Dodge Journey 2009
This is what Ewan Kennedy liked most about this particular version of the Dodge Journey: Versatile interior, Easy to drive for a 7 seater, Plenty of stowage
The 2009 Dodge Journey carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1368 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
The Dodge Journey is also known as the Fiat Freemont (Australia, the Europe, the Brazil, the China, the South Korea), the Dodge JC (Japan) and the Dodge JCUV (China) in markets outside Australia.
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Dodge Journey Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Dodge Journey here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Where is the battery located in my 2013 Dodge Journey?
Even though the Journey was not a particularly popular model in Australia, I’m still a bit surprised that we don’t get this question a bit more often. Because the answer is a real doozie. While a lot of car-makers find that underbonnet space is too limited to place a battery, some resort to locating the battery either under a seat inside the car or in the boot. But not Dodge in the case of the Journey.
To access the battery in that case, you need to jack up the car, remove the front passenger’s wheel, peel back the plastic inner-guard and there, behind the corner of the front bumper, you will find the battery. For jump starting a car with a flat battery, Dodge placed a positive and negative terminal in the engine bay near the front-left suspension tower, and you’ll identify the positive by a small, red plastic cap with a `+’ moulded into it.
Best in seven-seater class?
Definitely not the Journey; the Territory is solid and good value; but my current favourite in the class is the Kia Sorento. It gets The Tick and is well worth the extra, even though the starting price of $40,990 is well beyond the $33,500 base of the Journey.
Legal action for Dodge Journey R/T
Brake wear is a serious problem with the Journey as we reported in our used car review recently. Your experience is common. Some owners have had success in getting Chrysler to cough up for the new pads and rotors when their cars are under warranty, like yours is, so I would continue to press your case with the company. The unfortunate thing is that you can expect to have to replace the brakes at regular intervals of the sort you've already experienced for the life of the car. I would suggest legal action if you feel strongly about it.
Dodge Journey 2009 Towing capacity
The Dodge Journey has maximum towing capacity of 1368kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.
|Dodge Journey Model||Body Type||Specs||Braked Capacity|
|SXT||People mover||2.7L,PULP,6 SP AUTO||1368kg|
|R/T||People mover||2.7L,PULP,6 SP AUTO||1368kg|
|R/T CRD||People mover||2.0L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO||1368kg|