The Dodge Journey is a versatile SUV that can tackle whatever you throw at it. That includes passenger transport, storage and towing. This vehicle is expertly equipped to haul a trailer and pull your cargo effortlessly behind you. The available engines, towing systems and driver controls help you tow in safety and with supreme confidence. Read on from us at Southtown Chrysler to see how your Dodge Journey helps you tow.
Dodge Journey Engine Power
To give you power to tow, the 2018 Dodge Journey comes with the availability of two different engines depending on the trim level you choose. The lower level engine, the 2.4L DOHC 16V Dual VVT I-4, is the standard option on the CVP and SE Plus models. You can get up to 173 horsepower and 166 lb-ft of torque out of this machine. Power isn’t all, you’ll receive 9.2L/100 km of great fuel economy on this SUV. The top tier engine is the 3.6L Pentastar VVT 6 which offers high power while remaining quiet. You get improved 283 horsepower with 260 lb-ft of torque, a heavy dose of power to help you pull what you want. 9.5L/100 km of fuel economy on the highway is provided for you, so you won’t have to worry about your engine sucking your fuel quickly when towing. Either engine gives you an efficient option for driving and pulling cargo.
Dodge Journey Towing Capability
Your Dodge Journey is a great option for towing a trailer of a sizeable weight. With the top level 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine and the Trailer Tow Prep Group you’ll be able to tow 1,134 kg (2,500 lbs) behind your SUV. The vehicle also has a standard Trailer Sway Control system that assists in correcting trailer sway. This allows you to handle your vehicle and load better out on the road. Working in concert with the Dodge Journey is its Electronic Stability Control, which can specifically affect either the brakes or engine power to normalize the trailer sway.
Dodge Journey Driver Control
The Electronic Stability Control gives you confidence when driving. It assists your vehicle over poor traction sections of road, helping to modify steering through bad conditions and applying throttle and brake adjustments when needed. This system comes standard and will automatically engage if the wheel angle is different from the direction of the vehicle. As well, the traction control system has All-Speed Traction Control, Electronic Roll Mitigation and Trailer Sway Control to help you safely navigate the roads. The all-wheel drive system provides another avenue of help over tough traction. The Dodge Journey is well-equipped to assist you when towing, so when you have that extra weight behind you you’ll still feel in control.