2020 Dodge Journey Crossroad Reviews – The 2020 Dodge Journey is the cheapest three-row crossover available in the United States. Costing thousands less than its competitors, the journey offers serious value for budget-minded buyers. Unfortunately, this is about where they sell points end.
2020 Dodge Journey Crossroad Reviews
Dodge originally launched the Journey in 2008 for the 2009 model year, and more than a decade later, the crossover largely remains the same. A notable update in 2011 brought an improved interior layout and better material quality, but otherwise, the aging journey is the same as it has ever been.
2020 Dodge Journey Crossroad Powertrain and specifications
At one point, the journey was available with V6 power and optional all-wheel drive, but both are gone for 2020. Now the only available engine is an anemic 2.4-liter i4, with 172 horsepower and 165 pound-feet of torque. It’s only mated to a four-speed automatic transmission, which for a 2020 model year vehicle, is downright archaic.
Unfortunately, this low-powered engine does not result in any fuel economy benefits. The EPA rates the 2020 journey at 19 miles per gallon City, 25 mpg Highway and 21 mpg combined. For reference, a larger, three-row 2020 Honda Pilot offers a significantly more powerful V6 engine and returns 19 mpg city, 27 mpg Highway and 22 mpg combined.
2020 Dodge Journey Crossroad Interior
The travel cabin is best described as being functional above all. Base SE Value trim comes with cloth seats while Crossroad has leather. Each trip comes standard with three rows of seats which fold flat to offer generous freight housing. The second row has a 40/60 split, while the third row seats use a 50/50 split.
With all its seats up, the journey offers only 10.7 cubic meters of space behind the third row. Fold them flat and the load keeps expanding to 37.0 cubic meters. Finally, with both rows stowed, there’s a useful 67.6 cubic feet of space behind the two front chairs.
2020 Dodge Journey Crossroad Technology
Journey’s basic multimedia system uses a 4.3-inch touchscreen head unit with only basic audio features. An optional upgrade does not increase the size of the screen, but adds notable features such as SiriusXM satellite radio and a CD player, in addition to the standard USB and AUX ports.
Crossroad models come with an 8.4-inch touch-sensitive infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity. But Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are not part of the equation. Integrated navigation is only available on Crossroad trim.
In terms of driver assistance features, yes, there are not many to discuss. Every trip comes standard with parking sensors and a back-up camera, but that’s about it. Adaptive Cruise Control? Help with Lane-Keeping? Monitoring blind spot? Rear Cross-traffic Alarm? None of them are available on the 2020 Dodge Journey.
The 2020 Dodge Journey sticks with the formula that has earned it for the full 11 years of life so far, which is to say something more than incremental changes will usher in the new year. The lineup shrinks by half, the see and gt trims go away, leaving the View value and the Crossroad trimmer. End of Journey GT means the end of the 283-horsepower, 3.6-liter Pentastar v6 for the journey, the two remaining models powered by the 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 172 horsepower and 165-pound-feet of torque, shifting through a four step automatically. The SE value sits on 17-inch steelies with wheel covers, 19-inch Crossroad rides, and both models rotate the front wheels only; the possibility of all wheel drive has left the building.
Both trims add new standard equipment, rear Park Assist included on both, Crossroad acquiring a sunroof. The color wheel for exterior shades loses two options, destroyer Gray and Verde Oliva, leaving seven choices. The SE value interior retains its choice of black or tan cloth, crossroads sticks with black only.
SE Value and Crossroad will offer an option called the popular entertainment group that installs different equipment depending on the trim. For the SE value that will add a Power driver’s seat, Premium cloth seating, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, Tri-zone temperature control, UConnect Voice command with Bluetooth, a 12-month subscription to SiriusXM radio, interior observation mirror and security alarm. On the crossroads, the same package means navigation, heated front seats and steering wheel, six Premium speakers and subwoofer, Remote Start, a universal Garage door opener.
Pricing has not been announced yet, but with the 11-year journey selling itself as a value proposition — it’s right there in the name — we don’t expect much change from the $ 24,740 price tag of the 2019 SE value.
2020 Dodge Journey Crossroad Pricewise
Official pricing has not yet been announced as of this Release Date, but we do not expect prices to change too much versus the 2019 journey. That means the SE value trim should come in around $ 25,000, with Crossroad commanding around $ 32,000.
The SE value can be with a Blacktop package, which adds a black gloss grille and unique 17-inch wheels. The popular Equipment Group adds a six-way Power driver seat, Bluetooth, three-zone air conditioner and more.
Crossroad’s popular Equipment Group includes Remote Start, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and embedded navigation in the 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system. An additional rear entertainment system can be featured on Crossroad, which includes an overhead, 9-inch video screen and wireless headphones.