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2012 Dodge Journey – America’s Most Versatile Crossover Is Now the Most Affordable in its Class – Starting at $18,995 MSRP

With a starting U.S. Manufacturers’ Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $18,995 (excluding destination), Dodge Journey is the most affordable mid-size crossover in America and the most affordable seven-passenger vehicle in America

Dodge Journey is the only crossover to offer the choice of four- or six-cylinder engines, five- or seven-passenger seating and front- or all-wheel drive

Journey offers best-in-class storage flexibility, including fold-flat front passenger seat, in-seat storage and second-row in-floor storage

Named Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for three consecutive years

New lineup for 2012 includes new American Value Package (AVP), SE, SXT, Crew and R/T models










September 1, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The versatile and value-laden Dodge Journey crossover drives into 2012 with a new model lineup, new features, enhanced value and a new American Value Package (AVP) with a starting U.S. Manufacturers’ Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $18,995 (all prices exclude destination), which makes it the most affordable mid-size crossover in America, and it gets up to 26 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway.

Totally overhauled for 2011, Journey received a completely redesigned and retuned suspension, a new V-6 engine that delivers 283 horsepower – a boost of 48 horsepower and 1 mpg compared with the V-6 engine it replaced – a gorgeous new interior with premium, soft-touch materials throughout and an enhanced exterior design. Journey also features the latest and greatest in vehicle connectivity and customization with the Chrysler Group’s new Uconnect Touch 8.4 radio, featuring an 8.4-inch touchscreen and standard, keyless “Enter-N-Go” with push button start. Journey also offers best-in-class storage space, with fold-flat seats, second-row in-floor storage and front-passenger “Flip-N-Stow” in-seat storage.

“The Dodge Journey is the ‘Swiss army knife’ of vehicles,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO, Dodge Brand — Chrysler Group LLC. “Part-compact car with a starting price of only $18,995 MSRP, part-SUV with available all-wheel drive and part-van with available seven-passenger seating, the Journey offers best-in-class versatility and value.”

No other crossover offers customers the choice of four-cylinder or V-6, five- or seven-passenger seating and front- or all-wheel drive.

New for the 2012 model year, the Dodge Journey will be available in five models, including the new American Value Package (AVP), SE, SXT, Crew and R/T (late availability). In addition to the new trim levels, leather seating with heated front seats is now value priced on Crew models and black leather with red accent stitching is standard on R/T. There also will be a Rear Seat Video Group available on Crew and R/T models that include a second-row DVD player with 9-inch video screen and six premium speakers (late availability).

All models offer enhanced value for 2012 model year:

Dodge Journey AVP — New for 2012 – with a starting U.S. MSRP of only $18,995, the AVP includes a fuel-efficient 2.4-liter 4-16-valve four-cylinder, automatic transmission, air conditioning, electronic stability control (ESC), Brake Assist, all-speed traction control, anti-lock brakes (ABS), advanced multistage front airbags, side-curtain airbags, front seat side-mounted airbags, active front head restraints, 4.3-inch Uconnect® Touch media center, Keyless Enter-N-Go with push button start, premium soft-touch surfaces, power windows, locks, mirrors, remote keyless entry and much more. AVP also is also available with seven-passenger seating at a starting U.S. MSRP of $19,990, making it the most affordable seven-passenger vehicle in America
Dodge Journey SE — Repositioned by $1,250 to a starting U.S. MSRP of $20,995, SE also is available with seven-passenger seating and adds standard deep-tint sunscreen glass, roof rails and distinctive LED taillamps
Dodge Journey SXT — Adds the award-winning 283 horsepower Pentastar V-6, six-speed automatic, unique front fascia, dual bright exhaust tips, fog lamps, 17-inch aluminum wheels, Sirius XM Satellite Radio and more. SXT also is available with all-wheel-drive (AWD) and seven-passenger seating
Dodge Journey Crew — Adds 19-inch aluminum wheels, 8.4-inch touchscreen Uconnect Media Center, six premium speakers with subwoofer, fold-flat front passenger seat with in-seat storage, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, remote start, automatic temperature control, security alarm, bright door handles and roof rails and much more. Crew also adds the luxury of available premium leather seating with heated front seats. Also available is AWD and seven-passenger seating
Dodge Journey R/T — Launching later this year is the R/T model, which adds a unique monochromatic exterior, 19-inch aluminum wheels and black leather seating with red accent stitching. The R/T is available with both AWD and seven-passenger seating

POWER AND EFFICIENCY
The Journey AVP and SE models are powered by a 2.4-liter 16-valve DOHC four-cylinder engine that produces 173 horsepower and 166 lb.-ft. of torque, linked to a four-speed automatic transmission. This four-cylinder engine delivers 26 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway. The award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine standard on SXT, Crew and R/T models produces 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission. This Pentastar V-6 engine was recognized as a Ward’s “10 Best Engines” for 2011. In addition to excellent power, it delivers up to 25 mpg on the highway.

With a 5-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, owners can rest assured knowing their powerful and efficient Journey is well covered.

A WORK IN CRAFTSMANSHIP AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL
Dodge Journey offers levels of refinement not typically found in the crossover market. A beautifully crafted premium, soft-touch one-piece instrument panel sets the tone. A standard Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) is positioned in the center of the gauge cluster, which has a full-color display backlit in Dodge red lights, giving it a soft glow unlike any in the segment. The flexible center console features premium cushioning on the tilt-and-slide armrest. Lift the lid, and there’s a larger center storage bin with a 12-volt outlet and USB port where owners can hook up their MP3/iPod® charging connections and hide them away.

The design team also worked to make the Journey’s interior very comfortable and extremely flexible. There’s a large front storage bin with side nets, a multi-functioning, three-spoke steering wheel with integrated controls and a wide, long, soft-touch armrest that transforms the driver’s seat into a cockpit-like experience. Comfortable seats might just make drivers want to take the long way home to get a little extra seat time.

Engineers also developed many treatments to reduce noise, vibration and harshness. One example is the Journey’s dual dash silencer, which isolates the cabin, making for a nice, quiet ride.

The interior isn’t just a nice place to be, it also offers best-in-class utility. Second and optional third-row seats fold flat to create 67.6 cu. ft. of cargo space. Second-row seats recline and have optional class-exclusive integrated child boosters. There are also innovative storage bins in the floor ahead of the second-row seats that can hold everything from muddy clothes to soda cans, to concealing valuables like a camera, laptop or purse. With fold-flat front passenger, second row and third-row seats, second-row in-floor storage, and front passenger in-seat storage, Dodge Journey has best-in-class storage.

Journey also offers some standard features not commonly found in the segment, such as power heated and fold-away mirrors, dual-zone climate control, illuminated cup holders, Keyless Enter-N-Go with push button start and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls. Owners will feel like they have the world at their fingertips with the Journey’s available touchscreen command center, Uconnect® Touch. From navigation to voice-command music selections to the ability to check fuel prices, the Uconnect Touch media center makes life in the Journey an excellent adventure for the driver and passengers. Four Uconnect Touch models are available, all featuring easy-to-use controls and class-leading technology. With its touchscreen display and user-friendly, touch-key categories, connecting and controlling personal devices is simple, intuitive and customizable.

New for 2012 is the addition of voice recognition with Bluetooth® for models equipped with the Uconnect Touch 8.4-inch media center with navigation. In addition, the navigation system will now offer an “Eco Route” to a destination and can tag songs playing on SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio for later purchase.

SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT
Journey has been an IIHS Top Safety Pick for three consecutive years and is loaded with an abundance of over 40 safety and security features, including standard advanced multi-stage front passenger air bags, active head restraints, ESC with all-speed traction control, electronic roll mitigation and Brake Assist, driver-side knee blocker air bag, side-curtain air bags covering all three rows, front seat-mounted side air bags, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, LATCH child seat anchor system and Trailer-sway Control.

CONFIDENCE IN ANY CONDITION
The 2012 Dodge Journey’s chassis architecture delivers an exhilarating driving experience coupled with precise steering for maximum control. Strong torsional stiffness in the steering column intermediate shaft isolator, in conjunction with Journey’s rear suspension geometry, delivers precise steering feel and a connected steering response.

Dodge Journey also offers all-wheel-drive capability, perfect for drivers who want some extra grip for a more performance feel, or who appreciate the extra traction Journey’s all-wheel-drive system provides. Journey’s all-wheel-drive system works on demand, driving only the front wheels until power to the rear wheels is needed to maximize fuel efficiency. All-wheel drive also is used on dry pavement between speeds of 25 and 65 mph to enhance handling during performance driving. This system provides added traction on snow, ice and other low-traction surfaces without having to be switched on and off.

When traveling faster than 25 mph, Dodge Journey’s all-wheel-drive system sends torque to the rear wheels when cornering with the throttle open to make the car turn more easily, which makes the handling more neutral. This is more readily accomplished with Journey’s electronically controlled coupling (ECC) than with viscous-coupling or gerotor systems that require some degree of front-to-rear slip before torque is transferred to the rear wheels. At speeds greater than 53 mph, the control strategy provides minimal torque to the rear wheels under normal driving conditions to provide better fuel economy.

Dodge Journey features standard ESC and all-speed traction control, which help keep the crossover on path in a variety of road surface and weather conditions. Journey’s available all-wheel drive electronic control module works with the ESC and traction control systems, allowing the ESC system to use the ECC to help gain control of the vehicle, reducing the amount of torque that the ECC transmits to the rear wheels. Four-wheel anti-lock brakes and electronic roll mitigation also are standard on all 2012 Dodge Journey models.

A FAMILY MOVER WITH STYLE
On the outside, Journey maintains its sculpted, clean, aggressive lines and front fascia that sports the signature Dodge brand “split crosshair” grille. Journeys with the Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine get a more aggressive lower front fascia and a rear fascia with integrated, dual bright exhaust tips. Available bold “ring of fire” LED taillamps have a distinctive style out back, while available 19-inch aluminum wheels provide a dramatic styling statement.

Exterior colors for the 2012 model year include Copperhead Pearl Coat, Blue Pearl Coat, Brilliant Red Tri-Coat, Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Storm Gray Pearl Coat, White, Pearl White Tri-Coat and Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat.

2012 Dodge Journey models are in showrooms now, and are built in Toluca, Mexico.

ABOUT DODGE
Dodge is a full line of cars, crossovers, minivans and SUVs that are sporty, functional and innovative. With nearly 100 years of heritage, the brand has a history of providing its customers excellent quality, innovation and value. Dodge is building on the momentum of introducing six all-new or significantly redesigned products, solidifying its message that Dodge offers an excellent value for American families looking for top performance in all the places that matter – from power off the line and handling in the corners to high-quality, dependable vehicles that deliver unmatched functionality and excellent fuel economy in everyday driving situations. In fact, Dodge now offers six vehicles that deliver 25 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway, while retaining that distinctive Dodge innovation and style. With the all-new Dodge Durango and Dodge Charger and significantly revamped Grand Caravan, Journey, Avenger and Challenger, Dodge also now has one of the youngest dealer showrooms in the country with more new product coming.

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2012 Dodge Journey: America’s Most Versatile and Affordable Mid-Size Crossover Further Enhanced With SXT Four-Cylinder Model


Third-Row Seating At No-Charge For March

2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine now standard on AVP, SE and SXT models and delivers up to 26 miles per gallon on the highway

Third-row seating is available at no extra charge in March – a $995 added value

Dodge Journey is the most affordable seven-passenger vehicle in America – starting at a Manufacturer’s Starting Retail Price (MSRP) of $18,995




March 7, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - After just establishing an all-time February sales record, Dodge is increasing the value proposition on its award-winning Dodge Journey crossover. The brand announced today that the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine will now be standard on Dodge Journey SXT models, in addition to the American Value Package and SE models. The Dodge Journey SXT with the four-cylinder engine will be available at a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $22,995, before destination charges, representing a $1,500 reduction compared with the V-6 model.

“Dodge Journey is the most versatile and affordable crossover in America with innovative seating and storage that sets it apart from anything else in its class,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO – Dodge Brand. “We’re building on our momentum by making one of our most unique attributes – seven-passenger seating – and making it even more accessible to hard-working families.”

The four-cylinder Journey models deliver 173 horsepower and achieve 26 mpg on the highway. SXT models are well-equipped, featuring 17-inch aluminum wheels, 4.3-inch Uconnect touch screen, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, push-button start, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, performance fascias with front fog lamps, LED taillamps, premium interior with soft-touch surfaces, four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, seven airbags and much more. SXT is also available with the segment-exclusive 8.4-inch Uconnect Touch Screen, in-seat storage and integrated booster seats.

Dodge Journey SXT customers can also opt for the available award-winning Pentastar V-6 engine, which delivers an impressive combination of power and fuel economy – 283 hp and 25 mpg on the highway. V-6 models are also available with a sophisticated all-wheel-drive system.

As an added incentive for the month of March only, Dodge is offering the Flexible Seating Group on all 2012 Dodge Journey models at no added charge. The package consists of an easy entry second-row 60/40 Tilt 'n Slide seat, three-zone heating and air conditioning and third-row 50/50 folding and reclining seat. This is normally a $995 option, but will be no-charge on all new 2012 Dodge Journey models purchased now through April 2, 2012.

About Dodge Journey
Completely redesigned in 2011, the Dodge Journey is the only crossover in America to offer the choice of a four-cylinder or V-6 engine, five- or seven-passenger seating and front- or all-wheel drive. Journey also treats all of its passengers to premium soft-touch materials on the inside and an available 283 horsepower Pentastar V-6 with best-in-class driving range and up to 25 mpg highway. Add in segment-exclusive second-row in-floor storage bins and hidden storage within the front passenger seat and you have a vehicle that can take you anywhere as you explore all that America has to offer.

The Dodge Journey gets a new simplified model lineup for 2012 and adds an American Value Package with a starting U.S. MSRP of $18,995, which makes it the most affordable mid-size crossover in America. The seven-passenger American value Package is the most affordable seven-passenger vehicle in America. With more than 40 safety and security features, the Journey has been an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick for four consecutive years. Journey also features the latest and greatest in vehicle connectivity and customization with the Uconnect® Touch 8.4 radio, which features an 8.4-inch touchscreen.

About the Dodge Brand
For nearly 100 years, Dodge has defined passionate and innovative vehicles that stand apart in performance and in style. Building upon its rich heritage of muscle cars, racing technology and ingenious engineering, Dodge offers a full-line of cars, crossovers, minivans and SUVs built for top performance – from power off the line and handling in the corners, to high-quality vehicles that deliver unmatched versatility and excellent fuel efficiency. Only Dodge offers such innovative functionality combined with class-leading performance, exceptional value and distinctive design. With the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart, the all-new Dodge Charger paired with the ZF eight-speed transmission that achieves a class-leading 31 miles per gallon on the highway, the new Durango and the significantly revamped Grand Caravan – inventor of the minivan – Journey, Avenger and iconic Challenger, Dodge now has one of the youngest dealer showrooms in the United States.

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The Dodge Journey is now available with Uconnect™ and SiriusXM™. Rest easy on those road trips. Voice activated technology keeps you in control of the ride, no hands required.

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In this episode of the video walkaround of the 2012 Journey, Dodge Brand Manager Pieter Hogeveen and correspondent Heather Heughens investigate the part of the Journey's design mission Dodge engineers call "functionality"—building in maximum utility, efficiency, and comfort. For additional info and images—and to build your own 2012 Dodge Journey— visit Dodge.com.

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Dodge Journey – America’s Most Versatile, Affordable and Fastest Growing Crossover – Offers More Value and content for 2013

With a starting U.S. Manufacturers’ Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $18,995 (excluding destination), Dodge Journey is the fastest growing, most affordable crossover and the most affordable seven-passenger crossover in the United States

Crew and R/T models both offer more than $1,500 in added value for 2013

New for 2013 are standard 17-inch wheels on AVP and SE

Dodge Journey is the only crossover to offer the choice of four- or six-cylinder engines, five- or seven-passenger seating and front- or all-wheel drive

Most versatile crossover in the United States with in-seat storage and in-floor storage bins

Named Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) four years running










September 1, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

The versatile Dodge Journey crossover moves into 2013 with new features and even more value with a starting U.S. Manufacturers’ Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $18,995 (excluding destination), which makes it the fastest growing, most affordable crossover in the industry.

Dodge Journey offers a gorgeous interior with premium, soft-touch materials throughout. The available Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine delivers a best-in-class 283 horsepower, and Journey continues to deliver the latest and greatest in vehicle connectivity and customization with the Chrysler Group’s Uconnect 8.4 Media Center. Featuring an 8.4-inch touchscreen, now available as a stand-alone option on the SXT, standard Keyless Enter-N-Go with push button start and available heated steering wheel, Dodge Journey offers a lot of features for the money. With best-in-class storage space, available foldflat seats, second-row in-floor storage and front-passenger “Flip-N-Stow” in-seat storage, the Journey is a true utility infielder.

The 2013 Dodge Journey is available in AVP, SE, SXT, Crew and R/T models. AVP, SE and SXT models come standard with new 17-inch wheels, while 19-inch alloy wheels adorn the Crew and R/T.

Crew model prices have been lowered by $200 to a starting U.S. MSRP of $27,995, and the Crew now comes standard with a premium leather interior, heated steering wheel and heated front seats at no extra charge. Further highlighting Journey’s great value at every price point, R/T model prices have been lowered $1,000 to a starting U.S. MSRP of $28,995. The R/T models also get standard new perforated leather seats, dimpled leather heated steering wheel and dimpled shift knob, red accent stitching on the steering wheel and a new performance suspension for even more responsive handling. A final new touch for 2013 is the addition of a max air conditioning setting for the climate controls and instantaneous fuel consumption indicator on the color Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) screen.

SXT models receive a new standard twin five-spoke 17-inch aluminum wheel and available Uconnect 8.4 Media Center and power sunroof.

Power and efficiency
The Journey AVP, SE and SXT models are powered by a 2.4-liter 16-valve DOHC four-cylinder engine that produces 173 horsepower and 166 lb.-ft. of torque, linked to a four-speed automatic transmission. This four-cylinder engine delivers 26 mpg on the highway.

The award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine optional on SXT and standard on Crew and R/T models produces a best-in-class 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to a smoothshifting six-speed automatic transmission. This Pentastar V-6 engine was recognized as a Ward’s “10 Best Engines” for 2012. In addition to excellent power, it delivers up to 25 mpg on the highway.

With a 5-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, owners can rest assured knowing their powerful and efficient Journey is well covered.

A work in craftsmanship and attention to detail
Dodge Journey offers levels of refinement not typically found in the crossover market. A beautifully crafted one-piece instrument panel sets the tone. A standard EVIC is positioned in the center of the gauge cluster, which has a full-color display backlit in Dodge red lights, giving it a soft glow unlike any in the segment. Integrated center stack bezels are sculpted, and designers softened the radius to make more room for the driver’s knees. The center console has a lot of cushion on the armrest. Lift the lid, and there’s a larger center storage bin with a 12-volt outlet and USB port where owners can hook up their MP3/iPod charging connections and hide them away.

The design team also worked to make the Journey’s interior very comfortable. There’s a large front storage bin with side nets a multi-function three-spoke steering wheel with standard integrated cruise and radio controls. Comfortable seats might just make drivers want to take the long way home to get a little extra seat time.

Engineers also developed many treatments to reduce noise, vibration and harshness. One example is the Journey’s dual dash silencer, which isolates the cabin, making for a nice, quiet ride.

The interior isn’t just a nice place to be, it also offers best-in-class utility. Second and optional third-row seats fold flat to create 67.6 cu. ft. of cargo space. Second-row seats recline and have optional class-exclusive integrated child boosters. Available third-row seating is a popular option that is available on all trim levels and not offered on most of Journey’s competitors. There are also innovative removable storage bins in the floor ahead of the second-row seats that can hold everything from muddy clothes to soda cans, to concealing valuables like a camera, laptop or purse. With fold-flat front passenger, second-row and third-row seats, second-row in-floor storage and front passenger in-seat storage,Dodge Journey has best-in-class storage.

Journey also offers many standard features not commonly found in the segment, such as 4.3-inch touchscreen radio, power heated and fold-away mirrors, seven airbags, dual-zone climate control, illuminated cup holders, Keyless Enter-N-Go with push-button start, steering wheel mounted audio and cruise controls and the class exclusive second-row in-floor storage bins. Owners will feel like they have the world at their fingertips with the Journey’s available touchscreen command center, Uconnect. From navigation to voice-command music selections to the ability to check fuel prices, the Uconnect media center makes life in the Journey an excellent adventure for the driver and passengers. Four Uconnect models are available, all featuring easy-to-use controls and class-leading technology. With its touchscreen display and user-friendly, touch-key categories, connecting and controlling personal devices is simple, intuitive and customizable.

Safety is paramount
Journey is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick four years running and is loaded with an abundance of more than 40 safety and security features, including standard advanced multi-stage front passenger air bags, active head restraints, electronic stability control with all-speed traction control, electronic roll mitigation and Brake Assist, driver-side knee blocker air bag, side-curtain air bags covering all three rows, front seat-mounted side air bags, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, LATCH child seat anchor system and trailer-sway control.

Confidence in any condition
The 2013 Dodge Journey’s chassis architecture delivers an exhilarating driving experience coupled with precise steering for maximum control. Strong torsional stiffness in the steering column intermediate shaft isolator, in conjunction with Journey’s rear suspension geometry, delivers precise steering feel and a connected steering response. R/T’s more aggressive suspension tuning – new for 2013 – give a sportier ride and even greater handling precision for when the roads turns twisty.

Dodge Journey also offers all-wheel-drive capability, perfect for drivers who want some extra grip for a more performance feel, or who live in the Snow Belt or rainy parts of the country and appreciate the extra traction Journey’s all-wheel-drive system provides. Journey’s all-wheel-drive system works on demand, driving only the front wheels until power to the rear wheels is needed to maximize fuel efficiency. All-wheel drive also is used on dry pavement between speeds of 25 and 65 mph to enhance handling during performance driving. This system provides added traction on snow, ice and other lowtraction surfaces without having to be switched on and off.

When traveling faster than 25 mph, Dodge Journey’s all-wheel-drive system sends torque to the rear wheels when cornering with the throttle open to make the car turn more easily, which makes the handling more neutral. This is more readily accomplished with Journey’s electronically controlled coupling (ECC) than with viscous-coupling or gerotor systems that require some degree of front-to-rear slip before torque is transferred to the rear wheels. At speeds greater than 53 mph, the control strategy provides minimal torque to the rear wheels under normal driving conditions to provide better fuel economy.

Dodge Journey features standard electronic stability control (ESC) and all-speed traction control, which help keep the crossover on path in a variety of road surface and weather conditions. Journey’s available all-wheel drive electronic control module works with the ESC and traction control systems, allowing the ESC system to use the ECC to help gain control of the vehicle, reducing the amount of torque that the ECC transmits to the rear wheels. Four-wheel anti-lock brakes and electronic-roll mitigation also are standard on all 2013 Dodge Journey models.

A family mover with style
On the outside, Journey maintains its sculpted, clean, aggressive lines and front fascia that sports the signature Dodge brand “split crosshair” grille. Journey SXT, Crew and R/T models feature a more aggressive lower front fascia and a rear fascia with integrated, dual bright exhaust tips (V-6 only). Bold “ring of fire” LED taillamps (SE, SXT, Crew and R/T models) have a distinctive style out back, while available 19-inch aluminum wheels provide a dramatic styling statement.

2013 Dodge Journey AVP
With a starting U.S. MSRP of only $18,995 - making Journey the most affordable midsize crossover in the country - the 2013 AVP model includes new 17-inch wheels and tires, a fuel-efficient 2.4-liter 16- valve four-cylinder, automatic transmission, air conditioning, electronic stability control (ESC), Brake Assist, all-speed traction control, anti-lock brakes (ABS), seven airbags, active front head restraints, 4.3-inch Uconnect Media Center, Keyless Enter-N-Go with push button start, premium soft-touch surfaces, power windows, locks, mirrors, remote keyless entry and much more. AVP also is available with seven-passenger seating at a starting U.S. MSRP of $20,045, making it the most affordable seven-passenger crossover in America.

2013 Dodge Journey SE
Receiving the same new 17-inch wheels and tires as the AVP model, SE also is available with sevenpassenger seating and adds standard deep-tint sunscreen glass, roof rails and distinctive LED taillamps.

2013 Dodge Journey SXT
Dodge Journey SXT models feature standard new 17-inch aluminum wheels, foglamps, SiriusXM Radio with 12-month subscription, performance front and rear fascias, body-color exterior mirrors, front and rear floor mats, cargo compartment cover and cargo net. New for 2013, SXT offers an available 8.4- inch Uconnect Media Center and power sunroof. The award-winning 283 horsepower Pentastar V-6 mated to a six-speed automatic is available. SXT also is available with all-wheel-drive (AWD, V-6 only) and seven-passenger seating on both the four-cylinder and V-6 models.

2013 Dodge Journey Crew
Crew model prices now have a lower starting U.S. MSRP of $27,995, along with added content providing more than $1,500 in added value for 2013. Now standard on every Crew is a premium leather interior with heated steering wheel and heated seats. Nineteen-inch aluminum wheels, 8.4-inch touchscreen Uconnect Media Center, fold-flat front passenger seat with in-seat storage, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, remote start, automatic temperature control, security alarm, bright door handles and roof rails and much more are all standard. Also available is AWD and seven passenger seating.

2013 Dodge Journey R/T
R/T models receive more than $1,500 in added value for 2013, including added standard equipment and a $1,000 reduction from last year’s U.S. MSRP – now starting at just $28,995. It starts with a retuned high-performance suspension for sportier handling. Red accent stitching on the dimpled leather seats and heated steering wheel are also new this year. A monochromatic exterior and 19-inch satin carbon aluminum wheels add to the sporty character of the R/T. Also included on every R/T is a six premium speaker 368 watt amplifier. The R/T is available with both AWD and seven-passenger seating.

Exterior colors for the 2013 model year include Copperhead Pearl, Blue Pearl, Brilliant Red Tri-Coat, Bright Silver Metallic, Storm Gray Pearl, White, Pearl White Tri-Coat and Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl. New colors for 2013 include Winter Chill Pearl Coat and Fathom Blue Pearl Coat.

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Dodge Journey Recognized by Road & Travel Magazine

Dodge Journey named a Road & Travel “Top 10 Pick” in its 2012 SUV Buyer’s Guide

Journey cited for its storage, design and technology features

New 2013 Dodge Journey is the fastest growing and most affordable mid-size crossover, with a starting U.S. Manufacturers’ Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $18,995

September 21, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

America’s most versatile crossover – the Dodge Journey -- is also one of Road & Travel Magazine’s top picks in the competitive crossover/SUV segment. The magazine has named the Journey one of its Top 10 vehicles in its 2012 SUV Buyer’s Guide.

Road & Travel editors praised the Journey’s ability to carry seven passengers without looking oversized in the process, its class-leading storage, including the front passenger in-seat bin and the dual rear seat floor bins, its interior design and the available class exclusive built-in rear child booster seats, as well as the overall driving experience.

"With so many new innovative SUVs from which to choose each year, it's always a challenge for Road & Travel Magazine editors to agree on which will make the final cut for RTM's annual SUV Buyer's Guide Top 10 Picks,” Courtney Caldwell, Road & Travel’s editor-in-chief, said. “The 2012 Dodge Journey was one of our first and unanimous choices for being such a family functional, well-built and attractive SUV."

Sales of the Dodge Journey are up 42 percent year-to-date and had a 58 percent increase for the month of August, setting a new all-time sales record, making it the fifth time in seven months that the Journey has established a new monthly or all-time sales record.

“The Dodge Journey continues to gain momentum in the marketplace, becoming the fastest growing crossover in the U.S., and the ultimate utility infielder,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO, Dodge Brand. “With class-leading storage, the ability to seat seven and the choice of front- or all-wheel drive, no other vehicle offers such a combination of versatility, style and value, starting at just $18,995."

The Dodge Journey is also a “Best Buy” according to Consumer Guide magazine and has been rated an IIHS “Top Safety Pick” for four consecutive years.

To view all of Road & Travel’s Top 10 Picks for the 2012 SUV Buyer’s Guide, visit 2012 Dodge Journey Road Test Review written by Martha Hindes - RTM's 2012 SUV Buyer's Guide : ROAD & TRAVEL Magazine.

2013 Dodge Journey
The versatile Dodge Journey crossover moves into 2013 with new features and even more value with a starting U.S. Manufacturers’ Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $18,995 (excluding destination), which makes it the fastest growing, most affordable seven-passenger crossover in the industry.

Dodge Journey offers a premium interior with soft-touch materials throughout. The available Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine delivers a best-in-class 283 horsepower, and Journey continues to deliver the latest and greatest in vehicle connectivity and customization with the Chrysler Group’s Uconnect 8.4 Media Center. Featuring an 8.4-inch touchscreen, now available as a stand-alone option on the SXT for only $595 MSRP, standard Keyless Enter-N-Go with push button start and available heated steering wheel, Dodge Journey offers a lot of features for the money. With best-in-class storage space, fold-flat second and third rows, and available fold-flat front passenger seat, second-row in-floor storage and front-passenger “Flip-N-Stow” in-seat storage, the Journey is a true utility infielder.

The 2013 Dodge Journey is available in AVP, SE, SXT, Crew and R/T models. AVP, SE and SXT models come standard with new 17-inch wheels, while 19-inch alloy wheels adorn the Crew and R/T. Premium leather seating is now standard on Crew models, while R/T features a new perforated leather interior with heated front seats and heated steering wheel.

The Journey AVP, SE and SXT models are powered by a 2.4-liter 16-valve DOHC four-cylinder engine that produces 173 horsepower and 166 lb.-ft. of torque, and delivers 26 mpg on the highway and more than 500 miles of driving range. This four-cylinder engine delivers 26 mpg on the highway. The award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, optional on SXT and standard on Crew and R/T models, produces a best-in-class 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to a smooth shifting six-speed automatic transmission. This Pentastar V-6 engine was recognized as a Ward’s “10 Best Engines” for 2012. In addition to excellent power, it delivers up to 25 mpg on the highway.

The 2013 Dodge Journey’s chassis architecture delivers an exhilarating driving experience coupled with precise steering for maximum control. R/T’s more aggressive suspension tuning – new for 2013 – gives a sportier ride and even greater handling precision for when the roads turn twisty.

Dodge Journey also offers all-wheel-drive capability, perfect for drivers who want some extra grip for a more performance feel, or who live in the Snow Belt or rainy parts of the country and appreciate the extra traction Journey’s all-wheel-drive system provides. Journey’s all-wheel-drive system works on demand, driving only the front wheels until power to the rear wheels is needed to maximize fuel efficiency.

With a 5-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, owners can rest assured knowing their powerful and efficient Journey is well covered.

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