I have a 2015 Ram (Dodge) c/v (cargo van) parked on the street in front of my house, and have added a 2017 Dodge Journey SE (spelled "stripper") to our driveway. We traded a 2007 Ford Escape XLS for this when the transaxle started to fail at 146,000 miles (cost more to repair than trade-in value). So far, the Journey, even with the 4-cyl./4-sp. automatic combination, is proving to be a very nice upgrade over the Escape, which we bought new for about the same money 10 years ago. The Journey drives, handles, and stops great, just like the Escape. Plenty of power from the 4-cylinder motor. Nicer exterior than the Escape, as all panels, bumper covers, and handles are body-colored. Didn't have to pay extra for tinted windows, either. Only exterior "downgrade" was steel wheels over the 15" alloys on the Ford. Much more comfortable interior, more power ports, cupholders, better radio.
Vs. the Ram c/v, the Journey isn't as quick, and doesn't shift like the V6/6-sp. auto combo in the van. But the Journey is quieter, and handles better, although the Ram Caravan is no slouch in the handling department. So far I like the Kumho tires on the Journey, as they're quieter than any of the tires my employer has had installed on the work van (Firestone/Bridgestone/Primewell). I also find both to be equally easy to see out of and drive. Sure, there's more room in the c/v, but I usually drive the Journey with little or no load. Overall, I'm quite pleased with what I got for $20K. My salesman had to get the vehicle from a "sister" dealer - but it was worth it to get the price (and color, Olive Green) I wanted.