I'm not at all suprised that the Nox won, considering that it also won my personal "shootout" between many of the same vehicles in this article. I can see where an interior update and new engine could make a big difference...but I didn't even consider the Journey because of less than favorable reviews form both professional reviewers and actual owners. The fact that an updated (but essentially the same) Journey beat out all the others including previous segement leaders makes this "shootout" a little suspect to me...two American makes at the top is quite unusual to say the least. This thing almost makes me want to go down to my local Chrysler dealer and check out the Journey even though I'm not in the market for a new car..
We considered the Journey when testing.
It wasn't bad but the wife thought it looked too much like a van.
Also, I'd heard (from Chrysler employees) to stay away from it for a while due to drivetrain issues.
I can't remember specifically what the issues were but trusted their judgement, plus we've been a GM family for the most part, except for Dad who finally bought a 2004 0r 2005 Chrysler Concorde loaded at the age of 76 (and he loves it).