This year at the Chicago Auto Show, Dodge introduced the newest member of its Journey crossover family, the Crossroad. As the Chrysler Corporation strives to keep their lineup fresh and diverse, the addition of the Crossroad trim offers another option for those needing a vehicle between a full-size sedan and a large SUV. The Crossroad trim will be positioned between the SXT and the Limited and add a seventh choice to the Journey line for 2014. With crossovers gaining popularity as a fun yet family-friendly vehicle, Dodge’s new Crossroad trim offers a tougher look and more great features.
Journey Crossroad has new features, new look
To distinguish the Crossroad from its siblings, Dodge has given it a slightly more aggressive look. By adding unique features like the performance front and rear fascias, platinum chrome lower side sills, dark-tinted headlamps and taillights and specialized 19-inch Hyper Black wheels, this crossover gained more attitude in no time flat. Dodge did not just update the exterior they also updated the interior to match the stylish outward appearance. The interior is as luxurious as the outside is rugged. The new Journey Crossroad is loaded with new finishes and features as well as technology upgrades. Interior features include an 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen, liquid graphite finish applied on the instrument panel, gauge cluster, center console, door pulls and steering wheel trim. The Crossroad also has a new seat design featuring black leather trim with sport mesh inserts. Dodge wants to be sure that you can hit the road, prepared for whatever the drive may throw your way, in ultimate comfort.
In addition to appearance updates other standard features that Dodge has added include power heated and foldaway mirrors, seven air bags, illuminated cup holders, keyless enter ‘n go with push-button start and steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls. You can also enjoy the Dodge Journey’s best-in-class storage.
Journey with power and efficiency
The new Crossroad will be available with two engine choices, a fuel-efficient four-cylinder and a more powerful V6. It will come standard with a 2.4-liter 16-valve DOHC four-cylinder engine, which may sound small, but it packs a punch producing 173 horsepower and 166-lb.-ft. of torque and is paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. After it is all said and done this four-cylinder engine is capable of an exceptional 26 highway miles per gallon. If you are interested in a little more power than look no further than the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine. This best-in-class engine produces a whopping 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque and is paired with a smooth shifting six-speed automatic transmission. Not only will the Pentastar deliver power but it also is efficient, capable of up to 25 highway miles per gallon.
Whichever path you choose to take you can be sure that both the standard and the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 powertrain will get you to your destination , for both are will deliver more than 500 miles of highway driving range.
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