The Dodge Journey is Dodge's first car-based SUV; the Journey is built on the Chrysler Sebring / Dodge Avenger platform. The Journey can be optioned with one of two engines: the base 2.4L 4 cylinder or an optional 3.5L 6 cylinder. The 2.4L 4 cylinder engine is a dual overhead cam unit with sequential fuel injection. The only transmission available is a 4-speed automatic with overdrive. The transmission delivers the engine's power to the front wheels; the Journey is currently not available with all wheel drive when fitted with the 2.4L 4 cylinder engine. The engine delivers one hundred seventy-three horsepower at six thousand revolutions per minute, and torque output is one hundred sixty-six pound feet at four thousand revolutions per minute. The engine returns nineteen miles per gallon in city driving, and twenty-five miles per gallon on the highway.
These fuel economy figures are the best in the Journey's class when comparing US Environmental Protection Agency figures for each vehicle. The optional V6 engine returns sixteen miles per gallon in city driving, and twenty-four miles per gallon on the highway. Power figures for the V6 are two hundred thirty-four horsepower at six thousand four hundred revolutions per minute, and torque output is two hundred thirty-two pound feet at four thousand revolutions per minute. Other features found on the Journey include standard anti-lock brakes, a DVD / video entertainment system, power mirrors, power windows, and power locks. Storage bins under the front-passenger seat cushion and in the second row floor are unique to this vehicle class, and very useful.