First Dodge Journey car arrived back in 2009, and it’s a good choice considering the price. But in general, we cannot say that it is interesting or something very special. However, as we just said, when we calculated the low price, we got a three-row crossover with a functional cabin, good infotainment, and a variety of engines offered, the Dodge Journey was a good vehicle. Dodge manufacturer has just revealed new 2018 model which is expected to be the last model in the stream, still the first generation. 2018 trips have arrived pretty much unchanged from the 2017 model year. However, recent reports claim that we can immediately expect a new all-round model that will arrive as 2019 Dodge Journey.
Dodge Journey is a good vehicle for them, especially families who are looking for a wide crossover with a limited budget. In addition, the good side is the easy-to-use infotainment system, the ability to accommodate seven passengers and lots of cargo space. However, the security equipment is rather outdated so that styling. 2018 model year doesn’t bring much change. It has arrived almost the same as 2017 Dodge Journey. The car manufacturer has dropped Crossroad Plus trim and an optional third line has now arrived as standard. In addition, Blacktop package that includes black grille, wheels, roof rails and mirrors is now offered in SE, SXT and GT trims as well.
On the other hand, 2019 all new Dodge Journey will represent the next generation model that must bring a lot of improvement and improvement. First of all, it is expected to ride on a completely new platform and the rear wheel drive must now be standard while the all-wheel-drive system must remain optional. In the machinery department, 2019 Dodge Journey must maintain the same options as before, while there must also be several new engine in the bid.
2019 Dodge Journey Exterior, Interior
Next generation 2019 Dodge Journey will go up to the new platform. This is Giorgio FCA platform which also supports Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio crossover sedans. So, Travel must now arrive with a standard rear wheel drive configuration.
Speaking of exterior design, 2019 Dodge Journey will arrive with massive improvements. The current model is rather outdated, so this time we can expect a much needed redesign. In this case, we assume that 2019 Dodge Journey will display changes throughout the body. At the front, there must be a new grille, headlights and bumpers that are fixed in the rear, we expect a new rear light. In addition, wheels are also likely to receive a new design.
In the cabin of the car, 2019 Dodge Journey must now arrive with two standard rows of seats because of the new platform. So, it must be able to welcome up to five passengers even though the second line will be more comfortable for two people. Upholstery fabrics must remain standard while the skin will be available in higher trim. The 4.3 inches touch screen is standard and a larger 8.4-inch screen with an infotainment system will be offered at Crossroad and GT trim levels. Standard equipment includes power and window locks, USB, CD players, Bluetooth, audio systems etc. Higher trim will add satellite radio, heated front seats, rear park assistance, navigation and so on.
2019 Dodge Journey Engine, Performance
Under the latest 2019 Dodge Journey hood, we assume that there will be the same engine as the current model. But on the other hand, we can also expect new options. So, the base unit must be the same as the 2.4-liter inline-4 which will be able to make 173 horses and 166 pound-feet of torque. This will pair with a 4-speed automatic transmission and the front wheel drive will become the standard. A stronger unit will be a 3.6 liter V-6 engine. This one will be able to produce 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. This will be mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. This will be available with a front wheel configuration or all-wheel drive. As for fuel economy, the first unit gets 19/25/21 mpg. V-6 has a rating of 17/25/19 mpg with front wheel drive. With AWD, it gets 16/19/24 mpg in city, highway, combined.
However, the new 2019 Dodge Journey can also use a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that drives Alfa Romeo Stelvio. This unit is capable of developing 280 horses. Furthermore, there is also a 2.9-liter V-6 twin-turbo found in Quadrifoglio which has an output of 505 horsepower.
2019 Dodge Journey Release Date, Price
2019 Dodge Journey trips and release dates will not arrive on the market until the end of 2018 or even later. Regarding prices, there is still no official data. But we believe that it must be slightly higher than the current version. 2019 Dodge Journey main rivals to come will include the Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan Rogue, Volkswagen Tiguan, Dodge Grand Caravan and Kia Sorento.