2011 Dodge Journey
The 2011 Dodge Journey crossover has received a number of upgrades for the new model year.
The biggest change is under the hood, where Dodge has stocked the crossover with Chrysler’s new Pentastar V6 motor. This engine is 3.6 liters, and has 283 horsepower and 260 lb-ft. of torque. This is the same engine used in the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It will be linked to a 6-speed automatic transmission, which is different from 5-speed on hand in the Grand Cherokee.
Although Dodge has added the new 3.6 liter Pentastar engine to the line-up, they will still use the 2.4 liter, 4-cylinder engine as the standard power-train.
Dodge claims that the new Journey will feature a softer and quieter ride thanks to more defined tuning and NVH control.
The Journey has most of the same styling on the outside then the 2010 model, but features a new front face with the famous Dodge “split crosshair” grill. It also has larger fog lamps, LED taillights and an option for new 19 inch alloy wheels.
Interior-wise, the Journey takes a lot of interior flare from the 2011 Grand Cherokee and the 2011 Dodge Durango, but still looks way more chic than the previous 2010 model. Located between the double main gauges is a full color digital information screen that is backlit in red. It is easy to see the screen through the new 3-spoke steering wheel which is more comfortable than the previous model.
The Journey also adds an all-new GPS navigation system with a larger screen than ever before. All the cars features and gadgets are incorporated through the fully touch navi screen. The Journey also has new climate control buttons, which make the center stack look very clean and high-tech.
The center console adds a 12-volt outlet and a USB port.
Look for the 2011 Journey to debut at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show.