The 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad is an appearance package that takes the regular, humble Dodge Journey wagon and makes it look SUV-ish. The 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad has no suspension, underpinning or powertrain upgrades. The main crux of the 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad is to make it look more exciting.
Mission accomplished. With “Hyper” black 19-inch wheels, cladding, unique front and rear ends – Dodge made the Journey look less wagon and more crossover. Still, serious offroading should be left to Jeep.
“The Journey Crossroad is powered by a standard 2.4-liter 16-valve DOHC four-cylinder engine that produces 173 horsepower and 166 lb.-ft. of torque, linked to a four-speed automatic transmission. This four-cylinder engine delivers 26 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway.
The award-winning available 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine on the 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad produces a best-in-class 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission. This Pentastar V-6 engine was recognized as a Ward’s “10 Best Engines” for 2012 and 2013. In addition to excellent power, it delivers up to 25 mpg on the highway.” – – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
A four-speed automatic comes with the four-cylinder while the six-cylinder gets a six-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is optional and works by disengaging the rear axle unless a low-traction or performance maneuver requires assistance.
“The Journey has always been Dodge’s Swiss Army knife in the CUV segment, and with the new Journey Crossroad, we are expanding that flexibility by now offering three different exterior appearances,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO — Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “The Journey Crossroad’s rugged styling gives it a tough presence on the road; the available all-wheel drive system gives it the capability to back it up in a variety of bad weather driving conditions.”
The interior gets a black trim, leather and stereo package that enhances the package’s value. With storage in almost every nook and cranny, (even under the front passenger’s seat) and seating for seven the Dodge Journey Crossroad can hold as much as many, larger SUVs.
The new 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad is positioned between the SXT and Limited models in the Journey lineup. Journey Crossroad will start arriving in Dodge dealerships this spring with a starting U. S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $24,995 (excluding $995 destination).
The 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad is a nice way to cap the Journey’s run. A replacement for the Dodge Journey is (most likely) in the works and the Journey is near its end of cycle. It’s always been the “other” car, but it deserves a look as Dodge has improved it every year of its cycle.
Paired with that beefy V6, the Dodge Journey Crossroad has great power to go along with its macho facade.
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