2012 Dodge Journey Review
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2012 Dodge Journey Review

Looking for a great family vehicle? Well look no further. Here is a compact SUV with aggressive style and surprising performance. This is also one of the safest cars on the road.The many extras and awesome features will catch your interest as you gaze upon the clean lines of the exterior and relish in the luxurious cabin feel of the interior of the 2012 Dodge Journey.

The 2012 Dodge Journey is a crossover compact SUV that is certainly worthy of consideration. This smart looking SUV provides a confident, smooth ride and easy handling. With it's third row seating, this car is great for hauling the family around town.

ENGINE and PERFORMANCE:

If you like having options and or choices when it comes to performance the Dodge Journey is going to give you exactly that. With a choice of engines and the available transmission options, you can get the vehicle to your specs.

The available engines are as follows.

173-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)

283-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 (regular gas)

 283-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 (flexible; E85)

 You will get better gas mileage with the 4 cylinder but if you want more robust power, select one of the V6 options. The reviews on the mv6 engines are strong and positive.

The V6 Gives this compact SUV the kind of power it needs to pull a boat or a travel trailer behind. You can expect an average gas mileage of 20.5 mpg. You will like the multi point fuel injection and the 20 gallon fuel tank.  You will enjoy this car because you can get ample power and performance as well as value for your dollar. The 2012 Dodge Journey is engineered for endurance for the regular commuter and for providing good gas mileage.

Transmission options are:

4-speed automatic w/over drive and auto-manual

6-speed automatic w/over drive

6-speed automatic w/over drive and auto-manual

This vehicle is capable enough to compete with larger truck based SUV's. With a front wheel drive train this Crossover goes from 0 to 60 in 10.4 seconds.  The new changes to the suspension and the steering make the 2012 a much smoother drive then the previous year’s models. The vehicle grips well when hitting the curves and the transmission shifts smoothly.

EXTERIOR:

With nine exterior colors available and the clean compact lines the 2012 Dodge Journey is a good looking vehicle with alloy wheels and all season tires. The exterior styling of the Journey is a little more aggressive then it's competitors and that makes for a real good looking crossover SUV. The heated mirrors and key-less entry are a plus.

INTERIOR:

 The 2012 Dodge Journey provides one of the best interiors available in a compact to midsize crossover SUV. With clean design and quality materials as well as easy to use up to date technology such as the extra large interface touch screen that is available on most trims. you are looking at an vehicle that has a lot to offer. The sexy three spoke steering wheel is a complement to the soft to the touch standard materials used to enhance the comfort of the whole family. This car also has 6 cubic feet of cargo space available which is more the you get with the Chevy Equinox. Add the hidden storage bins that are under the passenger seat and the second row and that is pretty impressive.

SAFETY & RELIABILITY:

 This car is one of the safest compact SUV's on the road with it's over all good ratings for safety and the many safety features such as the four wheel ABS and electronic stability control as well as the driver side, side head rear head, side and passenger air bags and then daytime running lights, four wheel disk brakes with brake assist and traction control. Top it off with child safety locks and you are riding in one of the best safety rated cross overs on the road.

The warranties on the 2012 Dodge Journey are as follows:

Basic - 3year / 30,000 miles

Drive-train - 5 years / 100,000 miles

Rust - 3 years / unlimited miles

Free roadside assistance - 3 Years / 36,000 miles.

PROS and CONS:

Pros:

High safety ratings, plenty of cargo space, quality interior and great looking exterior are a great value for the price of this nice comfortable compact SUV. ad all the great options available and we have a winner.

Cons:

This car could have better rear visibility and some models do not have the auto headlights.

This is a great vehicle for those who are looking for a family car. I would purchase this car based on the high safety features alone and would consider the great interior as well as the aggressive exterior styling a plus. The price is affordable and you get a great value for the money you spend.

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