought the Journey, we considered the Ford Edge and the Mazda CX9. The Mazda was the closest but a bit larger and more expensive. Didn't fit in our garage as well. That's it in a nutshell and I won't be surprised if this is our last car we own.
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