CHANGES FOR 2014:

-Limited trim replaces Crew
-Crossroad trims added

Dodge is quite keen to remind all of us that the Journey is still Canada’s number-one selling crossover. Implying that what’s not broken needs no fixing, Dodge brings the Journey into 2014 with minor trim changes. Power is from either a 2.4L four-cylinder with 173 hp, or the excellent 3.6L “Pentastar” V6, rated at 283 hp. Four-cylinder models get a four-speed automatic, and V6 models use a six-speed auto. The Journey starts as a front-driver, in Canada Value Package, SE Plus, SXT and Limted trims. New Crossroad trims combine the V6 engine with unique exterior trim and added convenience features, with either front- or all-wheel drive.

The entry-level Canada Value Package gets the four-cylinder engine, manually-adjustable cloth seats, reclining 60/40 split-folding second-row seats with fore-and-aft adjustment, Uconnect 4.3-inch touchscreen and six-speaker stereo, auxiliary and USB inputs, two 12-volt power outlets, steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, second-row in-floor storage, full-length floor console, dual-zone air conditioning, power locks and power windows with driver one-touch down, vehicle information centre, driver and passenger lower LED lamps, 17-inch aluminum wheels, bright grille and door handle trim, liftgate flood lamp, power heated side mirrors, tire pressure monitoring and intelligent keyless entry.

Next up, SE Plus trim adds leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, body-colour side mirrors, LED taillights, front and rear floor mats and cargo cargo, deep-tint sunscreen glass and black roof rails with crossbars.

The SXT model adds a “performance” front fascia, silver 17-inch wheels, one-touch power front windows, fog lights and automatic headlights, trip computer with outside temperature display and compass, overhead console with observation mirror, cargo net and passenger-assist handles, lighted vanity mirrors, auto-dimming rearview mirror and a 115-volt power outlet.

Crossroad FWD trim adds 19-inch Hyper Black wheels, leather-faced seats with cloth inserts and Light Slate Grey accent stitching, premium door trim panel with Light Slate Grey accent stitching, forward fold-flat front-passenger seat with in-seat storage, air conditioning with dual-zone automatic temperature control, six-way power driver’s seat with 4-way lumber adjuster, black headlamp and taillamp surround, front and rear aimable LED lamps, body colour fascia with Platinum Chrome insert, gloss Black grille, platinum chrome side sill insert, platinum chrome side roof rails, liquid graphite interior accents, shifter and cluster, UconnectTM 8.4 multimedia centre, satellite radio with 1-year subscription, and hands-free communication with Bluetooth® streaming audio.

Limited trim gets the V6 engine, 19-inch wheels, heated front seats and steering wheel, six-way power driver’s seat with lumbar, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, 8.4-inch Uconnect screen, satellite radio, fold-flat front passenger seat with in-seat storage, remote start, front and rear LED reading lights, Bluetooth, auto-dimming rearview mirror with microphone, bright roof rails with crossbars and garage door opener.

R/T models come with all-wheel drive, leather seats, bright door handles and premium six-speaker stereo with subwoofer.

R/T Rallye trim adds performance suspension, firm-feel steering, perforated leather seats, 19-inch satin carbon wheels, red accent stitching on seats, doors and steering wheel, dimpled leather steering wheel and shifter, and body-colour grille and door handles. This trim also deletes the roof rack, which can be added as an option.

Crossroad AWD trim brings 19-inch Hyper Black wheels, black headlamp and taillamp surround, body colour fascia with platinum chrome finish, gloss Black grille, platinum chrome side roof rails, body colour door handles, and platinum chrome side sill inserts.

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