The Journey wasn’t always regarded as a good car but after Fiat bought a big share of Chrysler, they redesigned the model into what it is today, a fair priced crossover SUV which can carry up to seven passengers and their luggage over pretty much any kind of terrain. However, the car was starting to get old so they decided to release the 2016 Dodge Journey some time in the early 2016. Unlike the previous model and its truck like chassis, the new generation of the crossover SUV is going to be based on the Compact US wide platform, meaning the Dodge Journey 2016 will share a lot of its components with the 200.
2016 Dodge Journey redesign
Just as we previously said, the interior of the 2016 Dodge Journey will shrink mostly due to the smaller platform. However, there it will still be enough space for seven passengers and their luggage thanks to a lot of upgrades made to the layout of the interior which is going to use all that space more effectively. Another difference over the previous generation is going to be the design which on the 2016 car it will be inspired by that of the new 200.
On the outside on the other hand the new Dodge Journey 2016 is expected to change but we don’t know for sure how. Our best bet would be that it will borrow design elements from the 300 and the 200 in order to better fit in the range of cars Chrysler currently has on the market.
Dodge Journey 2016 specs
Under the hood of the current generation of the Journey there are two different engines, both of them being enough for the car but none of them is really fuel efficient. In the future 2016 Dodge Journey there are rumors that say the old 2.4-liter engine is going to be discontinued in the favor of a 2.0 or 2.4-liter turbocharged inline 4 engine with 220 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. The 3.6-liter V6 with 305 horsepower is going to be offered in the future as well. However, these two engines are going to come with a new 9-speed automatic and front-wheel-drive system as standard with a small chance of getting all wheel drive as an option.
2016 Dodge Journey release date and price
This is actually a great piece of information because it should also mean that this new crossover SUV is going to drive a lot better than before. There are disadvantages though and the most obvious is the fact that the new Dodge Journey 2016 is likely to be smaller. This will take away from the great practical aspect but considering it will still be available with seven seats as an option, this won’t be such a great problem. The price on the other hand might just be, the next 2016 Dodge Journey being expected at more than $25,000, which is a 20% increase over the previous car price.