What’s the best year for a used Dodge Journey?

My husband and I love the Dodge Journey, but since it’s discontinued we’ll have to buy used. What model year should we be looking for?

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Jacqulyn Graber · Answered on Jan 24, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Even though you’ll end up with an older Journey, there are still many benefits to buying a used car! The best years for the Dodge Journey include any of the models from 2015 to 2019.
As for which years to steer clear of, definitely avoid earlier models as drivers report these repeated issues:
  • Interior accessory troubles
  • Interior water leaks
  • Malfunctioning remote keyless entry
  • Brake problems
  • Engine issues
Overall, newer Journeys make pretty good used vehicles. The Dodge Journey gets a 4.0 out of 5.0 reliability rating from RepairPal, which ranks it 6th out of 26 for midsize SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $562—a pretty average ownership cost rating when compared to other SUVs.
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