The modern Dodge lineup consists of both iconic performance vehicles and mainstream people movers. Ram trucks have been sold as a separate brand since 2011. High performance models of the Charger and Challenger have been consistent sellers for Dodge.
The Dodge Durango is a seven passenger SUV with available V8 power. Vehicles like the Buick Enclave, Mazda CX-9, GMC Acadia, Honda Pilot and latest Ford Explorer are family haulers derived from front-wheel-drive based platforms and equip four- and six-cylinder engines. The Durango is unique with its available V8 power and rear-wheel-drive. The Durango is offered in a range of models from the entry level SXT to the sporty R/T and loaded Citadel model. The Durango is mechanically related to the Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The iconic Dodge Grand Caravan helped define the minivan segment over 30 years ago and remains a strong seller even today. Although its sibling the Chrysler Town & Country has been replaced with the all-new Pacifica, the Dodge model continues on with the old design for another year. All Grand Caravan models now equip a 3.6l V-6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission, which has greatly simplified the model lineup.
A newer model for Dodge, the midsize Journey is essentially a tall station wagon. The Journey can haul up to seven passengers, although the standard configuration seats five. Most Journey models are powered by a 3.6l V6 engine, but a 2.4L I-4 is offered on the entry trim levels. Four cylinder models are equipped with a 4-speed automatic, while the V6 models equip a 6-speed automatic. The Journey is available in FWD or with on-demand AWD. As a five passenger wagon, the Journey has significantly less legroom in the first two rows than the Subaru Outback. For three row seating (a $1300 option on most models), the Journey has 12 inches less legroom than the Grand Caravan. With the new value pricing of the Grand Caravan, Dodge's own minivan is a better value for a large family.