I think Chrysler got silly with the R/T moniker. R/T means Road and track so where does that apply to vehicles like the Journey, Caliber and even the Pickups?
That aside, the Journey does have some clever features, but the gas mileage is crap. With my SXT I get about 18-19 city, 21 combined (cty/hwy) and I've gotten an honest 26-27 mpg highway using cruise control and keeping it about 63 mph. Driving without cruise and not too agressive, I get about 25 mpg highway. Plus my Magnum has more power and is quicker.
The way I see it, the Journey is going to compete with the minivans. That's it.
I think though in the long run, wagons and hatchbacks are going to start making a comeback. Better mileage, better handling.
Former 2001 Chrysler Intrepid SE owner
Currently own a 2012 Ford Focus