The 2010 Dodge Journey is the company’s first shot at the crossover market. It combines a wagon body with available all-wheel drive, car-based running gear, and clever minivan-like seating and cargo features. The Journey comes in front- or all-wheel drive, with a choice of four- or six-cylinder engines, options for manual and automatic transmissions, and an available third-row seat.
The Journey brings an edgy Dodge flair to a segment that defaults to a sleeker, softer look. It has more in common with Jeeps, Land Rovers, and Mitsubishi’s Outlander than with vehicles like the Hyundai Santa Fe. It works in many ways; the upright crosshair grille is distinctive, the silhouette is trim, and it’s tall enough to be functional, though it seems a little narrow from some angles. Clearly it’s a wagon, but one tending to the SUV spectrum of styling.