The 2012 Dodge Journey is capable and versatile enough to compete with large truck based sport utility vehicles; the new Dodge Journey 2012 slots into the crossover SUV fray alongside tweener-sized vehicles like the 2012 Chevy Equinox, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. Though not quite a class leader, the 2012 Dodge Journey has enough positive attributes to make it worthy of consideration.
The 2012 Dodge Journey specs stands out among compact SUVs because it has plenty of cargo space, interior storage and standard features. Add optional child booster seats, an infotainment system that isn’t a chore to use and a very low base price to the mix, and the 2012 Dodge Journey is pretty hard to turn down. Besides changes to its trim names and structure, the 2012 Dodge Journey is essentially unchanged.
Usually it takes an entirely new model to turn around such a wayward ship, but Dodge managed to bail out its midsize crossover with a bold makeover on the 2011 Dodge Journey; the result is in the 2012 Dodge Journey which is now worth considering as a family hauler. The 2012 Dodge Journey interior is changing from one of the worst among compact/midsize crossovers to one of the best; the materials are better in quality and texture, the design is clean and modern, and its up-to-the-minute technology is pretty easy to use.
Ongoing strengths for the 2012 Dodge Journey are its clever storage bins and integrated child seats that make it decidedly family-friendly. In terms of storage space, the 2012 Dodge Journey offers a total capacity of 68 cubic feet with all rear seats folded. The 2012 Dodge Journey is offered in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive configuration.
The trim lineup includes the 2012 Dodge Journey SE, SXT, Crew, and R/T. The 2012 Dodge Journey SE is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 173 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque. A four-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are standard.
EPA estimates the 2012 Dodge Journey mpg numbers at 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined. The 2012 Dodge Journey SXT and Crew get a 3.6-liter V6 good for 283 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque; it also gets a six-speed automatic and front-wheel drive standard, but all-wheel drive is optional. The 2012 Dodge Journey mpg stands at 17/25/20 for the SXT and Crew versions with front-wheel drive and 16/24/19 with all-wheel drive.
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There isn’t much of the 2012 Dodge Journey review who dislike about the car, and those who do complain only criticize two things. The 2012 Dodge Journey problems is the base four-cylinder engine is very underpowered, and that the second and third rows of seats won’t be comfortable for all adults. Despite so few complaints, some 2012 Dodge Journey reviews are apprehensive about recommending the car because most crossovers can do everything the Journey can; it’s best to check out the competition first.
The Kia Sportage is a perfect pick for shoppers who like the 2012 Dodge Journey price, but want a few more standard features, like Bluetooth and a USB port. Like the Dodge Journey, the Sportage has an optional engine. If you need ample space for your tall passengers whom you can’t get in the 2012 Dodge Journey, check out the GMC Terrain and 2012 Chevy Equinox. However, if a low price and seating for seven is most important to you, the 2012 Dodge Journey is worth a look.
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