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2013 Dodge Journey Crew – Impressions

By Duane Pemberton
Company website: http://www.dodge.com/en/2013/journey/
Price: Starting at $27,995

The crossover segment continues to be competitive as ever with more families looking to them as the answer for a vehicle that’s large enough to haul both people and stuff without being quite as large as a full-sized SUV.

Specs: 

  • 3.6L V6 engine
  • Automatic transmission
  • Up to 17 cty/25 hwy mpg
  • All-wheel drive
  • Bluetooth
  • iPod input
  • Satellite radio
  • Side/Curtain Airbags
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • DVD player
  • Navigation System (Optional)
  • Third row seats (Optional)

During my week with this vehicle, I was impressed at its relatively good agility and power – the 3.6L Penastar V6’s 283 horsepower/260 lb-ft of torque has no problems getting you up to the speed limit rather quickly.  Its power is smooth and is funneled into a six-speed automatic transmission – it manages to still squeeze out 25mpg according to the EPA rating.

Check out the video for my overall impressions.