2011 Dodge Journey Overview
For a crossover adventure you won’t soon forget, the 2011 Dodge Journey and its restyled interior and exterior are ready to take you on a ride.
Change is good and change has come to the 2011 Dodge Journey crossover. The base Express trim gets the standard 173-horsepower, 2.4-liter inline-four cylinder engine that is paired to a four-speed automatic transmission. But all other trims come equipped with an all-new 283-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 that is teamed with a six-speed automatic and boasts either two- or four-wheel drive. EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings are decent at 16-19 mpg in the city and 24-25 mpg on the highway depending on which engine you opt for. Competition in the crossover segment includes the Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, Nissan Murano, and Ford Edge.
By incorporating lower bumper styling and Dodge’s signature crosshair grille, the 2011 Dodge Journey boasts a sleeker and bolder appearance. The Journey is available in three trims: Express, Mainstreet, and Crew, and features standard exterior touches like LED taillights, sunscreen glass, 16-inch steel wheels, heated side mirrors, and roof rails. A power sunroof, fog lights, halogen quad headlamps, 17- or 19-inch aluminum rims, and dual exhaust tips are optional.
Inside the 2011 Dodge Journey, you’ll find an all-new dashboard and instrument panel that incorporate better-quality materials. Fabric-covered heated front seats, manual air conditioning, tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, second-row floor bins and a six-speaker audio system with 4.3-inch touch-screen, and auxiliary/USB ports for your iPod all come standard. The Journey can seat up to seven occupants, or carry up to 67.7 cubic feet of cargo when all rear seats are folded. An Infinity premium audio system, rechargeable flashlight, built-in second-row booster seats, leather-trimmed upholstery, automatic air conditioning, and six-way power driver’s seat with four-way lumbar adjust are optional. For a streamlined connection to music, Garmin-based navigation, and Bluetooth® calling, Dodge’s new Uconnect touch 8.4 provides an easy way for driver and passengers to interact with the Journey through its 8.4-inch touch-screen interface.
You’ll be happy to know that the 2011 Dodge Journey is chock-full of standard safety features such as side-impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags, driver’s knee airbag, antilock brakes, a stability system, traction control, electronic roll mitigation, and active front head restraints. Rear parking sensors and a backup camera keep you from bumping into anything and are optional.
With a sleeker, bolder look and crossover versatility, the 2011 Dodge Journey is finally flexing its crossover muscles.