It is not as popular as Durango, but the Dodge Journey is a mid-size crossover that draws a lot of attention. Built like a combination of an SUV and a minivan, the appearance of the vehicle is very interesting. However, its aesthetic look is very functional, as well as the interior that comes with seven seating spots. A 5-seater is also available. The new 2020 Dodge Journey will take the advantage of its owner that joins few companies. Fiat Freemont is the closest sibling, and the new platform could be borrowed from the Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV.
The 2020 Dodge Journey seems to bring some fun to the mid-size segment. We hear that full production is going to be moved to Italy. However, the new Durango becomes a body on frame model soon, and could leave some space for the Journey. Well, in the same segment is a flagship model – Jeep Grand Cherokee. But the new 2020 Journey redesign could elbow the way for the crossover.
2020 Dodge Journey Specs
The standard offer for this mid-size crossover will include a 2.4-liter engine. The four-cylinder unit is durable and capable of delivering 175 hp and 165 pound-feet of torque. These are outputs of an average compact crossover. FCA will have to do it much better to improve the offer. Front-wheel drive is standard, and four-speed transmission is paired with this unit. For the 2020 Dodge Journey, we expect a new gearbox that will boost fuel economy and overall driving impression. Only bigger displacement will help with the towing capacity that currently sits at just 1,000 pounds. Poor result for a mid-size crossover.
GT and SRT versions
However, this is not all about the engine room for the 2020 Dodge Journey. The crossover will definitely get a much more popular version – GT. This unit will get a power boost by a 3.6-liter Pentastar engine. Fans of this unit and Journey SUV can count on 280 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Power output is not the only improvement. The 2020 Journey GT will also be able to tow 3,000 pounds as well, which is a significant boost compared to the base model. All-wheel is the only available drive mode. Also, the Pentastar mill will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Again, there are more surprises for the upcoming 2020 Dodge Journey. Rumors say it will get an SRT version. It is also known as a high-end trim with the most powerful engines. For the Journey, it’s not going to be a V8 unit. Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs are using these as well as Dodge Durango. Their smaller stablemate will get a turbocharged V6 unit that will be able to deliver 300-350 hp. The info about this version will become official at the debut.
2020 Dodge Journey Redesign and New Platform
It’s been a while since we saw the last facelift of the Journey SUV. Now it’s time for big changes. Whenever rumors are mentioning the new platform, we know the model will suffer a serious revision. An all-new 2020 Dodge Journey will present redesign modifications inside and outside.
But let’s see what platforms are possible. Alfa Romeo Stelvio has an interesting architecture. It would be the perfect solution for the 2020 Dodge Journey. Add rumors that crossover’s production is moving to Italy, and the image becomes clearer. Built in the same factories, these two will share platforms. It is the simplest and the cheapest decision for the FCA.
Some say that the new SRT version will get an engine that is capable of producing over 500 hp. Strong body and frame should be durable to support such power. Current Journey was not built for such energy. The new one has to get a stronger frame to be able to gain such outputs and engine. So, that is another reason why we are sure the 2020 Dodge Journey will make a stunning appearance.
2020 Dodge Journey Spy Photos
We can read rumors about the 2020 Dodge Journey, but spy photos are not there to confirm any of these. The company still has not started the testing, or they keep the SUV pretty well from the lenses of spy photographers. Some of the renders are very similar to the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. It is not strange since all stories are based on the only certain fact – two SUVs will use the same platform.
2020 Dodge Journey Debut and Cost
We will have to wait to see what’s going on in FCA’s SUV family. Dodge Durango will move the production, becoming a body on frame SUV. At the same time, Jeep Grand Cherokee will get more space. How much room will be left for the 2020 Dodge Journey redesign, we still do not know. However, the future of this crossover depends on its two more popular siblings. Until we find out what’s happening with Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango, release date will not be set.
The number of changes will affect the final price. However, the carmaker can not push it too far from the current level. Well, the $ 23,000 price is still below the average for a mid-size crossover segment. On the other hand, far end GT will cost over $ 35,000.