2017 Dodge Journey

The 2017 Dodge Journey is a crossover SUV that is both valuable and versatile. This car might be categorised as a minivan, but by the looks of it, you can’t tell. Its doors are different; in fact, its entire body is more like an SUV than a minivan.

If you are on the lookout for a decent family SUV, the 2017 Dodge Journey is the right choice to make. What makes this crossover one of the most popular of its kind in 2017 is its price point, which is quite low. It is tagged as one of the lowest priced family SUVs on the market. This crossover is a special one and ideal for big families. It is spacious and can easily carry up to seven passengers.

However, this crossover is considered quite old-styled from its looks. The engine powering the car is also from last year’s model. So, even with not many new changes in the new 2017 Dodge Journey, it is still a decent crossover, perfect for families looking for a large sized car with space for more people.

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16 / 24L/100 km (city/highway)*
283horsepower, 3.6 litre Pentastar V6

The Engine

The 2017 Dodge Journey is a very comfortable SUV that bears a lot of resemblance to a car. It is a crossover that has the ability to handle sharp turns quite smoothly. Talking about what’s under the hood of the 2017 Dodge Journey, there are two engines available for the SUV. The GT model is equipped with a 3.6 litre V6 with 283 horsepower, which is its standard engine. However, all other models run on a 2.4 litre 4-cylinder engine that offers 173 horsepower.

The engine inside the GT trim is quite exceptional offering the all wheel drive feature which is not offered for any other trim. If you buy any trim other than the GT, you will be running your car on front wheel drive only. However, the transmission on all the trim is automatic with the 4-cylinder using the 4-speed auto and the V6 using the 6-speed auto transmission.

If you choose to go with the 3.6 litre Pentastar V6 engine, you get lower fuel economy than the 4-cylinder engine. But the performance of the crossover SUV gets better when you are running it on a V6 engine.

2.4–litre inline-4

  • Horsepower: 173 clocking at 6,000 rpm
  • Torque:166 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy: 19/25 city/highway

3.6-liter V6

  • Horsepower: 283 clocking at 6,350 rpm
  • Torque:260 lb-ft at 4,400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy: 16/24 city/highway

The Exterior

The 2017 Dodge Journey is an appealing crossover SUV that has a slight sporty feel to it. It has a chrome-trimmed grille with cross-hair design that makes it standout. Furthermore, it has aluminum alloy wheels that can add a nice life to its appearance, making it look more than an ordinary crossover.

However, not all trims in its line have the same appeal. If you want a more stylish crossover SUV, you must go for the R/T version that has impressive 19-inch wheels that are monochromatic. Its body is big and looks steady

The Interior


The 2017 Dodge Journey is a true crossover SUV that has a lot of space in its cabin. This crossover is truly a family car with many family-features inside the cabin. The storage is ample in this family car with storage bins beneath the passenger seat of the cargo space. This space is decent enough to store bags and backpacks with ease.

There is a cargo area behind the second row which measures up to 37 cubic feet, which is more than enough for placing many belongings. You get even more space inside this crossover when you drop all the back seats. The cloth fittings inside the crossover are chosen keeping in mind its market. Furthermore, its cabin surface is also quite hard, but easy to clean. There is enough space for two adults in the back seats of this car.

The new 2017 Dodge Journey is spacious and good enough to comfortably carry a family of 7. There are two options for cabin seating in the new Journey including a 2 row – 5 passenger layout and a 3 row – 7 passenger layout. There is decent legroom space in its second row for adults, but the third row can be a little cramping. However, the third row can easily carry kids. Apart from the cabin space, there is a lot more features that the interior of this family SUV is equipped with including the much talked about Uconnect infotainment system.

The interior space has a large 8.4 inch touch screen on the dashboard and many controls available for different features in the car.

The Equipment

There are total five trims in the 2017 Dodge Journey line-up. Each of the trims part of the series is designed impressively and has some hi-tech features as well. The standard equipment of the new Journey includes keyless entry, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, push-button start, power windows and door locks, 4.3 inch touch screen media center, and USB inputs. There is also a Bluetooth option in certain trims of the series. Being a family crossover, the car is packed with entertainment features including a 6-speaker AM/FM/CD systems with USB inputs using aux. there is an addition of multiple safety options in the new 2017 Dodge Journey including stability control, front seat side airbags, side curtain airbags for all rows of the car, anti-lock brakes, and electronic traction.

And if you select a more upgraded trim, you will have many more equipment options to enjoy including navigation, heated seats and steering wheel, infotainment system, leather seating, rear-seat video entertainment system with screen, wireless headphones, Wi-Fi hotspot, blind-spot monitoring, automatic braking, and much more

The Verdict

The 2017 Dodge Journey is a great crossover SUV for families looking for comfort, space, and safety. However, due to its affordable price tag, it is also great for those on a budget. If you are in search of the 2017 Dodge Journey, make sure to stop by at Derrick Dodge!

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Whether you’re ready to make a purchase or just curious if this might be the right model for you, take the drive from St. Albert or Sherwood park to get behind the wheel of the 2017 Dodge Journey at Derrick Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM. Our doors are open to serve you seven days a week, and you can always contact us for more information.

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