For budget-conscious entrepreneurs of quality sport-utility vehicles, the 2013 Dodge Journey has to be at the top of one’s wish list. For starters, it has an MSRP price beginning at a wallet-friendly $19,195. Lessees can obtain a Journey for just $259 per month for 36 months with 0% APR during that span. This crossover SUV comes available in 10 colors, so potential consumers will have little trouble finding a color to suit their personality. Dodge’s signature honeycomb grille provides quality appearance, while allowing maximum airflow to penetrate the engine on those warm summer days. The somewhat boxy design can make handling somewhat less crisp than similar crossovers in its class, however the foot of ground clearance will ensure this vehicle is ready and capable of making both on-road and off-road Journeys. Automatic headlights sense when light levels become too dark and automatically turn on, while the LED taillights provide up to two times greater visibility for drivers behind this crossover SUV. 32 square feet of storage space on the roof racks ensure even the most obtuse of objects are able to be taken, wherever your Journeys may take you. Dodge has included six wheel option packages to choose from, ranging in diameter from 17 inches to 19 inches.
A keyless entry system and push-start ignition make ease of access and convenience one of the greatest things about this model. For such a moderately priced vehicle, the Journey comes lavishly equipped with many creature comforts, ranging from the leather-appointed seating, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and 8.4-inch touchscreen GPS navigation system. Other conveniences include dual-zone climate control for the driver and front passenger and heated seats for the driver and front passenger. With the rear seats folded flat, this crossover SUV can easily accommodate up to 67.6 cubic feet of cargo room. Test drivers have continually praised the legroom throughout the cabin, whether in the rear or up front. In fact, the Journey has the most overall legroom of any car in its class. Perhaps one of the most amazing features of this model is the fact that it allows free Wifi anywhere within 150 feet of the vehicle. No more worrying about motels carrying Wifi. This car is the new Wifi location and can be used as such anywhere in the world. A six-speaker Alpine sound system ensures consumers are hearing the highest quality audio effects, on their favorite songs. A 368-watt amplifier ensures those who like to hear their music loud will be able to do so. No parent likes hearing the ceaseless “are we there yet?” from their kids. To help eliminate that monotonous chatter, Dodge has generously provided a 9-inch DVD screen, through which movies may be played. Dodge has also included one full free year of Sirius XM satellite radio, so as to ensure there will be music all can enjoy, especially on those long road trips through static-infested radio frequencies.
Two engine options are available with this year’s Journey. The first is a fuel-economic 2.4-liter Inline 4 engine with 173 horsepower and 183 lb. – ft. of torque. This option obtains 26 MPG highway, with a 500-mile capacity. Stops at the gas station indeed become less frequent when traveling extended distances. The second engine package is a slightly more powerful 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with Variable Valve Timing and the ability to get 25 MPG on the highway. This engine boasts 283 ponies under the hood. All-wheel drive ensures that wherever your travels take you, the Journey will be up to the challenge, capable of handling roads well off the beaten path. 2,500 pounds of towing capacity ensure you can take a boat, small camper or other trailer with you on your travels. Overall, the 2013 Dodge Journey is a highly capable, efficient crossover SUV that doesn’t boast a lot of power, but excels in every other category. Test drive one today to find out if it’s the perfect car for you and your family.