2012 Dodge Journey
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Pleasantly Surprised

by from Fort Lauderdale, FL on October 17, 2012

Spent a ton of time decided what vehicle to get for both my work (I drive a lot) and my family of 5. After considering everything from a Traverse to a CX9 to an Equinox and even a Rav4, I couldn't wal...
Spent a ton of time decided what vehicle to get for both my work (I drive a lot) and my family of 5. After considering everything from a Traverse to a CX9 to an Equinox and even a Rav4, I couldn't walk away from the Journey. I would not say the outside is overly stylish, but the inside is incredibly comfortable. I traded in a Magnum R/T with a Hemi, so I was a little worried about the power. Again, pleasently surprised here as well. I purchased the V6 Crew and it is loaded up. The seats are super comfortable and the overall ride is great. I did not have a ton of luck with the Magnum from a reliability perspective, but this car was too much value to pass up. I am extremely happy and would easily recommend it anyone. Coincidently a co-worker just told me that she might get one now that she saw mine!
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Nice

by from Lonnie, Kalamazoo on September 3, 2012

We got this Journey last week with only 156 miles on it. Now it has over 600 miles. Good driving. Love how the turning ratio is, and how smooth it does turn. Do with we got with a blue tooth. Never h...
We got this Journey last week with only 156 miles on it. Now it has over 600 miles. Good driving. Love how the turning ratio is, and how smooth it does turn. Do with we got with a blue tooth. Never had Siruis XM and we are liking it came with a free one year trail offer. Might sign up for that when the year is done. We are getting about 22 mpg on both high way and city driving on average. Getting the teflon coating on the exterior done and having the interior doing for the stain guard. Glad we went to this from a 2002 Dodge Caravan. Was looking at a Chevy Equinox and a GMC Terrain, and got the Dodge Journey SXT.
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Best SUV I could find at this price range.

by from Chicago Il. on May 1, 2012

I have owned my Journey for only 6 weeks and only have 750 miles on it. I was looking at Kia Soul, Scion Xb, and the Nissan Cube all in this price range when my wife said she wasn't happy with the siz...
I have owned my Journey for only 6 weeks and only have 750 miles on it. I was looking at Kia Soul, Scion Xb, and the Nissan Cube all in this price range when my wife said she wasn't happy with the size of them and would not feel safe with our grandkids riding in it. I agreed and changed direction. I am retired so I was fazed when the salesman told me I would not win any drag races with it sadly those days are over for me but (but the memories linger) the 4 cylinder has enough pep with the 4 speed auto for us. Gas mileage is what they have listed I get 20-21 MPG city and 30-31 highway. It is equiped with the AVP option and includes every option I ever wanted and a lot I didn't know I wanted but so far all works great, ride is comfortable, seats also. The 8 year old grand kid told me "Papa your car is smokin hot" so it has her seal of approval the wife likes it and I am a happy man.
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OUR FIRST NEW CAR

by from Baltimore,MD on March 20, 2012

Thanks to DODGE COMPANY for revising this new DODGE JOURNEY,i bought my 2012 DODGE JOURNEY SXT trim with a 19" rim on it and a brilliant crystal black color which is my favorite car color.i've been dr...
Thanks to DODGE COMPANY for revising this new DODGE JOURNEY,i bought my 2012 DODGE JOURNEY SXT trim with a 19" rim on it and a brilliant crystal black color which is my favorite car color.i've been driving to different brand of cars and styles.but when i drove test this car?OHHH... my G. im so comfortable and sound safe on it.i love to run my JOURNEY into the highways, it has a great horse power which i can compare to other make of cars on its category? and a great MPG. i really love my new bought DODGE JOURNEY. i highly recommend this car to a friend.
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end of yr sale

by from frankfort il on March 25, 2013

picked up this 2012 sxt 3.6 FWD for 6500 off sticker and not disapponited. 8.4'' screen, upgraded alpine sat radio, LED interior/exterior lighting and 3rd row seat. great ride and plenty of power if n...
picked up this 2012 sxt 3.6 FWD for 6500 off sticker and not disapponited. 8.4'' screen, upgraded alpine sat radio, LED interior/exterior lighting and 3rd row seat. great ride and plenty of power if needed.
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Satisfied

by from Indiana on January 17, 2012

Very nice, from the inside to the outside!! Base offers lots of options, at a very good price!! Average on gas, huge tank!!! High tech feel and features, also impressed with the automanual feature!! P...
Very nice, from the inside to the outside!! Base offers lots of options, at a very good price!! Average on gas, huge tank!!! High tech feel and features, also impressed with the automanual feature!! Push to start and auto key free door opening, all on the SE. Was looking at exployer/edge, saved a ton instead!!
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Love my Journey!

by from Chillicothe, Ohio on July 1, 2012

I have always wanted an SUV but because of my commute and gas prices, I couldn't afford to. I have always been a Mopar person, but I reviewed a lot of different vehicles, but was still led back to the...
I have always wanted an SUV but because of my commute and gas prices, I couldn't afford to. I have always been a Mopar person, but I reviewed a lot of different vehicles, but was still led back to the Journey. You get more bang for your buck with this car. You get the style of the SUV and gas mileage and price of a minivan. I have averaged 26 MPG and have had it as high as 30 MPG. We are not a petite family so we needed something with lots of hip and leg room. We found it with the Journey. We do need to take it it for the stereo to be reprogrammed because the volume randomly turns up really loud when you turn on the car. We opted for the third row for when we need it and it has turn to work out well a couple of times. The interior light colors are pretty cool too. We love our new Journey!
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only car i didn't pick apart immediately.

by from memphis on April 19, 2016

I bought this car right off the delivery truck at the dealer. It had one mile on the odometer. After four years of owning this car, and using it as a real estate vehicle I can say I have never owned a...
I bought this car right off the delivery truck at the dealer. It had one mile on the odometer. After four years of owning this car, and using it as a real estate vehicle I can say I have never owned a car that I didn't really find fault with. It is modern, comfortable and versatile. I have three teenagers and a husband and we comfortably drove to Florida from Memphis in it. and I have plenty of room with the seats down to haul real estate signs and flyer boxes. the only issue in four years was the dash screen went out and had to be replaced. My husband doesn't like the wide door posts and says that it has too many blind spots. i can deal with that knowing it has so many airbags. I feel like that's because he is used to a backup camera on his dodge caravan. the pick up is a little slow for city driving, but once in traffic, handles well. I do love my Journey and have no plans to upgrade as of now even after 4 years.
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Needed an all wheel drive

by from PA on September 20, 2012

So far very satisfied with this vehicle. It rides nice and is quiter than my dodge caliber. They did skimp on the glove box and the speedometer is had to read for mph. Overall I am satisfied at this p...
So far very satisfied with this vehicle. It rides nice and is quiter than my dodge caliber. They did skimp on the glove box and the speedometer is had to read for mph. Overall I am satisfied at this point.
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GREAT VEHICLE

by from pittsburgh on September 4, 2012

I've owned approx 18 months with 17,00 miles on it my driving is approx 50% highway/50% city. averaging 22 miles per gallon. on recent trip to outer banks, overall got 27-28 mpg. Never had car service...
I've owned approx 18 months with 17,00 miles on it my driving is approx 50% highway/50% city. averaging 22 miles per gallon. on recent trip to outer banks, overall got 27-28 mpg. Never had car serviced for anything but oil changes. Brakes still original along with tires. The way brakes and tires look probably will get over 30,000 thousand on them. very happy with purchase
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