Dodge will expand its Journey lineup with the addition of a new Crossroad version that it will unveil at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show . It comes just a few weeks after Dodge announced that 2013 model year was the Journey’s best sales year ever, and Dodge hopes that this new version of the model will enjoy the same success as the rest of the Journey lineup.
The new Journey Crossroad will be distinguished by a specially designed front and rear fascia, platinum chrome and black elements, plus a series of updates for the interior. The only problem is that the model comes with pretty much no upgrades under the hood, so the customers will have to choose between the usual four-cylinder and V-6 engines.
The new Dodge Journey Crossroad will be placed between the current SXT and Limited models in the Journey lineup and will be priced from $24,995. Sales will begin later this spring.
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The new Journey Crossroad is distinguished from the rest of the Journey lineup by its new front fascia that includes platinum-chrome accents, and gloss-black grille and fog-lamp surrounds. The same gloss-black treatment is also applied to the roof rails, side sills, the headlamp bezels and the lower rear fascia.
On the rear, the taillight bezels are finished in gloss black to finish off the accents.
Standard on the Journey Crossroad are 19-inch, Hyper Black, five-spoke aluminum wheels.
Customers can choose between the following exterior colors: Pitch Black, Bright Silver Metallic, White, Copperhead Pearl, Fathom Blue Pearl, Granite Crystal Metallic, Pearl White Tri-Coat and Redline Red 2-coat Pearl.
The same black treatment continues on the interior, where the new Journey Crossroad adds black leather seating with sport mesh inserts and cool Light Slate Grey accent stitching. The same stitching is applied to the center armrest, door panels, and the leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
As a special feature, the company will add a new Liquid Graphite finish applied on the instrument panel, gauge cluster, center console, door pulls and steering wheel trim.
2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad - Standard Interior Features
- 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen
- Power front seat and a front passenger fold-flat seat with hidden storage bin under the seat cushion
- Power heated and foldaway mirrors
- Seven air bags
- Illuminated cup holders
- Keyless Enter ‘n Go with push-button start
- Steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls.
The new Journey Crossroad is offered with a choice of two engines. The a standard, 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine produces 173 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque, while the optional 3.6-liter, Pentastar V-6 engine delivers 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.
The four-cylinder engine is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission, while for the V-6 engine has an available smooth-shifting, six-speed automatic transmission.
The new Dodge Journey Crossroad is priced at $24,995 and will be put on sale this spring.
The Equinox is one of the best-sold models in Chevrolet’s lineup with over 200,000 units sold per year in the United States.
Just like the Journey, the 2014 Equinox is offered with a choice of two engines: a 2.4 liter four-cylinder that delivers 182 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque, and a 3.6-liter V-6 that cranks out a tidy 301 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque. The most powerful version goes from 0 to 60 mph in about seven seconds, and up to a top speed of 130 mph.
Prices for the Equinox start at $24,225.
Gallery Chevrolet Equinox
Ford launched the new Escape back in 2011, and in less than two years the model become one of America’s best-selling SUVs.
The 2014 Escape is offered with a choice of three engines: an updated 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine matched to a SelectShift Automatic six-speed, a 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine and a 2.0-liter EcoBoost unit.
Prices for the 2014 Escape start at $22,700.
Gallery Ford Escape
The 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad comes at a time when the Journey is thriving, and customers are sure to gobble this thing up just as quickly. The model features a series of upgrades, but not too many that end up driving the price sky high.
- Updated exterior look
- Highly equipped interior
- Comes with two engines
- No upgrades under the hood
Gallery Dodge Journey Crossroad
Building on the Dodge Journey’s best sales year ever in 2013, the Dodge brand is introducing a new Journey model – the 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad – at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.
The new Journey Crossroad features distinctive new front and rear fascias, Platinum Chrome side sills and unique 19-inch Hyper Black aluminum wheels, giving the three-row, seven-passenger crossover a rugged, capable look. The interior is loaded with premium finishes and features, including the 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen, new leather seat design and Liquid Graphite appliques.
"The Journey has always been Dodge’s Swiss Army knife in the CUV segment, and with the new Journey Crossroad, we are expanding that flexibility by now offering three different exterior appearances," said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO — Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "The Journey Crossroad’s rugged styling gives it a tough presence on the road; the available all-wheel drive system gives it the capability to back it up in a variety of bad weather driving conditions.”
The new 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad is positioned between the SXT and Limited models in the Journey lineup. Journey Crossroad will start arriving in Dodge dealerships this spring with a starting U. S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $24,995 (excluding $995 destination).
New look, new features
Dodge designers added several special exterior design cues to the Journey Crossroad that give it a distinct look in the lineup, including a new front fascia with a Platinum Chrome accent and Gloss Black grille and fog lamp surrounds, Platinum Chrome roof rails and unique extended side sills, black headlamp bezels, Gloss Black tail lamp bezels and a new lower rear fascia finished in Platinum Chrome and a “Crossroad” badge on the tailgate. Journey Crossroad also features unique 19-inch Hyper Black five-spoke aluminum wheels.
Exterior colors for the 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad include Pitch Black, Bright Silver Metallic, White, Copperhead Pearl, Fathom Blue Pearl, Granite Crystal Metallic, Pearl White Tri-Coat and Redline Red 2-coat Pearl.
On the inside, the Journey Crossroad adds many unique interior touches, including new standard black leather seating with sport mesh inserts with Light Slate Grey accent stitching. Light Slate Grey accent stitching on the center armrest and door panels, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, are standard equipment. A new Liquid Graphite finish is applied on the instrument panel, gauge cluster, center console, door pulls and steering wheel trim. The Dodge Journey Crossroad also comes standard with the class-exclusive 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen, power front seat and a front passenger fold-flat seat with hidden storage bin under the seat cushion.
The 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad offers levels of utility and refinement not typically found in the crossover market. Standard features such as power heated and foldaway mirrors, seven air bags, illuminated cup holders, Keyless Enter ‘n Go with push-button start and steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls.
Second- and third-row seats fold flat to create 67.6 cu. ft. of cargo space. Second-row seats recline and have available class-exclusive integrated child booster seats. There are also innovative removable storage bins in the floor ahead of the second-row seats that can hold everything from muddy clothes to soda cans, to concealing valuables like a camera, laptop or purse. With front passenger, second- and third-row fold-flat seats, second-row in-floor storage, and front passenger in-seat storage, Dodge Journey has best-in-class storage.
Power and efficiency
The Journey Crossroad is powered by a standard 2.4-liter 16-valve DOHC four-cylinder engine that produces 173 horsepower and 166 lb.-ft. of torque, linked to a four-speed automatic transmission. This four-cylinder engine delivers 26 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway.
The award-winning available 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine on the 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad produces a best-in-class 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission. This Pentastar V-6 engine was recognized as a Ward’s “10 Best Engines” for 2012 and 2013. In addition to excellent power, it delivers up to 25 mpg on the highway.
Both the standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and available 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 powertrain deliver more than 500 miles of highway driving range. With a 5-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, owners can rest assured knowing their powerful and efficient Journey is well covered.
Confidence in all driving conditions
Backing up the 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad’s rugged look is its available all-wheel-drive system, perfect for drivers who want extra grip for a more performance feel, or who live in the Snow Belt or rainy parts of the country and appreciate the extra traction Journey’s all-wheel drive system provides.
Journey Crossroad’s all-wheel-drive system works on demand, driving only the front wheels to maximize fuel efficiency until power to the rear wheels is needed. All-wheel drive also is activated on dry pavement between speeds of 25 and 65 mph to enhance handling during performance driving. This system provides added traction on snow, ice and other low-traction surfaces without having to be switched on and off.
When traveling faster than 25 mph, Dodge Journey’s all-wheel-drive system sends torque to the rear wheels when cornering with the throttle open to make the car turn more easily, which makes the handling more neutral. This is more readily accomplished with Journey’s electronically controlled coupling (ECC) than with viscous-coupling or gerotor systems that require some degree of front-to-rear slip before torque is transferred to the rear wheels. At speeds greater than 53 mph, the control strategy provides minimal torque to the rear wheels under normal driving conditions to provide better fuel economy.
Dodge Journey features standard electronic stability control (ESC) and all-speed traction control, which help keep the crossover on path in a variety of road surface and weather conditions. Journey’s available all-wheel-drive electronic control module works with the ESC and traction control systems, allowing the ESC system to use the ECC to help gain control of the vehicle, reducing the amount of torque that the ECC transmits to the rear wheels. Four-wheel anti-lock brakes and electronic roll mitigation also are standard on all 2014 Dodge Journey models.