Dodge at Crossroad with New Journey Model

Special edition crossover gets rugged makeover.

by on Feb.05, 2014

Dodge is introducing its new Journey Crossroad edition during the Chicago Auto Show.

With sales of utility vehicles of all kinds of utility vehicles trending upwards, the Dodge Journey, one of the workman like crossovers in the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles model lineup, is getting an update just in time for this year’s version of the Chicago Auto Show.

The new Journey Crossroad is getting new front and rear fascias, Platinum Chrome side sills and 19-inch Hyper Black aluminum wheels. The interior also gets features, such as an 8.4-inch U-connect touchscreen, a new leather seat design and Liquid Graphite appliques.

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“The Journey has always been Dodge’s Swiss Army knife in the CUV segment, and with the new Journey Crossroad, we are expanding that flexibility by now offering three different exterior appearances,” said Tim Kuniskis, president and CEO, Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC.

Dodge is looking to continue the sales growth of the Journey with the new Crossroad edition.

“The Journey Crossroad’s rugged styling gives it a tough presence on the road; the available all-wheel drive system gives it the capability to back it up in a variety of bad weather driving conditions,” added Kuniskis, who noted the Journey sales increased last year.

Dodge designers added several special exterior design cues to the Journey Crossroad that give it a distinct look in the lineup, including a new front fascia with a Platinum Chrome accent and Gloss Black grille and fog lamp surrounds and Platinum Chrome roof rails.

The new 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad is positioned between the SXT and Limited models in the Journey lineup. Journey Crossroad will start arriving in Dodge dealerships this spring with a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $24,995, excluding $995 destination.

Standard features such as power heated and foldaway mirrors, seven air bags, illuminated cup holders, Keyless Enter ‘n Go with push-button start and steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls.

Second- and third-row seats fold flat to create 67.6 cu. ft. of cargo space. Second-row seats recline and have available class-exclusive integrated child booster seats.

The Journey Crossroad is powered by a standard 2.4-liter 16-valve DOHC four-cylinder engine that produces 173 horsepower and 166 lb.-ft. of torque linked to a four-speed automatic transmission. It delivers 26 mpg on the highway.

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The interior of the 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad reflects the crossover's rugged exterior.

The 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine on the 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad produces a best-in-class 283 hp and 260 lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission. The Pentastar engine was recognized as a Ward’s “10 Best Engines” for 2012 and 2013. In addition to excellent power, it delivers up to 25 mpg on the highway.

An all-wheel-drive system is available for motorists looking for more performance feel or who live in the Snow Belt or rainy parts of the country.

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Journey Crossroad’s all-wheel-drive system works on demand, driving only the front wheels to maximize fuel efficiency until power to the rear wheels is needed. All-wheel drive also is activated on dry pavement between speeds of 25 and 65 mph to enhance handling during performance driving. This system provides added traction on snow, ice and other low-traction surfaces without having to be switched on and off.

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When traveling faster than 25 mph, Dodge Journey’s all-wheel-drive system sends torque to the rear wheels when cornering with the throttle open to make the car turn more easily, which makes the handling more neutral.

Dodge Journey is loaded with more than 50 safety and security features, including standard advanced multistage front passenger air bags, active head restraints, electronic stability control with all-speed traction control, electronic roll mitigation and Brake Assist, driver-side knee blocker air bag, side-curtain air bags covering all three rows, front seat-mounted side air bags, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, LATCH child seat anchor system and trailer-sway control.

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