Dodge Journey Model History
New and Used Journey Prices, Dodge Journey Model Years and History
All New and Used Journey Model Years and History
An indirect replacement to the Dodge Magnum, the Journey was based on a car-like platform borrowed from the mid-sized Avenger sedan. Capable of seating up to seven passengers with three rows of seating, the Dodge Journey was introduced in 2009 as a family crossover.
The 2009 Journey crossover was offered with a four-cylinder and six-cylinder engine choice. Exclusively driven through the front wheels, the base SE model was powered by a 2.4-liter generating 173 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy with the four-cylinder was rated at 19 miles per gallon in the city or 25 miles per gallon highway. Propelled by a 235-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine, the Dodge Journey provided the choice of two-wheel drive or available all-wheel drive.
Standard features found on the 2009 Dodge Journey included three-row side curtain airbags, Electronic Stability Program, air conditioning, anti-lock braking system and an MP3-compatible stereo system. Along with a retuned suspension in 2011, the Dodge Journey was a recipient of Chryslers new 3.6-liter Pentastar engine.
Combined with a six-speed automatic transmission, the available 283-horsepower six-cylinder engine was a 20 percent performance improvement over the previous V-6. Maximum towing for the Dodge Journey was assessed at 2,500 pounds. In 2012, an American Value Package was offered as a new four-cylinder base version of the Dodge crossover.
A 4.3-inch Uconnect touch media center was part of the standard features provided with the American Value Package. For 2014, the addition of the Crossroad trim gave the Journey a bolder appearance with unique front and rear fascia panels and 19-inch Hyper Black wheels.