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2016 Dodge Journey

$12,016 — $23,132 USED
Sport Utility
5-7 Seats
20-22 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Limited body roll
  • Easy to maneuver
  • 8.4-inch display's simple interface
  • Crossroad trim's cabin materials and design

The Bad

  • V-6's automatic transmission can be hesitant to kick down
  • Nonlinear braking response
  • Some low-rent dashboard buttons
  • Ride quality
2016 Dodge Journey exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2016 Dodge Journey
  • Seating for five or seven
  • Four-cylinder engine standard
  • V-6 available
  • FWD or AWD
  • 8.4-inch touch-screen entertainment system available

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2016 Dodge Journey?

The 2016 Dodge Journey is a mid-size SUV that competes with vehicles like the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Kia Sorento. It's available in front- or all-wheel drive, and it comes in five- or seven-seat configurations. The 2016 Journey is available in four trim levels: SE, SXT, Crossroad and R/T.

What's New on the 2016 Dodge Journey?

There have been no significant changes between the 2015 and 2016 model years for the Dodge Journey.

How Does the 2016 Dodge Journey Compare to Other Mid-Size SUVs?

The Dodge Journey has a noticeably lower price tag than other mid-size SUVs, with a base price of $21,690 (including destination) - between $2,000 and $4,200 less than its competitors. But you get what you pay for as the Journey's reliability is notoriously bad and its ride quality is simply worse than competitors like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.

What Features in the 2016 Dodge Journey Are Most Important?

The Journey is powered by a 173-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that is paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. A 283-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 with a six-speed automatic is standard on the all-wheel drive versions and the R/T trim level. It comes standard with a touchscreen CD stereo with USB port, cruise control, power heated side mirrors, air conditioning and keyless entry. In keeping with requirements for every new car, the 2016 Dodge Journey has front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system.

The V-6 and six-speed automatic are optional on all trim levels with front-wheel drive except the SE. A backup camera is available on the 2016 Dodge Journey for safety when in Reverse. The Journey also has an available 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia system, a navigation system and a backseat entertainment system. Drivers can opt for heated front seats and leather upholstery for extra luxury, and the Journey also has available remote start and power moonroof features.

Should I Buy the 2016 Dodge Journey?

It's hard to pass up the low price tag of the 2016 Dodge Journey, especially considering its easy maneuverability and the intuitive interface of the available 8.4-inch display. However, drivers should be aware of its poor ride quality, nonlinear braking response and unrefined powertrain and performance.

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2016 Dodge Journey Overview

by Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

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Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.5
97 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Best Car I?ve owned!

by Adrianna from Milford Square, PA on October 8, 2018

This was the best purchase I?ve made in awhile. The car was a great price with extremely low miles. Everything a car could have, this car has! Couldnt ask for a better price! Read full review

(5.0)

Plan to enjoy driving this vehicle.

by Doug Guire from Denver Indiana on October 3, 2018

Drove a Nissan Rogue rental and this Journey was way better as far as a lot more interior room, field of vision through windshield and overall use for us. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2016 Dodge Journey currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 Dodge Journey has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Dodge

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Journey received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Third-row access

A

Infant seat

B

Booster

(second row)

A

Booster

(third row)

B

Latch or Latch system

B

Forward-facing convertible

(third row)

N/A

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

A

Rear-facing convertible

A
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker