2015 Dodge Journey Crossroad — Waiting For The Next Gen
The 2015 Dodge Journey Crossroad comes to bridge the gap until the announced 2016 Dodge Journey major redesign. In order to keep the price low, the manufacturer decided to make some moves which won’t make this crossover drastically improved. However, they tried to make it interesting enough. With all the changes, the 2015 Dodge Journey will look better. Although, we have to wait one more year for a complete redesign, the exterior and interior changes for the 2015 model year may be just fine. That is, if you like the previous generation’s design. The Dodge Journey had no numerous changes in the past. There was no significant redesign since 2008. Now, the manufacturer is forced to undertake a big makeover in order to keep its market share. The 2015 Dodge Journey Crossroad looks better, but essentially, the whole new Journey will come next year as 2016 model.
2015 DODGE JOURNEY CROSSROAD CHANGES
The last attempt to refresh this crossover’s appearance, which resulted in the Dodge Journey Blacktop version, was nothing compared to the update of the 2015 Crossroad. It will have noticeably improved appearance thanks to the new fascia. It should resemble the front end of the European incarnation of this vehicle, called the Fiat Freemont. So, with European touch, the new grille leads other changes. The 2015 Dodge Journey Crossroad got chrome stripes on the sides within its refreshment. Also, there are new 19-inch wheels. According to the information we got, the interior of the 2015 Journey Crossroad suffered some changes, but nothing to write home about. Of course, this mid-size crossover SUV is spacious and comfortable inside, as always. However, in spite of the comfortable cabin, the 2015 Dodge Journey needs a complete redesign in order to compete with other modern mid-size crossovers.
2015 DODGE JOURNEY CROSSROAD ENGINES & TRANSMISSIONS CARRIED OVER
As for the powertrain, the 2015 Dodge Journey Crossroad will have the same old engines. There is a four-cylinder 2.4-liter DOHC engine, which generates 173 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 166 lb-ft at 4000 rpm. With front-wheel drive and an outdated 4-speed automatic transmission, its fuel economy results are 19 mpg/city and 26 mpg-highway. The second engine option seems to be better than the first one. It’s a 3.6-liter V-6 DOHC flex-fuel engine, which delivers 283 horsepower at 6350 rpm and 260 lb-ft of torque at 4400 rpm. With all-wheel drive, its fuel economy figures are better — 16 mpg/city and 24 mpg/highway, thanks to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
2016 DODGE JOURNEY MAY COME SOON
We may expect some new engines and at least one new transmission in the 2016 Dodge Journey. Aside from the mechanical changes, the new generation of the Journey crossover will share the platform with the 2015 Chrysler 200, Dodge Dart and the Jeep Cherokee. The 2016 Journey won’t be made in Mexico, like the current generation. It will probably be manufactured either in Michigan, with other models which use the same platform, or in Ohio, in the Jeep facility. It will have its debut next year and in will be released during the first quarter of 2016. The price can’t be estimated yet.
2015 DODGE JOURNEY CROSSROAD PRICE
However, the 2015 Dodge Journey price is known. The entry MSRP is around $26,000. Depending on a trim level, the price will rise. The available 2015 Journey trims are, as always — SE, SXT, Limited and R/T.