Dodge Journey

From Dodge press: The 2009 Dodge Journey will be available in U.S. dealerships in the first quarter of 2008 and in global volume markets outside North America, in both left-hand and right-hand drive, starting in mid-2008.

The front-wheel-drive Dodge Journey features a four-wheel independent front suspension with MacPherson struts and a multi-link rear suspension. Front and rear suspension cross-members are isolated to the body to create a quiet ride, with less road noise, vibration and harshness. All Wheel Drive (AWD) is available on Dodge Journey SXT and R/T models. Four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes (ABS) are standard on all Journey models.

Dodge Journey SE’s standard 2.4-liter World Engine provides an estimated fuel economy of 19 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, as well as solid, quiet performance. Journey’s 2.4-liter World Engine produces 173 horsepower (129 kW) and 166 lb.-ft. (225 N•m) of torque. Dodge Journey SXT and R/T models feature a standard 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 235 horsepower (175 kW) and 232 lb.-ft. (315 N•m) of torque coupled with a six-speed automatic transaxle that comes standard with Auto Stick and a performance suspension.

Dodge Journey SXT and R/T models also offer AWD capability. Journey’s all-wheel-drive system works on demand, driving only the front wheels until power to the rear wheels is needed. AWD also is used on dry pavement between speeds of 25 and 65 mph (40-105 km/h) to enhance handling during performance driving. This system provides added traction on snow, ice and other low-traction surfaces without having to be switched on and off.

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