The Dodge Journey first debuted back in 2009 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. And despite its good qualities such as spacious cabin, affordable price, and functional interior, the Dodge Journey doesn’t show very good safety scores and it lacks in features. As well, we must admit that it is starting to feel a bit outdated. The 2018 model year has carried over with no changes for 2017 since, according to the latest news, the automaker will introduce the all-new Journey for 2019. So, the 2019 Dodge Journey is set for a complete makeover this time.
The upcoming Journey will represent the next generation model and therefore we can expect some major upgrades. As well, it is confirmed that the new Journey will feature some Italian qualities. First of all, it will adopt the all-new platform used in famous Alfa Romeo Stelvio. So, there will be some changes in the drivetrain and dimensions. Furthermore, it will look sleeker and better sculpted. As well, the newest Dodge should also borrow some engine options from the Alfa Romeo but also from the next generation Jeep Cherokee. However, there isn’t much info about its inside. But we are expecting some serious upgrades in the technology front, especially the safety.
2019 Dodge Journey engines and performances
The 2019 Dodge Journey will most likely feature the same engine options as the current model but also some new ones. So, the current model is powered by a 2.4-liter inline-4 which is capable of making 173 hp and 166 pound-feet of torque. The second is a 3.6-liter V-6 with the output of 283 horses and 260 lb-ft of torque. Both engines work with a 6-speed manual.
On the other hand, since the new Dodge will adopt a new platform, it should now come standard with the rear-wheel drive system instead of the previous front-wheel drive setup. As well, it is also said that it should borrow some engines which power the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. It could be a 2.9-liter V-6 which is able to develop up to 500 hp. However, this is not yet confirmed. Furthermore, some sources claim that it will get the new 4-cylinder Hurricane engine found in the newest Jeep Cherokee and perhaps the powerful HEMI V-8 unit.
Redesign of exterior and interior
The all-new 2019 Dodge Journey will be based on the new platform. It underpins the Alfa Romeo Stelvio and it is called the Giorgio architecture. This new platform will change its dimensions and the next-gen Journey will be slightly shorter than before, but still longer than the Stelvio model. Furthermore, it will now feature a much sleeker design and will look more modern and attractive. We expect the new design of the grille, headlamps, taillights, and bumpers also. Unfortunately, we carmaker hasn’t revealed any details about the cabin of the 2019 Dodge Journey. But we are hoping for more infotainment and safety features this time.
Release date and price
The 2019 Dodge Journey should be presented this year. As for the price, it will definitively be higher than the price of the current generation which is around $22,000.