With a decade-old design, the Journey definitely doesn’t have too many things to offer to potential drivers. However, it looks like the company won’t replace it in the near future. The 2020 Dodge Journey is about to continue in the same way. Therefore, it will remain a good choice for all those who are searching for a super-affordable mid-size SUV. An attractive price is probably its strongest points. In other aspects, younger rivals are far better.
This doesn’t just refer to technologies, but the overall impression is that the Journey lacks in terms of quality and overall refinements. Still, that shouldn’t be taken as a huge drawback, considering that this SUV is about 30 percent cheaper than most other models in the class. Most likely, the next generation won’t come, but the company is willing to keep the current model active for some more time. The 2020 Dodge Journey will hit the market sometime late in the year.
2020 Dodge Journey Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, there isn’t much to say about the 2020 Dodge Journey. It will continue in the same way, with the design that has been introduced more than a decade ago. This model was launched in 2008 and we haven’t seen too many changes meanwhile. The overall design is pretty much the same, while the only major update happened years ago. Even this facelift wasn’t very intense. In any case, the 2020 Dodge Journey continues with its recognizable styling, which combines boxy shapes and sharp lines, which doesn’t look bad at all, especially if you opt for higher trim levels, which offer some pretty interesting trimming, bigger wheels and attractive color options. Naturally, the next year won’t bring any important changes. Moreover, we probably won’t even see new colors and similar updates.
Once again, there are no changes to come. The 2020 Dodge Journey will continue with the same interior design. This is a mid-size SUV, so it seems natural to feature three rows of seats. The first two rows are pretty comfortable, with more than enough room for comfortable long trips. On the other side, the third row is pretty tight, though we must say that sliding second row allows pretty easy access. The cargo area isn’t the most spacious in the class for sure. Moreover, most competitors are more generous in this aspect. Practically, you can count on a little bit more than 10 cubic feet behind the third row. Once you fold it down, the capacity goes up to 37 cubic feet, which is rather on par with compact crossovers. The overall cargo space is 68 cubic feet, which is below average numbers for the class.
When it comes to interior quality, the Journey is surprisingly nice-looking. Considering its age, the quality of materials is pretty decent, while the dashboard looks fairly attractive. On the other side, a list of standard equipment clearly shows its age. This particularly refers to tech features. Unfortunately, the 2020 Dodge Journey won’t change too much, so count on standard features like 4.3-inch touch screen, a six-speaker stereo, and one USB port. Things are a little bit better in higher trim levels, where you can get a bigger 8.4-inch touchscreen, as well as things like a navigation system, a rear-seat DVD player, satellite radio, Bluetooth etc.
The aspect where 2020 Dodge Journey really won’t have what to offer is safety. While modern crossovers usually come with a full load of advanced safety systems, this one comes with a rearview camera as the only standard feature. Additionally, you can get parking sensors, while some of the essential driver aids are not available.
2020 Dodge Journey Engines
The 2020 Dodge Journey will carry on with two familiar engines in the offer. Base models will continue with a familiar 2.4-liter four-cylinder unit, which delivers around 175 horsepower. Not only that it lacks power, but also comes with an outdated 5-speed automatic gearbox. So, our recommendation would definitely be to go for a V6. It is the company’s well-known 3.6-liter unit, which in this case delivers around 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, which are pretty typical numbers for the class. Also, this unit is paired with a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
When it comes to fuel economy, the base engine returns around 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, while the V6 is just a little bit thirstier in the city. These are pretty average numbers for the class.
2020 Dodge Journey Release Date and Price
Considering that there are no bigger changes to come for the next year, we don’t expect any earlier arrival than usual. The 2020 Dodge Journey will hit the market sometime late in the year. When it comes to the price, base models are expected to go around 23.000 dollars.