The new generation of Dodge Journey is coming. The 2020 Dodge Journey will come with plenty of upgrades and refreshments. Furthermore, this 3-row SUV will get new exterior paints and the variants such as RT and SXT are ready. The journey comes with quality and that includes both exterior and interior design. Two drivetrain options are in the offer, along with the all-wheel-drive configuration. Strong, reliable and safe, Journey comes with great interior room and plenty of standard equipment.
The 2020 Dodge Journey will compete in the mid-size SUV segment and the arriving model will get numerous changes. The second generation brings a better exterior design that looks more pleasing and the interior will be the best one yet. There won’t be any upgrades under the hood and many will say there is no need for further performance improvements.
2020 Dodge Journey will get a new platform
The all-new 2020 Dodge Journey is based on the Alfa Romeo Stelvio and it will ride on the same platform. Thanks to the new platform, Journey will switch from the front to the rear-wheel-drive configuration. Two models will also share the same engine, but we’ll get to that later. The new model will see plenty of exterior refreshments. For the start, new Journey will look much more aggressive than the current model. Lower ride, a new set of headlights and bumpers and new exterior paints will boost the aggressiveness of this SUV.
Additionally, we like new character lines that are sharper and the creases are brilliant as well. This SUV is 192.4-inch long and it looks bigger than it actually is. However, Journey is larger than most of its rivals. The new model will get more chrome trims, mostly around the cross-hair grille and aluminum-alloy wheels. The base model comes with 18-inch alloys while the RT variant adds 19-inch rollers. Crossroad model offers roof rails, black-out wheels and faux skid plates. A rearview camera will be standard on the arriving model.
2020 Dodge Journey interior design
The 2020 Dodge Journey is a 3-row mid-size SUV that can accommodate seven persons. First two rows are offering ample legroom, even for the adults, but the third row is for kids only. Leather seats are optional on the base model and standard on the upper trim levels.
The Uconnect infotainment system is up to date and it comes with a standard 8.4-inch touchscreen. This unit sits in the center of the dash. The controls and buttons are nicely laid out and are easy to use and within the driver’s reach.
Safety rating of the 2020 Dodge Journey is among the best in the segment and new Journey will offer anti-locking brakes, traction and stability control. will offer anti-locking brakes, traction and stability control. Additional airbags are installed and most of the current safety systems will become standard in the future. The cargo area is generous, mostly thanks to Journey’s flexibility and practicality. The second and third-row seats are folding flat in order to leave more space at the back. Thanks to that, you can store longer items with ease.
2020 Dodge Journey engine, fuel rating and towing capacity
The 2020 Dodge Journey will use two engine choices. However, new engines are probable. Dodge and Fiat will again opt for the 2.4-liter four-cylinder unit that will come as standard. The optional drivetrain is a 3.6-liter V6. The standard drivetrain will get a slight upgrade and will produce 180 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. The fuel economy is rated at 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. A 6-speed automatic transmission is available with the standard drivetrain.
The optional 3.6-liter V6 is also re-tuned. Thanks to that, V6 will provide an additional 20 hp and will now produce up to 305 horses and 280 lb-ft of torque. Logically, the larger engine comes with lower mileage and this powertrain delivers 22 mpg combined. All-wheel-drive setup is standard with this engine and Journey can tow up to 2,500 pounds.
The 2.0-liter MultiJet engine from the Freemont SUV could also make a production, but we don’t know how the diesel engine will find its way on the markets. MultiJet drivetrain returns 140 HP and 230 lb-ft of twists. One of the biggest changes on the 2020 Dodge Journey will be the famous Giorgio platform. Thanks to this platform, Journey will switch its ride from the current front-wheel-drive to the rear-wheel-drive. Adopting new platform usually means new drivetrain so we expect from Dodge to release at least one new unit. Some speculations are saying the 2.9-liter turbocharged six-cylinder will make the production and it will produce up to 500 HP.
2020 Dodge Journey price and release date
The forthcoming 2020 Dodge Journey will arrive in the second half of 2019 and will get a slight price increase. This model is manufactured in Italy, in the same factory as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. The price for the base model starts at around $23,000. Upper trims such as RT, SXT, and Crossroad will range from $26,000 to $35,000.