Which Dodge Model Fits Your Daily Lifestyle The Best?
Dodge has a vehicle in their lineup for any driver and any situation. Whether you need to move people or gear, or you need some extra power to tow a boat or camper on the weekends, Dodge has it. Here is some information about the Dodge Journey, Durango, and Grand Caravan so you can decide which fits your family best.
The Dodge Journey
The Dodge Journey is a three-row crossover SUV with room for up to seven passengers. The lower trims come with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 173 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque. The higher trims come with the option for a 3.6-liter V-6 that produces 283 horsepower. This crossover is a great choice for families on a budget who need room for extra passengers but want to be in an SUV instead of a minivan. The higher level Crossroad and GT trims come with an 8.4-inch touch screen display and Chrysler’s Uconnect infotainment system, and it has an abundance of cargo space when you fold the second- and third-row seats down.
The Dodge Durango
The Durango is also a mid-size SUV, but it is larger than the Journey and packs a bigger punch. For 2018, Dodge added the SRT model which comes with a powerful V-8 engine and 20-inch wheels along with adaptive suspension dampers. The rest of the Durango trims come with a choice between a 3.6-liter V-6 engine and a 5.7-liter V-8. When equipped, the Durango can tow up to 8,700 pounds which is the best towing capacity in its class. All the Durango models come with a touch screen and Bluetooth for phone and audio.
The Dodge Grand Caravan
If your family needs extra passenger space with easy entering and exiting for the kids then the Grand Caravan is the best fit. This minivan comes with a strong V-6 engine that produces 283 horsepower. It has the Stow n’ Go seating so there is extra storage under the floor when the seats are up, or you can stow the seats down for a flat cargo space. The base SE trim comes with a 6.5-inch touch screen, and you can upgrade to the SE Plus to add the Uconnect Hands Free package. All the Grand Caravan models offer the option for a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with a 9-inch screen.
Safety is always a consideration when shopping for a family vehicle. All three of these vehicles come equipped with a full suite of air bags along with traction and stability control. The Journey offers a rearview camera as an option for the Crossroads and GT trims, and a rearview camera comes standard in all the Durango and Grand Caravan models. The Dodge Durango has the most advanced safety systems with the option for active safety features such as forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and a lane departure warning system.
All three of these Dodge vehicles have something to offer. The Journey is a great choice for families on a budget, and the Durango has the power you need for weekend excursions.