The 2019 Dodge Journey proves that utility vehicles can be enjoyable to own in their own right while still providing plenty of capability (especially with a new top-of-the-line GT trim that includes a standard V6 engine). Two other available trims include a wide array of interior and exterior features, including FCA's available Uconnect® infotainment system with an 8.4-inch touchscreen.
A handsome and practical family crossover, the 2019 Journey comes standard with a third row of seating to haul around the kids and all their friends. Though there are many available features, base models start at a very budget-friendly price.
The Perfect Ride for…
Families looking for utility in their vehicle without sacrificing style. If you opt for the V6 engine, you’ll notice that this crossover adds some power to its handsome take on practicality. Drivers looking for choices on a budget are sure to rejoice at the three available trim levels.
Drive & Handling
The 2019 Dodge Journey is available with two engine options: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 173 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque. This engine is paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. Also available is a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. This engine comes standard on the GT and is optional for all other models. The V6 option is perfect for drivers looking for a little more oomph in their driving experiences. The punchy acceleration of this engine is rarely found in family crossovers within this price range.
No matter what trim level you opt for, drivers can choose between all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive. When you choose the all-wheel-drive option, you’re getting industry-leading technology. The all-wheel-drive system only engages when necessary, so that you always have optimal traction when you need it and the best possible fuel economy when you don’t.
Parents will celebrate the ample storage space cleverly placed around the cabin, including cargo area in-floor storage, fold-flat second-row seats, an in-floor cooler, and available in-seat storage in the front passenger seat. Constantly driving kids around no longer means having a permanently messy vehicle. With second-row seats folded flat, there are 67.6 cubic feet of cargo space where you can stow just about anything.
Optional in all models (and standard in the Journey Crossroad Plus and GT trims) is the Uconnect® 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment interface, which is widely considered to be one of the best infotainment systems around by esteemed outlets like Edmunds and Autotrader. Unlike touchscreens with convoluted menus that strain the eyes, the Uconnect® system is intuitive, easy to read, and looks great. For even more convenience, add the available Uconnect® Voice Command and integrated Garmin® Navigation with five years of SiriusXM® Travel Link and SiriusXM® Traffic.
Looking for a family vehicle with more power and style? The Dodge Durango is a performance-oriented take on the modern SUV but still includes room for the whole family as well as excellent towing capabilities. Want a pure performance machine? Check out the Dodge Challenger. This beast recalls the retro styling of the original Challenger but features new technology both under the hood and in the dash to help you get the most out of every trip.
To see the full Dodge lineup and learn more about the great vehicles available, please contact Stateline Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat online or visit us at 800 Gold Hill Rd, Fort Mill, SC 29708.
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