2018 Dodge Journey

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Key Specs

of the 2018 Dodge Journey. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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 transmission can be hesitant to kick down
  • Nonlinear braking response
  • Some low-rent dashboard buttons
  • Ride quality

Notable Features of the 2018 Dodge Journey

  • Seating for seven now standard
  • Four-cylinder standard; V-6 available
  • FWD or AWD
  • 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia system available

2018 Dodge Journey Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Dodge Journey is a three-row mid-size SUV that's offered with front- or all-wheel drive. Competitors include the Ford Edge, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander.

New for 2018

Three-row seating for seven is now standard.


Latest 2018 Journey Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

JUST PURCHASED!

by MotherDobbles from Houston, Texas on October 19, 2018

Well, so far, I think it was a great choice for me. Good leg room and I love that third row seating, which is helpful when you have 5 grandchildren to tote around! I am enjoying it very much. Read full review

(5.0)

Best car I have had

by Teese from Eastpointe on October 19, 2018

This car drive the best that I have ever had. Drive wonderful comfortable and reliable Plenty Of space. The inside needs to be updated a little more like take out CD player but overall I love it Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 Dodge Journey currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 Dodge Journey has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Dodge
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

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 warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    125-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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

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.

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