07. 2012 Dodge Journey
The 2012 Dodge Journey straddles the line between minivan and crossover, providing seating for up to seven passengers across three rows as well as 68 cubic feet of interior storage without taking up as much room on the road as a standard van would. The Dodge Journey is also available in a long list of different trim levels and can be configured with several options packages that make it as customizable as most minivan competitors.
The 2012 Dodge Journey offers a choice between a base four-cylinder engine and an optional V-6. The entry-level Journey comes with a 2.4-liter motor that is good for 173 horsepower and 166 lb-ft of torque, and fuel mileage for this unit (which is matched with a four-speed automatic transmission) is listed as 19-mpg around town and 26-mpg highway. Stepping up to the six-cylinder nets buyers a 3.6-liter engine that provides 283 horses and 260 lb-ft of torque while nearly matching the smaller unit's fuel efficiency (17-mpg city / 25-mpg highway). A six-speed automatic transmission is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional with the V-6.