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Can’t decide between an SUV and a minivan? The Dodge Journey may be an older vehicle, but it splits that difference better than many crossover SUVs on the market.

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Press Kit: 2016 Dodge Journey

Press Kit: 2016 Dodge Journey
2016 Dodge Journey: America’s Most Versatile Crossover Simplifies Lineup and Expands Crossroad Offerings

2016 Dodge Journey lineup simplified from seven to five models, offering customers improved value and expanded options for performance look
Journey SE model replaces AVP as new entry-level model for 2016 with a starting U.S. manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $20,895, $2,600 less than 2015 SE model
Entry AWD SE model offers improved value with a starting U.S. MSRP of $26,195, which is $1,200 less than 2015 SE model
SXT price lowered $800, now features a starting U.S. MSRP of $24,395
New Crossroad model offers the popular exterior appearance at $600 less than 2015 model, now with a starting U.S. MSRP of $25,995
Journey Crossroad features exclusive 19-inch Hyper Black aluminum wheels, unique Platinum Chrome accents on the front and rear fascias, lower side sills and roof rack, and dark-tinted headlamps and tail lamps
Journey Crossroad Plus adds to rugged, capable look of Crossroad with leather seats with sport mesh inserts, 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen, power driver’s seat and other interior features
Two new exterior paint colors available on Journey for 2016: Jazz Blue Pearl and Olive Green
Dodge Journey is the “Swiss army knife” of crossovers, offering 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
2016 Dodge Journey delivers an impressive 283 horsepower and up to 25 miles per gallon (mpg) with the available award-winning Pentastar V-6 engine
Dodge Journey is America’s most affordable V-6 AWD seven-passenger crossover with a starting U.S. MSRP of $26,195 (excluding $995 destination)


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With several sales records under its belt in 2015 and its popular Crossroad model, Dodge is looking to build on that momentum with its 2016 Dodge Journey. America’s most versatile crossover offers a simplified lineup for 2016, expanding the performance look options and improving value for customers.

For 2016, the Dodge Journey lineup has been streamlined from seven models to five. The SE model replaces AVP as the entry-level model, providing customers with standard features like 17-inch wheels and keyless Enter ‘n Go with push-button start.

The 2016 Dodge Journey also is now available in two versions of the Crossroad, a successful model first introduced for the 2014 model year. The 2016 Dodge Journey Crossroad offers a rugged, one-of-a-kind look for an attractive price, while the Crossroad Plus builds on the distinctive exterior look with standard leather seats, the class-leading 8.4-inch Uconnect system, sport mesh seat inserts and many popular interior appointments.

The 2016 Dodge Journey Crossroad and Crossroad Plus models both feature distinctive front and rear fascias with Platinum Chrome accents, Platinum Chrome side sills, Platinum Chrome roof rails and unique 19-inch Hyper Black aluminum wheels, giving the three-row, seven-passenger crossover a rugged, capable look.

Inside, the Dodge Journey Crossroad Plus is loaded with premium finishes and features, including standard leather seating with sport mesh inserts, black leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, Liquid Graphite accents, the class-exclusive 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen, power driver’s seat and passenger fold-flat seat with in-seat storage.

The available award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine delivers an impressive 283 horsepower, and Journey continues to deliver the latest and greatest in vehicle connectivity and customization with the available Uconnect 8.4 infotainment system. Featuring an available largest-in-class 8.4-inch touchscreen, standard Keyless Enter ‘n Go with push-button start and available heated steering wheel, Dodge Journey offers a slew of high-tech features at a price that is still affordable to families. With best-in-class storage space, available fold-flat seats, second-row in-floor storage and front-passenger Flip ‘n Stow in-seat storage, the Journey is a true utility infielder.

Journey Crossroad is also available with all-wheel-drive (AWD), featuring an on-demand system that provides added traction when needed, and enhanced fuel economy when not.

The 2016 Dodge Journey is available in SE, SXT, Crossroad, Crossroad Plus and R/T trim levels, and is America’s most versatile crossover with a starting U.S. manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $20,895 (excluding $995 destination).


Power and efficiency

The Journey SE, SXT, Crossroad and Crossroad Plus are powered by a standard 2.4-liter 16-valve DOHC four-cylinder engine, which 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, optional on SXT, Crossroad and Crossroad Plus, and standard on R/T models and all-wheel drive (AWD) 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 has been recognized as one of “Ward’s 10 Best Engines” for three years in a row. In addition to excellent power, it delivers up to 25 mpg on the highway.

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 soft-touch 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 design team also worked to make the Journey’s interior very comfortable. Integrated center stack bezels are sculpted, and designers softened the radius to make more room for the driver’s knees. The cushioned center console armrest lifts to reveal 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 out of sight. 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-row and available third-row seats fold flat to create 67.6 cu. ft. of cargo space. Second-row seats recline and have available class-exclusive integrated child booster seats. 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’s a large front storage bin with side nets and a multi-function three-spoke steering wheel with standard integrated cruise and radio controls. There are also innovative removable storage bins in the floor ahead of the second-row seats, which can hold everything from muddy clothes to soda cans, and conceal valuables such as 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 a standard 4.3-inch Uconnect touchscreen radio, power heated and fold-away mirrors, seven air bags, dual-zone climate control, illuminated cup holders, keyless Enter ‘n Go with push-button start, steering wheel mounted audio and cruise controls, and class-exclusive second-row in-floor storage bins.

Owners will feel like they have the world at their fingertips with the Journey’s Uconnect touchscreen command center. 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

Multistage 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 are standard on all Dodge Journey models.

Confidence in any condition
The 2016 Dodge Journey’s chassis architecture delivers a confidence-inspiring 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 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. 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 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 2016 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, Crossroad, Crossroad Plus and R/T models feature a more aggressive lower front fascia and a rear fascia with integrated, dual bright exhaust tips (V-6 only). Crossroad and Crossroad Plus also offer completely unique front and rear lower fascias. Bold “ring of fire” LED tail lamps have a distinctive style out back, while 19-inch aluminum wheels, standard on Crossroad, Crossroad Plus and R/T, provide a dramatic styling statement.

2016 Dodge Journey SE
The SE model is now the entry-level model for the Journey lineup, with a starting U.S. MSRP of $20,895 – $2,600 less than the 2015 model year SE. When equipped with optional all-wheel drive, the Dodge Journey SE starts at a U.S. MSRP of $26,195, $1,200 less than the 2015 SE AWD model.

With 17-inch wheels and tires, the SE model also includes standard deep-tint sunscreen glass, black side roof rails and keyless Enter ‘n Go with push-button start. The available award-winning 283 horsepower Pentastar V-6 is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive is also available.

Options include:

All-wheel drive
Flexible Seating Group
Second-row integrated child booster seats
Uconnect Voice Command with Bluetooth Package
Uconnect Web by Mopar
17-inch aluminum wheels
Engine block heater
Mopar All Weather Group


Popular Equipment Group:

Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
Overhead console
Passenger assist handles
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Front and rear floor mats
Interior observation mirror



2016 Dodge Journey SXT

Dodge Journey SXT models feature standard 17-inch aluminum wheels, fog lamps, SiriusXM Radio with one-year subscription, Flexible Seating Group, performance front and rear fascias, body-color exterior mirrors, LED tail lamps, and front and rear floor mats. The Pentastar V-6 is available. Journey SXT is also available with all-wheel drive (V-6 only), as well as the popular Blacktop Package and the new-for-2016 Chrome Package. The 2016 Dodge Journey SXT starts at a U.S. MSRP $24,395, which is $800 less than the 2015 Journey SXT model.

Options include:

All-wheel drive
Second-row integrated child booster seats
Uconnect Voice Command with Bluetooth Package
Uconnect Web by Mopar
19-inch aluminum wheels
Engine block heater
Mopar All Weather Group


Chrome Package:

19-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels
Chrome door handles
Chrome roof rails


Blacktop Package:



Black side roof rails
Gloss Black exterior mirrors
Black headlamp bezels
Gloss Black fascia applique
Gloss Black grille
19-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels


Premium Group:

Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
Premium cloth low-back bucket seats
Power 10-way driver seat
Front passenger fold-flat seat
Front passenger in-seat cushion storage
Security alarm
SiriusXM Radio with one-year subscription
Daytime running headlamps
Uconnect 4.3S radio



2016 Dodge Journey Crossroad


In addition to its standard 19-inch Hyper Black aluminum wheels, Gloss Black front grille, unique front and rear fascias with Platinum Chrome accents, Platinum Chrome side sills, Platinum Chrome roof rails and Liquid Graphite interior bezels, the Journey Crossroad also features a standard Uconnect 4.3S radio with SiriusXM Radio and Uconnect voice command with Bluetooth. The Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 and all-wheel drive (V-6 only) are also available. The 2016 Journey Crossroad has a starting U.S. MSRP of $25,995.

Options include:

All-wheel drive
Power sunroof
Second-row integrated child booster seats
Uconnect Web by Mopar
Engine block heater
Mopar All Weather Group


2016 Dodge Journey Crossroad Plus


Building on the Crossroad model’s unique interior and exterior appointments, the Journey Crossroad Plus also features leather seats with sport mesh inserts, black leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a class-exclusive 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen radio with voice command and Bluetooth, power driver’s seat and a fold-flat front passenger seat with in-seat storage. The Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 and all-wheel drive (V-6 only) are also available. The 2016 Journey Crossroad Plus starts at just $26,995 U.S. MSRP.

Options include:

All-wheel drive
Power sunroof
Second-row integrated child booster seats
Uconnect Web by Mopar
Engine block heater
Mopar All Weather Group


Popular Equipment Group:

Heated front seats
Heated steering wheel
Automatic headlamps
Remote start
Universal garage door opener
Overhead console
Security alarm
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Passenger assist handles
Daytime running lamps


Rear Seat Video Group:

Six premium speakers with subwoofer
Second-row overhead 9-inch video screen
Video remote control
Portable flashlight
Wireless headphones
368W amp


Navigation and Backup Camera Group:

Voice command navigation
SiriusXM Radio (one-year subscription), Traffic and Travel Link with five-year subscription
ParkView rear backup camera
ParkSense rear park assist system



2016 Dodge Journey R/T



R/T models come standard with a powerful 283-horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, re-tuned high-performance suspension and firm feel steering for sportier handling. Red accent stitching on the dimpled leather seats and heated steering wheel, 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 premium six-speaker 368-watt sound system with subwoofer. The R/T is available with all-wheel drive, as well as the popular Blacktop Package – an addition to the R/T options for the 2016 model year.

Options include:

All-wheel drive
Black side roof rails
Navigation and Backup Camera Group
Power sunroof
Rear Seat Video Group
Second-row integrated child booster seat
Trailer Tow Prep Group with four-pin connector
Uconnect Web by Mopar
Engine block heater


Blacktop Package:

Black side roof rails
Gloss Black exterior mirrors
Gloss Black fascia applique
Gloss Black grille
19-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels


Exterior colors for the 2016 model year include Jazz Blue Pearl (new for 2016), Olive Green (new for 2016), Billet Silver Metallic, Granite Crystal Metallic, Pearl White Tri-Coat, Pitch Black, Redline 2-coat Pearl and White. 2016 Dodge Journey models are built in Toluca, Mexico, and will be available in dealerships this fall.

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Dodge's improvements to Journey pay off

Dodge's improvements to Journey pay off



Dec. 31, 2015


Dodge's Journey is a good example of a carmaker not being satisfied with its work.

Journey joined the Dodge lineup seven years ago and looks pretty much as it did then, when it was one of the first midsize crossovers on the market, a blend of minivan and sport-utility vehicle.

But Dodge has kept improving the Journey to keep it relevant as a low-cost option for folks needing to haul up to seven people. It also provides enough power and all-wheel-drive security.

This year, Dodge broadened Journey's lineup of 10 models in five trims to include the Crossroad Plus model with leather seats and Dodge's large 8.4-inch nav/radio screen. I tested a bright red Journey Crossroad Plus with all-wheel drive that started at $29,595 and after options ended up at $34,360. That's at the lower end of pricing for midsize crossovers with AWD.


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Better yet, Dodge starts the base SE model at $21,890, but be aware that it features a modest 2.4-liter I4 with four-speed automatic. Moving up to the SE with AWD and a 3.6-liter VVT V6 pushes the price to $27,190. There's even a racier R/T version, but to be realistic, racy isn't the reason to buy a Journey.

Still, the overall drive quality, which has always been pretty good, is a bargain.

Ride is comfortable, the interior is quiet and power is reasonable along with easy handling. AWD also keeps its wheels firmly planted in sloppy weather.

Journey is easy to drive with its six-speed automatic shifting smoothly and its V6, which uses variable valve timing, is strong. The V6 is rated at 283 horses and it'll get up and go. Better yet, in this test model, a noticeable lag in acceleration experienced in past tests had been eliminated.

Handling is light and Journey's turning radius is good, making it easy to park. Braking is fine with four-wheel discs plus stability and traction control. This model rides on 19-inch tires and the wheels are blacked out, giving it a sporty look.

Inside, Journey is comfortable and quiet. Dodge earned a 5-star crash rating for front and side impacts, plus a 4-star rating for rollovers.

The test unit had a black leather interior with soft black textured dash. The leather seats included white stitching at the edges, giving the interior a more upscale look. Trim is a dark graphite looking plastic, and the steering wheel is covered in thick leather. Good sound deadening keeps the interior quiet.

Journey's dash and controls are well laid out and easy to understand and the 8.4-inch nav/radio screen mid-dash is easy to see and use. There are large volume and tuning knobs below it, plus it being so large the touchscreen buttons are easy to use, even when wearing gloves. Dodge's Uconnect voice command system also is standard.

Seats are fairly flat on the bottom with mild back contouring, both comfortable on daily and longer drives. The test vehicle added a $1,100 option package that includes a power driver's seat with power lumbar support. Another $1,250 package includes heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. Also included in the package are remote start, a security alarm, automatic lights and a few other items.

This model includes a third-row seat so Journey can carry up to seven. The rear seat is the right size for small kids, but five adults will fit in the first two rows, which include several clever features. The rear seat folds flat for better storage, and there's additional storage in the floor of the second row. Also, the front passenger's seat folds flat to allow for longer loads such as lumber. That front passenger's seat also has storage under the bottom cushion.

Another package added a Garmin navigation system and ParkView backup camera and ParkSense rear park assist, plus SiriusXM Traffic and Travel features. The package costs $1,195.

I had no glitches with any of the electronic systems in this Journey, while I'd had some issues in past drives.

The sun visors slide and I like the big open bin in front of the console so you can store odds and ends, leaving the cup holders open for a bottle of water or two. Push-button start is standard; however, there is no sunroof.

Gas mileage was poor in the test model. I got just 17.0 mpg in about 60% city driving. That was down considerably from my past drives, one where I averaged 24.4 mpg in mostly highway driving and 22.5 mpg in about a 60% highway and 40% city drive. The EPA rates Journey at 16 mpg city and 24 mpg highway.
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FCA to keep producing Dodge Grand Caravan


01/11/2016

The Dodge Grand Caravan will live to drive another day, as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will let sales decide how long it keeps producing the well-known minivan.

The vehicle was scheduled to be discontinued this year with the introduction of the Chrysler Pacifica minivan, which will replace the Chrysler Town & Country nameplate when it arrives in U.S. dealerships by March.

Tim Kuniskis, Fiat Chrysler-North America head of passenger car brands, said the Grand Caravan is a “good car that sells extremely well,” so the company will continue to produce it until market demand fades.

“Why not let the market decide?” Kuniskis said. “So we’re going to bring the new one out and keep the old one at the same time, covering the price classes and let the market decide how many they want to buy and how long they want to buy them.”

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Sales of the Grand Caravan have remained extremely strong, outselling the Town & Country in the U.S. in 2015. The sister minivans have each represented roughly 20 percent — or more — of the minivan segment since 2008, according to Edmunds.com.

That’s excluding 2015, when the Ontario plant that produces the vehicles was shut for retooling for roughly three months.

The Dodge minivan is considered an affordable, entry-level vehicle starting between $22,000 and $31,000. The Chrysler was a bit pricier, starting between $30,000 and $41,000.

Stephanie Brinley, IHS Automotive senior analyst, said with the introduction of the Pacifica and discontinuation of the Grand Caravan she worries that Fiat Chrysler is forcing some Dodge customers out of the minivan segment.

“The buyer that seems to me to be getting squeezed out of this whole deal is the family that wanted a $25,000 minivan,” she said.

“I’m not too sure how long they’ll be serviced.”

Fiat Chrysler has not announced pricing for the 2017 Pacifica’s eight trim models, including two hybrid versions. Bruce Velisek, director of Chrysler brand product marketing, said the vehicle will cover a majority of minivan price segments.

Kelley Blue Book senior analyst Akshay Anand said it makes sense for Fiat Chrysler to let the market decide when to stop producing the Grand Caravan, as the company can easily produce both at the Ontario plant.

“It has brand equity. Any time you think about sun-setting a vehicle, you have to keep brand equity in mind,” he said. “There’s still room for it.”
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2016 Dodge Journey Crossroad Plus AWD

Test Drive: 2016 Dodge Journey Crossroad Plus AWD

February 24, 2016



MSRP: $20,995; as tested: $34,360

Crossovers are a blend of breeds, with station wagons and SUVs being the main lines of lineage. The Dodge Journey also draws from a different DNA source.

The biggest influence on the inside design of the Dodge crossover is the minivan. Invented by Chrysler more than thirty years ago, it was the minivan that effectively ushered the station wagon off the stage as prime people-mover.

Journey's heritage is most evident in its interior packaging. The midsize crossover is available with five- or seven-passenger seating. Offered on all trim levels, the optional third row is suitably sized for kids. When not in service, the seatbacks fold flat, converting the cargo capacity from 10.7 cubic feet to 37 cu. ft. Folding the 60/40 second row seatbacks forward expands the available space to 67.6 cu. ft.

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Added storage is found below deck, behind the third row, and just aft of the first row. Floor bins in row two (removable for cleaning) can hold ice/drinks or any valuables that you'd prefer to keep out of site. The second-row seats also slide up/back to apportion more room for people or cargo, and they can be outfitted with available, integrated child booster seats. At full push-back, the second row can hold adults, though it's a snug fit if those ahead of you are tall. Stowage spots in the first row include the conventional (map pockets, glove box, covered center console) and the unconventional.

The latter are standard on Crossroad Plus and RT models, and both have to do with the front passenger seat. First, it folds flat forward, to allow reeeally long items (ladder, surfboard or what-have-you) to be stored inside, with the hatch closed. Also, the bottom cushion is front-hinged and flips up to reveal hidden, in-seat storage.

All models have soft materials on the touch points. Crossroad Plus and RT trim levels include leather upholstery. The Popular Equipment package ($1,250) further boosts the comfort factor with heated front seats and steering wheel (along with high beam daytime DRLs, security alarm, automatic headlamps, universal garage door opener and a remote start system). With its large, (8.4 inches) legible touchscreen and uncomplicated controls, Chrysler's Uconnect remains one of the better designed access systems for infotainment that you'll find.

Driver visibility is generally good in all directions, though the slab shaped, second row seat headrests take a bite out of the rear view. A partial fix is included in the Navigation and Back-up Camera Group ($1,195), as it adds both a rear park assist and back-up camera (along with a Garmin navigation system and Sirius XM traffic and travel). A blind spot monitoring system would be helpful to combat typical, rear blind spots, but unfortunately, it isn't offered.

Standard on all but the top, R/T trim is a 2.4L four-cylinder, paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. It generates 173 horsepower and 166 lb. ft. of torque, and the EPA fuel economy estimates are 19 mpg's city/26 highway. The four feels underpowered in Journey, and performance isn't helped by the outmoded four-speed transmission. For those reasons (and the fact that AWD isn't available with the 2.4L), the V-6 is the engine of choice. Linked to a six-speed automatic, it's listed at 283 horsepower and 260 lb. ft. of torque. Towing capacity is rated at 2,500 lb. As you would expect, with 100 h.p. more and nearly the same advantage in lb. ft. of torque, the V-6 is far livelier than the four, and provides suitable performance for the job at hand. The six is expected to return 19/26 (FWD); 16/24 (AWD). While the mileage numbers for either motor aren't class-topping, the bottom line in the Journey engine comparison is this: The difference in performance between the four and six is noticeable; the difference in fuel economy is negligible.

Journey's on-demand, AWD system shifts power from its default, front-wheel-drive to the rear wheels as needed to enhance handling on dry roads, and traction on slippery ones. Electronic Stability Control and Traction Control ride assist in maintaining grip, when road conditions deteriorate. Journey feels its 4,238 lb. curb weight when cornering briskly. Handling is safe and predictable, but not sporty. Ride comfort is quite good.

Dodge trimmed the model line from seven to five for 2016 — SE, SXT, Crossroad, Crossroad Plus and R/T versions are offered. Journey's MSRP ranges from $20,995 (for an SE with FWD) to $33,695 (for an R/T with AWD).
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Jacking And Tire Changing



Published on Dec 29, 2015

Learn proper use of your jack and tire-changing accessories.

Rick

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