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2009 Dodge Journey Review

Base price: SE, $19,985; SXT, $22,985; R/T, $26,545
Engine: 2.4-liter in-line four, 173 hp/166 lb-ft; 3.5-liter V-6, 235 hp/232 lb-ft
Transmission: Four- or six-speed automatic, front- or all-wheel drive (V-6 only)
Length x width x height: 192.4 x 72.2 x 66.6 in
Wheelbase: 113.8 in
Curb Weight: 3801-4233 lb Fuel economy (EPA cty/hwy): 19/25 mpg (SE) - 15/22 mpg (R/T AWD)
Safety equipment: Dual front, side and curtain airbags; anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control; Trailer Sway Control; tire pressure monitors
Major standard features: Sixteen-inch wheels; air conditioning; power windows/mirrors/locks; Chill Zone glove box; rechargeable flashlight; tilt/telescoping steering wheel; power driver seat; AM/FM/six-disc CD changer with MP3 capability
Warranty: Three years/36,000 miles

2009 Dodge Journey2009 Dodge Journey-2PERFORMANCE/FUEL ECONOMY
Depending on which Journey you take, you'll get either a four-cylinder or a six-cylinder engine. The four-cylinder is a 2.4-liter, with 173 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque. It's a version of the "world" four-cylinder engine that Chrysler shares with Hyundai and Mitsubishi, and it's also found in the Dodge Caliber hatchback and Avenger sedan. It comes only with a four-speed automatic transmission, and checks in with EPA-rated fuel economy of 19/25 mpg.

While not the most sophisticated V-6 engine--Nissan's 3.5-liter is the paragon of virtue here--the Dodge V-6 has a decently muted engine note and provides enough torque to work well as a city driver. The six-speed automatic works hard to keep the engine in a fat stretch of its powerband, but ultimately the Journey, even the lighter front-drive versions, musters only enough speed to keep the pace, not to set it.

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