2016 Dodge Journey - Miami, FL
As far as crossovers go, the 2016 Dodge Journey in Miami, FL is one that’s sitting at the top of the pack. It has two engines that provide the Journey with the ability to focus on either power or fuel-efficiency, and prides itself as a great road trip vehicle, which is why it has plenty of convenience and entertainment technology to make life easy and fun for longer drives. Finally, it has enough safety features to ensure that you and your passengers are as safe as possible if any dangers were to arise on the family getaway.
With performance, technology, and safety like this, the Journey is a vehicle that’s ready for a spontaneous drive at a moment's notice.
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At the heart of each aspiring road trip vehicle is the engine, so it’s important to have the right one for the job. This is why Dodge made sure to give the Journey two engines, so you can pick the one that best meets your needs.
The 2.4-liter 16-valve four cylinder engine is the one that’s oriented more towards fuel economy. It’s equipped with Variable Valve Timing, so that the amount of fuel used is precisely optimized. Not only does this give it better fuel economy than an engine without it, but it also provides a slight increase in power as well. This engine powers the front-wheel drive model through a four-speed automatic transmission, and puts out 173 horsepower and 166 lb-ft of torque. The EPA-estimated fuel economy is 19 mpg city and 26 mpg highway. Equipped with this engine, the 2016 Dodge Journey is able to travel up to 500 miles on one tank of gas.
3.6-liter Pentastar Engine
Available on all trims except for the base model is the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine. This engine delivers much more power, and is ideal for those who need some extra oomph on their Journey. It’s able to generate 283 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, and still return up to 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway on a front-wheel drive model. The AWD model obviously gets slightly less fuel economy.
For about an extra 100 horsepower and torque, only losing on 2 mpg city and 1 mpg highway is a fair trade for the extra capability provided by the power. But if you plan on doing a lot of long and easy trips, then going 500 miles on one tank of gas is the way to go.
The Journey has traditional safety features that have been proven effective time and time again, except they are upgraded.
For example, seven standard airbags ensure that there is an airbag for everyone, and a driver-side airbag at knee level will provide an extra level of protection for the operator of the vehicle. The protective frame that incorporates dual-phase steel for extra strength in some areas provides protection during a heavy impact, but only if that impact makes it through the specially designed front and rear crumple zones, which are set up to help absorb the impact energy, and then redirect away from the occupants.
Standard four-wheel disc antilock brakes are present as well, and each brake monitors the speed of the wheel. This separate monitoring allows an individual wheel to brake for enhanced control, depending on the situation at hand. Combine this with the Electronic Brake Force Distribution system, and the Journey is able to also brake under any load conditions — thanks to the optimization of front-to-rear brake pressure.
Electronic Stability Control
Rounding things off, updated/modern Electronic Stability Control with Electronic Roll Mitigation systems ensure that in hazardous driving conditions, the Journey stays under control. When ESC and ERM sense a loss of control, it will apply individual braking and reduce engine power to help reduce wheel lift and the potential of a rollover. Before it gets to that point though, ESC will make sure you keep traveling in your intended direction.
On a long road trip, having technology that’s both entertaining and makes life easier is almost just as important as the fuel-efficiency of an engine. Therefore, it’s not surprising to see the Journey loaded with technological goodies.
The Radio 8.4 NAV that operates on a high-resolution 8.4-inch full-color touchscreen is the center of attention in the Journey, and offers a vast amount of capabilities. This system has all the great features of the Radio 8.4, and adds a ParkView Rear Back Up Camera, Navigation by Garmin, and SiriusXM Travel Link/Traffic. Along with these additions, it also has AM/FM radio, CD and DVD players, an audio input jack, USB port, SD card slot, Uconnect Voice Command, Hands-Free Calling, Voice Text Reply, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. With this system on board, you will never have a dull moment.
Rear Seat Video Group I
Even those in the back who have no interest in music or road trip scenery can escape into their own worlds with the Rear Seat Video Group I. This group installs a second-row 9-inch screen that flips down from the overhead console, that can be used to watch movies or play video games. It even comes with a remote and two pairs of headphones, that way the entertainment in the backseat stays in the backseat.
Find the Right Car at MLAM Dodge
Finding the right car at Miami Lakes Dodge is easy, whether it’s a new 2016 Dodge Journey or a used Chrysler sedan or van — we have it on our lot. Our wide selection of new and used cars always comes at a great low price, since we don’t believe in limited deep discounts or flashy sales events. So no matter what, it’s always the right time to peruse our selection of vehicles.
We understand that looking through all of these vehicles might be intimidating, which is why we have professional and courteous sales staff to help you find the right car that suits your needs. You can even look through our inventory on our website, and then call or message one of our staff with any questions you might have about the vehicle. That way, you can look right from the comfort of your home if you are a bit further away. After that, our professional finance department will be able to work with you on figuring out a payment plan option that works for you, and can calculate the trade-in value of your current vehicle.
Buying a car is a very important investment, which is why we take it seriously enough to provide plenty of help throughout the entire shopping experience. Since there is so much riding on your decision, we want to make sure that when you leave our lot, you leave in the right car. We aren’t afraid to go above and beyond to help you find the car and payment plan that meets your needs. It also means we take the time to get to know every single person who walks through our door, so we can give you a fun and personalized car buying experience.