The 2018 Dodge Journey hits its stride between minivans and SUVs, and while it’s a strong value it may miss the mark for the tech-savvy and safety-conscious. The new generation of the crossover SUV is going to be based on the Compact US wide platform, meaning the Dodge Journey 2018 will share a lot of its components with the 200. The Journey was not always regarded as a good car but after Fiat bought a big share of Chrysler, they redesigned the model into what it is today, a fair priced crossover SUV which can carry up to seven passengers and their luggage over pretty much any kind of terrain. However, the car was starting to get old so they decided to release the 2018 Dodge Journey some time in the early 2018.
2018 Dodge Journey Exterior and Interior Design
The 2018 Dodge Journey splits that difference better than perhaps any other model on the market. The official images of the 2018 Dodge Journey is not available yet, but based on information from reliable sources, we could predict more attractive stylish appearance typical for all modern Dodge Journey competitors. Crossroad models get platinum chrome accents and Hyper Black alloy wheels. It’s body will become more streamlined, less rounded and will get more aggressive sharp edge design.
Interior will likely undergo major changes in design and get new multimedia features and better quality materials. Crossroad Plus models add sport mesh seats, upgraded 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment, and other upgrades. The infotainment system here, with its available Garmin navigation functionality, remains one of the better systems in this class. Sirius Satellite Radio and TravelLink features are available, along with a premium 368-watt sound system.
2018 Dodge Journey Price and Release Date
While nothing’s official yet, we expect the 2018 Journey to hit showrooms sometime in this month. As manufacturer has promised, 2018 Dodge Journey will replace the old Durango for the very favorable price for crossover of only $22,495 to $34,990.
2018 Dodge Journey Powertrain and Specification
Under the hood of the current generation of the Journey there are two different engines, both of them being enough for the car but none of them is really fuel efficient. First engine option for new Dodge Journey will be 2.4 liter 4 cylinder DOHC engine. This engine is capable to produce 173 horsepower and 166 lb-ft of torque. As the second option for this new SUV comes the 3.6 liter V6 DOHC engine with ability to produce 283 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. However, these two engines are going to come with a new 9-speed automatic and front-wheel-drive system as standard with a small chance of getting all wheel drive as an option. Because of inculcation of new platform it seems that 2018 Dodge Journey would have more European-like handling and probably more popular in Europe under Fiat brand.