2018 Dodge Journey Review
First unveiled back in 2009, the Dodge Journey is a crossover SUV that has stood the test of time. The fact that it hasn’t needed a complete redesign in all that time speaks to just how timeless, classic, and solid this vehicle is. Drivers across Chicago, Park Ridge, Forest Park, and Skokie love the experience they get from this three-row crossover.
It’s understandable that many people wonder what they can expect from a new model year. Well, that model year is upon us, so let’s discover the design, features, options, comfort, space and performance you can expect from the new 2018 Dodge Journey, and where to go for a drive.
Dodge Journey Review
The design of the 2018 Dodge Journey largely carries over unchanged from prior years. This year, you get standard third-row seating at every trim level, which is one of the primary attractions of the Journey—it’s an affordable 3-row crossover. In addition, it still offers outstanding ride quality with supreme comfort and space, supportive seating, and a smooth driving experience.
Also, it offers the latest iteration of the Uconnect® infotainment system, which is among the best technology interfaces on the market. In the end, there’s a lot to love about the new Dodge Journey.
Features and Levels
There are four base trim levels, two engine configurations, and a choice of front- or all-wheel drive available for the new Journey. At the base SE level, you get a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine paired with an automatic transmission, which produces 173 horsepower and 166 lb-ft of torque. If you opt for the all-wheel drive version, you’ll also get an upgraded 3.6L V6 engine, which delivers 283 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
Base features include a 4.3-inch Uconnect® interface touchscreen with an AM/FM radio, a remote USB port, available Uconnect® Voice Command, Bluetooth® streaming, and much more. If you want even more from your infotainment system, there’s the available 8.4-inch touchscreen with Uconnect® 3 NAV, which offers Garmin® Navigation, SiriusXM® Travel Link, and SiriusXM® Traffic. With this cutting-edge system, 3-D road signs and intersections along your route will be realistically displayed, so you can find the quickest way to get to your destination.
For even more added convenience, there’s the Keyless Enter ‘n Go™ function, which unlocks the doors when you and your key fob are in proximity. Then, step on the brake and push the Start/Stop button to start the engine, and you’ll be cruising down the highway in no time.
Drive and Comfort
The Dodge Journey offers an extremely enjoyable driving experience. It accelerates confidently, the brakes are powerful, and the handling has a truck-like feel, so you’ll get a sense of power as well as drivability. The seat comfort is outstanding, with great adjustments in the driver and front passenger seat, and trips that are controlled and smooth. There’s plenty of room for people and stowing gear.
Test Drive the Dodge Journey at Marino CJDR
Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram has the 2018 Dodge Journey in stock for all drivers in the Chicago, Skokie, Forest Park, and Park Ridge areas. Stop into our showroom and check out the new Journey for yourself today!