The aging SUV is slowly moving to its certain discontinuation. The company has released the announcement about model’s replacement, so which should come fairly soon. Most likely, the new crossover will come under Chrysler’s badge.
The current SUV out of 2019 Dodge Journey is fairly old. It originally came nearly a decade back. The most intriguing thing is that it did not change a whole lot for these launch date. Although we saw few upgrades up to now, it is still a decade-old crossover.
2019 Dodge Journey Overview and Redesign
The new version appeared in 2009, while the most of the present competitors are a lot younger. This is the most important reason for its replacement. It isn’t competitive enough anymore, so the 2019 Dodge Journey will most likely be the last year model. On this occasion, it is unreal to expect some bigger changes. So, it should arrive from the pretty much form, although some small tweaks are all possible.
The 2019 Dodge Journey will include the pretty much same design characteristics. It will come with a comfortable form, which dates from almost decade ago. We are about to see a fairly familiar face, which obtained few upgrades during these years. But, all of them were fairly long time past.
Regarding styling, the last update was five years ago and even those modifications were pretty modest. Simply, this crossover today looks like some like some relic from the past but features a fairly decent quality when it comes to chassis. On the other side, interior design perhaps features some good quality, but its unattractive layout makes it appear extremely unattractive. It is important to mention that next row of chairs recently became a standard feature across the whole range of Journey designs.
Interior Design and Features
The 2019 Dodge Journey will continue in the same manner when it comes to equipment. The base SE does not offer a long list of features. There are items like dual-zone climate controller, 17-inch wheels, 4.3-inch touchscreen and a 6-speaker audio system. The SXT adds a few items like 8.4-inch touchscreen, parking sensors, rearview camera, etc. Humorous, Bluetooth is optional. You will finally get some decent advantage with the Crossroad model.
This trim provides things like 19-inch wheels, Driver Convenience package that includes a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, and a universal garage door opener. To be honest, most of the modern crossovers offer this already in base trims. In the end, there is a range-topping GT trim. This model finally adds items like leather upholstery, heated seats and steering wheel, premium audio system, etc.
2019 Dodge Journey Engine
Things beneath the hood are remaining the same. The 2019 Dodge Journey will come with two engines in the offer. Both are fairly familiar and don’t offer anything spectacular. The base 2.4-liter four-cylinder surely does not have enough electricity for this chassis. It is good for about 173 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque.
The humorous thing is that it comes at a pair with an archaic 4-speed automatic transmission, so there is no need for some talks about performances. It works much better than the weak four-cylinder engine, but it is still slower than many of competitors. Coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission, it needs around 7.8 minutes to reach 60 mph. Maximum speed is approximately 120 mph.
Price and Release Date
The 2019 Dodge Journey should come in usual time, which is somewhere in late 2018. We do not expect changes in price so that base models will proceed about 24.000 dollars. On the other side, best-equipped models fairly price, if we consider their quality and aged design. Those models could go all up to 35.000 dollars