2009 Dodge Journey  -  $21,600


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $21,600
Base Invoice: $20,192
Destination Charge: $675
Options: $0
Trim: FWD 4dr SE
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 21 | City: 19 | Hwy: 25
Body Style: FWD 4dr SE
Transmission: 4-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 2.4L DOHC dual VVT 16-valve I4 engine (REQ: NAA or YCH Emissions)

Model News

Dodge's 2009 Journey is a new car-based utility vehicle--a so-called crossover vehicle--that offers the ride quality and agile handling of a small sedan, combined with the roomy, versatile interior of a sport utility vehicle. It shares mechanical underpinnings with the Dodge Avenger sedan yet is several inches longer and has third-row seating to accommodate up to seven occupants.


Pros

Versatile interior configuration for people and cargo; ride quality; very affordable base model.


Model Highlights

Two different powertrains are available on the Journey for 2009, and both offer a distinct choice of price and fuel efficiency versus power and refinement. Three different trim levels are available: SE, SXT, and R/T. The base SE comes with a 173-horsepower, 2.4L four-cylinder engine and four-speed automatic transmission; the well-equipped SXT and sporty, top-of-the-line R/T models come with a 235-horsepower, 3.5L V6 engine and six-speed automatic with AutoStick, which allows manual gear selection if desired. With the four-cylinder engine, the Journey is rated at 19 city, 25 highway in the EPA fuel economy cycle.

All Journey models have standard front-wheel drive, but an all-wheel drive system is also available on SXT and R/T. The system sends most power to the front wheels except when power is needed at the back wheels for traction. Between 25 and 65 mph, some power is also sent to the rear wheels to enhance handling and stability.

The Journey's versatile interior is configured so as to carry up to seven people plus cargo, or a combination thereof. Five-passenger seating is standard on all models, with the three-row, seven-passenger layout available on upmarket SXT and R/T models. In the third row, which is elevated slightly above the level of the first and second row, Dodge says that the Journey allows two inches more head room than its leading competitors, and the back two rows can be folded down to allow a huge cargo floor.

The Journey's back doors open 90 degrees to allows easy entry and loading access, and the second-row seat has a child-seat-friendly feature that allows it to slide forward or rearward a total of 4.7 inches to bring children closer or allow more legroom for adults. Access is made even easier through the so-called Tilt 'N Slide feature on third-row models, which allows the second row to tilt upward and slide forward.

A clever, optional Flip 'N Stow in-seat storage system under the front passenger seat includes a fold-down front passenger seat and has enough space to store a planner or other small items with the seat down in place, and two other in-floor bins located just behind the front seats can hold a dozen 12-ounce beverage cans out of sight. The bins have latched lids and removable liners. Third-row models feature yet another similar covered compartment behind the rearmost seats.

The Journey's carlike underpinnings include a four-wheel independent suspension with a multi-link rear suspension layout for good handling and a smooth ride. Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes are standard across the model line, along with an electronic stability control that includes a Trailer Sway Control mode to help prevent the loss of stability while towing. Front seat-mounted side air bags are standard, along with supplemental side-curtain bags that provide head protection to all three rows.

Noteworthy options include a UConnect hands-free calling system, a rechargeable flashlight, three-zone climate control, a sunroof, a trailer-tow package, the Parkview backup camera, and an entertainment package that includes a navigation system, second-row video entertainment screen, wireless headphones, 368-watt audio, and six speakers with a subwoofer.


Value Writeup

Interior packaging is the 2009 Dodge Journey's strength; its interior, with space for up to seven and numerous useful storage bins, could prove very useful for growing families. At the same time, its price doesn't break the bank, especially looking at the affordable base model. The SXT and R/T models offer a sophisticated interior arrangement and a fair number of luxury features and conveniences at a very competitive price. Configured for on-road driving, the Journey also promises peppy performance and good roadholding with the V6 and all-wheel drive.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 MPG

Cruising Range - City
389.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
19 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
512.50 mi

Engine Order Code
ED3

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.4L/144

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400

Trans Order Code
DFF

Trans Type
4

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.28

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.9 qts

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
125.6 ft³

Front Head Room
40.8 in

Front Leg Room
40.8 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.5 in

Front Hip Room
53.8 in

Second Head Room
39.9 in

Second Leg Room
33.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.9 in

Second Hip Room
54.4 in

Wheelbase
113.8 in

Length, Overall
192.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.2 in

Height, Overall
66.6 in

Track Width, Front
61.8 in

Track Width, Rear
62.3 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
41.4 in

Cargo Box (Area) Height
33.1 in

Liftover Height
30.8 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
67.6 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
37.1 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3692 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
multi-link

Front Tire Order Code
TRD

Rear Tire Order Code
TRD

Spare Tire Order Code
TBC

Front Tire Size
P225/70R16

Rear Tire Size
P225/70R16

Spare Tire Size
T145/80D16

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
16.0 x 4.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.6

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.5 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
Yes

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.9 x 1.1 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.0 x 0.47 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
20.5 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
Unlimited

Drivetrain Miles/km
Unlimited

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V528000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 07, 2008

Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

Potential Number of Units Affected
712

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 712 MY 2009 SEBRING, DODGE CALIBER, AVENGER, JOURNEY, JEEP PATRIOT, AND COMPASS VEHICLES. A NEW ADHESIVE USED IN THE POWER TRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) MANUFACTURING PROCESS CAN CAUSE THE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD TO BREAK.

Consequence
THIS CAN CAUSE THE ENGINE TO STALL AND CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PCM FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER RECALL NO. H33. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V082000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 09, 2009

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
16835

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 16,835 MY 2009 DODGE JOURNEY EQUIPPED WITHOUT OPTIONAL 115 VOLT AUXILIARY POWER OUTLET. AN UNUSED ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FOR THE OPTIONAL 115 VOLT AUXILIARY POWER OUTLET OPTION MAY BECOME CORRODED AND COULD SHORT CIRCUIT.

Consequence
IF THE FUSE FOR THIS CIRCUIT DOES NOT BLOW, THE CONNECTOR COULD OVERHEAT AND POTENTIALLY CATCH FIRE.

DEALERS WILL RE-ROUTE AND STOW THE 115 VOLT AUXILIARY POWER OUTLET CONNECTOR AND PULL THE 25 AMP FUSE TO REMOVE POWER FROM THIS UNUSED CIRCUIT FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER RECALL NO. J09. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V658000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 23, 2010

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

Potential Number of Units Affected
65,180

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 DODGE JOURNEY VEHICLES MANUFACTURER FROM NOVEMBER 1, 2007, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 7, 2008. THE WIRES WITHIN THE FRONT DOOR WIRE HARNESSES MAY FATIGUE AND BREAK, WHICH CAN INTERRUPT THE CIRCUITS FOR THE SIDE IMPACT SENSOR(S), RESULTING IN AN AIRBAG WARNING LAMP ILLUMINATION AND LOSS OF SIDE CRASH SENSING CAPABILITY.

Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE SIDE AIRBAG MAY NOT DEPLOY, REDUCING THE PROTECTION INTENDED FOR THE OCCUPANT AND INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURIES.

CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE LEFT AND RIGHT DOOR WIRING HARNESSES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER SAFETY RECALL NO. K07. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V118000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 07, 2009

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING; AIR BAGS; AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Potential Number of Units Affected
4336

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 4,336 MY 2009 DODGE JOURNEY, JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE, COMMANDER AND WRANGLER VEHICLES. WIRING MAY BE REVERSED ON THE STEERING COLUMN CONTROL MODULE DRIVER AIRBAG SQUIB CONNECTOR. THE DRIVER'S AIRBAG MAY NOT DEPLOY AS INTENDED.

Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE DRIVER'S AIRBAG MAY NOT PROPERLY INFLATE AND MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PROPERLY PROTECT AN OCCUPANT, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURIES.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE DRIVER'S AIRBAG SQUIB WIRES AND REPLACE THE STEERING COLUMN CONTROL MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER RECALL NO. J13. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V247000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 03, 2008

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

Potential Number of Units Affected
6692

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 6,692 MY 2009 DODGE JOURNEY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 3.5L ENGINE. THE ENGINE WIRING HARNESS MAY CONTACT THE LEFT TRANSAXLE MOUNT.

Consequence
DAMAGE TO THE WIRING HARNESS COULD RESULT IN AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE ENGINE WIRING HARNESS FOR DAMAGE. IF THE HARNESS IS DAMAGED, THE WIRING WILL BE REPAIRED AND A TIE WRAP INSTALLED TO SECURE THE HARNESS AWAY FROM THE LEFT TRANSAXLE MOUNT. IF NOT DAMAGE IS FOUND, A TIE WRAP WILL BE INSTALLED TO SECURE THE HARNESS AWAY FROM THE LEFT TRANSAXLE MOUNT. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER RECALL NO. H21. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V373000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 26, 2014

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
525,206

Summary
This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured June 29, 2007, to June 17, 2010, and 2008-2010 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country vehicles manufactured January 26, 2007, to June 17, 2010. Road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.

Consequence
If the ignition key inadvertently moves into the OFF or ACCESSORY position, the engine will turn off, which will then depower various key safety systems including but not limited to air bags, power steering, and power braking. Loss of functionality of these systems may increase the risk of crash and/or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will modify the ignition switch, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is L25. Note: This is an expansion of recall 11V-139.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V273000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 06, 2016

Component
STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected
10,944

Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2009-2016 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured July 31, 2007, to November 12, 2016. After exposure to cold temperatures, the power steering return hose may rupture at engine start-up causing a loss of power steering assist.

Consequence
A loss of power steering assist may require extra steering effort, especially at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power steering return hoses, steel tubes, and power steering oil cooler, free of charge. The recall began on May 24, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S08.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.4L DOHC dual VVT 16-valve I4 engine (REQ: NAA or YCH Emissions)

4-speed automatic transmission

Front wheel drive

525 CCA maintenance-free battery

160-amp alternator

Normal duty suspension

Pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes

16" X 6.5" steel wheels

P225/70R16 all-season tires

16" wheel covers

Compact spare tire

Body-color fascias

Front air dam

Black sill

Bright grille

Halogen quad headlamps

Headlamp off time delay

Pwr heated fold away mirrors

Heated mirrors

Tinted windshield

Solar control glass

Variable intermittent wipers

Rear wiper w/washer

Body-color door handles

AM/FM/MP3 audio system w/6-disc CD/DVD player -inc: audio input jack

(6) speakers

Removable short mast antenna

Cloth low-back front bucket seats

Driver seat height adjust

Rear reclining fold-flat bench seat

2nd row 40/60 seat w/fore aft adjustment

Floor console w/fore/aft slide armrest

Rear armrest -inc: storage, cupholder

Floor carpeting

Door sill scuff pads

Tilt/telescopic steering column

Instrument cluster w/tachometer

120-mph speedometer

Pwr windows w/driver one-touch

Pwr door locks

Tip start

Sentry Key theft deterrent system

Air conditioning

Rear window defroster

Dual glove boxes w/cooled upper storage

Illuminated cupholders

12V auxiliary pwr outlet

Center console 12V auxiliary pwr outlet

Front/rear 12V DC pwr outlets

Dual visors w/driver-side mirror

Front courtesy/map lamps

Rear courtesy/reading lamps

Liftgate flood lamp

Glove box lamp

Instrument panel storage bin

2nd row in-floor storage bins

Cargo tie down loops

Brake assist

Traction control

Electronic stability program

Electronic roll mitigation

Trailer sway damping

Brake/park interlock

Front advanced multi-stage airbags -inc: front passenger occupant sensor

Supplemental front side airbags

Supplemental front/rear side-curtain airbags

Front height adjustable shoulder belts

Child seat anchor system, LATCH ready

Child seat upper tether anchors

Rear door child protection locks

Tire pressure monitoring warning lamp

Dual-note horn

 
NATIONAL REGION
$0

 
CALIFORNIA REGION
$0

 
FLORIDA REGION
$0

 
NEW JERSEY/NEW YORK REGION
$0

 
NORTHEAST REGION
$0

 
NEW MEXICO/TEXAS REGION
$0

 
SOUTHEAST/SOUTHWEST REGION
$0

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
HAWAII DELIVERY
$50

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
EMISSION CONTROL WAIVER
$0

 
BORDER STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
2.4L DOHC DUAL VVT 16-VALVE I4 ENGINE
$0

 
2.4L PZEV DUAL VVT 16-VALVE I4 ENGINE
$0

 
4-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$0

 
22F SE CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
23F SE CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
16" X 6.5" STEEL WHEELS
$0

 
16' X 6.5" ALUMINUM WHEELS
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
EXTRA COST PAINT
$0

 
BRIGHT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
BRILLIANT BLACK PEARL
$0

 
DEEP WATER BLUE PEARL
$225

 
INFERNO RED CRYSTAL PEARL
$225

 
LIGHT SANDSTONE METALLIC
$0

 
MELBOURNE GREEN PEARL
$0

 
SILVER STEEL METALLIC
$0

 
STONE WHITE
$0

 
SURF BLUE PEARL
$0

 
DARK SLATE GRAY, CLOTH LOW-BACK FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
DARK SLATE GRAY, PREMIUM CLOTH LOW-BACK FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
EXTERIOR APPEARANCE PKG
$495

 
POPULAR EQUIPMENT GROUP
$1,395

 
FAMILY VALUE GROUP
$395

 
SAFE & SOUND GROUP
$695

 
SMOKERS GROUP
$30

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$40

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$195

 
(6) PREMIUM SPEAKERS W/SUBWOOFER
$495

 
REAR SEAT VIDEO GROUP
$1,195

 
SIRIUS BACKSEAT TV
$470

 
MOPAR UCONNECT WEB
$0

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