2017 Dodge Journey Redesign

The Dodge Journey was first introduced to the market in 2008 and in 2011 got minor improvements in the suspension and powertrain. Dodge’s parent company Chrysler; has announced the release of a new and improved 2017 Dodge Journey that will be comfortable and affordable. This midsized compact SUV will have a new chassis, an improved modern design and some engine changes that will lower fuel consumption. With its large wheelbase and high road clearance, no terrain will be tough enough for this car.

2017 Dodge Journey front
2017 Dodge Journey – Features and Design:

The exterior of the 2017 Dodge Journey will be muscular and athletic with huge changes expected on its 4 door chassis. Light premium materials will be used on the body. The front part will have a huge grille divided into four by parts by a chrome cross. The front bumper bulges forward with an air vent and LED fog lights placed just below it. There will be high-intensity discharge LED headlights and an improved hood with lines that give this car a bullish look. Wheels have also got an improvement, getting bigger and wider with the rims getting a sporty new design; the base design will have 18-inch wheels while higher trims will have 19-inch wheels. There will be indented lines on the sides that enhance the aggressive design and a roof-rack on the gently sloping roofline.

The interior is spacious and luxurious and will be available in a five and seven seats passenger configuration. The front seats are expected to have heating and ventilation with leather covers and quality fabric used on all seats. There will be an 8.4-inch display screen for navigation and infotainment which also includes: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, CD player, USB ports and a six-speaker sound system. The cabin will look stylish with blue and red LED lights used to illuminate the dashboard. Cargo space is ample in the 2017 Dodge Journey with the seven-seat configuration having the back seats folding towards the chassis to increase luggage space. Other features include a push button ignition, manual dual climate control, a tilt steering and sliding second-row seats. Security features like traction control, 3 point seatbelts, stability control, blind spot monitoring, airbags and child locks on the doors are also incorporated.

2017 Dodge Journey interior
2017 Dodge Journey – Engine Specifications:

The Journey Dodge will have 2.4 liters 4 cylinder engine mated to a 6 automatic transmission gearbox. This unit will produce 173 hp and 166 pound-foot of torque; buyers have the option of an all wheel or front wheel drive. Higher trims will have a 3.6 liter V6 engine that outputs 283 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. This will also have an AWD or FWD option with the six-speed automatic transmission as standard. Because of the lighter materials used and improved suspension on 2017 Dodge Journey has a fuel efficiency rating 21 miles per gallon for both highway and city driving. The V6 engine will have a fuel efficiency of 19 mpg. Speed has also improved and this car can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds which is impressive for a big car.

2017 Dodge Journey rear
2017 Dodge Journey – Price and Release Date:

The 2017 Dodge Journey is expected to be in the market during the second quarter of 2016 with a starting price of $20,995 for the base trim.