2016 Dodge Journey

The current Dodge Journey had started to look old and rusty
prompting the manufacturer to release a new and improved model
dubbed “the 2016 Dodge Journey ”. The new model will be
redesigned to feature a modern look and its concept is going to
be based on the Compact Us wide platform. This means the
next-generation of Dodge Journey will borrow much of its
components from Chrysler 200.

Exterior

The new crossover or compact SUV will feature a number of
exterior changes. To start with, the manufacturer will offer
five trim levels for this model which will be SE, SXT, SXT AWD,
R/T and R/T AWD. The new body of this SUV will be sharper than
the predecessor model; it will be 192.4 inches long with a
width of 72.2 inches and stand 66.6 inches tall with a ground
clearance of 7.4 inches. The new Dodge Journey will have 19
inches aluminium wheels. The outer look will feature square
shoulders, crosshair grille with attractively embossed fenders
that add a dose of athletism to its otherwise compact size. The
front will also feature elongated headlights that make it look
more powerful and aggressive.

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Interior

Bearing in mind that this new SUV is a family car, it will
feature a lot of passenger and cargo space. It will have a
seating space of seven passengers. The manufacture has hooked
the new machine with bucket front and rear seats that are
covered in a premium quality cloth. The driver’s seat is height
adjustable. There is also an option for heated front seats and
a heated steering wheel. Other features include a three-zone
automatic climate control system, an LCD screen, a tachometer,
compass, clock and a trip computer. For convenience, it will
feature audio and cruise control on the steering wheel, front
and rear door pockets and cup holders and front seatback
storage. For entertainment, the car comes with six speakers,
USB connection, auxiliary audio input and USB with external
media control. There is also interior air filtration for
improved comfort.

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Engine Specs and Performance

The 2016 Dodge Journey will feature different engine options
for their different markets. For the U.S market the
manufacturer will use a 3.6 L, V6 engine. This engine produced
by Pentastar has the capacity of generating up to 283 hp with
260 lb-feet of torque. Auto experts expect the manufacturer to
further improve this engine to offer more power.

The second option for international markets will be a 2.4 L
DOHC 4-cylinder engine that can produce 173 hp with 166 lb-ft
of torque. Both engines will feature six speed automatic
transmission. In addition, the V6 engine will be offered with a
four wheel drive mode and will have a fuel economy of 19 mpg
for the city and 25 mpg for the highway. Redesigned Dodge
Journey 2016 with a stronger engine of 3.6 liters accelerates
0-60 mph in 6.2 seconds, while the weaker engine of 2.4 liters
that speed achieves in 10.4 sec.

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Price and Release date

Although the manufacturer is yet to release information on its
expected release date or price, rumour has it that the new 2016
Dodge Journey will hit showrooms in the last quarter of 2015 or
early 2016. Its price (MSRP) is expected to increase slightly
from the current model’s and will fall in the range of between
$ 23,830 and $35,000 depending on the trim level.

Competition for the new 2016 Dodge Journey might be:
Chevrolet Equinox,  Ford Escape or Kia Sportage.