Dodge Journey enters its sophomore year in the competitive mid-size crossover segment with no major exterior or interior updates. However, the 3.5-liter V-6 engine gains 1 mpg for improved highway fuel economy and an "ECO" lamp indicator in cluster. Here is a list of a few more new upgrades the Journey receives for 2010:

What's New for 2010
•Improved highway fuel economy (1 mpg) with 3.5-liter V-6 engine (on Journey SXT and R/T front-wheel and all-wheel drive models)
•Fuel-saver with “ECO” lamp indicator in cluster
•Driver and front-passenger active head restraints (all models)
•Larger nine-inch video entertainment system screen (available on Journey SXT and R/T)
•Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with hydraulic-boost compensation (all models)
•Remote keyless entry (standard on Journey SE)
•Dark Slate monotone interior (all models)


2010 DODGE JOURNEY
Price Range $21,130 - $29,785
Vehicle Layout Front engine, front-wheel drive/four-wheel drive, Four-door; five- or seven-passenger Sport-utility vehicle
Engine 2.4-LITER /173-hp/166 lb-ft DOHC 16-VALVE or 3.5-LITER /235-hp/232 lb-ft SOHC
Transmission AUTOMATIC FOUR-SPEED OVERDRIVE or AUTOMATIC SIX-SPEED OVERDRIVE
Curb Weight 2.4L I-4 Federal Engine:
Journey SE, FWD—3801

3.5L V-6 Engine:
Journey SXT, FWD—4001
Journey SXT, AWD—4212
Journey R/T, FWD—4064
Journey R/T, AWD—4233
Wheelbase 113.8 in
Length x Width x Height 192.4 x 72.2 x 66.6 in
EPA City/Hwy Fuel Econ 2.4-LITER: 19/25 (FWD) or 3.5-LITER 16/24 (FWD) and 15/23 (AWD) mpg
On Sale Now

The next page contains a more in depth technical specification chart that includes the latest numbers for payload, tow capacity, weights, and dimensions for the 2010 Dodge Journey.

Read the official press release on the last page to learn more!


2008 Dodge Journey
GENERAL INFORMATION
Body Style Four-door; five- or seven-passenger
Assembly Plant Toluca Assembly, Mexico
U.S. EPA Vehicle Class Sport-utility vehicle
BODY/CHASSIS
Layout Transverse front engine, front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive
Construction Steel unibody
ENGINE
  2.4-LITER DOHC 16-VALVE, VVT, SMPI I-4 ENGINE: 3.5-LITER SOHC, 24-VALVE SMPI V-6
Availability Standard on Journey SE Standard on Journey SXT and R/T
Type and Description Four cylinders in line, tuned intake manifold with dual counter-rotating balance shafts and dual Variable-valve Timing (VVT) 60-degree bank angle, liquid-cooled, three-plenum intake manifold with electronically controlled manifold tuning valve and short-runner valves
Displacement 144 cu. in. (2360 cu. cm) 215 cu. in. (3518 cu. cm)
Bore x Stroke 3.46 x 3.82 in. (88 x 97 mm) 3.78 x 3.19 in. (96 x 81 mm)
Compression Ratio 10.5:1 10.0:1
Power (SAE net, estimated) 173 bhp (129 kW) @ 6,000 rpm (71 bhp/liter) 235 bhp (175 kW) @ 6,400 rpm (67.1 bhp/liter)
Torque (SAE net, estimated) 166 lb.-ft. (225 N•m) @ 4,000 rpm 232 lb.-ft. (315 N•m) @ 4,000 rpm
Maximum Engine Speed 6,500 rpm (electronically limited) 6,800 rpm (electronically limited)
Fuel Requirement Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R+M)/2 Unleaded mid-grade, 89 octane (R+M)/2—preferred or Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R+M)/2—acceptable
Oil Capacity 4.5 qt. w/filter (4.26L) SAE 5W-20 5.5 qt. w/filter (5.2L) SAE 10W-30 MAF
Coolant Capacity 7.9 qt. (7.5L)—single-zone climate control 9.8 qt. (9.3L)—single- or dual-zone climate control or 12.0 qt. (11.4L)—tri-zone climate control
Emission Controls Single catalytic converter, dual heated oxygen sensors and internal engine features(1) Three-way catalytic converter, electronic EGR, and internal engine features(2)
EPA Fuel Economy mpg (City/Hwy) 19/25 (FWD) 16/24 (FWD) and 15/23 (AWD)
TRANSMISSIONS
  40TES AUTOMATIC FOUR-SPEED OVERDRIVE 62TE/62TEA AUTOMATIC SIX-SPEED OVERDRIVE
Availability Standard on Journey SE with 2.4L engine 62TE standard on Journey SXT and R/T or 62TEA standard on Journey SXT and R/T with AWD
Description Four-speed overdrive, adaptive electronic control, electronically modulated converter clutch Six-speed, adaptive electronic control and electronically modulated torque converter clutch
Gear Ratios
1st 2.842 4.127
2nd 1.57 2.842
3rd 1 2.283
4th 0.69 1.452—Upshift; 1.570—WOT kickdown
5th -- 1
6th -- 0.69
Reverse 2.21 3.214
Transfer Ratio -- 0.95
Final-drive Ratio 4.28 3.16
Overall Top-gear 2.95 2.06
SUSPENSION
Front "Independent MacPherson strut, coil spring over gas-charged shock absorbers, stabilizer bar with isolated suspension cradle"
Rear Multi-link independent with coil springs, link-type stabilizer bar, gas-charged shock absorbers and isolated rear suspension cradle
STEERING
Type Power rack-and-pinion
Overall Ratio 18.6:1 (std.), 16.45 (performance)
Turning Diameter (curb-to-curb) 38.5 ft. (11.7 m)—16-in. or 17-in. wheels and tires
39.0 ft. (11.9 m)—19-in. wheels and tires
Steering Turns (lock-to-lock) 3.3 (std,), 2.92 (performance)
BRAKES
Front "11.9 x 1.1 in. (302 x 28 mm) vented rotors with 2.6 (66.0) single-piston floating caliper"
Rear 12.0 x 0.47 in. (305 x 12 mm) solid rotors with 1.7 (43.0) single-piston floating caliper
ELECTRONIC CHASSIS CONTROL FEATURES Four-wheel Disk Anti-lock (ABS), Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Standard, All-speed traction control Standard, Trailer-sway Control (TSC) Standard, Electronic-roll Mitigation (ERM)

DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES
Exterior
Wheelbase 113.8
Overall Length x Width x Height 192.4 x 72.2 x 66.6
Overhang, Front; Rear 38.9 ; 39.7
Fuel Tank Capacity, gal. 2.4L PEZV—18.5
2.4L and 3.5L FWD—20.5
3.5L AWD—21.1
Towing Capabilities, lbs.
2.4L I-4 with Automatic Transaxle 1000
3.5L V-6 with Automatic Transaxle, FWD or AWD, and Trailer-Tow Prep Group 3500
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), lbs.
Five-passenger Vehicle, FWD SE 5005
Seven-passenger Vehicle, FWD SXT or R/T 5100
Five-passenger Vehicle, AWD 5250
Seven-passenger Vehicle, FWD SXT or R/T 5450
Seven-passenger Vehicle, AWD 5600
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR), lbs.
Five- and seven-passenger vehicles Front/Rear 2750/2900
Curb Weight, Five-passenger Vehicle, Automatic Transaxle lbs.
2.4L I-4 Federal Engine Journey SE, FWD—3801
3.5L V-6 Engine Journey SXT, FWD—4001 (1814)
JJourney SXT, AWD—4212 (1910)
JJourney R/T, FWD—4064 (1843)
Journey R/T, AWD—4233 (1920)
Interior
Seating Capacity—F/R 2/3 or 2/3/2
EPA Volume Index, cu. ft. 136.28 – 7-passenger / 139.21 – 5-passenger
  First-Row Second-Row Third-Row
Head Room without Sun Roof 40.8 39.9 37.7
Head Room with Sun Roof 39.2 39.2 -
Leg Room 40.8 33.6 (Maximum 36.1 ) 23.4
Shoulder Room 57.5 56.9 51.1
Hip Room 53.8 54.4 40
Seat Travel 10.23 - -
Compartment Volume, cu. ft. 55.39 44.1 26.1
Cargo Area
Liftover Height @ Curb Load 30.8
Cargo Width @ Wheelhouse 41.4
Maximum Cargo Height 33.1
Cargo Volumes
Behind First Row Seat, cu. ft. 67.6
Behind Second Row Seat, cu. ft. (5-passenger vehicles) 39.61
Behind Second Row Seat, cu. ft. (7-passenger vehicles) 37
Behind Third Row Seat, cu. ft. 10.7

Official Press Release

2010 Dodge Journey Packed With Innovative Features And Flexibility

• Improved highway fuel economy (1 mpg) with 3.5-liter V-6 engine (on Journey SXT and R/T front-wheel and all-wheel drive models)
• Fuel-saver with “ECO” lamp indicator in cluster
• Driver and front-passenger active head restraints (all models)
• Larger nine-inch video entertainment system screen (available on Journey SXT and R/T)
• Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with hydraulic-boost compensation (all models)
• Remote keyless entry (standard on Journey SE)
• Dark Slate monotone interior (all models)

Auburn Hills, Mich. , Sep 1, 2009 - The 2010 Dodge Journey redefines the expanding mid-size crossover segment, offering seven-passenger seating, safety and security, cargo flexibility and great all-weather driving capability. Add in its youthful, sporty look, fun-to-drive dynamics, innovative features and 25-mpg highway fuel-efficiency, and Dodge Journey gives customers the complete value package.

With unique seating and best-in-class storage solutions, Dodge Journey is designed to meet the needs of many customers—ranging from young singles, couples and families with small children to mature families—who want the capability to do more. Designed from the ground up, Dodge Journey is a right-sized crossover that combines the versatility of a larger sport-utility vehicle with the efficiency of a passenger car. With the simple turn of a lever, Dodge Journey’s available 5+2-passenger-seating system quickly folds the Tilt ’n Slide™ second-row seat cushion upward and slides the entire seat forward, allowing third-row passengers easy in-and-out access. Two available integrated child booster seats, a first in the mid-size crossover segment, quickly pull out from the second-row seat cushion, eliminating the need to transport bulky child seats. Spacious storage bins, including the Flip ’n Stow™ front-passenger seat concealed storage bin, Chill Zone™ glove box beverage cooler and second-row dual in-floor storage bins with liners are easy to reach.

In-vehicle technologies include Uconnect Navigation with a 30-gigabyte hard drive with voice commands, iPod® Control, Uconnect Phone and real-time traffic monitoring. Rear-seat passengers will enjoy the available rear-seat entertainment system with a nine-inch screen, two wireless headphones and available SIRIUS Backseat TV™.

Dodge Journey

AT A GLANCE
Dodge Journey blends the capability of a sport-utility vehicle (SUV) and the overall efficiency of a passenger car into a “right-sized” crossover for the Dodge brand:

• Bold, capable and youthful styling
• Proportions make it the right size for city streets and garage parking
• Chromed crosshair grille, center-stamped Dodge Ram’s head and quad headlamps
• Available 19-inch aluminum wheels enhance its athletic stance
• Efficient 2.4-liter World Engine offers 19 city / 25 highway mpg
• Available all-wheel drive enhances all-weather capability

Dodge Journey offeris a best-in-class storage system with a unique combination of versatility and flexibility:

• Available 5+2 passenger seating with 50/50-split third-row seat with recline feature
• Second-row seats with Tilt ‘n Slide™ provide easy third-row entry
• Fold-flat front seat with Flip ’n Stow™
• Child presentation feature
• Integrated child booster seats
• Second-row (and third-row if equipped) stadium seating
• 90-degree rear-door openings
• Two second-row in-floor storage bins with washable liners
• Tri-section load floor for 5-passenger vehicles
• Rear in-floor storage bin for 7-passenger vehicles
• Sunglass bin with child observation mirror
• Sliding center arm rest
• Available heated front seats with leather or premium cloth

Dodge Journey offers more innovative features than any other vehicle in its class:

• Uconnect Multimedia with 30-gigabyte hard drive with touch-screen
• Uconnect Navigation with 30-gigabyte hard drive, voice commands and real-time traffic monitoring
• Uconnect Phone
• SIRIUS Backseat TV and SIRIUS Satellite Radio
• iPod® Control
• Rear-seat DVD video entertainment system (VES®) with audio/video input jacks
• Chill Zone™ beverage storage
• Aimable LED map/reading lamps
• Illuminated cup holders
• 115-volt power inverter

More than 35 advanced safety and security features, including a 5-star government front- and side-crash test rating:

Safety features include:
• Active head restraints for driver and front-passenger
• Advanced multi-stage driver and front-passenger air bags
• All-speed traction control
• Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
• Brake Assist
• Brake-traction Control System (BTCS)
• Child seat anchor system: LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
• Electronic-roll Mitigation (ERM)
• Electronic Stability Program (ESC)
• Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS)
• Integrated child booster seats
• ParkView™ rear back-up camera
• Side-occupant protection system
• Supplemental side air bags
• Supplemental side-curtain air bags
• Tire-pressure Monitoring (TPM)
• Trailer-sway Control (TSC)

PRODUCT CHRONOLOGY
• All-new for 2009 model-year with initial production in early 2008

[SOURCE: Chrysler]

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