The aging SUV is slowly going to its certain discontinuation. The company has already released the announcement about model’s replacement, so which should come pretty soon. Most likely, the new crossover will come under Chrysler’s badge.
The current SUV from Dodge is pretty old. It originally came almost a decade ago. The most interesting thing is that it didn’t change a lot for these launch date. Although we saw few updates so far, it is still a decade-old crossover. The original version appeared in 2009, while the most of current competitors are much younger. This is the main reason for its replacement. It isn’t competitive enough anymore, so the 2019 Dodge Journey will probably be the last year model. For this occasion, it is unreal to expect some bigger changes. So, it should come in the pretty much form, although some small tweaks are possible.
2019 Dodge Journey redesign
The 2019 Dodge Journey will come with the pretty much same design characteristics. It will come with a familiar shape, which dates from almost decade ago. We are about to see a pretty familiar face, which received few updates during these years. However, all of them were pretty long time ago.
In terms of styling, the last update was five years ago and even those modifications were pretty modest. Simply, this crossover nowadays looks like some like some relic from the past, but still features a pretty decent quality when it comes to chassis.
On the other side, interior design maybe features some decent quality, but its unattractive layout makes it look extremely unattractive. It is important to mention that third row of seats recently became a standard feature across the whole range of Journey models.
2019 Dodge Journey features
The 2019 Dodge Journey will continue in the same way when it comes to equipment. There will be four trims on the offer. The base SE doesn’t offer a long list of standard features. There are things like dual-zone climate control, 17-inch wheels, 4.3-inch touchscreen and a 6-speaker audio system. The SXT adds few things like 8.4-inch touchscreen, parking sensors, rearview camera etc. Funny, Bluetooth is optional. You will finally get some decent convenience with the Crossroad model. This trim adds things like 19-inch wheels, Driver Convenience package that includes a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, and a universal garage door opener. To be honest, most of modern crossovers offer this already in base trims. Finally, there is a range-topping GT trim. This model finally adds things like leather upholstery, heated seats and steering wheel, premium audio system etc.
2019 Dodge Journey engines
Things under the hood are remaining the same. The 2019 Dodge Journey will come with two engines in the offer. Both are pretty familiar and don’t offer anything spectacular.
The base 2.4-liter four-cylinder definitely doesn’t have enough power for this chassis. It is good for about 173 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque. The funny thing is that it comes in a pair with an archaic 4-speed automatic transmission, so there is definitely no need for some talks about performances.
On the other side, there is an optional 3.6-liter V6, which delivers 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. It works much better than weak four-cylinder engine, but it is still slower than most of competitors. Paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, it needs around 7.8 seconds to reach 60 mph. A max speed is around 120 miles per hour.
2019 Dodge Journey release date and price
The 2019 Dodge Journey should come in usual time, which is somewhere in late 2018. We don’t expect changes in price, so base models will go around 24.000 dollars. On the other side, best-equipped models are pretty price, if we consider their quality and aged design. Those versions could go all away up to 35.000 dollars. Possible rivals are crossovers like Hyundai Santa Fe, Ford Edge etc.