America’s fastest-growing midsize crossover, the Dodge Journey is an underdog turned champion.
First unveiled in 2007, the Dodge crossover line has been struggling to make an impact and establish itself against the other manufacturers.
Enter the 2015 Dodge Journey.
Not quite an SUV, but not a minivan either, the Dodge Journey is a crossover vehicle with generous proportions, incredible storage capabilities, and top-notch safety ratings.
Amazingly affordable, the Dodge Journey offers serious value without sacrifice.
Seven models and multiple trim levels allow for almost endless personalization and upgrades in technology, luxury, and power.
The best part of the 2015 Dodge Journey is its unique dual-identity as the most affordable mid size crossover on the market today. But a crossover that flaunts some accessories traditionally associated with a minivan.
Roomy and spacious like a minivan, the 2015 Dodge Journey has an available third row of seating, able to accommodate seven passengers comfortably.
Extra seats are just the thing for shuttling kids to baseball practice, commuting a team of colleagues, or taking off for that rare night out with friends.
You can even add booster seats to the middle bench seat for younger children, saving yourself the hassle of wrestling with the effort of installing your own seats properly.
The bench seat isn’t just for kids. It features sliding technology, allowing adult passengers to adjust for extra leg room.
A win-win for everybody, regardless of age.
Dodge intentionally modeled its Journey series after the Chrysler minivan, including some of its favorite features like a conversation mirror and plenty of interior storage spaces.
Featuring the “Best-in-Class” storage system, the cargo space extends to 67.6 cubic feet of storage after the second and third row passenger seatbacks are folded down.
The front seats offer both driver and shotgun rider tons of legroom and some trim levels even have heated front seats and steering wheel, with leather-wrapped details on the steering wheel and shift knob.
An abundance of soft touch materials are found throughout the cabin and on the doors and armrests.
Using the six-way power driver’s seat, including four-way power lumbar, you can adjust to your ideal position and enjoy a comfortable ride, no matter how long the journey.
Automatic temperature control is another available option, meaning that you can program your preferred temperature one time and the system will maintain that preference until you tell it otherwise.
Depending on your chosen trim level, the 2015 Dodge Journey is available in exterior colors of: Redline Red 2-Coat Pearl, Pitch Black, Pearl White Tri-coat, Granite Crystal Metallic, Fathom Blue Pearl, White, Billet Silver Metallic, and Blue Streak Pearl.
Interior materials are rich and luxurious with model options including: cloth in beige or black, or Capri leather trim in several color choices with complementary color accent stitching.
Base models are powered from a standard four-cylinder, 2.4-L engine, producing 177 horsepower with front-wheel drive. The V6 engine is also available in certain trim levels.
Whichever 2015 Dodge Journey you choose, you can drive with confidence knowing that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the Dodge Journey its top score of “Good” in side impact, roof strength, and rear crash protection/head restraint tests.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded the Dodge Journey its four-star safety ranking.
Choose the 2015 Dodge Journey and know that you and your family will travel safely, no matter where your Journey takes you.
Of the seven models in the 2015 Dodge Journey lineup, the Crossroad is one of the most distinctive and exciting.
With the Crossroad, drivers can opt for more power by choosing the 3.6-L V6 24-valve VVT, 283 horsepower, six-speed 62TE transmission instead of the 2.4-L I4 DOHC 16-valve Dual VVT 177 horsepower engine, with either front-wheel or four-wheel drive.
Priced at $26,595, the Crossover has a great fuel economy of 19/26 city-highway mpg. And it’s a serious stunner, too.
Available in any of the eight exterior colors, platinum chrome accents wink off the front and rear fascias, and platinum chrome roof rails add a hint of sophistication to an otherwise rugged and ready for action look.
Equipped with 19-inch Hyper Black Aluminum wheels with 225/55R19 All-Season Touring tires, the Crossroad means business and can conquer driving conditions of all kinds.
With so much to choose from in this lineup, the Crossroad remains a fun and fearless possibility.
In a side-by-side comparison, the 2015 Dodge Journey and 2015 Ford Escape seem to have a lot in common. But, a few key differences make the 2015 Journey a much better option, particularly for those in the crossover SUV market.
Again, the space and storage of the Journey makes this model almost a crossover-crossover, blending the best of a car, SUV, and minivan all into one unique vehicle. Anyone with children will value the extra space and booster seat options for ultimate comfort and ease of travel.
Speaking of kids...whether or not you have a bunch of your own, or the one or two you do have also have a bunch of friends, the 2015 Journey has two extra seats, compared to the 2015 Escape, which only seats five.
Two extra seats may not seem like a lot until it’s your turn to carpool and fights about who has to sit in the middle erupt.
Depending on how much weekend warrior adventure you’re up for, you’ll undoubtedly appreciate the Journey’s towing capacity at 1,000 pounds for the four-cylinder engine or 2,500 pounds for the V6, compared to the Escape’s 1,500-2,000.
Also, the Journey’s higher horsepower and torque, 166-260 lb.-ft., compared to the Escape’s 170-270 lb.-ft., makes for more efficient horsepower transmission to the wheels.
Budget-friendly, the 2015 Dodge Journey is a more affordable purchase at $20,605 compared to the 2015 Ford Escape’s starting MSRP of $22,103.
More power, greater affordability, and incomparable storage make the 2015 Dodge Journey a more economical, practical, and fun family vehicle. It’s everything you would expect from a crossover...only more.
Why escape when you can embark on a journey?