5 Reasons Why Your Next Vehicle Should be a Dodge Journey
Are you searching for an SUV with plenty of engine power and towing potential? Or perhaps a crossover with impressive styling and ample interior seating? If so, the 2017 Dodge Journey is a solid blend of utility and comfort. From its modest $21,195 MSRP to its advanced tech and safety systems, the Dodge Journey has a lot to offer. Here are just five reasons why it’s worth a test drive.
Whether you choose the SE, SXT, Crossroad, Crossroad Plus, or GT, there are distinct exterior accents to complement each trim. These include foldable power mirrors, roof side rails, a unique front fascia, a gloss black front grille, platinum chrome accents, and sculpted fender flares.
Opt for the Chrome Appearance Group on the SXT for bright door handles and 19-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels with all-season tires, or the Blacktop Package with the SXT and GT for 19-inch gloss black aluminum wheels, gloss black exterior mirrors, and a black headlamp bezel.
Power and Performance
The 2017 Dodge Journey offers two engine options: a standard 2.4-liter 16-valve four-cylinder and an available 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6. The four-cylinder outputs 173 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque, while the V-6 delivers up to 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Both see up to 25 mpg on the highway.
Experience smooth handling and control with the anti-lock braking system, all-speed traction control, electronic stability control, and electronic roll mitigation. The fully independent MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension also work to keep you stable on the road.
Available performance features include an all-wheel-drive system for tackling low-traction surfaces with ease, a touring-tuned or high-performance suspension for extra power, and a towing capacity of up to 2,500 pounds with the V-6 engine.
Indulge in luxury behind the wheel of your new Journey. It features leather-trimmed front seats, ample legroom, dual-zone manual climate control, and 60/40 split-folding second-row seatbacks. Optional amenities include a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, six-way power driver’s seat with lumbar support, three-zone automatic climate control, child booster seats, and third-row seating.
In addition, there’s more than enough interior space for all your cargo needs. You’ll find an in-floor storage compartment and cooler, as well as available in-seat storage and up to 67.6 cubic feet of space with the second-row seats folded flat.
This crossover isn’t just stylish but also packs plenty of standard and optional gadgets for tech-savvy passengers. These include a navigation system with 8.4-inch touch screen, six Infinity speakers, SiriusXM satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth connectivity, and a second-row 9-inch screen mounted on the overhead console.
The 2017 Journey comes with all the safety features you’d expect from a Dodge vehicle. Standard perks include a dual-phase steel body structure, energy-absorbing front and rear crumple zones, active front seat head restraints, and seven multi-stage front air bags, including knee air bags for the driver.
Available features include a ParkView Rear Back Up Camera with Uconnect touch screen and ParkSense Rear Park Assist System with ultrasonic sensors to detect objects behind you.
If you’re looking for a crossover with plenty of style and performance, put the 2017 Dodge Journey at the top of your shopping list.