2018 Dodge Journey Review, Cosmetic Changes

Dodge Journey was first produced in 2008 after appearing at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. The mid-size crossover SUV has its fair share of customers and continues to attract more as its popularity increases. The next model will be known as 2018 Dodge Journey. We expect the upcoming car to bring a lot of competition in this segment of vehicles.

2018 Dodge Journey front

2018 Dodge Journey – Cosmetic Changes:

According to the American automobile manufacturer, the new Journey will be based on the Chrysler JC platform. Some cars like Dodge Avenger, Chrysler Sebring and Chrysler 200 are built on this platform. One-third of the car will be constructed with high-strength steel. Other materials include aluminum in the hood and composite plastic in the tailgate.

A new, remodeled grille will be installed in the front end of 2018 Dodge Journey to enhance the car look and appearance. In addition to the grille, this end will spot a modified bumper and LED lights. The major highlights on the sides include stylish skirts and revised windows. In the rear end, the car will get well-positioned tail lights. Interior wise, 2018 Dodge Journey will be designed to accommodate 5 passengers. There will be two seat rows, well-arranged to provide ample leg room. The cabin will also feature hassle-free head space and cargo space. Seats will feature leather upholstery, with the front ones getting adjustment mechanisms.

The latest automotive technologies will be available in the new Dodge mid-size SUV. There will be an 8.4-inch touchscreen compatible with CD, DVD, MP3 and MP4. The display screen will also provide navigation details and the images captured by the rearview camera. Other tech features include a heating and cooling system and a premium audio system.

As for the safety and security, 2018 Dodge Journey will be fitted with protection features such as seatbelts, brake assist, forward collision alert, rollover sensing, airbags, traction control, security alarms, tire pressure monitors, electronic roll mitigation and lane keep assist, among others.

2018 Dodge Journey interior
2018 Dodge Journey – Engine Specs and Competition:

The upcoming Dodge crossover will come with two engine options. We are looking forward to a 2.4-liter I4 engine with a capacity of 173 hp and 166 lb-ft. We are also expecting a 3.6-liter V6 engine capable of generating 285 hp and 260 lb-ft.

The two engines will work with a 4-speed automatic, 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission system. According to the automaker, the engines will get some upgrades which will improve on their fuel efficiency and environment friendliness. With the I4 engine, the car will record 19 mpg city & 26 mpg highway, and 17 mpg city & 25 mpg highway with the V6 engine.

You can expect the following cars to rival the new Dodge mid-size SUV: Kia Sorento, Ford Escape, Honda Pilot, Nissan Rogue, Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester and Chevy Traverse.

2018 Dodge Journey rear
2018 Dodge Journey – Date of Launch and Price:

The upcoming Journey will have a starting price of around $23,000. There will be three trim levels: SXT, Crossroad and R/T. Being the most expensive variant, the R/T will retail at around $36,000. When it comes to the release date, the Dodge crossover will be available for sale at the end of 2017 or in the beginning of 2018.

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