The 2012 Dodge Journey ReviewApr 30th, 2012
The 2012 Dodge Journey has made some changes to the trim names and structure to ensures this crossover continues to deliver the versatility and affordability that has made it #1 in Canada. New for the 2012 Dodge Journey is rear seat video group and adjustable cross bars that come standard with roof rails. This adventure seeking, family transporter is refined, has the best in creature comforts and has great performance.
The exterior appearance of the 2012 Dodge Journey utilizes the athletic and sharp designs that Dodge is known for. The well known crosshair front grille and a taper at the rear adds to the sprinter like stance. The Journey sits higher than other crossovers which gives it a dominating look. Additional features include: fog lights, easy access rear door and a roof rack.
The interior of the 2012 Dodge Journey is refined and modern. There are clever storage bins, integrated child seats and an optional small third-row if needed. No adults would be eager to sit in this third row, but it serves the purpose if you happen to take on a couple of extra kids to drive to the hockey game. Other features included are: power windows, locks and mirrors, air conditioning, cruise control, pushbutton start, a cooled glove box for any beverages, a telescoping steering wheel and a AM/FM/CD player.
The performance of the 2012 Dodge Journey is very good. The V6 engine can haul around your family and even a small trailer. The available trims are the CVP, SE Plus, SXT, Crew and R/T AWD.
- 3.6L Pentastar VVT V6 engine: 283 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
- 2.4L DOHC 16V 1-4 engine with dual VVT: 173 horsepower and 166 lb-ft of torque.
- 3.6L Pentastar VVT V6: city 14.7 (16) and highway 9.4 (25).
- 2.4L DOHC 16V 1-4 dual VVT: city 12.4 (19) and highway 9.4 (26).
With the capabilities of this crossover, Dodge made sure the 2012 Journey is fully equipped to handle any situation. Every Journey comes standard with antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, active front head restraints, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and a driver knee airbag. In crash testing by the IIHS, the Journey received the top score of “Good” in the frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength tests.
Canada’s most affordable mid-size crossover is ready to turn heads in 2012. The Dodge Journey is a great choice for anyone who is looking for a crossover that can take you to any adventure or haul around your family. This car will put a smile on your face.