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Dodge Journey

Journey

Dodge logo1 Mar 2012

Dodge's sole Australian offering, the Journey, was given substantial design and mechanical upgrades in 2012.

The updated model was differentiated on the outside only by a slightly more subtle ‘crosshair’ chrome grille (sans Ram’s head logo), revised bumpers, body-coloured (instead of black side sills), updated LED tail-lights and, for the top-shelf R/T variant, 19-inch alloy wheels.

The biggest mechanical change was the standard fitment of a Euro 5 emissions-compliant 206kW/342Nm 3.6-litre 24-valve petrol V6, which made the Journey – which weighs between 1942 and 1981kg - Australia’s most powerful people-mover.

Despite the power hike over the old 2.7, which reduced the Journey’s claimed 0-100km/h acceleration time to eight seconds, official combined cycle fuel consumption increased by just 0.1L/100km to 10.4L/100km.

Both 2012 Journey models also received a host of interior upgrades, including a completely redesigned dashboard, steering wheel and seats, plus significantly higher-quality materials and surfaces throughout.

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