2016 Dodge Journey

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$20,995

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2016 Dodge Journey
2016 Dodge Journey

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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

5 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2016 Dodge Journey trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

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

2016 Dodge Journey review: Our expert's take

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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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Great on gas

For a vehicle with a third row, I was surprised at the mileage this vehicle gets as compared to my Buick Enclave. Rides very smoothly also

4.1

A great car but...

I love our Journey! Just purchased it with low mileage. The R/T sure does make me love it more! Very comfy leather seats and a great entertainment system. My only complaint is the gas mileage. Seriously! I owned a 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan and it had way better mileage! That being said the Journey is still the best vehicle I've ever owned.

5.0

Love this car

Meets my familys need my husband and I have 4 boys and it has enough room. We love the the 3ed row and the remote control start.

See all 140 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Dodge
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
View all cpo program details

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