Dodge continues to follow its trim-streamlining strategy, begun in 2018, by eliminating its higher-end GT grade. In the process it also dropped the available V6, the 6-speed automatic transmission and optional AWD. Its entry-level grade is renamed the SE Value. The other remaining trim level is the better-contented Crossroad. Both trims now provide rear-park assist as standard equipment. To gain the "Value" in its name, as well as a lower base price than the 2019 SE, the SE Value grade loses a feature or two like fog lights and its tri-zone climate control. The Crossroad sports a standard power sunroof. Available as an option package on both grades is the new Popular Equipment Group. Features provided in this package are unique to each trim level. See the 2020 Dodge Journey models for sale near you
No matter which grade and option packages you pick, you will wind up with a vehicle without popular features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as safety/driver-assist technologies like blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, forward emergency braking and adaptive cruise control. Moreover, you'll have the same pokey 4-banger and antiquated automatic transmission. We think your best bet then is picking the SE Value trim along with its Popular Equipment Group. Find a Dodge Journey for sale
The 2019 Dodge Journey is offered in two trim levels: the SE Value and the Crossroad. Both feature 3-row (7-passenger) seating. Prices include the $1,495 factory destination charge.
The base-level SE Value ($24,990) includes 17-in steel wheels, roof rails, split reclining second- and third-row seats, a Stow 'n Go third-row seat, seven air bags, keyless start, Keyless Enter 'n Go, a rearview camera, rear-park assist, dual-zone manual climate control, a height-adjustable driver's seat, automatic head lamps, heated power outboard mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a sliding and reclining second-row seat, a 4.3-in touchscreen interface, a USB port and a 6-speaker audio system. Previously only available on Crossroad, the SE Value can be outfitted with the Blacktop Appearance Package with 19-in black alloy wheels, a black roof and a gloss-black grille. There is also an audio upgrade, including satellite-radio capability and a CD player.
The optional SE Value Popular Equipment Group includes a power-adjustable driver's seat, premium cloth seats, Uconnect voice command with Bluetooth, satellite-radio capability, tri-zone climate control, a security alarm, an observation mirror, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a leather-wrapped shift knob.
The Crossroad ($30,090) adds all the features of the SE Plus Popular Equipment Group, as well as 19-in alloy wheels, leather upholstery, second-row Stow 'n Go captains chairs with in-floor storage bins, a power sunroof, enhanced exterior trim, a cargo net, a CD/DVD player and the 8.4-in Uconnect touchscreen.
The optional Crossroad Popular Equipment Group includes a security alarm, remote start, lane guidance, a universal garage door opener, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and an upgraded audio system with navigation. Another Crossroad option package is a rear entertainment system with a second-row, 9-in video monitor, wireless headphones and remote control.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
2020 Kia Sorento -- The Sorento offers the same sort of baby-bear-just-right size as the Journey (including a third row), but it's a substantially more modern and refined effort. It also comes with a 10-year warranty.
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander -- True, the Outlander isn't exactly a bastion of automotive excellence, either. But it's a more modern choice than the Journey, with superior crash scores and safety equipment. It too has three seating rows and more budget-friendly pricing.
Used Dodge Durango -- The Durango touts a more spacious 3-row cabin, more distinctive styling, greater overall refinement and a better resale value. Plus, it offers AWD. Prices are higher, though, so you may have to consider a used model.