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Chrysler Canada: New 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad to debut at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

New Journey Crossroad model features unique performance front and rear fascias, lower side sills, dark-tinted headlamps and tail lamps and unique 19-inch Hyper Black wheels, giving it a rugged, capable look Unique interior content loaded with premium finishes and features, including the Uconnect™ 8.4 multimedia centre with 8.4-inch touch screen, new leather seat design with … Continued

  • New Journey Crossroad model features unique performance front and rear fascias, lower side sills, dark-tinted headlamps and tail lamps and unique 19-inch Hyper Black wheels, giving it a rugged, capable look
  • Unique interior content loaded with premium finishes and features, including the Uconnect™ 8.4 multimedia centre with 8.4-inch touch screen, new leather seat design with accent stitching and Liquid Graphite appliques
  •  Awarding-winning 3.6-litre Pentastar™ VVT V6 and all-wheel-drive capability provides confidence in all driving conditions
Building on the Dodge Journey being Canada’s number-one-selling crossover, the Dodge brand is introducing a new Journey model – the 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad – at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.

The new Journey Crossroad features distinctive new front and rear fascias, Platinum Chrome side sills and unique 19-inch Hyper Black aluminum wheels, giving the three-row, seven-passenger crossover a rugged, capable look. The interior is loaded with premium finishes and features, including the Uconnect 8.4 multimedia centre, new leather seat design on FWD models and Liquid Graphite appliques.

“The Journey has always been Dodge’s Swiss Army knife in the CUV segment, and with the new Journey Crossroad, we are expanding that flexibility by now offering three different exterior appearances,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO — Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “The Journey Crossroad’s rugged styling gives it a tough presence on the road; the available all-wheel-drive system gives it the capability to back it up in a variety of bad weather driving conditions.”

New look, new features

Dodge designers added several special exterior design cues to the Journey Crossroad that give it a distinct look in the lineup, including a new front fascia with a Platinum Chrome accent and Gloss Black grille and fog lamp surrounds, Platinum Chrome roof rails and unique extended side sills, black headlamp bezels, Gloss Black tail lamp bezels and a new lower rear fascia finished in Platinum Chrome and a “Crossroad” badge on the tailgate. Journey Crossroad also features unique 19-inch Hyper Black five-spoke aluminum wheels.

Exterior colours for the 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad include Pitch Black, Bright Silver Metallic, White, Copper Pearl, Fathom Blue Pearl, Granite Crystal Metallic, Pearl White Tri-Coat and Redline Pearl.

On the inside, the Journey Crossroad FWD model adds many unique interior touches, including new standard black leather seating with sport mesh inserts and Light Slate Grey accent stitching on the seats, centre armrest, door panels, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. The Crossroad AWD model offers Black leather-faced seats with Silver accent stitching. A new Liquid Graphite finish is applied on the instrument panel, gauge cluster, centre console, door pulls and steering wheel trim. The Dodge Journey Crossroad also comes standard with the class-exclusive 8.4-inch Uconnect™ touchscreen, power six-way front driver’s seat and a fold-flat front passenger seat with hidden storage bin under the seat cushion.

The 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad offers levels of utility and refinement not typically found in the crossover market. Standard features such as power heated and foldaway mirrors, seven air bags, illuminated cup holders, Keyless Enter ‘n Go with push-button start and proximity entry and steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls.

Second- and third-row seats fold flat to create 1,914 litres (67.6 cu. ft.) of cargo space. Second-row seats recline and have available class-exclusive integrated child booster seats. There are also innovative class-exclusive removable storage bins in the floor ahead of the second-row seats that can hold everything from muddy clothes to pop cans, to concealing valuables like a camera, laptop or purse. With front passenger, second- and third-row fold-flat seats, second-row in-floor storage, and front passenger in-seat storage, Dodge Journey has best-in-class storage systems.

Power and efficiency

The Dodge Journey is powered by the award-winning available 3.6-litre PentastarTM VVT V6 engine that produces a best-in-class 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission. This Pentastar V6 engine was recognized as a Ward’s “10 Best Engines” for 2011, 2012 and 2013. In addition to excellent power, it delivers up to 7.9 L/100km (36 mpg) on the highway.

The standard 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 powertrain delivers more than 800 kilometres of highway driving range. With a 5-year/100,000-kilometre limited powertrain warranty, owners can rest assured knowing their powerful and efficient Journey is well covered.

Confidence in all driving conditions

Backing up the 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad’s rugged look is its available all-wheel-drive system, perfect for drivers who want extra grip for a more performance feel, or who live in the Snow Belt or rainy parts of the country and appreciate the extra traction Journey’s all-wheel-drive system provides.

Journey Crossroad’s all-wheel-drive system works on demand, driving only the front wheels to maximize fuel efficiency until power to the rear wheels is needed. All-wheel-drive also is activated on dry pavement between speeds of 40 and 100 kilometres per hour (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.

When traveling faster than 40 km/h (25 mph) , Dodge Journey’s all-wheel-drive system sends torque to the rear wheels when cornering with the throttle open to make the car turn more easily, which makes the handling more neutral. This is more readily accomplished with Journey’s electronically controlled coupling (ECC) than with viscous-coupling or gerotor systems that require some degree of front-to-rear slip before torque is transferred to the rear wheels. At speeds greater than 85 km/h, the control strategy provides minimal torque to the rear wheels under normal driving conditions to provide better fuel economy.

Dodge Journey features standard electronic stability control (ESC) and all-speed traction control, which help keep the crossover on path in a variety of road surface and weather conditions. Journey’s available all-wheel-drive electronic control module works with the ESC and traction control systems, allowing the ESC system to use the ECC to help gain control of the vehicle, reducing the amount of torque that the ECC transmits to the rear wheels. Four-wheel anti-lock brakes and electronic roll mitigation also are standard on all 2014 Dodge Journey models.

More than 50 safety and security features

Dodge Journey is loaded with an abundance of more than 50 safety and security features, including standard advanced multistage front passenger air bags, active head restraints, electronic stability control with all-speed traction control, electronic roll mitigation and Brake Assist, driver-side knee blocker air bag, side-curtain air bags covering all three rows, front seat-mounted side air bags, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, LATCH child seat anchor system and trailer-sway control.

The Dodge Journey is built in Toluca, Mexico.

About Dodge

The Dodge brand is tearing into its centennial year with a keen eye focused on the future and a desire to create vehicles customers can’t wait to drive and are proud to park in their driveways. With 100 years of history, Dodge is building technological advancements, striking designs, racing heritage and efficiency as it paves the road to its future. The 2014 Dodge lineup includes four Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety picks and two Top Safety Pick+, three vehicles with best-in-class power, six vehicles that deliver 8.0 L/100 km (35 mpg) or better, three vehicles that deliver 7.3 L/100 km (39 mpg) or better and three vehicles that offer seating for seven.

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