The 2018 Dodge Journey will have the platform on which the Alfa Romeo Giulia is made. FCA will also add some technological refinements to the 2018 model. Dodge is one brand that has a distinctive American charm and the same is reflected in most of its vehicles. The Dodge Journey, a midsized crossover SUV, is all set for a revamp for 2018. The upcoming Journey may get some European flair, as per the industry updates. Until the 2019 model appears, Journey will be the same with a bit of European styling thrown in.
2018 Dodge Journey – Redesign Exterior and Interior Design
The 2018 Dodge Journey may still have some traces of the design elements taken from Fiat Freemont. But it will have a sleeker overall styling. The exterior of 2018 Journey is not striking but it is not exactly dull looking either. The crosshair grille has been refined a bit and same is true about bumpers. It is available in a few enticing exterior hues. Roof rack and Led tail lamps add to the visual oomph. There will be 5 trim levels- SE, SXT, Crossroad, Crossroad Plus and top end GT. The cabin is understated but elegant looking. The seats are comfortable and the Journey offers several clever storage options. Dual-Zone Manual Temperature Control is there and 3 zones automated climate control is optional.
New Dodge Journey is loaded with lots of entertainment and safety features, which is quite commendable. The upgraded Uconnect infotainment setup is a joy to use and you get a bright 8.4-inch touch screen unit to control its features.
SE trim gets 17-inch steel wheels, heated mirrors, USB port, keyless entry and cruise control. In SXT, you get 17-inch alloy wheels, LED taillights, body-colored exterior mirrors. In Crossroad trim, there are 19-inch wheels, chrome exterior trim, auto-dimming rearview mirror, satellite radio and leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Crossroad Plus, you get LED interior lighting, in-dash DVD player, cargo net and leather upholstery.
All new Dodge Journey models get antilock disc brakes, stability control, and airbags. Available safety features include rear parking sensors, rearview camera. Lack of advanced safety features like lane departure warning and blind-spot monitoring are somewhat unacceptable.
2018 Dodge Journey – Engine Specs
The 2018 Dodge Journey gets the familiar 2.4-liter four-cylinder unit. That may come in this model with an enhanced output, maybe close to 173 hp. The GT trim gets a powerful 3.6-liter V6 and its output can be close to 300 hp in 2018 version. The Journey may be equipped with a new gearbox for 2018. The older four-speed automatic transmission unity is rather dated.
2018 Dodge Journey – Price and Release Date
The base trim price of 2018 Dodge Journey starts at $22,000. It will be released in late 2017.
New Dodge Journey 2018 has got enhanced exterior styling and interior is classy with useful storage options. However, it loses out to rivals in advanced safety features. However, it still is a great value for money SUV.