A couple of years ago, Dodge discontinued its three-row crossover after so many years and left us with no replacement. Meanwhile, the same nameplate is used in different parts of the world, particularly in Mexico, where the Journey has been reintroduced last year. This time, it features a completely different design. It is a compact crossover, based on a Chinese model called Trumpchi GS5, and the latest reports suggest that the offer could be expanded to other markets. This primarily refers to South America, but some rumors also speculate about its arrival in the U.S. market. The officials are still quiet about the 2024 Dodge Journey, so make sure to take the following paragraphs with reserve.
In any case, we don’t expect that the overall design could change, whether the next year’s model arrives in new markets or not. It will remain an attractive compact crossover, with a familiar design and features, offering a smooth and comfortable ride, along with a good portion of modern tech features.
We expect to see it in the last quarter of the year.
2024 Dodge Journey Design
As mentioned, the 2024 Dodge Journey might arrive in more markets. Still, that shouldn’t change the overall layout. We are about to see the same design, which seems natural if we consider that the new model is still pretty fresh. It has been around just a couple of years. It is a rebadged version of the aforementioned GS5 and differences are minimal. The styling is mostly the same, while the mechanical aspect is pretty much identical.
In terms of styling, the only major difference is the front fascia. The rest of the vehicle looks the same as the Chinese sibling. As for the mechanics, the chassis is light and equipped with a modern suspension. For example, all models come standard with an independent multi-link suspension on the rear end, which has a highly positive impact on ride quality. The vehicle is maneuverable, easy to drive and quite comfortable at the same time.
The same story is with the interior design. If the 2024 Dodge Journey arrives in the new market, we are pretty sure it won’t have any differences compared to the current model. The current model looks pretty nice from the inside. The materials are fine, while the aesthetics are quite modern. The good build quality comes in a combination with modern tech features. For example, all models come standard with a 7-inch infotainment screen and a massive 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.
Unlike the old journey, this is a compact crossover, with just five seats. Still, both rows are pretty generous with space. The front seats are well shaped and quite comfortable, with good side support. The second row also accommodates adults in a pretty nice fashion.
2024 Dodge Journey Engines
Under the hood, there is just one powertrain option for now but we might see upgrades if the company decides to offer this small SUV in North America. In that case, we could see something bigger and more powerful but on the other hand, the base engine would remain the same. We are talking about a 1.5-liter turbo-four, which puts out 169 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque.
With these numbers, you may count on decent driving dynamics, while the ride also feels pretty smooth and refined, thanks to the well-designed 6-speed automatic transmission, which comes from Aisin. It shifts quickly and on time, while you can also change the throttle response and the whole character of the vehicle, thanks to the selectable drive modes.
2024 Dodge Journey Release Date
Whether the new 2024 Dodge Journey arrives in North America or other markets, we don’t believe it could come much earlier than usual. We presume it will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year. In the case it arrives in the U.S. market, it would join the new Hornet, as well as the aging Durango, which should receive a redesign in the near future.