The Dodge Journey lives on, into the new 2020 model year. Still holding the title as America’s most affordable midsize crossover and the only crossover in the segment to offer standard seven-passenger seating, Journey continues to offer customers amazing value. While many thought the Journey would cease to exist after 2019, the Journey comes into 2020 offering only two trim levels. This is after Dodge minimalized the lineup last year to three models. So let’s take a look at what is in store for the Journey for 2020.
Going into the new model year, the SE Value Package and Crossroad trim levels return offering improved value for 2020. Both models feature the 2.4-liter 16-valve DOHC four-cylinder engine, which produces 172 horsepower and 165 lb.-ft. of torque as standard equipment. That’s right, no more 283 horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V6. This limits the Journey towing capacity to only 1,000 lbs.
There are some new features for the 2020 model year. Rear Park Assist is now standard on both the SE Value Package and Crossroad models. A new Popular Equipment Group is available on both the SE Value Package and Crossroad as well. The package bundles many of the popular features into one easy-to-order package. With the SE Value Package includes the following…
- Uconnect Voice Command with Bluetooth
- SiriusXM Radio with 1-Year Subscription
- Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel and Shift Knob
- Tri-Zone Temperature Control
- Power Driver Seat
- Premium Cloth Seating
- Security Alarm
- Interior Observation Mirror
On the Crossroad models, the package includes…
- Six Premium Speakers with Subwoofer
- Heated Front Seats
- Heated Steering Wheel
- Remote Start
- Universal Garage Door Opener
A sunroof is now standard equipment on all Journey Crossroad models. That should be a welcome addition for many buyers.
Three-row, seven-passenger seating is now standard on both models for 2020. Journey also continues to offer the popular 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system, which is the largest in its class. Keyless Enter ‘n Go with push-button start is also standard.
The Journey also features some clever and innovative storage, with available removable in-floor storage bins ahead of the second-row seats. These bins can hold things such as pop cans, muddy clothes, or even conceal valuables from prying eyes. The second and third-row seats can easily fold flat to create about 68 cubic-feet of cargo space.
Dodge Journey continues to offer more than 40 available safety and security features. These features include multistage front passenger airbags, active head restraints, electronic stability control with all-speed traction control, electronic roll mitigation and Brake Assist, driver-side knee blocker airbag, side-curtain airbags covering all three rows, front seat-mounted side airbags, LATCH child seat anchor system, and trailer-sway control. All of these features are standard on all 2020 Dodge Journey models.
For 2020, there are seven colors available for the Journey lineup. Those colors include Destroyer Grey, Redline, Contusion Blue, Granite Crystal, Billet Silver, Pitch Black, and Vice White. While all Journey models come with an all-black interior, an optional tan color is available for the Journey SE Value Package.
Once pricing becomes available, we will breakdown each package individually. So stay tuned.
What do you think of the 2020 Dodge Journey lineup? Did Dodge do the right thing by making the vehicle even more budget-friendly? Or do you think they should have kept the Pentastar V6 in the lineup? Leave us a comment below.