2015 Dodge Journey
2015 Dodge Journey
The 2015 Dodge Journey is a crossover SUV with a lot to offer. It's one of the cheapest crossovers around and the redesign for the 2015 model year looks amazing!
It's important to note that we're still waiting for official confirmation from Chrysler about exactly what specifications are coming, but we have a good idea. Leaks, hints and insiders have given us an insight into what to expect and it looks good.
The redesign gives us a much more attractive exterior. The spy shots we have seen show a much more modern Journey with black exterior trim instead of chrome, nice alloy wheels and a more mature stance. There's more than a little Range Rover Evoque in there which is never a bad thing.
The same can be said for what we have seen of the interior too. Materials are improved, specifications improved, levels of finish have improved and the technology on offer has been elevated too.
As far as we know, there are two engine options for the 2015 Dodge Journey. A 2.4-liter inline four produces 173 hp and a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 that produces 283 hp. Both send drive to the front or all wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.
Trims and configurations are expected to remain the same for the 2015 model. That means either a five or seven seat option with five trim levels. Those trims are Canadian Value Package (CVP), SE, SXT, Limited and R/T.
The Dodge Journey CVP offers 17 inch steel wheels, heated mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, cruise control, climate control, 4.3 inch touchscreen and CD audio. The SE adds tinted glass, roof rails and LED taillights. SXT adds 17 inch alloys fog lights, different fascia, cargo cover and satellite radio.
The Journey Limited uses the V6 engine as standard, has 19 inch alloy wheels, remote start, auto lighting, leather interior, heated front seats and steering wheel, power driver's seat, climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, 8.4 inch touchscreen and extra storage options.
The R/T uses the Limited feature list less the roof rails and adds unique 19 inch alloy wheels, sports suspension, black leather interior and premium audio.
There is a lot of competition in the crossover SUV market from some excellent models. The improvements we expect to see in the 2015 Dodge Journey ensures that it remains competitive whatever happens. The 2014 model was a decent option in the segment, the 2015 model improves on that considerably.