2012 Dodge Journey  RealSafeCars71Safety Rating

#47 of 2012 SUVs

#114 of all 2012 vehicles


Pictured: 2018 Dodge Journey
The Journey, part of Dodge's lineup since 2009, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. The Dodge Journey has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Dodge offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2012 Dodge Journey is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2012 Dodge Journey has a score of 71, implying a 0.054% chance of driver death (4.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Dodge Journey has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0541% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.1758%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0541% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.1758% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Dodge Journey is 13% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2012 Dodge Journey is 29% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

1002Chevrolet ColoradoGMC CanyonMitsubishi GalantSuzuki Grand VitaraDodge AvengerChrysler 200Dodge Grand CaravanKia SorentoMazda CX-7Toyota RAV4Dodge JourneyMitsubishi OutlanderComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Dodge Journey with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 2 to 100. The 2012 Dodge Journey is safer than the 2012 Chevrolet Colorado, the 2012 GMC Canyon, the 2012 Mitsubishi Galant, the 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara, the 2012 Dodge Avenger, and the 2012 Chrysler 200 and less safe than the 2012 Mazda CX-7, the 2012 Kia Sorento, and the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan. It is about as safe as the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander.

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