The new 2017 Dodge Journey could what you’re looking for if you’ve been searching for a sensible three-row crossover SUV that parks a cinch and is family-friendly. Furthermore, it comes laden with features such as a practical interior, budget friendly pricing, an upgraded 8.4” infotainment touchscreen, an available V6 engine, and a feature-packed cabin. The Dodge Journey 2017 release date should be expected sometime late this year, at least according to various credible sources.
I guess the first thing that immediately came to your mind upon seeing this review is ‘is the Dodge Journey still on sale?’ Yes indeed, it is. Much of its exterior and interior has been updated and now looks modern, but that can’t completely hide the fact that the Journey is somehow antiquated especially looking at its technology offerings and performance.
Granted, the Journey has been on the market for quite some time now, and during this time, newer and fresher models have all undergone complete redesigns to remain competitive in this cut-throat competition arena. Much of the designs that the Journey offers are still synonymous with the model that debuted way back in 2009.
To its credit, however, the Dodge Journey 2017 still offers some positive attributes that have been fundamental to it ever since it debuted on the market. Some of these include a quiet interior, a smooth ride quality even in some of the unforgiving road conditions, a competitive pricing package, and comfortable and supportive seats.
In other respects however, time has apparently not been that kind. The two engines available beneath its hood are mediocre and that is an understatement. Beyond the performance, the fuel economy ratings aren’t impressive, the technologies are dated, and the handling is imprecise.
There’re other alternatives in the market, hopefully. Some if these include the Kia Sorento, and Dodge’s own Grand Caravan. The 2017 Kia Sorento price starts from $25,100. Some if the appealing highlights that keep buyers coming back include user-friendly controls, excellent crash tests scores, ample features for the money, a versatile second-row seat, an attractive cabin, and a long warranty. Besides the features, it comes with a 185-horsepower – generating 2.4L four-cylinder engine beneath the hood of the base model. The Kia Sorento 2017 release date should be expected sometime in the first quarter of 2017.
2017 Dodge Journey Review of Trims
Five trims are available for the five- and seven-passenger 2017 Dodge Journey: SXT, SE, Crossroad, base, R/T, and Crossroad Plus.
Exterior Dodge Journey colors: Billet Silver Metallic, Pearl White Tri-Coat, White, Redline 2 Pearl Coat, Pitch Black Clear Coat, and Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat. You can expect some changes on its release date.
2017 Dodge Journey Interior & Exterior Changes
Some of the standard accessories available for the Journey SE include a height-adjustable driver seat, heated mirrors, a tinted rear glass, a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack, a 4.3” touchscreen display, manual climate controls, keyless ignition and entry, dual exhaust tips, roof rails, heated mirrors, a tinted rear glass, reclining and sliding second-row seat, and seventeen-inch steel wheels.
Upgrading to the Dodge Journey SXT 2017 offers you all of the SE’s features plus a dual-zone climate control, LED taillights, a unique front fascia, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, floor mats, body-colored exterior mirrors, and foglamps.
The Dodge Journey Crossroad offers you features such as Bluetooth connectivity, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering leather-wrapped wheel, chrome exterior trim, nineteen-inch wheels, satellite and HD radio, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, gloss black and chrome exterior trim, and a cargo net.
The Journey Crossroad Plus adds you a leather upholstery, a six-way power driver seat, an automatic tri-zone climate control, an in-dash DVD player, a fold-flat front passenger seat, an 8.4” touchscreen display, an SD card slot, and steering-wheel calibration.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 5.8 in. (113.8 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 0.4 in. (192.4 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.2 in. (72.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 122 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 39.6 cu.ft. (max. 67.6 cu.ft. )
Curb weight: 3818 lbs.
Top Speed: 118 mph
0-60: 7.8 sec
MPG: 16/24 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Pearl White Tri-Coat, Pitch Black Clear Coat, Redline 2 Pearl Coat, White…
Towing Capacity: 1000 lbs.
2017 Dodge Journey Engine Specs
Two engines are offered beneath its hood: a 2.4L four-cylinder engine generating 173 hp and 166 lbs. ft. of torque fitted beneath the hoods of the SE, SXT, Crossroad, and Crossroad Plus; and a 3.6L V6 rated at 283 horsepower and 260 pounds-ft. of torque optionally available for the previously-mentioned models but standard on the Dodge Journey R/T model.
2017 Dodge Journey Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the new model will most likely go for sale sometime late this year with the base costing around $20,995.