2016 Dodge Journey Release Date, Review, Price, Specs – To put it politely, the well-equipped and affordable mid-size crossover market is a bit crowded. So, the invigorated 2016 Dodge Journey will surely face some tough competition when it eventually goes for sale later this year. Its release date is speculated to be before this fall.
The vehicle comes with plenty of new and updated features for 2016 including deletion of the Limited trim and AVP (American Value Package). Fortunately, though, the Limited trim gets replaced by the quasi-luxury Crossroad Plus model.
Therefore, the refreshed line-up now includes the base SE, SXT, Crossroad, Crossroad Plus, and finally, the top-of-the-line Road& Truck R/T trim. Obviously, the feature list will get updated over the previous 2015 model, but expect some carryovers such as, standard FWD and the optional AWD system to return. Additionally, the hefty 67.6 cubic feet of total cargo area returns unaltered. Also, under the hood will be the 2.4L inline four-cylinder engine carryover capable of cranking 173 horsepower and 166 pounds of torque.
Some of the standard appearance features include LED taillights, sport-tuned suspension, 17”/19” alloy wheels, and a distinct monochrome exterior trim. Interior wise, you will find keyless ignition, tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, keyless entry, leather upholstery, and full power accessories.
Every 2016 Dodge Journey variant is also slated to make a comeback with reclining and sliding second-row seats, the SXT and SE again are adorned with manual air conditioning, while the Crossroad should return with heated steering wheels, heated front seats, power adjustable driver seat, remote engine start, a fold flat front passenger seat, sport manual air conditioning, auto-dimming rear view camera, and automatic wipers.
Interior Changes & Exterior Accessories – 2016 Dodge Journey
Some of the standard features to expect from the 2016 Dodge Journey SE include dual front airbags, auxiliary audio input, LATCH system, multi-function remote controls, proximity entry system, Bluetooth connectivity, and traction and stability control. Some of the options to expect include the Flexible Seating Group, 17” aluminum wheels, Uconnect Voice Command, and Pearl White Tri-Coat.
Moving up the trim ladder is the 2016 Dodge Journey SXT which comes fitted with rear air conditioning, Radio Data system, Floor mats, manual rear seat, body-color mirror color, two third row headrests, LED tail and brake lights, fog lights, height adjustable driver seat, aluminum accented wheels.
As for the 2016 Dodge Journey Crossroad, expect rear air conditioning, voice recognition audio system, leather wrapped steering wheel, auxiliary audio input, front and rear floor mats, leather shift knob trim, manual rear seat, front bumper chrome accents, universal garage door opener, black grille color, two third row headrests, LED taillights, auto-diming rear view camera, Bluetooth connectivity, 50-50-split bench, aluminum rims, and height-adjustable headrests.
Moving up to the 2016 Dodge Journey SE, expect manual rear seat, rear air conditioning, dual exhaust tips, two third row headrests, 50/50-split bench, and height-adjustable headrests.
The 2016 Dodge Journey Crossroad Plus comes fitted with automatic climate control, voice recognition audio system, radio data system, SiriusXM satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, shift knob trim, manual rear seat, cargo net, universal garage opener, leather wrapped steering wheel, adjustable lumbar support, chrome bumper color, two third row headrests, LED taillights and brake lights, auto-dimming rear view cameras, dual-illuminating vanity mirrors, leather-trimmed upholstery, Bluetooth connectivity, height adjustable headrests and aluminum rims.
The top-of-the-line 2016 Dodge Journey R/T should come equipped with automatic climate control, air conditioning zones, voice recognition audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, SiriusXM satellite radio, heated steering wheel, 115V power outlet, in seat cushion storage, adjustable lumbar support, remote engine start, dual exhaust tips, trip computer, dual illuminating vanity mirrors, a height-adjustable headrest, dewpoint/humidity sensors, and painted aluminum.
Engine Specs – 2016 Dodge Journey
All the FWD equipped variants will come equipped with a 2.4L inline-four engine fitted with a four-speed shiftable automatic transmission good for 173 horsepower and 166 pounds of torque. According to EPA ratings, expect the fuel economy ratings to stand at 19/26/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined. When properly equipped, expect a towing capacity of up to 1000 pounds.
A 3.6L powerplant available for the R/T and all all-wheel-drive variants boasts of 283 horsepower and 260 pounds of torque. Expect the mileage to be 17/25/19 mpg in the front-wheel-drive R/T and 16/24/19 mpg in the all-wheel-drive versions. When properly equipped, the towing capacity balloons to 2.500 pounds.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 5.8 in. (113.8 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 0.4 in. (192.4 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.2 in. (72.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 134.4 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 67.6 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3818 lbs.
Top Speed: 119 mph
0-60: 7.1 sec
MPG: 16/24 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Pearl White Tri-Coat, Pitch Black Clear Coa,t Redline 2 Pearl Coat, White…
Towing Capacity: 2.500 lbs
Date Of Release & Price – 2016 Dodge Journey
Expect the price of the base 2016 Dodge Journey SE to set you back by an MSRP starting from $20,995 and $31,795 for the R/T model. As already mentioned at the beginning of this review, the vehicle should be expected sometime before this fall.