Look up 'crossover' in the dictionary, and if it doesn't have an image of the 2017 Dodge Journey, well we think it should. It's hard to imagine a vehicle that more fully embodies the concept of what a crossover should be. Versatility, comfort, safety, performance, reliability - the 2017 Dodge Journey gets top marks from Canadian consumers on all these fronts.
The new edition of the Journey comes with either 5- or 7-passenger seating thanks to an available third row, which you'll be glad to know is easily accessible thanks to the Tilt 'n Slide system that moves the second row forward with just one pull of a lever. The Best-in-Class storage space offered by the Journey is more than plentiful, particularly with the available Flip 'n Stow fold-flat front -passenger seat that includes in-seat storage space.
Also available is a 10-way power driver's seat with 4-way lumbar support, which lets you set your ideal seating position. And all of the occupants will enjoy the full-length floor console complete with premium armrest, as well as the available leather-faced seats that provide extra support.
If peace of mind is important to you and yours, the 2017 Dodge Journey offers an unmatched group of more than 50 standard and available features that incorporate the latest technological advances. Standard Electronic Stability Control and 4-wheel antilock disc brakes with Brake Assist keep you on the road, while cutting-edge parking assist systems and keyless entry make your life that much easier, every day. The center console screen also can display the available ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera, supplemented by the available Park-Sense Rear Park Assist that uses ultrasonic sensors to detect objects behind the vehicle. Did we mention the seven standard airbags?
Powered by a 3.6L Pentastar VVT V6 engine that delivers up to 283 HP and 260 lb-ft of torque, the new Journey manages to avoid any compromise in terms of either performance or fuel efficiency. Three times chosen to Ward's Magazine's list of 10 Best engines, the V6 offers muscle to spare while coming in at 9.5L/100 km for fuel consumption on highway. It's twinned with a 6-speed automatic transmission that includes a semi-manual mode. Dodge has also included an on-demand all-wheel drive system that automatically sends power to the rear wheels when detecting slippery road conditions, further optimizing fuel efficiency.
The reputation of the Dodge Journey has long been made when it comes to providing reliable transportation, even in the coldest Canadian weather. The carmaker has been adamant about using high-quality components and materials in the cabin and under the hood, and the result is lower maintenance and repair costs during the ownership period. What's not to like? Test drive the new 2017 Dodge Journey today and see for yourself what a remarkable crossover this is!