2019 Dodge Journey Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
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Crossovers are the hottest product of this decade when it comes to the automotive market. It seems that the entire automotive industry has employed its resources in trying to produce the most affordable and powerful crossover. Dodge is no stranger to the competition and as such, the brand has done its share of the work in the form of the Dodge Journey. The Dodge Journey is not a new nameplate; in fact, it has been in production for a decade now. And the 2019 Dodge Journey marks the 10- year anniversary of the vehicle.
There are not many affordable mid-sized crossovers in the market. However, there are certainly a few that are better than the Dodge Journey in all aspects. The Journey is a modern crossover SUV minus the modern features. It looks appealing from the outside but the interior cabin is quite dull. The only good thing going for the Journey is its price which is ridiculously low.
What’s New for 2019?
There are not many upgrades made to the Journey for 2019. However, a few significant steps have been taken to make the Journey more competitive in the market. As a result, the SXT trim has been removed completely and now only three trims are available. The base trim now gets more options. The entire look of the Journey has also been altered for the better by the addition of LED taillights and fog lights. A new Destroyer Grey color is also available among other paint choices.
Choice of Models
As we mentioned above, the Journey has been reduced to just three trims. The SE trim is the most basic followed by Crossroad and GT as the most expensive variant. The SE trim is now available with the V-6 powertrain. Previously the V6 engine was only available in the higher-end variants. The mid-level Crossroad trim gets many upgrades such as19-inch wheels, black exterior detailing, and a shiny chrome front-bumper accent, leather seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and three-zone automatic climate control. Earlier the Crossroad Plus variant had all these features but since its departure in 2019 the Crossroad trim has been at the gratuitous end of things.
The GT trim has extra visual and performance features that are desirable since the Journey GT does not cost a lot of money.
There are only two powertrains available in the 2019 Dodge Journey. The Journey SE and the Crossroad variants get an underpowered 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that when mated to the 4-speed automatic produces 173 hp. Buyers can opt for the 3.6-liter V6 if more money is added to the mix. The V6 is teamed up with a 6-speed gearbox which helps it to produce 283 hp.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)has not conducted a safety test for the 2019 Dodge Journey but things are not looking good for the Journey since the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rates it satisfactory at best. To top that off, the 2019 Dodge Journey does not have any driver assistance features found on a modern vehicle. The absence of such features makes the Journey a less attractive offering compare to its rivals.
We would be lying if we said that the Journey drives great. Sure, three-row crossovers are not known for dream-like handling but the Journey is one vehicle that contributes the most to this unfavorable statistic. The V6 is not powerful enough to give the Journey a favorable power to weight ratio and hence it suffers when it comes to acceleration. The choppy transmission does not help the fact either. Rivaling crossovers, on the other hand, are faster and better in terms of fuel consumption.
The suspension setup on the Journey is softer than before which makes it more susceptible to body roll. The steering response also does not help the fact that Journey is an overall poor vehicle in terms of handling. The only major advantage the 2019 Journey gets is in the highway department. The vehicle feels much better when driven on a straight road.
The 2019 Dodge Journey has a substandard interior which hasn’t been upgraded much. Dodge has used low-quality materials inside the cabin and the cabin space is not that great either. The third-row passenger seats are the most uncomfortable we have encountered. A lot of second-row leg space has to be sacrificed to make way for a third-row passenger.
Other than that the controls and the features available on the dashboard are straightforward and easy to use.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Dodge Journey invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Dodge Journey MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.