STATUS: No more V-6 or all-wheel-drive for 2020 - The Journey has been known as a practical, efficient and affordable wagon. However, the vehicle's reduced engine and drivetrain availability, its antiquated transmission, limited trim levels (two only) and a complete lack of dynamic-safety technology would seem to signal that the end is near for the 11-year-old vehicle. Still, the Journey has just-right pricing and sizing going for it, which means it's bigger than many compact utility vehicles but is more nimble in tight spots than the larger Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Explorer and Honda Pilot. With a standard split-folding third row bench, the Journey provides space for seven people. There are also some clever interior storage options such as a front passenger seat with a flip-forward hinged cushion that's ideal for concealing cameras, purses and other valuables. The SE Value trim includes most basic equipment (air conditioning, power-operated accessories, etc.). The Journey Crossroad adds leather-covered seats plus two in-floor storage compartments (with removable plastic liners) behind the front seats that are large enough to store a dozen beverage cans.
Base price (incl. destination): $24,750
Type: Midsize utility vehicleEngines (h.p.): 2.4-liter I-4 (172)
Transmissions: Four-speed automatic
Base MPG (city/highway/combined): 19/25/21
Base weight (lb.): 3,800