The Journey is an interesting combination of versatility and flexibility in a sporty package. This all new vehicle takes the practicality of a minivan, the capability of a sport utility vehicle and the overall efficiency of a passenger car and blends all the best attributes of each into a "right-sized" crossover for the Dodge brand. The Dodge Journey is built on the company's global D segment platform and is designed to meet the needs of customers ranging from young singles, couples and families with small children to mature families who want the flexibility to do more in terms of seating people or storing gear. Clever, flexible seating and storage combinations include standard five passenger seating with spacious cargo room and available 5+2 seating, for times when additional passengers are along on the journey.
Spacious storage bins, hidden in the floor and under the front passenger seat cushion, combined with a variety of fuel-efficient and powerful powertrain options, make Dodge Journey flexible, functional and fun to drive. Safety also is at the top of the mind for customers, and the Dodge Journey delivers with standard multi-stage front driver and passenger air bags, front seat-mounted side air bags, three row side-curtain air bags, standard four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes (ABS), standard Electronic Stability Program (ESP), standard Electronic Roll Mitigation, an available back-up camera and available all wheel drive in the United States and Canada. A key target for the Dodge Journey's design team was delivering a practical, flexible interior, with seating and innovative storage features typically only found in a minivan.
Dodge Journey's two-box exterior design means more room for seating people and storing gear on the interior. Journey offers a choice of two seating configurations to balance buyers' needs for passenger seating and cargo room. Five-passenger seating is standard on all models, while 5+2 passenger seating is available on all models. Storing things "under the front seat" takes on an entirely new meaning, thanks to Journey's available Flip 'N Stow in-seat storage. The Journey's front passenger seat cushion flips forward to reveal a large 273 x 222 mm bin under the seat cushion. In the second row, the Journey features theatre seating, which gives passengers in the second and third row the ability to see outside the vehicle.
Located in the floor behind the front row seats are two standard in floor storage bins that are designed to hold 12 cans plus ice or other items conveniently out of sight. For added convenience, the bins feature latching lids and removable, washable liners, so they're a snap to clean. Additional thoughtful features that make Dodge Journey more flexible for families include a child presenter seat on all models that makes it easy for the driver to attend to a small child seated in the second row when the vehicle is stationary. Dodge Journey is the first vehicle in the mid-size crossover segment to offer available integrated child booster seats. These available seats boost a child seated in the second row 102 mm so they're seated in the adult belted zone.
On five passenger models, a tri-fold load floor is located behind the second row seat and provides a hidden storage compartment for added utility. The load floor is reversible and configures into a "grocery bag" position. The primary side of the folding panel is carpeted for durability. The available third row seat is easy to operate and get into, thanks to Journey's stadium Tip 'N Slide second row seats. With the turn of a single lever on the side of the seat back, the seat cushions easily fold upward and the seat slides forward. Journey's available 50/50 split-folding third row seat provides enough room for two passengers on an as needed basis. The Dodge Journey family vehicle will be available in Australia late 2008 and will be a crossover four-wheel drive, come family wagon. Once again Dodge is prepared to put another exciting model out there that has the potential to be a winner.
Just as the Nitro has ignited great interest, so too may be Dodge's next great Journey!