Dodge Journey is one of the fastest-growing mid-size crossovers. It slowed down a bit in 2017, with its sales dropped under 100,000 units. Now, with new changes, the FCA is going to make it more appealing and attractive. The 2020 Dodge Journey will borrow some features with Ferrari Stelvio platform. First spy shots are not unveiling that, but the production model will give us more details.
The 2020 Dodge Journey will suffer a redesign. It is also possible that the SUV could enter the next generation. With Durango moving to the new platform in 2020/2021, there will be more room for Journey. Some changes will include a new factory for the worldwide edition. From next season, the vehicle could be built in Italy. However, this is not confirmed yet. Well, Journey has a rebadged version for Europe and other markets, called Fiat Freemont.
We can expect changes eagerly, since the top of the class models for 2020 Dodge Journey will be GT and SRT. On other vehicles, these are stunning versions. There is no reason these upgrades won’t work on the new SUV.
2020 Dodge Journey New Platform Rumors
Alfa Romeo Stelvio engine and architecture is possible for the new 2020 Dodge Journey. This is one of the first rumors about the next-gen SUV. It came out of nowhere. However, we can also hear that production of Journey could move to Italy. When we take this two information together, everything is getting some kind of sense.
First of all, the new turbo-six engine can’t use the existing platform. To make it possible, the FCA must replace current architecture with other, capable to hold this unit. Total 500 horsepower is waiting for the top versions of 2020 Journey, and its body will have to be durable. Then, it is much easier to build the SUV in Italy, where vehicles with the same concept are coming from than to move the entire factory to the US.
Spy Photos and Renders
Although first spy photos are there, these are not showing too much about 2020 Dodge Journey. Well, they prove the existence of the model, but spied vehicle is not unveiling any of these details we mentioned.
On the other hand, first rendering of the 2020 Dodge Journey is bringing the idea of a sleeker and more aggressive SUV. Well, the mix of a current model and Stelvio is on photos, and it seems like the vehicle is longer than Alfa-Romeo’s high-performance SUV and shorter than current Journey. However, this is just an image a fan made from speculations.
2020 Dodge Journey Redesign and the New Generation
One thing is sure – the 2020 Dodge Journey must improve its interior and exterior to survive nowadays. Drop in sales is the indicator the current generation is aging. In modern times, when vehicles are being updated every season, it is hard to be there with the 10-year old platform. The 2020 Journey will change things up and bring something new to the market. With move to body-on-frame platform, the new Durango will also be the model to watch.
2020 Dodge Journey Specs
A mid-size three-row crossover SUV is getting power from a 2.4-liter inline-four engine. It is smaller than the Durango, and the 2020 Dodge Journey gets a unit with less potential. This four-pot mill can create 175 hp and 166 lb-ft of torque. It comes in pair with a front-wheel drive. You won’t believe, but the Journey sticks to a four-speed automatic transmission. Everything makes the crossover a not-so-good at towing, with a capacity of just 1,000 pounds.
2020 Dodge Journey GT
Well, the base option is cheaper, but not always favorite among buyers. Most of them who choose the Journey, usually pick it with a V-6 engine. It is a 2020 Dodge Journey GT model and the output is significantly higher. A 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar drivetrain is delivering 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. It can also tow a lot more than the standard four-cylinder version. Well, the Dodge Journey 2020 is not increasing towing capacity, so it sits at 2,500 pounds. It is a boost compared to the base model, but this rating is still far behind from leaders in this class. All-wheel drive is standard for 2020 Journey GT.
2020 Dodge Journey SRT Will Deliver Over 300 hp
Top of the class model for its closest sibling is going to carry over some features to it little brother. The 2020 Dodge Journey is ready to impress with the better capability and more features. Well, the crossover SUV is not getting a powerful V8 Hemi engine. Also, there won’t be a Trackhawk package. But, further improvements of the existing V6 engine will make the Dodge Journey SRT go over 300 hp. There is no more info about this version. However, when it becomes official, the entire automotive industry will ask about the new Journey.
2020 Dodge Journey Release Date
All these changes need time to be implemented. It is not easy just to turn Durango SRT into 2020 Dodge Journey SRT. We should give some time for the new model to prepare the best options for its look, interior, and engine room. With a worldwide release, there will be a lot more models in offer in different countries. However, buyers in the USA will wait for the SRT as the major update for the upcoming vehicle. Whatsoever, this package is not coming before 2020.
The 2020 Dodge Journey will keep its price for existing models. Small updates are going to happen. But, buyers won’t feel them. On the other hand, all new models will need a new price sticker. For example, the 2020 Dodge Journey SRT can’t cost as cheap as the standard model. Currently, the most expensive is the Journey GT with V6 engine. It costs from $33,000. The base crossover SUV price is $23,000. The SRT could add $10k more above the GT value.