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"Review of the 2017 Dodge Journey"

Dodge Journey Edmonton

There’s a reason why the Dodge Journey is everywhere in Edmonton. There’s a reason you can spot it outside of schools or fast food places or in parking lots. And the reason is simple. No other car manufacturer offers an SUV with such an amazing range of options at such an affordable price.

And with the new Dodge Journey, Dodge never stopped improving. Despite mixed reviews, it continued on the path of improvement with an overhaul of the first-generation 2011 models. By 2014, it had made significant advances that made it a popular vehicle. And by 2017, it has approached the closest it has to achieving perfection, which is good news for drivers in Edmonton.

It is for these particular reasons that the Dodge Journey has been such an overall astounding success. Dodge sold nearly hundred thousand units in 2014 and more than a hundred thousand in 2015. Starting from a modest price, the Journey dominated and continues to do so in the entire mid-sized crossover segment.

If you’re on a limited budget and want a 7-passenger accommodation, the Journey is absolutely the most perfect vehicle for drivers in Edmonton. Although most of the trims come with a four-cylinder engine, some of the other features more than make up for it. What else would you want from a budget-friendly family vehicle?

Want more? Well then you have a spacious passenger area and not one but several cargo spaces. The infotainment system is one of the best in its class and price range. And if you absolutely can’t live without the glorious feel of the six-cylinder, well then you can go ahead and buy some of the higher trims available. It’s that easy.

There’s a lot more that you can expect from the 2017 Dodge Journey. Edmonton drivers are in for a lot of surprises. So, without further ado, let’s move on towards some of the highlights of the vehicle:

The Engine

Despite its affordability, it is pretty surprising the 2017 Dodge Journey offers more than one engine options. On one hand, there’s the standard, 2.4-liter, four-cylinder but adequate V-4 with 173 horsepower and 166 lb-ft of torque. It might not be ground breaking but, when compared to its price, turns out to be surprisingly brilliant. The standard V4 comes with an equally standard front-wheel drive. And if you think that the measly V4 won’t be able to cater to your towing needs, look towards its towing capacity of a whopping 1,000 pounds.

However, on the other hand, in all its glory, stands the powerhouse of a V6. With 283 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, the 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine is the best option if you can afford to upgrade to higher level trims. Another advantage of moving up to the V6 is that you get an all-wheel drive vehicle that not only offers more power, but also works well on particularly slippery roads. And if you thought the V4’s towing capacity was astounding, wait till you hear about the ability of the V6 to tow 2,500 pounds.

Both the V6 and the V8 require unleaded gasoline to function. Both engines also use an automatic transmission. The difference, however, is that the V4 hosts a more traditional 4-speed transmission while the V6 models offer the new 6-speed in all its glory.

Dodge Journey Edmonton

2.4-liter V4 (SE, SXT, Crossroad)

  • Dodge Journey Edmonton, horsepower Horsepower 173 clocking at 6,000 rpm (Single exhaust)
  • Dodge Journey Edmonton, torque Torque 166 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm
  • Dodge Journey Edmonton, fuel economy Fuel Economy 19 mpg (City), 26 mpg (Highway)
Dodge Journey Edmonton, 2017

3.6-liter V6 (SE, SXT, Crossroad, R/T)

  • dodge journey edmonton, horsepower two Horsepower 283 clocking at 6350 rpm
  • dodge journey edmonton, torque 2 Torque 260 lb-ft at 4,400 rpm
  • dodge journey edmonton, fuel economy 2 Fuel Economy 17 mpg (City), 25 mpg (Highway) (Front-wheel drive)
  • dodge joureny edmonton, fuel economy 3 Fuel Economy 16 mpg (City), 24 mpg (Highway) (All-wheel drive)
Dodge Journey Edmonton, sale

The interior

Like the two engine options, the 2017 Dodge Journey is available in two configurations: a standard 2-row layout for 5 passengers or a 3-row configuration for three passengers. The third row in the 3-row arrangement may feel cramped for some adult passengers but it’s excellent for occasional use or for kids. The front-row space is as spacious as it could be in any SUV and even the second row impresses in terms of spaciousness.

Have you ever heard of someone buying a vehicle just because of a superb infotainment system? Well, with the 2017 Dodge Journey, there’s a strong likelihood that you might. And we can understand why. It has, hands down, one of the best infotainment systems out there. The Uconnect system wins and wins some more with a huge 8.4-inch touchscreen display in the center of the dashboard with additional buttons for climate control and audio. It’s simple, effective, easy to use, and incredibly responsive.

dodge journey edmonton, 2017 sxt

The Exterior

With a more budget-friendly option in the midsize crossover range, one expects the exterior design to be boring and unappealing. The case, however, is quite the opposite for the 2017 Dodge Journey. Edmonton’s and Vancouver’s streets can do a lot with good-looking SUVs instead of hulking monsters with no class or appeal. The key standouts in the Journey include the chrome colored cross-hair grille and aluminum alloy wheel options.

But the R/T version ups the ante even further. If you want a look that boasts of elegance with just a touch of bravado, there’s nothing better than the R/T trim which offers a monochromatic look and 19-inch wheels. But if you want a more formidable no-nonsense look for your vehicle, the Crossroad trim would work best for you.With roof rails, a faux skidplate, and blacked-out wheels, the Crossroad is a creative variation on the standard Journey design.

dodge journey edmonton, 2017 crossover

The Equipment

With some of its standard equipment, the 2017 Dodge Journey fulfils its claim of being a family-friendly and safe vehicle. It offers a dual-zone climate control, a telescoping steering wheel, and everything in between.

The power windows and locks with a keyless entry and a push button start offer convenience and practicality. It also offers an array of safety features including, but not limited to, stability control, electronic traction, and front and side airbags.

dodge journey edmonton, 2017 se

The verdict

If you want a vehicle that offers affordability with luxury, you cannot do better than the 2017 Dodge Journey. Edmonton’s citizens are sure in for a treat.

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