DODGE JOURNEY NEWS
- Lower Regional Car Servicing Costs a Myth?
- Porsche tops Which? Car Survey top brand list
- New Mazda MX-5 crowned ‘most reliable new sportscar’ by Which?
- New Ford Transit Custom wins What Van? Top award
- New BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Saloon wins What Car? Green Car of the Year 2012
New Cars for 2010
The new Chrysler Dodge Journey 2010 models are now on sale in the UK.
The seven-seat front-wheel drive new Chrysler Dodge Journey is available in three derivatives, the SE, SXT and R/T.
The car comes with a manual or Getrag dual-clutch automatic gearbox and a choice of two engines: a 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine and a 2.4-litre petrol engine.
The entry-level 2.4-litre petrol SE, is available from £16,990 and offers family-friendly features including Tilt ‘n Slide flexible seating system, spacious under-floor storage bins and under-seat storage areas and three-zone climate control.
The model also comes with 16-inch steel wheels, a tilt and telescopic steering column, tyre pressure monitoring, power-folding and heated door mirrors, electric windows and six-disc CD with MP3 compatible sound system all as standard.
New equipment on SE models this year includes second-row integrated child booster seats, odour and stain repel cloth and cruise control.
For safety, the new Chrysler Dodge Journey has a standard Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM), three-row side-curtain air bags, advanced multi-stage driver and front passenger air bags, all speed traction control, child seat anchor system, Brake Assist and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).
The high-spec SXT is priced from £19,990. In addition to the SE specification and costing only £1,000 more, SXT models feature six way power driver seat, lumbar adjustment, fog lamps and 17 inch alloy wheels.
The 2010 Journey SXT gets even more kit as standard; second-row integrated child booster seats, roof rails and crossbars, sunscreen glass, leather steering wheel and gear shifter and steering wheel audio controls.
The top-of-the range R/T costs £21,990 and features all the SXT equipment plus leather-trimmed seats and 19 inch alloy wheels.
New equipment for 2010 includes uconnect phone with voice recognition, a hands-free communication system using Bluetooth technology, iPod connectivity, roof crossbars and second-row integrated child booster seats.
The new Chrysler Dodge Journey has improved its CO2 emissions and therefore dropped a tax band. The 2.0-litre diesel manual has decreased its emissions by five grams per kilometre, moving from tax band H to G, saving £25 of vehicle excise duty, and the 2.0-litre diesel automatic model decreased by 10 grams per kilometre, saving £40 of vehicle excise duty and moving from Band J to I. The 2.0-litre diesel engine returns up to 44.8 mpg on a combined cycle.
Federico Goretti, managing director at Chrysler UK Ltd, said: “The new Chrysler Dodge Journey is the perfect ‘right-sized’ vehicle for families who don’t want the look of a traditional people carrier but need the functionality and utility of a seven seat MPV, the versatility of a larger sport-utility vehicle with the fuel efficiency of a family saloon.
“The Journey further strengthens its customer appeal by offering high levels of standard equipment at a very competitive price, great fuel economy and an image that makes it stand out from its competitors in the mid-sized MPV market.”
View the latest 2015 DODGE JOURNEY Deals