With the 2019 Dodge Journey soon to roll out, we can’t help but feel a tad whimsical about the outgoing model. Granted the previous iteration stood out for the wrong designs with a bulky presence and with nothing else to recommend it other than the smooth driving experience, but we hope that the new model will make up for the dismal disappointment of last year.
So, we spent some time going over the leaked pictures and we are glad to see that the Dodge has finally opted for a much-needed makeover, though of a lesser degree than we had originally anticipated. Nevertheless, it is time that we took a look at the car and all that she stands for.
2019 Dodge Journey Overview:
The 2019 Dodge Journey is here at last and not a moment too soon; to say that we were unimpressed with the outgoing model would be an understatement of sorts but the silver lining is that it seems that Dodge has gone in for a complete makeover or close to it anyway and the results are outstanding but more on that later.
The one thing that we can all look forward to, with the car is a brand new model and one that would hopefully address the various shortcomings and stand out from the rest of the pack as well.
Exteriors, under the hood:
The 2019 Dodge Journey is supposed to be Dodge’s attempt to revive its flagging lineup which was not much of a surprise seeing what they had put out last year. But this one seems to have stolen the show; the new model comes with a new platform, the FCA Giorgio and one that underpins cars such as Alfa Romeo. It comes with a brand new restyled grille and headlights with contouring along with a bold new front fascia.
The side panels also seem to have been re-contoured so the overall effect is pleasing to the eye. It comes with a slightly larger wheelbase or appears to on the images, and that means more clearance for the car and a slight chance of more space on the interior of the car itself.
The rims are bound to get tweaked as well and in all likelihood, some of the higher trims will sport larger wheels, making this car look even more outstanding. Having seen the car, we can definitely say that as far as exteriors go, this is one neat car.
The 2019 Dodge Journey comes with an updated interior that seats at least 5 comfortably; depending on the trim that you go for, you can look forward to plush heated seats, leather upholstery along with matching steering wheel grips, and a dashboard that adds a touch of elegance to the car itself.
We expect that the new model would come with the usual set up of high-end premium audio along with satellite radio, WiFi, Android auto and Apple car play compatibility along with touchscreen infotainment panel in the centre of the dashboard. The new model also comes with advanced safety features as well.
Engine, Release Date, and Price
The 2019 Dodge Journey comes with a 2.4-liter inline-4 on the standard trims and for the premium trims, a 3.6-liter V-6 engine with 283 hp and 260 lb-ft . of torque. The car does come with a powerful engine which is a definite improvement over the current outgoing model.
We can expect the new model to be launched around February 2019 and the pricing for the new car may well start with $22795. The verdict is out, and for all intents and purposes, it seems that the new Dodge is truly a car worth buying.