The new 2020 Dodge Journey is expected to be launched sometime during next year, and it will most likely bring some small changes. The exterior design might be revised for a more attractive look and could get more colors. The interior should be upgraded with more tech features and more quality materials. The new Journey will be offered with two engines and for now, there is no word about the hybrid model.
Engines and performances of the 2020 Dodge Journey
On the engine front, the upcoming 2020 Dodge Journey will come with two engines beneath its hood which will depend on a trim level. So, the SE, SXT, and Crossroad trim levels will be powered by a 2.4-liter inline-4 engine. This engine will be able to develop 173 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque. It will be mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission and will come standard with front-wheel drive system. As for the fuel economy, it will get 19 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway, and 21 mpg combined.
The optional on other trims while standard on the GT model, is a 3.5-liter V-6 unit. This engine will be able to develop 283 horses and 260 lb-ft. It will be linked to a 6-speed automatic transmission and will be available with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive configurations. The front-wheel drive model will be rated at 17 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway, and 19 mpg combined. The all-wheel drive variant is estimated to be 16 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway, and 19 mpg combined.
The exterior design of the 2020 Dodge Journey
Visually, the 2020 Dodge Journey combined a shape of an SUV and a station wagon. The front end wears the familiar squared-off chrome-trimmed grille and square headlamps. The base model will feature untinted glass and steel wheels. The higher trim levels will get more chrome trim and will feature chrome roof rails while the Crossroad version will have an unpainted body cladding, blacked-out wheels which will give it more contemporary modern look. The R/T model will feature distinctive R/T labels, 19-inch wheels, and monochromatic treatment.
The interior design of the 2020 Dodge Journey
The cabin of the 2020 Dodge Journey will come standard with three rows of seats and it will be able to welcome up to seven passengers. The first and the second row of seats provide excellent space while the third row lacks the leg room a bit. So, it is best for kids or smaller adults. The second row can welcome two passengers comfortably with excellent space and support. The seats can also be folded down for more cargo capacity. So, with all seats up, there is the room of 10.7 cubic feet, However, with the second and third row folded down, the Journey offers the cargo room of 67.6 cubic feet.
Furthermore, the base model will come with cloth upholstery while the higher trim levels will get leather upholstery. In the center of the dashboard, there is an 8.4-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system and there will also be controls for climate and audio which will be easy to use. The base model will get a smaller 4.3-inch screen as standard.
The equipment and safety of the 2020 Dodge Journey
The 2020 Dodge Journey will be available in several trim levels. The outgoing model year has dropped the SXT model from the lineup, so the base model now comes with more features. So, the base model will come standard with a 4.3-inch touchscreen, a tilt/telescoping steering wheels, power windows, mirrors, and locks, push-button start, keyless entry, dual-zone climate control, USB ports, and an AM/FM/CD audio system with six speakers. However, the Bluetooth connectivity and rear-seat child boosters will be optional. The standard safety equipment will include stability control front-seat side airbags, anti-lock brakes, side-curtain airbags for all rows, and electronic traction control will be optional.
Furthermore, the Journey Crossroad will add leather seats with mesh inserts, a power driver seat, 19-inch wheels, an 8.4-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system, etc. However, the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity won’t be included. The rear parking sensors, a rear-seat entertainment system, and navigation will be optional. The GT model will add a heated steering wheel, a stiffer suspension, and heated front seats. The Premium speakers, a rear-seat entertainment system with a 9.0-inch screen and two wireless headphones, and Wi-Fi hotspot will also be included. A drive convenience package will add distance-alert function and a rearview camera. Unfortunately, automatic braking and blind-spot monitors won’t be available.
Release date and price
There is still no official information about the arrival of the 2020 Dodge Journey. But we are expecting it sometime next year, maybe in late 2019. The price should be around $23,500 for the base model while the higher trims will be around $34,000.