2011 Dodge Journey Sport Utility Crossover
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Like most of Dodge's 2011 lineup, the 2011 Dodge Journey receives more daring exterior styling coupled with an all-new and improved interior. Available on five trim levels starting with the Express and ranging through the Mainstreet, Crew, R/T to eventually top out at the LUX, utility for the 2011 Journey is evident throughout the lineup. An in-floor storage bin, cargo tie-down loops and 12-volt auxiliary power outlets are found standard on every model. Regularly a five-passenger crossover on all but the Journey LUX, seating for up to 7 occupants is an option on the Express, Mainstreet and Crew levels. Besides the reshaped styling for 2011, the Dodge Journey gets the Pentastar V-6 power plant good for 283 horsepower through either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. For the entry level Express trim model of the 2011 Dodge Journey, the 2.4 liter inline four-cylinder engine returns as an amply-powered but more fuel efficient choice. The smaller four-cylinder power plant is good for an extra mile per gallon average over a front-wheel drive Pentastar V-6 Journey.
Benefits of Driving a 2011 Dodge Journey Sport Utility Crossover
Dodge hoped to elevate the standing of the Journey in the market with 2011's freshened model and with available all-wheel drive, a powerful new V6 engine and sportier suspension feel all included in this year's update, they've made it even more competitive in a market dominated by the Honda Pilot, Ford Flex, Chevrolet Traverse, Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Highlander.
What's new for 2011?
For 2011, the Dodge Journey has been substantially changed. Revised exterior styling includes a new front fascia and larger fog lamp bezels, as well as new 19-inch wheels. Underneath, the suspension has been completely redesigned, with all-new geometry, a new steering setup and better tires--all of which combine to make for a much more solid and precise feel behind the wheel. Chrysler's Pentastar 3.6L V6 has been added to the line, replacing last year's 3.5L V6, making a full 283 horsepower. Inside, the Journey's interior has been revamped, with new materials and updated gauges based on the company's PowerNet electrical architecture, which allows for the addition of a new optional touchscreen central command center known as UConnect Touch.
- Updated handling, seating for up to seven, available all-wheel drive, powerful new V6 engine
The Dodge Journey is Chrysler's small crossover SUV, with seating for either five or seven, depending on equipment. It's available in five different trim levels: Express, Mainstreet, R/T, Crew and Lux.