2015 Dodge Journey

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2015 Dodge Journey
2015 Dodge Journey

New for 2015

The Dodge Journey is largely unchanged for the 2015 model year.

Vehicle Overview

The Dodge Journey is a two- to three-row crossover that seats up to seven passengers. Smaller than the three-row Durango SUV and Grand Caravan minivan, the Journey is one of the least expensive three-row crossovers on the market.

Summary

The 2015 Dodge Journey standard engine is a 2.4-liter I-4 that makes 173 hp and 166 lb-ft of torque, which gets paired with a four-speed automatic and front-wheel drive, a combination that’s good for an EPA-estimated 19/26 mpg city/highway. We recommend going for the optional 283-hp 3.6-liter V-6 that makes 260 lb-ft of torque and gets paired with a six-speed automatic and can optionally be equipped with all-wheel drive. EPA-estimated for the V-6 are 17/25 mpg FWD and 16/24 mpg AWD.
While the Journey focus is attracting families who need three rows of seating but don't want the Grand Caravan, the crossover still has a few notable features, including an 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment screen, several trick hidden storage compartments (a cooler in the floor of the second row, and a flip-up compartment in the front passenger seat), versatile fold-flat seating, second-row 9-inch entertainment screen, second-row integrated child booster seats, and standard keyless entry. A third row of seats is standard on all but the base trim level.
The 2015 Dodge Journey received a four-star frontal crash rating and a four-star rollover safety rating from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars), and in IIHS testing received four ratings of good (the highest possible rating is good).

What We Think

The only major downsides to the 2015 Dodge Journey are the cramped third-row (common for this segment), fuel economy that’s not class-leading, and an inconsistent six-speed automatic that sometimes delivers rough shifts.
Moving down the line to the more basic models does reveal some cost cutting, but it's not bad enough to make the crossover unappealing. Another plus of the option-up Limited is the 8.4-inch infotainment screen, as we noted about the smaller 4.3-inch version, “It seems to be more about jamming technology into a car than using technology to make the in-car experience any better.”
In six-cylinder guise, the Journey has always been one of those vehicles that manages to outshine its origins … it has long been one of the best fruits of Chrysler's latest midsize platform, delivering a comfortable ride, acceptable dynamics, and a fair amount of interior space.
You’ll Like
  • Lots of storage compartments
  • Large and easy to use, 8.4-inch infotainment screen
  • 3.6-liter V-6 power
You Won’t Like
  • Getting the four-cylinder
  • Cramped third-row seats
  • Rough shifts from the six-speed auto
Key Competitors
  • Kia Sorento
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Nissan Murano
  • Mazda CX-9
  • Toyota Highlander

Rating

4

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$20,184
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$20,695
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2015 Dodge Journey Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.4L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
19 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
26 MPG
Horsepower:
173 hp @ 6000rpm
Torque:
166 ft lb of torque @ 4000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
100,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 36 months
Roadside
36,000 miles / 36 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2011-2015 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured July 19, 2010, to May 26, 2015 and equipped with 2.4L engines. In the affected vehicles, the engine cover may detach from the engine and contact the exhaust manifold.
Consequences
If the displaced engine cover contacts the exhaust manifold, there would be an increased risk of a vehicle fire.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install an improved mounting system for the engine cover, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 26, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R32.
Potential Units Affected
144,416
Notes
Chrysler (FCA US LLC)


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:41
Component
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured October 25, 2013, to August 22, 2014. The affected vehicles may be equipped with tire placard labels which contain inaccurate seating capacity and occupant/cargo combined weight information. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110, "Tire Selection and Rims for Passenger Cars."
Consequences
With inaccurate information on the tire placard, the operator may overload the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a correct tire placard label, free of charge. The recall began April 8, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P70.
Potential Units Affected
667
Notes
Chrysler Group LLC


IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2015 Dodge Journey

Depreciation
36.1%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$12,523
36.1%
Insurance
$5,955
17.1%
Fuel Cost
$10,825
31.2%
Financing
$2,143
6.2%
Maintenance
$2,351
6.8%
Repair Costs
$555
1.6%
State Fees
$382
1.1%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $34,734 What's This?
Value Rating: Poor