Although the Journey lineup from Dodge has never quite clicked, it is time for new owners, Fiat, to come up with something extraordinary in order to rejuvenate the journey of the Dodge’s unique model. Thus, they have come up with this latest and exciting instalment, the 2016 Dodge Journey. This medium sized crossover SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) also has a fair price tag along with its new design which will attract the old as well as the new customers. That said, this version of Dodge Journey has a lot to offer, a lot more than its previous models if it is to gain a high place in the automobile market.
2016 Dodge Journey Redesign Exterior and Interior
The platform of built for this 2016 Dodge Journey will be the same as the Chrysler 200, which is strong and durable. But this platform will be smaller in size as compared to that of its predecessor.
It is rumoured that the body designs will face redesigns and that the redesigns will be borrowed from Chrysler 200 and Chrysler 300. It will be sitting on large 19-inch wheels made of aluminium and will feature a sharper and sleeker bodywork.
This medium size crossover sports utility vehicle from Dodge is a family car. So, one can expect bountiful amounts of space, both in the cabin as well as the cargo area. Although the built platform has seen a reduction in size, it will be able to comfortably house seven full grown adult human beings while giving them a lot of head room and leg room to move around. Another interesting feature is the layout of the cabin, which has been crafted out so meticulously so that it can utilise space very efficiently.
Dashboard has also seen quite a lot of new upgrades which can only further make a journey on Dodge Journey much more enjoyable than before.
2016 Dodge Journey Engine Specs, Trim Levels
This latest 2016 Dodge Journey will feature two engine options to choose from. Both of them are reasonably good engines with a good amount of power as well. So, the choice is up to the customer and his wallet. These two engines are:
A 2.0 litre or a 2.4 litre turbocharged, inline 4 cylinder engine will take the place of its old 2.4 litre engine. This new engine will be able to notch up 220 brake horsepower as well as 250 pound-feet of torque. A 3.6 litre V6 engine which is yet much more powerful and will be able to produce a whopping 305 brake horsepower. Both these engines will reportedly go easy on fuel consumption. Transmission system to be offered will be a 9-speed automatic one which will support FWD as well as AWD depending on the trim.
This latest Dodge Journey will feature five trim levels. The manufacturers have kept in mind the varied choices of their customers and have wisely planned out these five variants. These five variants are SXT, SE, R/T, SXT AWD and RT AWD.
2016 Dodge Journey Release Date and Price
2016 Dodge Journey will hit markets come the end of 2015 or early 2016 and will be starting from $25,000.