Consumer Reviews Summary
34 of 39 (87%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2013 Dodge Journey Overview
The 2013 Dodge Journey provides ample storage space and seating for up to seven passengers in a package that is not quite crossover, not quite wagon.
The Journey has three rows of seats, each of which can fold flat for storage purposes. This is ideal for large families, pet owners, or possibly, cake delivery specialists. In addition, roof racks are available for storing canoes and bikes. So, the Journey has the space part of the equation covered. All Journeys also get bucket seats as standard, with leather buckets as an optional upgrade. Air conditioning, multi-function steering wheel, 60/40 split rear seats, and touch-screen audio/climate control are all standard features on every Journey. Options include power driver’s seats, Sirius XM radio, Uconnect hands-free system, and an 8.4-inch touch-screen audio and climate control center.
The 2013 Journey also offers more off-road prowess than you’d think at first glance. With 7.4 inches of ground clearance, optional All-wheel drive, and relatively short overhangs, the Journey should be able to tackle almost any driveway, parking lot, or back-road. Every Journey comes standard with 17-inch wheels, with extra-tough 19-inch wheels as optional upgrades. In addition, the Journey looks well-proportioned and clean, with a bulging, muscular hood. As a final touch, Dodge has given the 2013 Journey their signature cross-hair grill.
Any reasonable crossover should also have a good selection of efficient engines and the Journey offers two of them. The base engine is a 173-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 166 pounds-feet of torque and is attached to the required 4-speed automatic transmission. This combination returns 19/26 mpg city/highway. Those who opt for the engine upgrade will get a 283-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 with 260 pounds-feet of torque, mated to a slick six-speed automatic with manual shifting mode. This engine/gearbox combination returns 16/24 MPG city/highway, a surprisingly close rating to the base engine considering all of the extra power it offers.
Dodge claims that the 2013 Journey has over 50 safety features. Standard safety features include: seven airbags, active head restraints to reduce whiplash in a crash, traction control, four-wheel antilock disc brakes, and trailer-sway damping, a system that compensates for the weaving of whatever is being towed. Also standard is an anti-roll system that adjusts throttle and braking to prevent the Journey from rolling. A rear-view camera and rear parking sensors are optional for safer reversing in parking lots and driveways.