Obtain the midlevel SE trim. The SE has a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t concern yourself with a stiff ride, although the SE remains relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can be an excellent bargain considering all the safety and tech equipment you receive for the money. Finally, the SE is available with a wide range of options, in order to pick and choose those are right for the budget.
Crossover SUVs might be most of the rage, but there’s still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2019 Dodge Journey. Coming off a redesign just this past year, the 2019 Dodge Journey is just a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with plenty of standard safety equipment and plenty of options to decide on from.
As has been the case for a while, you may get the 2019 Dodge Journey with a four-cylinder engine or perhaps a stronger V6, or you may get the miserly 2019 Dodge Journey Hybrid. On the highway, the 2019 Dodge Journey is comfortable and compliant. 2019 Dodge Journey also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2019 Dodge Journey with a little extra personality. Inside, the 2019 Dodge Journey provides a simple yet feature-packed cabin, especially if you go with one of the upper trim levels. There are lots of options to pick from along the way.
The 2019 Dodge Journey can be as competent because they come. It’s well-priced on the whole, and modern feature content makes it supremely easy to drive. If you’re searching for something with a bit more class and space when compared to a small sedan, the 2019 Dodge Journey might just be the sedan for you.
The 2019 Dodge Journey is the beds base trim. It comes with a relatively light load of features that features 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every 2019 Dodge Journey Safety Sense, which is really a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the next rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a vehicle alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can think of the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with many different additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a more impressive 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Many of the features located on the upper trim levels could be included with the reduced trim levels as options. Other notable options add a sunroof, a JBL audio system combined with an integral navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the 2019 Dodge Journey stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the rear seat is easy to fold down to suit longer items. There are enough cabin storage options to create many people happy. Loading a vehicle seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good although not stellar. The forward center console bin is perfect for concealing items but includes a hard, slippery floor, so they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is a decent size, and there are modest door pockets in leading and rear that are good for small water bottles only.
The 2019 Dodge Journey features a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles make it simple to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s super easy to mount a car seat, with obvious and easily accessible lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s room enough so the front seat need not be scooted entirely forward.