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Quick Spin: 2011 Dodge Journey

An Also-Ran Matures Into A Real Competitor With all of the Chrysler models receiving updates both significant and otherwise, it's understandable if you've gotten a little lost in the fray. Here's what you need to know: One of the most surprising bright lights to come out of the company's refresh bender is the 2011 Dodge Journey. While the 2011 Dodge Charger and Durango may have stolen the spotlight with their new sheetmetal, the Journey has transmogrified into a small family hauler that offers plenty of horsepower, acceptable fuel economy and a massively updated interior. There's even... Read More

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    Dodge Journey-based Fiat Freemont will debut in Geneva
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    Chrysler has had plenty of partnerships over the years, and as odd as it may have seemed in the beginning, the tie-in with Fiat arguably makes more sense than any of those past pairings. Chrysler doesn't have much of a presence overseas, and Fiat doesn't in North America. Putting them together, then, could be the perfect formula for global success. The ...

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    Report: Dodge Journey to be rebadged a Fiat in Europe
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    The Dodge Journey has been given a much-needed makeover for 2011, with a new V6 and a significantly improved interior. That's good news for Dodge dealers here in the States, but according to Autoweek it isn't such a great deal for Dodge dealerships overseas. That's because the Journey will no longer be sold with the Ram badge, as Sergio Marchionne and ...

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    Quick Spin: 2011 Dodge Journey
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    An Also-Ran Matures Into A Real Competitor With all of the Chrysler models receiving updates both significant and otherwise, it's understandable if you've gotten a little lost in the fray. Here's what you need to know: One of the most surprising bright lights to come out of the company's refresh bender is the 2011 Dodge Journey. While the 2011 Dodge ...

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    Chrysler announces pricing for refreshed 2011 Dodge vehicles
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    Chrysler has bombarded us recently with a huge onslaught of changes for the 2011 model year. In addition to the updated Sebring 200 and Town & Country that wear the Pentastar badge, nearly the entire Dodge model line has been reworked for 2011. To recap, the Avenger, Challenger, Charger, Durango, Grand Caravan and Journey are either all-new or ...

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    Dodge Journey gets Pentastar engine, new interior for 2011
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    As Chrysler continues its effort to drastically refresh the majority of its product portfolio in short order, we're seeing a raft of updated interior refinements and powertrain enhancements making their way across the full range of Pentastar vehicles. The big news for most of these vehicles is better interior quality, and no place is that more apparent ...

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    Dodge pulls fuel-efficient Caliber, not-so-fuel-efficient Nitro from UK market
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    Dodge has decided to pull the plug on the Caliber in the UK, a decision that has been downplayed quite a bit. As Dodge tries to quietly withdraw the compact car, we can't help but recall that the company was thrilled to introduce a new diesel engine for the Caliber in Europe less than a year ago. The engine brought high efficiency to the Caliber with a ...

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    Dodge announces upgraded lineup for 2010 including Nitro Detonator
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    A few weeks ago, everyone, including us, was wondering when The Chrysler Group was going to have anything new to show us at next week's Detroit Auto Show. You can look at the latest news about potential Ram models, Chrysler's special editions and Dodge's just-unveiled offerings either as wheezing gasps, or signs of pointing in the right direction. Since ...

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    Dodge Journey gets more efficient, less CO2, if you live in the UK
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    When the Dodge Journey debuted here in the U.S. market a couple of years ago, it looked decent from the outside. Sadly, the interior was pretty atrocious and the performance and fuel economy were mediocre at best. For 2010, Journey buyers can get up to 37.3 miles per gallon, combined, at least if they live in the UK. Meanwhile, Americans are stuck with ...

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    Followup: Mystery Dodge Journey SRT R/T might be the real deal
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    We first informed you yesterday about an interesting looking Dodge Journey SRT R/T prototype that AB reader Nick Leonard stumbled upon in Saginaw, MI. With its manufacturer lincense plates, unique wheels, quad exhaust tips, road-hugging stance and a well-integrated new front fascia, we figured might be some kind of HiPo Mopar project that the company has ...

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    Reader Spy: SRT-fettled Dodge Journey R/T spotted
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    We've always been intrigued by the notion of a higher performance people carrier, from back before Car and Driver magazine's Ford Windstar-based SHOStar to various shadetree high-strung turbocharged Chrysler minivans and outright lunacy like Renault's Espace-bodied F1 car. Of course, that isn't what you're looking at here: it's what appears to be an ...

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    Mazda3, Dodge Journey net IIHS Top Safety Pick ratings
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named its latest three Top Safety Pick award winners. The models include the 2010 Dodge Journey, 2010 Lincoln MKT, and Mazda's 2010 Mazda3. All three are equipped with standard side airbags. Stability control is standard on the Dodge and Lincoln, but optional on the Mazda. Unlike the 35 mph head-on ...

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    Chrysler to resume leasing vehicles soon?
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    In late July 2008, Chrysler announced that it would stop leasing vehicles effective August 1. The news helped exasperate the decline of Chrysler group vehicle sales while giving customers fewer options for getting into a new vehicle. After leasing was discontinued, Chrysler's market share dropped from 11.3% to 9.2%. The decline came in part because of ...

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    Fido Approved: America's top ten pet-safe vehicles
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    Most people don't pay it any mind, but car accidents and pets don't mix. Just like with humans, wrapping your car around a telephone pole can kill Fido dead. Or really injure the cute little guy. To draw attention to this issue, a website called Bark Buckle Up has teamed up with Edmunds.com to bring us their Top 10 Pet Safe Vehicles. As Bark Buckle Up ...

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    Chrysler announces "Double CA$H For Your Old Car" promotion
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    With Cash for Clunkers slated to go live on July 23, every automaker appears primed to grab a piece of the action. Chrysler is no different, and its new "Double CA$H For Your Old Car" incentive program promises up to match the government's $4,500 "Clunkers" incentive for some vehicles.Taking $9,000 off the MSRP of the vehicle of your choosing sounds ...

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    Chrysler to restart seven North American plants by end of month
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    Hot on the heels of news that the Dodge Viper's Conner Avenue facility would be the first Chrysler plant to fire up after the company's bankruptcy proceedings/Fiat tie-up comes official word that the automaker will resume production at seven plants the week of June 29. In addition, Chrysler will bring the supporting powertrain and stamping plants online ...

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    Dodge recalling 72,000 Rams and nearly 17,000 Journeys from 2008-09
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    The 2008 and 2009 Dodge Ram and 2009 Dodge Journey are being recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, each for a different reason. The Ram's windshield wiper motor isn't adequately protected from water, so it could fail completely due to water intrusion. Initial numbers suggest 72,138 Rams are affected. The fix is a stop at the ...

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    CES 2009: Dodge Journey to get OnStar-like features this summer
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    On our final night in Vegas, Hughes Telematics invited us over to talk about their work in... well... telematics. Among their demo vehicles was a Dodge Journey outfitted with what is essentially Chrysler's version of OnStar. The Journey will be Chrysler's first product with the service and should be available this summer. We're not certain what name the ...

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    Review: 2009 Dodge Journey R/T
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    The 2009 Dodge Journey carries the size and shape of a typical crossover, and it has seating for seven and all the amenities you could possibly ask for at $30,000. On paper, the Journey has a plenty of things in its favor, yet we had our doubts. First off, it looks a lot like the Dodge Caravan, which works against the Journey when considering that many ...

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    2009 Dodge Journey recalled for possible engine fires
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the 2008 Dodge Journey Chrysler is recalling 6,692 Dodge Journey crossover vehicles equipped with its 3.5L V6 engine due to a wiring harness problem that could potentially result in an engine fire. NHTSA says the issue can occur when the wiring harness becomes dislodged and makes contact with the transaxle mount. ...

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    Belgium: Dodge wants you to steam up the windows in the Journey
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    Click above for a gallery of the Baby Made on Board promo materialsWhen we read the tip from reader Thijs B. telling us that in Belgium, Dodge is planning a Journey launch promo centered around backseat baby-making, we thought it was a big joke. So we started using our Google powers to see what else we could dig up. And guess what? It's legit.If you go to ...

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