Top Safety Pick

2011 Dodge Journey

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2011 Dodge Journey 4-door SUV
2010 Dodge Journey shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Optional daytime running lights

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2009-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2015 Dodge Journey SXT 4-door 4wd

The Dodge Journey was introduced in the 2009 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side as the steering column moved 14 cm to the right. The side curtain airbag did not deploy, leaving the dummy's head vulnerable to contacts with side structure and outside objects.

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was not maintained well.

During the crash, the dummy's head and torso barely contacted the airbag before sliding off to the left as the steering column moved to the right. The side curtain airbag did not deploy.

Door hinge pillar and instrument panel intrusion was extensive and contributed to a significant risk of injuries to the left hip and left knee and a moderate risk to the right lower leg.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2009-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2009 Dodge Journey SXT 4-door 4wd

The Dodge Journey was introduced in the 2009 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.

Smeared pink greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the roof rail and B-pillar during rebound. Head acceleration from this hit was low.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Side

Rating applies to 2009-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2009 Dodge Journey SXT 4-door 4wd with standard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Dodge Journey was introduced in the 2009 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side airbags.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2009-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Dodge Journey SXT 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,318 lbs
Peak force 19,649 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.55

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2010-19 models

Seat type: Manual - power cloth seats AHR

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry