The Dodge Journey is offered in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive configuration. The trim lineup includes SE, SXT, Crew, and R/T. Available engine choices are either a 173-hp 2.4-liter engine with a four-speed automatic transmission, or a 283-hp 3.6-liter V6 engine, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Key features on all trim levels include dual zone air-conditioning, power heated mirrors, proximity keyless entry, cruise control, USB and auxiliary input jacks, and steering wheel audio controls. Standard safety features include seven-airbags including a driver's knee airbag, traction control, stability control, brake assist, and trailer sway damping.
For 2013, the Dodge Journey SE trim, which was previously standard with 16" steel wheels, now features standard 17" alloy wheels.