TechSpec: 2014 Dodge Journey
The Dodge Journey crossover went through a refresh for the 2014 model year. To complement the lineup, the Dodge Journey Limited model replaces the Crew for the 2014 model year.
On the interior of the Journey, the design team worked to make the Journey very comfortable. There’s a large front storage bin with side nets and a multi-function three-spoke steering wheel with standard integrated cruise and radio controls. A standard Electronic Vehicle Information Center is positioned in the center of the gauge cluster, which has a full-color display backlit in Dodge red lights.
Engineers also developed many treatments to reduce noise, vibration and harshness. One example is the Journey’s dual dash silencer, which isolates the cabin, making for a nice, quiet ride.
New, value-oriented option packages, voice command navigation, rear-seat DVD entertainment and heated leather seating are now available on SXT models. Also new for 2014 is the availability of SiriusXM Radio on all Journey models.
Journey offers many uncommon standard features, such as a standard 4.3-inch Uconnect touchscreen radio, power heated and fold-away mirrors, seven airbags, dual-zone climate control, illuminated cup holders, keyless enter ‘n go with push-button start, steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls and second-row in-floor storage bins.
The Journey’s Uconnect touchscreen command center features several functions, from navigation to voice-command music selections to the ability to check fuel prices.
Strong torsional stiffness in the steering column intermediate shaft isolator, in conjunction with Journey’s rear suspension geometry, delivers precise steering. R/T’s more aggressive suspension tuning gives a sportier ride and even greater handling precision.
The Dodge Journey offers all-wheel-drive capability. The all-wheel-drive system works on demand, driving only the front wheels until power to the rear wheels is needed, to maximize fuel efficiency. All-wheel drive is also used on dry pavement between speeds of 25 and 65 mph to enhance handling. The system provides added traction on snow, ice and other low-traction surfaces without having to be switched on and off.
The crossover features standard electronic stability control (ESC) and all-speed traction control, which help keep it on path in a variety of road surface and weather conditions. The available all-wheel-drive electronic control module works with the ESC and traction control systems, allowing the ESC system 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 are standard on all 2014 Dodge Journey models.
The Journey AVP, SE and SXT are powered by a standard 2.4-liter 16-valve DOHC four-cylinder engine, which produces 173 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque, linked to a four-speed automatic transmission.
The four-cylinder engine delivers 26 mpg on the highway. The 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, optional on SXT and standard on Limited and R/T models, produces 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. It delivers up to 25 mpg on the highway.