The Dodge Journey may not be the best mid-size SUV but it boasts great versatility and performance. It is one of the perfect family cars for traveling to long distance destinations, thanks to its comfortable interior and powerful engine. The Dodge car automaker has already set plans of updating the car for the 2017-year model. The vehicle is going to share its design platform with Jeep Cherokee, Chrysler and Dodge Dart though its exterior styling looks more elegant compared to its rivals. Expect a more luxurious interior cabin design and better engine options and performance. The 2017 Dodge Journey will have five trim levels. This including the base SE, SXT, Crossroad, Crossroad Plus and the top GT model.
2017 Dodge Journey – Use of Lightweight Aluminum:
To make the car overcome the previous flaws, the automaker will make great changes in the exterior design. The aerodynamic performance will be better now with the use of lightweight aluminum and high-strength steel for the exterior chassis. The lightweight chassis designing also enhances the car’s fuel efficiency while high-strength steel improves its stability. The 2017 Dodge Journey SRT presents an awesome and elegant body styling. Its front end adopts a new fascia with redesigned bumper, new grille, upgraded LED headlights and fog lights. Its rear end adopts LED technology for the taillights and double exhaust tip system. The car appears tougher with faux skid plate, blacked out wheels and new roof rails. A base model rides on massive 19-inch alloy wheels which increase the car’s off-road capabilities.
The interior cabin for the 2017 Dodge journey looks more luxurious and stylish. This car features 3-row seating framework capable of seating up to 7 passengers. Consumers should expect comfortable leather upholstered seats featuring safety equipment such as premium safety belts and airbags. The upcoming Dodge Journey comes with plenty of standard features like dual-zone climate control, push-button start, keyless entry, and ignition. The dashboard comes upgraded with 4.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Entertainment will be provided by a 6-speaker audio system with satellite AM/FM radio, CD/MP3/MP4 player, USB port interface, and Bluetooth audio integration. Other driver assistance and safety features are anti-lock brakes, adaptive cruise control, line-departure warning system, blind-spot monitoring system, rear parking sensors, and rear camera among others.
2017 Dodge Journey – Engine Options:
There are two different drivetrains lined up for the upcoming 2017 Dodge Journey SRT concept. The first one is a 2.4 liter V6 engine which is rated at 173 hp. The consumers will have freedom of choosing between a standard front-wheel drive (FWD) and an optional all-wheel-drive system (AWD). However, it does no offer impressive fuel economy as the optional 3.6-liter Pentastar’ V6 engine which will be offered in the SXT, Crossroad and Crossroad Plus. The Pentastar’ is the most prominent engine capable of delivering 283 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Both powertrains feature 6-speed automatic transmission.
2017 Dodge Journey – MSRP, Date of Arrival, and Competitors:
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the base model is $22,240. Although the automaker has not revealed the exact release date, consumers are anticipating that 2017 Dodge Journey will enter the market at the end of this year or at the start of 2017.