2018 Dodge Journey vs 2017 Journey Comparison

2018 Journey


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2017 Journey


What's New on the 2018 Dodge Journey vs the 2017 Dodge Journey?

After receiving some major updates in 2011, the 2018 and 2017 Dodge Journey remains the same midsize crossover drivers continue to love year after year. Though for drivers that are currently deciding between the 2017 and 2018 Journey, one 2018 update should be taken into consideration, and that's the standard addition of three-row seating for seven. So if you'll be driving your kids and their friends to and from their activities, you might find the 2018 Journey a better fit for your needs. Aside from the new standard seating, drivers that want a smooth ride and an abundance of features, all for an unbeatable price, will be more than happy driving the Dodge Journey.

There are four trim levels available for the Dodge Journey with each offering their own set of standard features. These trim levels include the base SE, the SXT trim that offers a great amount of optional features, the Crossroad that provides more standard features, and last but not least, the fully-equipped GT. Whether you chose the 2017 or 2018 Journey, the team at Tyson Motor Corporation can help you decided which trim is just right for you.

2018 vs 2017 Dodge Journey Exterior Design

What's changed on the outside of the 2018 Dodge Journey when compared to the 2017 year model? Well, nothing. The 2017 and 2018 model are flaunting the same exterior design since this midsize crossover is getting a transformation for the 2019 model year. That being said, if you're a huge fan of the current exterior style, then now is the time to buy or lease a Dodge Journey. This might be the case for many Shorewood drivers as most critics agree that the Journey has aged very well with its classic grille and aggressive body style.

The Dodge Journey comes in ten different exterior colors depending on the trim level you choose, including: Blood Orange Clear Coat, Bruiser Grey Clear Coat, White Noise Tri-Coat, Redline 2K, Granite Pearl-Coat, Contusion Blue Pearl Coat, Pitch Black Clear Coat, Billet Clear Coat, Olive Green, and Vice White.

2018 Journey

2017 Journey

Interior Updates to the Dodge Journey

Of course the big update to the interior of the 2018 of the Dodge Journey is the standard addition of three-row seating for seven. As one of the smaller crossovers on the market today, you can comfortably seat seven passengers while not feeling like you're driving a bus. Even with this smaller body style, the Journey sure knows how to maximize space. With covered floor bins in front of the second-row seats along with other hidden storage compartments, you'll see that finding places to put the kids' gear won't be a problem.

Along with the spacious interior, there are a few packages you can add onto your Dodge Journey to get even more features. When you add on the Driver Convenience Group, you'll enjoy a rearview camera and rear parking sensors. If you decide to add on the Family Entertainment Group, you'll get second-row child booster seats, a six-speaker Alpine audio system, and a second-row 9-inch video screen. With the Popular Equipment Group, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and remote start are all included. Finally, with the Nav & Sun Group, you'll get a sunroof, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, and an upgraded Uconnect system with an 8.4-inch touch screen and navigation. With these packages, drivers have nearly limitless options as to how they can customize their Dodge Journey.

2018 vs 2017 Dodge Journey Technology

The addition of available technology on the 2018 Dodge Journey is also impressive with drivers now having the option to add on the 8.4-inch touchscreen that's powered by the UConnect infotainment system. With this system, you'll enjoy SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link, plus with Bluetooth technology, drivers can sync their smartphone to this system. This system is said to be one of the most user-friendly infotainment systems on the market today.

Again, if you'll be driving a bunch of kiddos around Shorewood, IL, then you might want to seriously think about adding on the available rear seat entertainment system. Here, you'll get a nine-inch screen that flips down from the overhead console. Other available options include a SiriusXM Satellite radio, Navigation System, Infinity Premium Sound System, Wi-Fi Hot Spot, Keyless Enter 'n Go, InputParkSense® Rear Park Assist System and ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera.

Just because there's an abundance of available and optional features for the Journey, doesn't mean you won't get a ton of standard features. No matter the Journey trim you choose, your Journey will automatically be equipped with a six-speaker audio system, primary monitor touchscreen, speed sensitive volume, AM/FM/Satellite-prep with seek-scan, single in-dash CD player, and MP3 decoder.

2018 Journey

2017 Journey

Does the 2017 or 2018 Offer the Better Overall Value?

Both the 2017 and 2018 Dodge Journey offer an amazing value for your money, but if the third row seating is something you'd find beneficial, then we suggest going with the 2018 Journey. With the extra seating, along with much more available technology options and features, the 2018 is going to provide you with a more valuable crossover, for not much more money. Of course, if additional seating and technology isn't important to you, then you might want to consider finding a great deal on a 2017 model. The bottom is line is that both are going to give a huge bang for buck and provide you with an incredible driving experience.

Find Your Dodge Journey in Shorewood, IL

Tyson Motor Corporation has your Dodge Journey on the lot and available for a test drive today. You'll be happy to know that no matter the year model you desire, we price all of our new Dodge Journeys aggressively. This way you don't have to worry if you're getting a good deal, and there's no need for that dreaded haggling. Whether you buy or lease, you'll know that you're getting a steal on a Journey! Go ahead and view our Dodge Journey selection online now before visiting our dealership. From the team at Tyson Motor Corporation in Shorewood, IL, we can't wait to show you what it's like to enjoy your car buying experience!