Dodge Journey (2008–2010)

Model History

September 2007

Dodge Journey revealed

Launched Frankfurt Show September 2007 to supplement Chrysler Voyager in Europe. Dodge Journey "is a seven-seat vehicle that combines the space and practicality of an MPV with the style of an SUV and the ride, handling and fuel efficiency of a family saloon."

4,888mm (16') long x 1,878mm (6' 2") wide.

May 2008

Journey launched in the UK

Featured a 2.4-litre petrol engine or a 2.0-litre diesel engine. Both powertrains available with either a manual or Getrag Powershift automatic gearbox. 5+2 with flexible seating system, spacious storage bins and underfloor storage areas. Safety enhancements include ESP and three-row side curtain airbags.

Dodge Journey adapts the platform also used on the 2008 Dodge Avenger. Dodge Journey’s 113.8-inch (2,890 mm) wheelbase is 4.9 in. (124 mm) longer than the Avenger to accommodate its 5+2 seating and additional cargo space. The Dodge Journey effectively replaced the SWB Chrysler Voyager model in the Chrysler Group range.

With 5+2 seating standard across the range, the front-wheel drive Dodge Journey was available in the UK from August 2008 and featured a 2.4-litre petrol engine or a 2.0-litre diesel engine. VAG diesel engine available with either a manual or Getrag Powershift two clutch automatic gearbox.

Family-friendly features that include tilt and slide second-row seats; rear doors that open to 90-degrees for easy access when installing child seats and air-conditioning that works in all three rows will all help take Journey owners to a new level of family motoring.

The new Dodge came with a choice of a 2.4-litre petrol engine or a 2.0-litre diesel engine. The diesel engine was available with either a manual or Getrag dual-clutch automatic gearbox and returned up to 43.5 mpg (combined cycle) in the EC tests.

The entry-level SE model came with three-zone climate control; a tilt and telescope steering wheel; tyre pressure monitoring; power-folding and heated wing mirrors; electric windows and six-disc CD with MP3 compatible sound system all as standard.

The 2008 Dodge Journey was available from August 2008 priced (on-the-road) as follows:

Journey 2.4 Petrol SE Five-speed Manual £16,995

Journey 2.0 CRD SE Six-speed Manual £17,995

Journey 2.0 CRD SXT Six-speed Manual £19,995

Journey 2.0 CRD SXT Six-speed Automatic £21,195

Journey 2.0 CRD R/T Six-speed Automatic £22,995

Gives the SUV/pick-up driving experience to a 7 seater 2WD MPV.

January 2010

2010 Model Year Dodge Journey models on sale in the UK. The entry-level 2.4-litre petrol SE now £16,990 and offered Tilt ‘n Slide™ flexible seating system, spacious under-floor storage bins and under-seat storage areas and three-zone climate control. The model also came with 16-inch steel wheels, a tilt and telescopic steering column, tyre pressure monitoring, power-folding and heated door mirrors, electric windows and six-disc CD with MP3 compatible sound system all as standard. New equipment on SE models includes second-row integrated child booster seats, odour and stain repel cloth and cruise control.

The SXT for 2010 was priced from £19,990. In addition to the SE specification it features six way power driver seat, lumbar adjustment, fog lamps and 17 inch alloy wheels. The 2010 Journey SXT also got second-row integrated child booster seats, roof rails and crossbars, sunscreen glass, leather steering wheel and gear shifter and steering wheel audio controls.

The top-of-the range R/T for 2010 cost £21,990 and featured all the SXT equipment plus leather-trimmed seats and 19 inch alloy wheels. New for 2010 includes uconnect® phone with voice recognition, a hands-free communication system using Bluetooth technology, iPod® connectivity, roof crossbars and second-row integrated child booster seats.

The 2010 MY Dodge Journey had improved its CO2 emissions and therefore dropped a tax band. The 2.0-litre diesel manual decreased its emissions by five grams per kilometre, moving from tax band H to G, saving £25 of vehicle excise duty, and the 2.0-litre diesel automatic model decreased by 10 grams per kilometre, saving £40 of vehicle excise duty and moving from Band J to I. The frugal 2.0-litre diesel engine returned up to 44.8 mpg on the EC combined cycle.