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Fueled By Adventure, Always Unstoppable - Dodge Journey SUV

Delivering excitement for many miles, offering more space for more fun, and meticulously designed with your adventures in mind, the unstoppable new Dodge Journey truly is a special breed of SUV.

Some SUVs are unstoppable in the sense that they can conquer incredibly rugged terrain and also can effortlessly tow a tremendous amount of weight. While the Dodge Journey indeed delivers in this regard, this cutting-edge SUV really excels and is unstoppable in other ways to differentiate itself from the pack.

One of the very first things you'll initially notice about listings for the new Dodge Journey model is just how affordable that its price tag is, which surely helps drive those seemingly unstoppable sales-numbers year after year, quarter over quarter. With a highly competitive MSRP of only $22,795, the Journey is in fact one of the most affordable crossover SUVs that money can buy at this time. And for the first time ever, all of the Dodge Journey SE, SXT, Crossroad and GT trims will now have standard third-row seating, sweetening the deal even further for drivers who have plenty of passengers to drive around.

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Classic Crossover Look & Style

While other competing brands are experimenting with the concept of sport-backed crossover SUV models and other quite oddly shaped frames, the Dodge Journey isn't afraid to continue to carry its bulky and bold appearance. Similar to how Dodge has largely maintained the overall look of the Charger, Challenger and Durango designs over many generations, the classic and mainly unchanged style of the Journey holds its own extremely well with each passing year. Clean lines, sharp angles, and Dodge's signature chrome crosshair grille will make a powerful impression on the roads wherever you may drive.

Thoughtful design choices like a huge rear window as well as an easy-opening and very wide hatch in the back enhances your convenience and driving experience when you hit the road. You know what they say - form follows function, but function really looks great in the case of the new Journey.

Powertrain - Let's Talk Numbers

Taking a look under the hood, the new Dodge Journey comes equipped with a 2.4-liter 16-valve four-cylinder engine at the base trim. This engine produces 173 horsepower, 166 pound-feet of torque, and is paired with a four-speed automatic transmission that helps it achieve 25 mpg along the highway and a total highway driving range of over 500 miles on one single fuel fill-up.

Have no fear if you were hoping for more power and a boosted performance. All trim levels of the latest Dodge Journey will now offer the award-winning 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar® engine, along with a more modern and very smooth six-speed automatic transmission system with AutoStick (more to follow about that). This praised and proven engine is good for a whopping 283 horsepower and a spirited 260 pound-feet of torque for your driving thrills. It also can tow up to a respectable 2,500 pounds.

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Commanding & Controlled Driving Manners 

All of the specifications above are impressive, but you very well may be wondering what it is actually like to drive the new Journey. Well, we'd love to tell you all about it. Thanks to the fully independent suspension system with MacPherson struts, combined with the cutting-edge Electronic Stability Control feature, the Dodge Journey delivers exceptional ride-quality and control, regardless of the roads you are driving on. It is a comfortable and confidence-inspiring experience to take this large, yet surprisingly agile and athletic crossover SUV out for a drive around town.

In addition, there's also a clever new feature for this model which really is a cool option to consider. It's called AutoStick, which delivers all of the fun of manual gear-shifting with a classic stick, except without those flappy paddles that a lot of the competition offers. When compared to a traditional manual transmission, AutoStick takes care of the driver much more and can even downshift for you if you fail to shift in time. Or you can simply just turn your transmission back into automatic whenever you please. Pretty cool stuff from Dodge.

All-Wheel Drive is available too, which is perfect for navigating the roads in the face of harsh weather conditions! 

Warranty For Your Peace-of-Mind

Who doesn't appreciate extra protection and coverage? Along with a price that dramatically undercuts a lot of the competition, the new Dodge Journey also has another big perk that improves its value even more. Fully-transferable and bumper-to-bumper coverage, the Journey comes with a 3-year/36,000-mile basic limited warranty that covers everything from electrical components to the body frame itself. And if something unexpected happens and you're stranded on the side of the road, this warranty even covers towing you to the nearest Dodge dealership in the area. For the powerhouse, you are covered by a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty as well.

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Come Get Behind the Wheel of a Dodge Journey

Please stop by our showroom if you'd like to test-drive the new Dodge Journey SUV for yourself. It's not the most powerful or the flashiest SUV model out there, but it certainly pulls ahead of rivals in plenty of other ways.