The aging SUV is getting close to the end of production and 2019 Dodge Journey will probably be the last year model. Despite few updates, this model is pretty old, so it seems natural to see a replacement. However, the new model probably won’t be the next generation of this SUV. It would rather get a new name, as well as the badge, and come with a little bit different design characteristics. The new model is under development and should be ready for about a year or two. Until then, 2019 Journey will continue with the pretty much same characteristics.
2019 Dodge Journey design
The base design of this model hasn’t been changed for almost a decade. Still, there were few updates that made this SUV more attractive and better equipped. The last one was almost five years ago, so we could easily conclude that the future of this model isn’t so bright. Since 2012, Journey comes every year without more important novelties. We don’t expect anything different for the next year as well. When it comes to 2019 Dodge Journey interior, there is a familiar cabin design, with a little bit outdated design, but with a good quality and respectable list of standard equipment.
The 2019 Dodge Journey should continue with the same trim levels. Those are SE, SXT, Crossroad, and GT. The entry-level SE comes with only most basic features. Some of the notable pieces of equipment are 17-inch steel wheels, height adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control, keyless ignition and entry, 4.3-inch touchscreen, six-speaker audio system etc. However, it lacks in terms of modern connectivity features like Bluetooth, smartphone integration etc.
The SXT seems like a rational choice. It adds alloy wheels, UConnect 8.4-inch touchscreen interface, three-zone automatic climate control, rear parking sensors and a rearview camera etc. If you are for more luxury, there are two more trims in the offer.
The 2019 Dodge Journey Crossroad adds leather upholstery, heated front seats, a rear-seat entertainment system, premium audio system, navigation etc. Also, count on safety features like rear parking sensors and a rearview camera.
The top-level 2019 Dodge Journey GT trim will include all above. Furthermore, it adds things like 19-inch wheels, remote start, security alarm, heated steering wheel etc. There is also optional Trailer Tow Prep package, which adds a hitch and four-pin wiring connector.
How many passengers can Dodge Journey accommodate?
One of the model’s best characteristics is the fact that even the base model comes with three rows of seating. This means up to 8 passengers, which is quite amazing considering the SUV’s price.
2019 Dodge Journey powertrain
When it comes to powertrain, there are no surprises. This model relies on Chryslers familiar units. The base model comes with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which delivers around 175 horsepower and 165 pound-feet of torque.
On the other side, a 3.6-liter Pentastar seems like a better choice. This engine is good for about 283 horses and 260 pound-feet of torque.
When it is about transmission choice, the base engine comes in pair with an outdated 4-speed automatic gearbox. A V6 variant is a little bit more up to date. It comes with a 6-speed automatic.
2019 Dodge Journey release date and price
When it comes to 2019 Dodge Journey release date, the new model will probably come late in the year. We don’t expect changes in price, so base models should go around 23.000 dollars. On the other side, top models go around 35.000 dollars.
When will Dodge Journey be redesigned?
The current version won’t be on the market for long. However, instead of the redesign, Chrysler prepares a completely new model as a replacement.