From the same automaker that allows drivers to dominate the strip in the high-powered Challenger comes an SUV that allows drivers to dominate the highways on any given road trip: the 2018 Dodge Journey.
Under the hood
The 2018 Dodge Journey can be powered by one of two different engines. The first, which is offered as standard equipment, is a 2.4-liter, 16-valve, four-cylinder motor, which produces 173 horsepower and 166 lb-ft of torque. When paired with a four-speed automatic transmission, this powerplant delivers 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.*
The second, larger engine is the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6, which generates 283 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with AutoStick, allowing the engine to produce similar fuel efficiency numbers as the smaller engine, with 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.**
Master of the road trip
It isn’t a coincidence that both engines deliver the same highway fuel efficiency — the 2018 Dodge Journey was designed especially for long drives.
Dodge achieved this first by pairing its engines with two fuel tank options: either the standard 20.5-gallon tank or the larger, optional 21.1-gallon tank. Since both engines produce up to 25 mpg on the highway, the Journey can cover over 500 miles on just a single tank of gas.
Furthermore, the latest Dodge Journey offers a large, versatile cabin. This includes three rows of seating (with available second-row integrated child booster seats), where the second and third rows can be adjusted in several different directions or simply folded down flat for increased cargo volume — up to 67.6 cubic feet.
The 2018 Journey also lets drivers tow cargo, with a maximum towing capacity of up to 2,500 pounds and towing-friendly technology like the standard Trailer Sway Control.
With a combination of a long range and unique long-drive capabilities, the 2018 Dodge Journey is ready for any road trip that you and your crew decide to embark on.
*Manufacturer estimated 25 hwy mpg with 2.4L engine and four-speed automatic transmission, FWD. Actual mileage may vary.
**Manufacturer estimated mpg with 2.4L engine and four-speed automatic transmission, or 3.6L engine and six-speed automatic transmission, FWD. Actual mileage may vary.
This article is presented by Perkins Motors in Colorado Springs, Colorado.