NEW FOR 2009:

– All-new model

An all-new vehicle for Dodge, the Journey is the company’s new crossover vehicle.

The Journey is available with a choice of two engines: a 2.4-litre four-cylinder in the SE, and a 3.5-litre V6 in the SXT and R/T models. The 2.4-litre uses a four-cylinder automatic transmission, while the 3.5-litre uses a six-speed automatic with manual shift mode. The SE is strictly front-wheel drive, while the SXT and R/T can be optioned with an all-wheel drive system.

All models feature seating for five, but all can be optioned with a Flexible Seating Group package which adds a third row for seven-passenger seating.

Features on the SE include 16-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, power windows, heated mirrors, variable intermittent wipers, rear washer/wiper, floor console, power locks, dual glovebox with Chill Zone beverage holder, illuminated cupholders, tilt and telescopic wheel, cloth seats, 60/40 split-folding second-row seat with child presentation feature, six-CD/MP3 stereo, and tire pressure monitoring system.

The SXT adds 17-inch alloy wheels, touring suspension, sunscreen glass, automatic headlamps, passenger assist handles, cargo net, overhead console with conversation mirror, floor mats, trip computer with temperature and compass, rechargeable flashlight, auto-dimming rearview mirror, 115-volt outlet, front passenger in-seat storage, grocery bag hooks, illuminated vanity mirrors, YES Essentials stain-resistant fabric, six-way power driver’s seat, fold-flat front passenger seat, keyless entry, security alarm and SIRIUS Satellite Radio. All-wheel drive models add 19-inch alloy wheels, performance suspension and fog lamps.

The R/T adds 19-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote starter, roof rack side rails, full-length floor console, garage door opener, front and rear interior LED lights, leather-wrapped wheel with audio controls, and heated leather-trimmed seats.

Available options include a backup camera, MyGig infotainment system, rear-seat DVD and trailer towing package.

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