2020 Dodge Journey GT Canada Review – While the Toyota Highlander, Pilot Honda, and Ford Edge enjoyed the youth, Dodge Journey waited patiently for the redesign. The intermediate Crossover hasn’t been significantly updated since we tested it on 2010, and looks the same, from exterior design to buttons in the center console, entertainment system, and steering wheel. This time, we tested top-topping GT trim with high-performance suspensions, optional navigation packages, and a sporty Blacktop package, but that only made the Journey heavier and slower.
2020 Dodge Journey GT Canada Review
Powered by a Pentastar V-6 3.6 liter engine with 283 HP, our tester should be able to offset competitors. But the Dodge 4,405-pound (1,998 kg) reaches 60 mph in 7.9 seconds, making it slower than SE AWD’s Highlander 2017 powered V-6 (7.2 seconds) and the long-term Honda Pilot Elite 2016 (6.2 seconds). The Ford Edge Sport EcoBoost 2016, packing an outstanding 315 hp, also managed to achieve the target in just 6.2 seconds. Back in the year 2010, our AWD Dodge Journey Crew 2011, weighing 4,350 pounds (1,973 kg), completed the 0 – 60 rounds in 7.5 seconds.
Braking from 60 mph requires a sharp 115 feet in the Journey GT, compared to 126 feet for the Highlander, 119 feet for pilots, and 120 feet for Edge Sport. The Journey also did well in the eighth number by running 25.5 seconds at 0.67 g, compared to 27.6 seconds at 0.62 G for the Highlander, 27.5 seconds at 0.63 G for the Pilot, and 26.4 seconds at 0.68 G for Edge.
The three-line Crossover does not inspire expectations of thrilling performance, but our journey has several athletic advantages. It feels smaller than other competitors, and has a consistent steering sense and a satisfying turn radius. It shows a sharp initial throttle response from the track and maneuvers well in traffic. But the workers start from 0 to 60 mph while joining the highway. Traveling through holes and other road imperfections will quickly unsettling drivers and passengers. The rear suspension vibrates consistently at moderate speeds even on sidewalks that look pretty smooth.
Simply put, it’s a crossover with more complaints than mercy. You can hear all its parts work, ranging from the harsh buzz of the climate control system to the desing sound of the power steering pump and the rear wheel thrust. When pushed to the limit, the machine emits a sound somewhere between breathless and growled. The shift in six automatic speeds is pronounced at medium speeds; You can feel the most pronounced notch when sliding to the third and fourth teeth and when descending to the first one.
Journey’s roughness signifies her age, but in some cases, this age proved to be beneficial. The crossover box design allows for superior visibility, for one thing.
Inside the cabin, you will find an interior whose design has been tested by time, mostly. Dodge has kept the additional buttons and switches to a minimum, and the seats are as comfortable as ever. The infotainment system still looks sharp, although the touch screen is old and unresponsive like more modern units. Lots of storage add utility, from the area in front of the storage to the pockets next to the central console floor unit, the compartment under the front passenger seat pillow, and the storage tray on the second floor. Not surprisingly, passengers will find the second row seat tight, and the third line is only practical for storage.
Our testers have a price tag of $38,240 USD prior to the available incentives. Standard features include high-performance suspension as well as trimmed leather upholstery, heated front seats, three-zone climate control, Alpine speaker systems, and other enhancements. The Blacktop package on our model added a black accent to the front façade, wheels, and exterior mirrors. Navigation and camera mirrors also come as part of a separate package. The journey starts from $22,290 USD, disparaging rivals with thousands of dollars. These competitors can easily get nearly $50,000 USD at top-trim level. But beware of other costs; IntelliChoice assesses the cost of ownership for the AWD GT Journey 2017 as “bad ” over a period of five years.
Yes, this journey is not purified and rough in some ways. But for the right price tag at the dealer, this is a slightly less predictable option than Highlander or Pilot.