2018 Dodge Journey
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With the spaciousness and versatility of a wagon, but the style and performance of an SUV, the 2018 Dodge Journey is the most budget-friendly mid-size crossover vehicle on the market today. A now standard third-row seat makes this the only SUV to offer standard seven passenger seating, yet with the upgrades to body and fuel efficiency the car still rides in comfort and ease. Focusing on the advancements you truly need, the Dodge Journey offers stupendous utility and handling across its now four trim types. Choice of either the four- or six-cylinder engine in front- or all-wheel drive round out the package with plenty of available power and even some mild off-road capabilities for the adventurous families out there.

Engine Performance

  • 3.6-liter V6, 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 2.4-liter 4-cylinder, 173 horsepower and 166 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 4- or 6-speed automatic transmission

Safety Features

  • Trailer-sway control
  • Electronic roll mitigation
  • Available Forward Emergency Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control and Blind-Spot Monitoring

Vehicle Design

  • Standard three-row seating
  • Four doors and dual, fold-flat seat rows
  • Innovative removable in-floor storage bins

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What are the new features in the 2018 Dodge Journey?

Across all four trim configurations-the SE, SXT, Crossroad, and GT-the simplified Journey line is now standard with seven passenger capacity. The cabin is still plenty spacious, able to adequately seat even an all-adult crew in that extra row, not hindering on the vehicle's functionality and comfort. Built in and removable storage bins have been added at the feet of the second row and passenger for convenient and secure packing space. When empty, the two rows fold down for an impressive 67.6 cubic feet to haul what large cargo items that might require transport. Dual climate control, touchscreen media center, keyless entry, push-to-start, and a six speaker sound system with auxiliary and USB connections are now standard features. An optional 8.4-inch Uconnect screen can enhance your drive with Bluetooth, navigation, Hands-Free Calling, Streaming Audio, Voice Command, and satellite radio. The 2018 Dodge Journey's exterior body design has been sculpted to maximize aerodynamics and style along all of its 192.4-inch length. Chrome-trimmed grille and 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels bring an aggressive and sturdy demeanor to the look of the vehicle. The Dodge Journey Crossroad has a further enhanced look, sporting a faux skidplate, standard roof rails, and blacked-out wheels. If you want further specialization, the GT trim also features an added hitch and four-pin wiring connector for towing up to 2,500 pounds.

How does the 2018 Dodge Journey's powertrain perform?

Standard in the 2018 Dodge Journey is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine with a four-speed automatic transmission, outputting 173 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque. Not powerful enough? No problem! The available award winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine ups the ante to 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque and a six-speed automatic transmission. Excellent performance and range is guaranteed out of this engine; both engines provide over 500 highway miles per tank on its EPA rated 19/25 city/highway mpg. Providing extra power when its needed, the all-wheel drive models of the 2018 Dodge Journey functions as front-wheel drive until the rear power is necessary so as to maximize the vehicle's fuel efficiency. Three suspension options easily handle the rough bumps and curves. An independent suspension comes standard in base trims, progressing to the touring suspension for a firmer and more responsive ride, and finally the high-performance suspension within the GT handles curves, bumps, and uneven terrain like a dream.

How are the 2018 Dodge Journey safety and security features?

Over 40 standard and available safety and security features comes with the 2018 Dodge Journey. A rear camera makes parking and maneuverability a breeze, with the optional addition of ParkSense Rear park Assist to detect and warn of objects and obstructions behind you while in reverse. Seven airbags, specialized crumple zones, stability control, roll mitigation, and a protective dual-phase steel frame protect during loss of control and collisions. Electronic Traction Control, Trailer Sway Control, and new suspension offerings provide a smooth ride and easy hauling.

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Final Thoughts on the 2018 Dodge Journey

While classed as a midsize SUV, the 2018 Dodge Journey packs like a minivan and performs like a sedan. 500 miles on a single tank can get you to new places and the new standard third-row seating makes bringing the whole family along easy and comfortable. Straightforward features, design, and technology make this car cost-friendly yet feeling up-to-date and modernized. This is a satisfying and exciting car to master to get you where you need to be and utilizing all its great functionality with ease.

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