The Dodge Journey – Spacious and Modern
The Dodge Journey is described as the “Adventure Driven Crossover” on the manufacturer’s site, and after taking a closer look, we’d have to agree. Designed to be powerful, comfortable, and convenient, this is a vehicle made for all kinds of consumers, from active college students to families on-the-go. Plus, the number of options available give the Dodge Journey even more appeal, allowing consumers to nearly pick and choose what they’re looking for in their new crossover.
Looking through the lineup, let’s look at the 2018 Dodge Journey Crossroad trim. Able to opt-in for the popular and award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, the Journey Crossroad can generate 283 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque in contrast with 173 horsepower and 166 lb-ft of torque when powered by the standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. With the V6 under the hood, the Dodge Journey has a maximum towing capacity of 2500 pounds. Opt-in for available all-wheel drive, and prepare to go on a journey with this crossover.
But enough about the power specs. Sure, the 2018 Dodge Journey Crossroad comes with a shiny gloss black grille, platinum chrome finishes, and 19-inch aluminum wheels, but a lot of what makes the Dodge Journey great can be found in the cabin. Able to seat seven people with ample space, make it easy to get everyone inside with a 60/40 split-folding second row that also comes with the Tilt ‘n Slide feature for easy third-row access. The driver gets a nice six-way power drive seat with four-way power lumbar support – feel like a king behind the steering wheel.
There are also plenty of storage options. Folding down the second-row flat-fold seats and the third row for a total of 67.6 cubic-feet of cargo room. Need more space? Consumers can opt-in for a roof rack to secure more items onto the roof, or just pop open the in-floor storage compartment in the trunk. There are also in-floor storage bins in the second-row, able to be used for anything from keeping a child’s playthings organized to keeping refreshments cold – just add ice. All this convenience is topped off with comfort, such as leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel for the chilly season.
Don’t forget about the technology available as well. Starting with systems installed for the driver, several buttons on the steering wheel control and LCD display that can represent the fuel economy, tire pressure, the direction the vehicle is facing, and more. The 8.4-inch touchscreen with Uconnect probably seals the deal though, offering voice command with Bluetooth and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Through this touchscreen, the driver and passenger can also configure the interior climate A/C, check navigation directions, pair phones, and even have convenient access to information about the weather, local movie times, and news headlines. Get all your morning updates out of the way on the drive to work.
With a starting MSRP of $27,995 (plus destination fee), the 2018 Dodge Journey Crossroad isn’t a bad deal. Find yours today at Aventura CJDR.