The Dodge Journey is the sport utility vehicle of choice when you have plenty of people to seat and not a ton of cash to blow. Why? Because the 2019 Dodge Journey has three rows of seating standard and continues to be one of the most affordable SUVs in its class.
Unbeatable Price for this Much Vehicle
You could step into a brand new 2019 Dodge Journey for as little as $23,000. When the average price for a new sport utility vehicle in this country is over $35,000, the Journey is a boon for the bank account. A four-cylinder engine, four-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive come standard. Standard features include 4.3-inch touch screen, six-speaker sound system, USB port, cloth seats, dual-zone manual climate control, rearview camera, push-button start, and proximity keyless entry.
If you have scratch to spare, we recommend stepping up a single trim level to the Journey Crossroad to grab everything that comes with a Journey SE, plus leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, satellite radio, Bluetooth, 8.4-inch touch screen, six-way power-adjustable driver's seat, leather upholstery, tri-zone automatic climate control, fog lights, and alloy wheels. It's still singularly affordable for all those features, at just $28,000 and some change.
For Big Families
Every Dodge Journey seats up to seven on three rows. That's the Journey's claim to fame. Low price, big on seating. What's more, the first two rows of seats are wonderfully spacious, and the second-row seats afford easy access to the third row. Truth be told, space on the third row is pretty tight. The Journey is a mid-size SUV, not a large one. But car seats and kids should do just fine.
On that topic, the Journey fits two or three car seats on the middle row, and two more booster seats in the back. That's more than enough for most families, unless you run a daycare or have quadruplets. The front is roomiest of all, more than adequate for adults.
There's only 10.7 cubic feet of storage space behind the rear seats. But all the seating space can convert to cargo room. Folding down the third row reveals 37 cubic feet, and folding down the second row makes for 67.6 cubic feet of space.
Entertainment In Back for a Little Peace Up Front
Another thing the 2019 Dodge Journey really has going is a great infotainment system and other things to keep the kids content. The standard configuration is the Uconnect infotainment system on a 4.3-inch touch screen with six-speaker stereo USB port. But, as we said before, we recommend upgrading to the larger 8.4-inch touch screen. You roadtrip-savvy parents might also be interested in the optional rear-seat DVD player to keep the kiddos quiet. There's also other options like satellite radio, Bluetooth, and six-speaker Alpine stereo. Get that gear and the kids will be clamoring to get into the car.