2018 Dodge Journey Redesign Review and Pricing

2018 Dodge Journey Redesign Review and Pricing

This is the best medium crossover for you if you have an urgent need for a seven-seater vehicle, do not want to spend a lot of money to get it, and that’s okay with the lack of up-to-date blurring and safety features. . This formula sounds unattractive in his face, but the 2018 Dodge Journey is a fun crossover that delivers the best value for money.

Slotting into the Dodge crossover range under the larger and more expensive Durango, Journey is available with seating for seven people and even offers a surprisingly fun GT trim level. Indeed, the overall package of Journey is the answer to a considerable crossover buyer. Recognized aided by sales for fleet leasing, it finds more buyers through the first half of 2017 than on Durango, Kia Sorento, Mazda CX-9, and Nissan Pathfinder. It’s not bad for vehicles whose design has not changed fundamentally since the introduction of the 2009 model.

2018 Dodge Journey Redesign Review and Pricing

2018 Dodge Journey Redesign Review and Pricing

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2018 Dodge Journey Styling

For vehicles that retain the overall appearance it has since the 2011 model facelift, the Journey 2018 style is not as dated as possible. The proportions are fun, the louvers are the Dodge crosshair design, and the muscular wheel arch gives the impression of sportiness. The Crossroad model is seen as part of an off-road-ready SUV, but does not have the hardware or ground clearance to do many things beyond crossing gravel roads.

Fog lamps and mirrors with color strength body are modified starting standard on SXT trim levels. The contrast black roof is optional for SE, SXT and GT with Blacktop Appearance Package. SE and SXT have 17-inch alloy wheels, with an optional alloy on the first and standard on the second. SXT is available with a bright 19-inch alloy, while Crossroad comes in 19 and GT black with sats carbon 19s.

Inside, Journey’s roofline is relatively low and composite packaging is relatively short overall. The passenger room and its comfort are OK in the first row, quite second, and best left to the children in third. The cargo volume is more similar to the compact crossover class, at 10.7 cubic feet behind the third row, 37 cubic feet behind the second row, and 67.6 with both rows folded.

It is said that this Dodge has some unique features to help maximize the space it has. The standard on each model is a pair of garbage bin behind the front seats. Some models have additional hidden cubbies under the base of second row seats. And Journey is the only vehicle in the competitive set to offer a luggage booster seat folded from the back of a second row.

2018 Dodge Journey Redesign Review and Pricing

2018 Dodge Journey Engine

There is no change in the choice of four and six cylinder engines. Standard on SE model, SXT and Crossroad front is 2.4 liter four cylinder with 173 horsepower and 166 pound-feet torque. The transmission used with this machine is anachronism. It is one of the last four automatic speeds in a modern production vehicle. The relatively low power output, the “yester-tech” transmission, and the sidewalk weight of over 3,800 pounds mean the acceleration is very slow. Even if you have a very tight budget, we would not recommend four cylinders.

Fortunately, Journey is available with a much better drivetrain. Standard on GT and AWD, and optionally on the SXT and Crossroad front, is a 3.6-liter V-6 with 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. It’s paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This engine / transmission combo is dramatically more responsive than four cylinders, with minimal levels for fuel economy ratings.
The front-drive model with the V-6 can experience steering torque – a tendency to pull to one side during full throttle acceleration. AWD tamed this by sending power to the rear wheels when the sensors detect the front tire slipping. The AWD system is basic but improves dry-and wet-road handling, so this is an option we recommend even if you do not live in snowy climates.

Travel absorbs bumps pretty well, even on 19-inch tires and a slightly stiffer GT suspension. GT is really the only model that can calculate the handling between its selling points, and even then, the overall calm does not match the most recent rivals. Even so, every Journey has a serviceable road around the city and a cruise ship with a bit of a fuss on the Interstate.

2018 Dodge Journey Redesign Review and Pricing

2018 Dodge Journey Redesign Review and Pricing

2018 Dodge Journey Features

The most significant change is the addition of three seating rows as standard at all trim levels. Also, the optional Blacktop Package, which includes piano-black exterior mirrors, trim fascia, grille, and wheels are newly available in the SE; it was previously only offered on SXT and GT.

All other standard equipment will expire. The SE version includes dual-zone manual climate control and keyless entry with engine start press. The SXT model adds upgraded interior trim and access to more optional comfort features than the SE. The crossroad model gets leather upholstery, automatic climate control, electric driver’s seat, and 8.4-inch touch screen infotainment system. GT has full leather seats, heated front seats, and remote start engines.
Unfortunately, the Journey model is not available with sophisticated propulsion technology, such as advanced collision warnings, departure alerts, flood warnings, rear traffic cross detection, radar sailing controls, or autonomous emergency braking. The item should wait until the next generation model arrives.

2018 Dodge Journey Redesign Review and Pricing

2018 Dodge Journey Price

The base price of 2018 Journey goes up $ 200 – $ 1,300, depending on the trim level. Nonetheless, this is one of the most affordable middle class crossover, especially among the crossovers that offer three rows of seats. The base price in this review includes a Dodge $ 1,095 destination fee, which remains unchanged from 2017.
With front-wheel drive and four-cylinder engine, SE starts at $ 23,590, SXT at $ 26,790, and Crossroad at $ 28,990. The V-6 engine is a $ 1,700 option on SXT and front Crossroad. It’s standard on GT, which starts at $ 33,590 with front-wheel drive.

Adding all-wheel drive to SE, SXT, and Crossroad includes V-6 engine, raising base price to $ 27,990, $ 30,290 and $ 32,490. AWD GT starts at $ 35,490.

The SE model is available with Popular Equipment Group ($ 995) which includes three zone climate control, overhead storage console, and leather wrapped steering wheel. Chrome Mopar Accents Package ($ 685) adds a variety of chrome pieces to the exterior trim. The Blacktop package is $ 395, while the Connectivity Group, which includes Bluetooth with voice control, is $ 795.
Available on SXT is Premium Group ($ 1,095) which includes satellite radio, electric driver’s seat, and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

Uconnect Radio Group 8.4 ($ 895) added overhead console storage, 8.4 inch touch screen infotainment system, satellite radio, rear obstacle detection and rearview camera. The Blacktop package of this model is $ 1,095 because the wheels are 19 inches in diameter and contradict the 17 inches on the SE.

The Popular Crossroad Equipment Group ($ 1,350) includes heated front seats, remote machines, a heated steering wheel, and built-in door transmitter. The Premium Sound Group upgrades the $ 395 audio system.
Crossroad and GT models offer the Family Entertainment Group ($ 1,345) including high-end audio systems, rear entertainment systems, wireless headphones, and built-in booster seats. Navigation and Backup Camera Group ($ 1,295) added embedded GPS mapping, rearview camera, rear-ramp detection, and SiriusXM Satellite Travel service for five years. You can add a power sunroof to the Navigation and Backup Camera Group, which brings the total package price to $ 1,845.

The second row booster seat can be bought for $ 265 for each Journey.

We usually do not consider the flagship model to be the best value in the range of vehicles, but we make an exception for GT Travel. With Family Entertainment and Navigation and Backup groups, it carries sticker prices of $ 38,130. That’s very much, but expect generous dealer discounts and factory incentives. Indeed, it is possible to get a full load crossover with a full payload, seven seats, for similar or less money than a compact five-seater model with fewer facilities. Either it’s worth trading safety features and taking a chance on reliability – Dodge usually does not print well in dependency studies – it’s up