2016 Dodge Journey Release Date, Specs, Price, Review, Interior – A perfect vehicle that is somewhere between an SUV and a minivan is the newly released 2016 Dodge Journey model. If you can’t decide whether you need an SUV of a minivan it is better to choose something in between, and this car does not only provide you with that kind of an option it makes it available for you at very nice conditions. The car is a great value for money but perhaps lacks in the technological department a bit.
If you need a car which has the use of a third row of seats and are in need of additional space, than the Journey is a perfect option. It is the least expensive car with these sort of characteristics and bridges the gap between an SUV and a minivan nicely. It was perhaps the most overlooked car besides it having some great specs, so we are thinking that it is finally time that all of that changes.
The car will mostly carry over much of its design features and characteristics from the previous cars and model. It actually went a long time without any significant changes, but the value of the car is its main selling point. The usefulness of the car cannot be denied and overpassed so the changes are not necessary in a great matter. But as you will learn from this review the Dodge Journey is prepared very nicely for the 2016 modle year.
2016 Dodge Journey exterior
As the Journey is trying really hard to not be the vehicle it is, it incorporates the characteristics of both a minivan and an SUV. What has been seen here is the design which is characterized for a minivan and it does not look that part of anything else it that matter. There are some parts and features that are more standard for an SUV but the Journey is a big a spacious vehicle which has been built on the construction points of a minivan. But this is not at all a bad thing as the minivan practicality that has been incorporated within the car allows its main use to be used in the best way possible.
The exterior of the car actually features a bit of a slab-sided look with chiseled sheetmetal and flared wheelwells. It is a bit square shouldered but it also has a standard degree of creased sheetmetal to it as well. It is actually hard to describe the main point of the Journey car, it is both refreshing and different but it also has the point of being conservative and anonymous. But as the design ages it incorporates the characteristics of the later said nature. But generally speaking, the entire design has been carried over in a great sense and there are only a few features that can be labeled as new.
The inside of the 2016 Dodge Journey can best be described as being smooth and swoopy. But besides being that it lacks something that all of the current Dodge vehicles have in their design, and that is the warm and organic design of all of those cars. But there are more advantages than disadvantages to the inside of the car. The quality materials that are added to the dash are very good and appropriate to use in the design. It mostly uses some darker themes and colors but in fact there is enough bright work added to break the monotonousness and make the atmosphere of the car very cheerful.
The dash also has some metallic trim additions that are very useful in breaking the monotone stance of the car. The dash is pretty softly sculptured and has a contoured center stack that is mixed with round cut-tube gauges and a blocky steering wheel. It blends well with a large infotainment screen which is dominates the center position of the car and the added climate control which is second to the already mentioned screen on the dash. It is perhaps not something that you would expect from a Dodge interior, particularly if you compared with the other ones from the lineup, but it is handsome enough and useful as well.
The base level of the 2016 Dodge Journey holds the 2.4-liter four-cylinder good for 177 hp engine option under its hood. It is combined with a four-speed automatic and also includes a front-wheel drive. This is an aging setup and it is one which may become even redundant in the future incarnations of the Journey, so perhaps a different kind of engine setup that is offered would be a better choice. The second choice is the 3.6-liter V-6 which makes 283 hp and comes with a six-speed automatic to either the front or all four wheels.
Price and release date
The vehicle is going to be available next year. The 2016 Dodge Journey is going to receive a release date which is going to be somewhere around March. The base MSRP rating for the price of the vehicle is set at a very affordable 20,995 USD. As for the higher trim levels, like the SXT for example, you will have to pay 28,095 USD, or 33,495 USD for the R/T models.