2019 Dodge Journey vs. 2018 Dodge Journey in Edmonton, AB
Fun, efficiency and ample cargo room are made affordable with the Dodge Journey—the mid-size SUV with the versatility to take you where you need to go. Whether you’re planning your next adventure or just simply want a vehicle that your family can rely on, the Dodge Journey does not disappoint. With more than 40 standard and available safety features, two capable engines and room for 7, the Dodge Journey is up for the challenge. While the 2019 Journey is as sharp as ever, how do its features stack up against the 2018 Journey? Well, your friends at Southtown Chrysler, your go-to Edmonton Chrysler, Dodge, RAM, and Jeep® dealer, have laid out the specs on both models. 2019 or 2018, which Journey is superior?
The Journey has remained a staple in the Dodge lineup since 2009, with styling that makes this SUV a classic choice. Look to the 2019 Journey’s front and rear ends to see sportier styling paired with new fog lights and LED taillamps. The 2019 Journey also sees the addition of Destroyer Grey—a brand new colour among the eight other shades you can take your journey in. If you’re still looking for a masculine front fascia you can still find some serious presence with the bold design of the 2018 Journey. Though we’re inclined to like the sportier styling of the 2019 model, 2018 doesn’t shy away with Dodge’s classic crosshair grille that makes other models like the Durango and Charger truly stand out.
There’s not much to dislike about a vehicle that gives you steady performance and efficiency. Pop the hood on the 2019 Journey to find a standard 2.4L DOHC 16V Dual VVT 4-cylinder engine, matched to a 4-speed automatic and you’re given 173 horses, 166 lb-ft of torque, and efficiency to match. Get fuel economy as impressive as 9.2L/100km on the highway and a combined rating of 12.1L/100km. If that wasn’t enough, add the option to upgrade to a 3.6L Pentastar VVT V6, and you’ll be riding happily with 283 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. That’s an engine that leaves no road ahead too tough to handle. The V6 is also mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission for an even smoother driving experience. Performance-wise, the 2018 Journey is just as capable and has the same options as 2019, so we’ll call this category a draw.
It’s down to the wire between the 2019 and 2018, while we like the sporty new exterior details on the 2019 model, the 2018 Journey is just as capable under the hood. However, if we take into account some more details, we begin to get a clearer picture. The 2019 Journey is down to three trim levels in 2019, the base SE, Crossroad, and GT model. A move not to take away from drivers choice when building their Journey, but simply to add more standard features to each trim level. All while maintaining the extremely reasonable starting MSRP the Dodge Journey has become known for. If you want more for less, you’re going to have to opt for the 2019 Dodge Journey! Fortunately for you, we carry both the 2019 and 2018 Dodge Journey here at Southtown Chrysler. If you want to learn more about the versatile Journey or the rest of the lineup from Dodge, RAM, Chrysler, and Jeep, make sure to contact us! Southtown Chrysler also services all makes and models and has a massive parts inventory, all the more reason to give us a visit.
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