The new 2017 Dodge Journey is a mid-size crossover SUV produced and by the Dodge market since the model year (MY) 2009, changes for MY 2011. 2017 Dodge Journey, design by Chrysler’s Ryan Nagode, is traveling around the world in some markets as the Fiat Freemont, including in Australia, with RHS since April 2013 but not to the United Kingdom.
The 2017 Dodge Journey is a truck, unveiled first at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2007, and later appeared at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, internally identified as the JC49, Journey part of a custom platform with the Dodge Avenger and an identical wheelbase to the outgoing short wheelbase Chrysler minivan, a slightly shorter wheelbase 113.8 in (2891 mm) than the outgoing Chrysler Pacifica. With 5 or (5 + 2) passenger seat with four forward-hinged doors, the Journey is available with a four-cylinder engine, as with past models of the Chrysler minivans.
The production for the variant of 2009 model year vehicles went on sale in March 2008 in North America and mid-2008 elsewhere. A version for the Chinese market was unveiled at Auto China in 2008, advertised as the JCUV. Initial model production began in 2009. Freemont went on sale in Russia in 2013. Midway through the model year 2009, shifting the model name emblem to the right side of the trunk lid, replaced by the brand emblem.
2017 Dodge Journey Engines
2017 Dodge Journey 2017 mode is available 4-cylinder is a 2.4 L (146 cu in), with 173 kW (129 hp) and 166 lb·ft (225 N·m) of torque; A version of Chrysler’s GEMA built World Motor class of four-cylinder engines shared with Hyundai and Mitsubishi. By 2010, the V6 in North America was a 3.5 L (214 cu in) with a six-speed automatic transmission, producing 235 kW (175 hp) and 232 lb·ft (315 N·m ) of torque. For 2011 it was changed to the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, producing 283 hp (211 kW) and 260 lb·ft (350 N·m) of torque. Other markets offer the six-speed automatic transmission with the flex-fuel 2.7-liter V6. All-wheel drive is only available with a V6.
Also by 2010, a Volkswagen-sourced diesel engine available outside North America with an automatically shifting dual-clutch gearbox. Chrysler exported primary technology for the dual-clutch gearbox with the support of long-time partner Getrag, which was to build the transmission in the United States. Due to funding issues, it did not happen, and the factory, almost finished, sold and used for other purposes. For the second generation in 2011, it was replaced by the Fiat 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine with 140 kW (100 hp) or 170 kW (130 hp) and 258 lb·ft (350 N·m) of torque and a manual or optional automatic six-speed gearbox.
2017 Dodge Journey Specification
Type: Compact Sport Utility Vehicle
Rating: 4/10 The Car Connection | 2/5 Car and Driver
MPG: Up to 19 city / 25 highway
MSRP: From $21,145
Fuel tank capacity: 20.5 to 21.1 gal
Dimensions: 192″ L x 72″ W x 67″ H
Horsepower: 173 to 283 hp
2017 Dodge Journey Configurations
2017 Dodge Journey SE $21,145
2017 Dodge Journey SXT $25,045
2017 Dodge Journey Crossroad $26,445
2017 Dodge Journey GT $31,945