2016 Dodge Journey price, review, redesign – In 2008, Dodge Journey was introduced for the first time and in that year approximately 80,000 units were sold. This mid-size crossover SUV is considered to be one of the most popular family cars on the US market. It is expected that 2016 model will compete not only on the US market, but on the European market, as well. Even though haven’t seen the second generation of this SUV every year Dodge Journey delivered the goods. Since its release in 2008 it was compared many times with Fiat Freemont but Journey has more additional features. Also, the new Dodge Journey 2016 will come with a new platform. Even though there is lack of data it is obvious that it will come with redesigned outlook (especially this refers to interior) but we cannot expect major under-the-hood changes for this model.
2016 Dodge Journey redesign
Perhaps, we cannot see huge revision under the hood but there are some indications that outlook will be redesigned. For the first time Compact Wide platform will be used. This platform has already been used in Fiat vehicles therefore it is expected that new Dodge Journey 2016 will be more popular on the European market than in previous years. Designers decided to emphasize edges making them sharper, creating less rounded look of 2016 Dodge Journey. Interior will be completely redesigned. New materials are going to be used accompanied with new high-tech features. This midsize crossover SUV will feature seven air bags, power heated and fold-away side mirrors, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, cruise control and remote commands mounted on steering wheel.
Dodge Journey 2016 specs
If you look under the hood of the new 2016 Dodge Journey you should notice standard (but improved) Tigershark engine. Two engine options will available as choices. Standard choice is 2.4-liter four-cylinder which has ability to reach 173 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque. On the other side, 3.5-liter V6 develops 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Weight of the car is reduced compared to previous model which leads to a better fuel efficiency. Both engines come with four-, six- and nine-speed transmission system. We could’ve already seen this in Dodge Dart but in our opinion nine speeds are unnecessary for a family car. As far as we are concerned engine performances haven’t significantly changed.
2016 Dodge Journey release date and price
When it comes to release date of the new Dodge Journey 2016 its official introduction is going to happen in January 2016, hence it will hit the market afterwards. Price won’t be announced until then, however we can make certain estimations. Taking current SUV prices and price of the 2015 Journey into account, it is easy to made rough prediction. According to that information it is expected that new 2016 Dodge Journey price will wary from $22,000 for base model and go to $32,000 for Limited trim level.