Since its debut almost a decade ago, the Dodge Journey is a three-row crossover that is still in production. Although initially, it did not capture the attention of many customers, it still beats many of its competitors in terms of value for money. Unlike most of its predecessors, the 2019 Dodge Journey comes with an all-new design and specification upgrades to suit the needs of the customer, especially as a family SUV. According to insights, the new model may be based on FCA’s Giorgio platform and a similar architecture like that of the Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan. From some reports, this platform will be also used in Jeep, Chrysler and Maserati models. However, model-like Dodge Challenger, Charger and Durango also sit on it.
After relative success with the three-row crossover, Dodge intends to unveil their new crossover with an aggressive and appealing design. The manufacturer also intends to shift the production plant from Mexico to Italy while maintaining the good-old American quality. The model will be available in four trims, SE, SXT, crossroad and GT trims. Here is what to expect when the new Dodge Journey hits your dealers stores.
Aggressive and Appealing Design
One of the most significant changes we should expect from the new 2019 Dodge Journey is the exterior design and shape. The family convenience concept has been disregarded to welcome a new aggressive design. This may catch the eye of younger generation drivers and help to maintain the loyal fans of the model. From the front, the new model comes with a pair of new generation LED lights and front grille, to give the vehicle an attractive and aggressive look. The entire front fascia has been enlarged and complemented by many decorative accessories.
From the side, the five-door crossover rides on 17’wheels whereas the upper trims come with 19’ tires that will take you to the hardest terrains with ease. The rear has also received a lot of attention and upgrades with the inclusion of a pair of new design taillights, a huge rear bumper and decorative accessories to enhance its beauty.
2019 Dodge Journey Interior and Trims
The vehicle’s cabin has also received as much attention as the exterior. With a lot of space at your disposal, the cabin should comfortably accommodate seven passengers. The standard SE trim model will come with an array of interior features including, 4.3-inch touchscreen, 6-speaker AM/FM/CD system, Bluetooth that is optional, power locks, USB etc. This trim will also feature safety like electronic traction, stability control, anti-lock brakes, front-seat side airbags and side-curtain airbags for all rows.
2019 Dodge Journey GT and SXT Trims
The other trim models like the GT and SXT will come with all better features like bigger 8.4-inch display Uconnect infotainment system, navigation, heated front seats and heated steering wheel, rear parking assist etc. Also, the GT trim will be packed with leather seating, premium speakers, graphic equalizer, dual zone front manual air conditioning, 9-inch screen rear-seat entertainment system and Wi-Fi hotspot. For the supervision will be charge rearview camera and distance-alert function when in reverse. The blind-spot monitoring system and automatic braking are not available.
2019 Dodge Journey Engine Specs
Details pertaining to the powertrain that the new Dodge Journey comes with remains hidden. According to reliable sources, it will be a combination of earlier models and current rivals. The base unit will be powered by a 2.4-liter inline-4 engine. It will make 173 HP, with 166 pound-feet of torque. However, this one engine will come with older-style 4-speed automatic transmission and as a standard FWD. This engine will be available in trims SE, SXT and Crossroad.
The higher base trims come with a 3.6-liter V-6 an engine. This one is capable of emitting 283 HP, with 260 pound-feet of torque. This engine is only available in GT, AWD trims. The engine will come with a 6-speed automatic transmission and available as an FWD or AWD. The top speed of the SUV is 118 mph. However, we expect better accelerate time in 2019 Dodge Journey. The current one model is accelerating from 0-60mph in 7.8 sec.
2019 Dodge Journey Fuel Economy
Regarding fuel economy, the base trim models will consume 19/25/21 mpg on the city/highway/combined. The next one model with a V6 engine and FWD system consumes 17/25/19 mpg. The final one AWD system V6 will consume 16/19/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
2019 Dodge Journey Towing Capacity
The new model 2019 Dodge Journey comes with a lot of space and great towing capacity. The base engine or 4-cylinder will have a capacity of 1000 pounds. However, the powerful one model with 3,6 liter V6 can tow 2500 pounds.
2019 Dodge Journey Release Date and Cost
Although it is yet to be confirmed, the 2019 Dodge Journey is expected to hit dealer stores during the last quarter of 2018. The base model may arrive with a price tag not exceeding $25,000. However, this price will probably include destination charge. The Mid-level equipment version such as the SXT and Crossroad may go up to $27,000 and $29,000. The higher trim models GT version with AWD will get priced just over $35,000.
With an overhaul of the entire outlook, the 2019 Dodge Journey is bound to compete favorably with her rivals including Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, Nissan Pathfinder, Mazda CX-9 and Kia Sorento.