When you’re looking for the best SUV for your family, there are plenty of factors to consider. Whether you’re on your way to the grocery store or soccer practice, you and yours spend a ton of hours on the road. Today’s crossovers, like the Journey, have a lot to offer family car shoppers. They provide seating for even the largest clans and plenty of cargo space. Keep reading to discover four reasons why the 2018 Dodge Journey midsize SUV makes the perfect family vehicle.
Designed With Busy Families in Mind
The engineers over at Chrysler developed the Journey with your family in mind. This adventure driven crossover starts at just $22,995, and new for 2018, comes standard with third-row seating for more room than ever before. It’s less costly than every rival, and even the GT’s starting price is far less than most top trims.
The family mobile is quickly becoming an extension of our home. It’s where we spend hours traveling to and fro, and often where we eat many of our meals. Life happens in your car, and finding the best family SUV is important.
That’s one reason why you want an SUV that works for all stages of family life, starting with bringing home a baby. The Journey has two full sets of LATCH car seat connectors. When it’s time to entertain the older kids, you can count on Journey’s optional Family Entertainment Group with two 9-inch second-row overhead video screens.
The Journey seats seven people within its spacious, well-built cabin, where soft-touch surfaces abound. The seats are comfortable and supportive, and the second row easily accommodates most adults. The Journey offers plenty of room at full capacity to stow away all your groceries, and with the seats down, you get up to 67.6 cubic feet of cargo room.
User-Friendly Infotainment System
Dodge’s Uconnect display is one of the most user-friendly infotainment systems on the market — from any automaker. Its responsive touchscreen features sharp graphics with a 4.3-inch interface.
Get a slew of standard tech including a USB port, and a six-speaker stereo. Upgrade to a variety of optional features from tri-zone automatic climate control to the 8.4-inch touchscreen loaded with Bluetooth and navigation.
Fuel Efficient Engines
The Journey comes standard with a 173-horsepower, four-cylinder engine or opt for the more powerful available V-6. The larger engine delivers an impressive 283-horsepower but does drop the Journey’s estimated fuel efficiency rating.
Fuel prices factor big in most family’s budget, and this crossover is easy at the pump. The Journey’s stock engine earns 19 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. With the brawny six-cylinder, expect to see an estimated 17 city and 25 highway.
Mom and Dad are invited to climb into the driver’s seat of the 2019 Dodge Journey SUV and get ready for a smooth ride. Even over life’s rough family roads, the Journey travels quite nimbly. Test drive your new family crossover at your local showroom today.