2015 Dodge Journey, the mid sized crossover from Dodge is expected soon. The 2015 Dodge Journey expected changes over the current version (Shown in photos) that started it’s journey in 2008 and is still in it’s first generation. There is no clarity if the new model will get a new generation body or if that will happen in 2016. Read on…
2015 Dodge Journey exterior changes
2015 Dodge Journey is a smart looking crossover even with the existing first generation body that it shares with the fiat freemont. There was new about a new generation body for year 2015 but the Chrysler CEO announcement in march 2013 was not followed up by the company ever since. There are indications that a 2016 model may actually see a new generation change. The 2015 Dodge journey will anyhow see changes to headlamps, bumpers, alloy wheel design, tail lamps and air dams. You may see new grille pattern in form of chrome surrounds or molding changes. There may be addition of LED inserts in front and rear with DRLs getting in the picture. The wing mirrors may see a design update with new side indicators. The rear may see a better tailgate wash wipe system and new LED based tail lamp cluster if the new gen body shows up. The current vehicle is loaded with a lot of features related to safety and conveniences. There are 8 colors available as of now and that may change with addition of new colors to the palette. There are seven alloy wheel designs and heated ORVMs or wing mirrors.
2015 Dodge Journey interiors
2015 Dodge Journey has a comfortable interior with metal finish inserts, wood accents and a very well shaped dashboard even without a new refresh. The comfortable steering is quite responsive and feels good. The seats are hugging and comfortable with spaces below them for storage and placing a cooler. There are plenty of well managed storage and stowage space besides the flexible seating system that fold away for different cargo accommodation needs. The steering wheel and seats are heated along with automatic climate control. The interiors have a wide view and allow the driver to have a good view of the road, although the rear C and D pillars obstruct some view. The automatic gear shift at the center is stick type and if it stays the same is yet to be seen. The central touchscreen display system handles Bluetooth, radio, audio, GPS navigation and other standard features. There is an expected upgrade and chances are that that there may be a bigger screen on the 2015 model.
2015 Dodge Journey power and drive train
2015 Dodge Journey may feature updated engine options from the current lineup. A 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine that pushes out 283Hp that makes 260 lb-ft torque in the current version and also on duty is a 2.4L 16 valve 173 hp/166 lb-ft torque engine, may find it’s way in the new 2015 model too.
2015 Dodge Journey release date & Price
2015 Dodge Journey may either be announced by end of this year or early next year. Although there is no firm news on the new model from Dodge, so saying something in that area for sure, would be a lie. The current line up is priced starting MSRP of US $ 19,995 and similar pricing strategy is expected.
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- 2015 Dodge Journey is due for a generation upgrade
- Great leather group, comfort group and other options for a customized car
- Excellent interiors and options