The 2014 Dodge Journey for sale is a versatile machine that blurs the lines between compact and midsize utility. As its name suggests, this roomy transporter is definitely made for the journey. The car is unmistakably Dodge, its powerful and muscular styling cues evoke a capable and functional appeal.
The Dodge Journey is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of customers from young singles to couples and families. It’s made for people who want the flexibility to do more in terms of seating people or storing gear. The Journey is clever, flexible and has a myriad of seating and storage combinations. So sit back while we delve deeper into the Journey.
The styling and comfort
The exterior of the Journey screams American attitude. The front, chrome grille with the Dodge Ram stamped into the center highlights the car’s boldness. The quad halogen lights headlamps give brilliant illumination and the fog lights strengthen its powerful looks while boosting visibility during bad weather. Everything is neatly framed by the body colour fascia’s that gives the Journey a very capable look.
The Dodge Journey features 17-inch rims and tires on the SXT variants with a 19-inch on the R/T, which sets it apart from the rest of the crossover pack. The perfectly sculpted wheel arches show the Journey’s sporty and athletic looks.
On the inside, you will find a smooth and simple look. Large dials and an LCD screen sit nicely in a high quality dashboard. The doors and interior are finished with a high quality trim. Great climate control with a wide selection of storage areas. These include a five-plus-two seating when you need some extra space for the kids. Big storage compartments are hidden in the floor and under the front passenger seat cushion. These features make the Journey a flexible and functional car to drive.
A great feature on the Dodge for sale is the keyless Enter ‘n Go ignition/entry system which allows for keyless entry to the car and the ability to start it up with the push of a button. This also adds to safety as you get a tag to allow the car to know when it can start. If this tag isn’t close enough to the vehicle then it won’t switch on.
The Dodge Journey’s Performance
The Dodge has a four-cylinder petrol powertrain that sits comfortably underneath a beastly 3.6-litre V6. This package delivers 125kW of power and 220Nm of torque. The claimed fuel-consumption figure of 9.6 litres/100km means that this car is a bit heavy on fuel but it does have a lot of grunt. The 16V VVT petrol engine is fused to an AutoStick six-speed automatic transmission.
In terms of handling, the Dodge journey has independent Euro suspension that allows the car to hug the road. During extreme driving conditions, the Electronic Stability Control senses a wheel slip and automatically applies more pressure to that tire to keep the driver in control.
For those that like to pull a trailer, the car has Sway Control that helps the driver maintain stability in windy conditions. The system automatically senses sway and applies brake pressure to the individual wheels that need it.
Safety and security in the Journey
Seeing as you are buying this car for the journey, you should make sure that you get there in one piece. The same electronic stability control that keeps your trailer safe is also used to help gain control of the vehicle in a spin. The Electronic Roll Mitigation actively monitors your vehicle’s speed, steering and then applies targeted braking to the parts that need it. The Dodge will actually modify the engine power to help prevent your wheels from lifting to stop the car from rolling over. The Parkview® Rear Back Up Camera gives you a clear view of what is behind you at all times. The image appears on the inside of the vehicle whenever you shift into reverse.
Then you get your usual assortment of safety gear like six standard airbags and then supplemental side-curtain airbags which protect all the occupants throughout the vehicle. The Active Front Head Restraints move forward in a collision to lessen the space between your head and the headrest, reducing whiplash.
Finding a Dodge Journey for sale on Auto Mart
So, if you are thinking about finding yourself a new Dodge Journey for sale then you might be a bit disappointed. The Dodge Journey Price is a little high, the standard 2.4L I4 SXT A6 model will set you back R377 990.00, whereas the highest trim model, the 3.6L V6 R/T A6 Crossroad, will cost you a hefty R486 990.00. If you compare this to the other vehicles in its class then the prices are a bit steep. One alternative to this conundrum is to find a great second hand model on a classifieds site like Auto Mart.
Like this Journey 3.6 SXT Crossover with cloth interior and 7 seater climate control, radio/cd, airbags, touch screen radio priced at R 289,950.
A blue, used Journey 3.6 S/T 2014 model with leather interior, Sunroof, Touch screen, radio and Automatic transmission for only R 210,000
Then there’s an automatic, FWD 2.4 SXT Crossover for sale in South Africa for R 299,900
We also have a 2014 2.4 A/T Dodge for sale with EBD, Immobiliser, ABS, CD Player, Alloy Wheels, Fog Lights, and Leather Interior that’s going for R 219,900.
There are tons of great vehicles that are available on Auto Mart. It’s the best place to get estimates and compare car prices from a wide range of makes and models including a stunning Dodge Journey. If you have a Dodge Journey for sale, then you can place a FREE advert on the site too. To make life even easier, you can download our FREE Android App from the Google Play Store! Happy browsing.