2013 Dodge Journey R/T


2013 Dodge Journey RT Exterior Front Side

In the market for a crossover SUV? The 2013 Dodge Journey R/T offers, a spacious, smooth, enjoyable drive with a third row of seating, and top of the line safety for a competitive price. The interior provides modern technology with a simple to use giant 8.4” touch screen display.

SAFETY

For anyone looking at this automobile, the safety ratings are one of the major selling points. The 2013 Dodge Journey R/T has driver and passenger front and side airbags, first and second row curtain airbags, a driver knee airbag, ABS and traction control. Seatbelts come equipped with height adjustability and pretensioners to keep the passengers at the optimal seating position during a collision. The 2013 Dodge Journey R/T earned four stars in front and roof strength and five stars for side collision, based on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports. It also earned a ‘good’ rating from the IIHS which is the best score that can be given. As an option, built in booster seats are also available.

COMFORT AND STYLE

2013 Dodge Journey RT Interior

Aptly named, the 2013 Dodge Journey offers comfort as another major selling point. The front seats have plenty of room for any size passenger, the second row of seats allow for reclining and sliding back for extra leg room. The third row of seats offers room for smaller children, but they can come in handy when taking some extra kids to early morning hockey games. All seats are perforated black leather and the third row of seats tuck away safely for extra room in the back.

The interior of the 2013 Dodge Journey RT offers an eye-catching 8.4 inch display system which is simple to use and controls all the technology in the car. The rear passenger entertainment center equipped with a DVD player and 3 child friendly channels can be a savior on long road trips with the kids. A USB port is also incorporated into the entertainment system. The interior is cleanly designed and the display eliminates a plethora of buttons associated with new cars these days.  There is also a number of well-designed storage compartments in convenient locations for extra storage.

FEATURES

The 2013 Dodge Journey R/T model offers a 3.6 Liter V6 engine outputting 283 horsepower. This engine provides a decent fuel economy using 8.4 L/100km on the highway and 13.0 L/100km in the city. The Canada Value Package offers a 2.4L in-line 4 cylinder engine, providing better fuel economy but at the cost of well needed power. It is our opinion that this engine is too small for the car. The R/T also offers an all-wheel drive option perfect for snowy Canadian winters.

2013 Dodge Journey RT Exterior Rear

All in all, the 2013 Dodge Journey R/T offers a great deal of space, extra seating as well as a solid safety rating for a crossover SUV. The fuel efficiency is at par with other vehicles in its class, and the extra room will come in handy. The best way to describe this crossover SUV is that you are getting all the benefits of a mini-van with all the style of an SUV. It’s the mini-van that isn’t a mini-van.


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Sean writes about cars, golf and events going on in British Columbia, Canada. He is also the editor for The Automotive Review - an automotive publication bringing a West Coast flavour to its editorials.
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