Aimed at families, the Dodge Journey straddles the compact and midsize crossover segments in both its size and pricing. As is typical for this class, there is an abundance of luxury and convenience features available by stepping up to one of the upper trim levels. The Journey offers cargo and passenger room similar to that of larger compact SUVs, but like a midsize model, offers a more substantial feel, a V6 engine and an available third-row seat.
In reviews, the Dodge Journey has impressed us with its flexible seating and smooth ride, and its blend of utility, comfort and value is bound to be intriguing for families on a budget. However, if you really need a third-row seat for everyday use, you'll probably want to consider larger crossover SUVs as well.