2016 Dodge Journey SXT Rental Review

Mark "Bark M." Baruth
by Mark "Bark M." Baruth

I rented a Dodge Journey last week.

It had a 2.4 liter Tigershark motor, which is also found in other Fiat Chrysler Automobiles automobiles. It also had a four-speed automatic transmission. This made it feel slow.

Most of the interior was plastic. It didn’t feel good in my hands.

I also thought the stereo system was bad.

There was no bluetooth in the car. It was also missing automatic headlights. I didn’t like that.

It had a storage compartment in the front passenger seat. You could probably store things in it.

It had a third row of seating. I don’t think anybody but very small children could fit back there.

Here’s a link to all the specs that Dodge says the car has. This is the link.

The ride quality was acceptable. Seats were ok. I didn’t feel sore at all after I drove it for two hours at a time.

Fuel economy was not bad. I observed 24 mpg combined, but I also drive faster than most people.

The interior was very drab. I spilled a fruit punch Rockstar in it, and I think that made it better.

It was easy to see out of the car in all directions.

I think that poor people who need to carry more than four people in a car would like this car. Unless they like minivans, then they should get a Caravan.

It costs $24,895, but I doubt anybody actually pays that for it.

What do you think of the Dodge Journey? Tell us in the comments.

Mark "Bark M." Baruth
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  • BrunoT BrunoT on Apr 20, 2016

    Hard to imagine a worse rental. My wife rented a Challenger to try out while on a business trip. (v6). Said it was a POS.

  • 05lgt 05lgt on Apr 20, 2016

    was this a resignation letter?

  • Von Von on Apr 20, 2016

    The writing style fit the car perfectly. The effort it took is about the same as the engineers that designed the car, the ones that built the car, and the ones that sell the car. Sad that a lot of people didn't see the metaphor.

    • FOG FOG on Apr 21, 2016

      What is really sad is people thinking that anyone who points out the inaccuracy of a metaphor is blind. "Only those who agree us can see."

  • 09box 09box on Apr 21, 2016

    My 09 Yaris had rear drum brakes. I never had any issues with them.