Dodge has big plans for its Journey SUV. The mid-size model will get minor upgrades later next year. However, the 2021 Dodge Journey will get a rumored SRT version and Journey will remain an affordable model. Whatsoever, Journey is a rare three-row mid-size SUV that starts under $30,000. As you probably know, the 2020 model will be the new-gen version.
Knowing that the 2021 Journey won’t get significant changes. It is a fresh design and the interior looks very modern. The customers can choose between the standard rear-wheel-drive and optional all-wheel-drive setups. Numerous engine choices are available and the new model will get more safety aids.
2021 Dodge Journey Design, Platform
The all-new 2021 Dodge Journey will continue to ride on the platform that underpins the Alfa Romeo Stelvio model. It is a relatively new platform so Journey is not a front-wheel-drive model anymore. The Journey will arrive in three trim levels, SE, Crossroad, and GT. On top of that, special version called SRT will be in the offer too. Thanks to that, you can customize your mid-size SUV in numerous ways, in terms of design.
You can opt for the Blacktop Appearance Package. This package comes with 19-inch gloss black wheels and blacked-out exterior features. Lower ride height is available as well. Overall, the styling looks aggressive and some parts are looking incredibly subtle. Dodge will offer various color choices. The journey offers White Noise, Vice White, Billet, Pitch Black, and Redline exterior paints. On top of that, Granite, Olive Green, Destroyer Gray, and Contusion Blue are available as well.
Trim Features and Safety
The new Journey will continue to roll with its three-row interior layout. There will be room for seven people. The upcoming 2021 Dodge Journey will offer ample legroom in the first two rows. Headroom is also generous and taller passengers will have no problems inside the mid-size SUV. New Journey offers plenty of standard equipment, even the base model.
However, higher trim levels are offering real luxury with standard premium amenities. That includes leather upholstery, wood trims, and larger displays. Uconnect system is up to date and 8.4-inch touchscreen is offered as standard. The safety rating is improved thanks to the new safety aids. On the other hand, most of the new systems are optional.
2021 Dodge Journey Engine
The forthcoming 2021 Dodge Journey will have two engine options. First one is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder unit. It is a standard engine that generates 180 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. Second engine choice is optional and it is a 3.6-liter V6.
This powerful unit delivers 305 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. Some rumors are suggesting a new powertrain choice. A 2.0-liter MultiJet is the most likely outcome. However, this engine offers around 180 horses like the base engine, but it delivers better fuel efficiency.
Dodge Journey SRT
The 2021 Dodge Journey SRT is one of the most anticipated models in the mid-size SUV segment. It is a high-performance variant that looks sportier and more aggressive. SRT version comes with larger air dams, new LED headlights, and great aerodynamics. Inside, you can find leather seats, SRT badges, sporty steering wheel, and contrast stitching.
Under the hood, a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 is available. This engine will produce up to 475 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. According to reliable reports, Journey SRT will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds.
Price and Release Date
New Journey will hit the dealerships in the second half of 2020. Despite a small number of changes, the 2021 Dodge Journey will cost a little bit more.
Still, Journey is one of a few mid-size three-row SUVs that starts under $30,000. The new model will cost around $25,500. Rumored SRT version will surely cost over $40,000.