We got the Journey as our family vehicle. We didn't need a full on SUV and did not want a mini van. The Journey seemed to be a perfect mix between the two vehicle styles. Plenty of space for our 9mo old in her seat, the dog and cargo. Plus the 3rd row seating is awesome to have when needed. We feel safe and confident driving it. So far we love it.
1. Can fit all of my family (4 kids) all in car seats
2. Great gas mileage
3. Nice speed and acceleration
4. Not bulky like a big SUV
5. Can fit into small parking spaces like a car
1. To small for adults to fit in the far back
2. No trunk space, unless seats are folded down.
V6 engine is more than adequate mated to 6 speed trans. RT model with full power so far we really like vehicle. Navigation with big touch screen is great.The biggest drawback to this vehicle is no power lift gate, I prefer to use both hands when closing which is difficult with packages in hands. 5 star rating if it had power lift gate, sometimes very inconvenient, we didn't realize how much we miss that feature until we no longer had it. Do not understand why Dodge left this feature off this vehicle, hard to compete in class without it.