Some people don't like sedans or minivans, and so for them, the best option is a crossover. A crossover is a vehicle that's based on a car's platform but looks like an SUV. It has a body, which is lighter and more rigid than an SUV's. Families looking for a quality crossover vehicle should check out the 2015 Dodge Journey available in car dealerships in Indianapolis.
The previous model of the Dodge Journey set several sales records, and it looks to build on that momentum for its 2015 incarnation. The 2015 model has a rugged exterior appearance and on the inside, it has leather seating and trim. The exterior boasts a new hood grille, bumper, and lights, and features distinctive front and rear fascia's with platinum chrome accents, side sills, and roof rails. It has also been given 19-inch hyper black aluminum wheels.
What is most improved for this model year is its interior, with the overall design looking much more sleek and fresh, from the dash to the door panels. Space-wise, there is much more rear-seat legroom and a spacious stowage area. The second row and the optional third row seats can be folded completely flat to make more room.
Under the hood, the basic trim comes with a 2.4-liter 16-valve DOHC four-cylinder engine that is capable of producing 173 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque. Also available is the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that is capable of delivering 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, which is best in its class. A four-speed automatic transmission comes with the four-cylinder, while a six-speed automatic is exclusive to the V6.
Driving, this model has tight handling and a more controlled ride due to the improvements on the chassis and suspension. The ride is balanced between firmness and comfort. The first and second gears come on quickly and go from 0 to 60 in just over 7 seconds, which is impressive for this type of vehicle.
The 2015 Dodge Journey has the makings of a great family vehicle, from the exterior to the interior, and in its driving capabilities. Those who are looking for their next vehicle should definitely check it out. A Dodge dealer in Indianapolis such as Fletcher Chrysler should have the 2015 Dodge Journey in stock, ready to be taken on the road.
2015 Dodge Journey: As a much cooler alternative to a minivan, what's even cooler is that it costs less, Newsday, April 28, 2015
Dodge Journey continues success, NWI Times, May 15, 2015