2009 Dodge Journey SE sport utility vehicle 5-door automatic

2009 Dodge Journey SE sport utility vehicle 5-door automatic

The 2009 Journey is a 4-door, up to 7-passenger sport-utility, available in five trims, ranging from the SE to the RT AWD. Upon introduction, the SE is equipped with a standard 2.4-liter, I4, 173-horsepower engine that achieves 19-mpg in the city and 25-mpg on the highway. A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. The RT AWD is equipped with a standard 3.5-liter, V6, 235-horsepower engine that achieves 16-mpg in the city and 23-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. The 2009 Journey is all-new for 2009.

The 2009 Dodge Journey sport utility vehicle has a four-wheel independent suspension, front and rear stabilizer bar, a McPherson strut front suspension, and a multi-link rear suspension.

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Based on the same D-segment platform as the Avenger, the 2009 Dodge Journey is a new crossover utility vehicle that fits in between the compact Caliber and family-hauling Grand Caravan. The Journey provides the utility of an SUV, the passenger capacity of a minivan, the driving characteristics of a car and has a multitude of storage bins and spaces. Making its debut into the crossover marketplace, the Journey compares favorably with the Chevy Equinox, Ford Escape, Hyundai Santa Fe and Toyota RAV4 and it's especially ideal for those with families or those looking to start new families, as it offers different trim levels with a choice of seating configurations and amenities that should suit a variety of needs and budgets.

Power features on this sport utility vehicle include power door locks, power windows, and one one-touch power window. It is equipped with power and heated mirrors.

Highs: Quietness, powertrain, interior flexibility and storage, access, optional third-row seat, value.
Lows: Agility, ride, fuel economy, rear visibility.

Dodge's first car-based SUV uses the Chrysler Sebring/Dodge Avenger platform. It is a fairly compact vehicle that offers a third-row seat. Standard seating is for five passengers and the third row increases seating to seven. The noisy 2.4-liter engine is standard, but the punchier and refined 3.5-liter V6 engine is fairly quiet and responsive. Our tested V6 returned just 16 mpg overall, however. The ride is a bit unsettled and handling lacks agility, but it is ultimately secure. Storage bins under the front-passenger seat cushion and in the second row floor are handy. Also available are integrated child booster seats.

Comparison Between 2009 Dodge Journey SE sport utility vehicle Vs Midsize SUVs:-

Basic Results: (vs. midsize SUVs)

  • Retail Price (MSRP): $20,925 (average: $35,299)
  • Fuel Economy (City): 19 mpg. (average: 15.39 mpg.)
  • Maximum Towing: 1000 lb. (average: 5090.71 lb.)

Standout Results: (vs. midsize SUVs)

  • Powertrain Warranty: Unlimited months/Unlimited miles (average: 98 months/123,919 miles)
  • Cargo Volume: 39.6 cu. ft. (average: 27.53 cu. ft.)
  • Power to Weight Ratio: 21 lb/hp (average: 16.45 lb/hp)
  • Front Legroom: 40.8 in. (average: 41.94 in.)

Driving Impressions

The 2009 Dodge Journey indeed drives like a car, but with the comfort and space of an SUV. On our test drive, its tall ride height did not affect stability much as the suspension had a good amount of firmness to handle corners but was still comfortable, as compared to the rugged stiffness of the Ford Escape. The four-cylinder engine was peppy and had enough power to get us up moderate inclines, but the V6 seemed to be a better fit, although not as powerful as the V6 in the Toyota RAV4. We also appreciated all the convenient storage spaces. The Chill Zone beverage cooler above the glove box kept drinks cold surprisingly well and the second-row in-floor bins, that were holding snacks, did not leak a single drop of melted ice-water during a two-hour drive along bumpy back roads.

Performance & Efficiency

  • 2,360 cc 2.4 liters in-line 4 front engines with 88.0 mm bore, 97.0 mm stroke, 10.5 compression ratio, double overhead cam, variable valve timing/camshaft and four valves per cylinder ED3
  • Unleaded fuel 87
  • Multi-point injection fuel system
  • 20.5-gallon main unleaded fuel tank 17.1
  • Power: 129 kW, 173 HP SAE @ 6,000 rpm; 166 ft lb, 225 Nm @ 4,000 rpm

Handling, Ride & Braking    

  • Four-wheel ABS
  • 4.280:1 axle ratio
  • Brake assist system
  • Four disc brakes including two ventilated discs
  • Electronic brake distribution
  • Electronic traction control via ABS & engine management
  • Immobilizer
  • Space saver steel rim under body spare wheel
  • Stability control
  • Strut front suspension independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs, multi-link rear suspension independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs

Exterior    

Exterior features on this sport utility vehicle include 16 x 6.5 inch steel wheels, all season tires, a temporary spare tire, and a steel spare wheel. The Journey also has full wheel covers, variable-intermittent wipers, a rear defogger, a rear window wiper, a fixed lift gate window, and a rear lift gate door. Basic instrumentation features are a tachometer and low fuel level warning, and cargo tie downs. The Dodge Journey has a maximum cargo capacity of 67.6 cubic feet.

  • Front and Rear Body Color Bumpers
  • Quad Halogen Headlights
  • Body Color Exterior Door Handles
  • Chrome Grille

Safety and security

Ventilated front disc/solid rear disc brakes, a 4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), an emergency braking assist and traction control. This model is equipped with stability control, dual front side-mounted airbags, front, rear and third row head airbags and rear door child safety locks. It has child seat anchors, a rear center 3-point belt, height-adjustable headrests (two fronts and three rears) and an engine immobilizer. More safety features are tire pressure monitoring, auto delay off headlamps and electronic brake-force distribution.

  • Flip-Up Lift gate Window
  • Rear Window Wiper/Washer
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft via Sentry(R) Key Engine Immobilizer
  • Tinted Glass
  • Front and Rear Side Head Curtain Airbags
  • Seat Mounted Front Side Airbags
  • Power Door Locks
  • Child Safety Door Locks Located On Rear Doors
  • Front and Rear 3-Point Seatbelts
  • Second Row 3-Point Center Seatbelt
  • Side Guard Door Beams
  • Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
  • Front and Rear Automatic Locking Retractors
  • Driver Airbag with Multi-Stage Deployment
  • Passenger Airbag with Multi-Stage Deployment
  • Front Dual Black Folding Power Adjustable Heated Exterior Rearview Mirrors
  • Front Seatbelt Height Adjusters
  • L A T C H

Brakes    

4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes Front Power 302-mm X 28-mm Vented Disc and Rear Power 305-mm X 12-mm Solid Disc Brakes

Convenience

  • Two Front Power Outlets
  • Two Rear Power Outlets
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • Driver Vanity Mirror
  • Temperature Controlled Storage Cools Glove box
  • Carpet Located In Passenger Cabin and Cargo Area
  • Front and Rear Map Lights
  • Front Covered Lower Console Storage Located On Floor
  • Front Open Lower Console Storage Located On Dash
  • Second Row Armrest Storage
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar
  • Theater Style Rear Seating
  • Interior Load Area Light
  • Coin holder

Drive

  • FWD

Engine

  • 2.4-L, I4
  • Dual VVT 16-Valve
  • DOHC, SEFI Engine

Engineering

  • Digital Clock
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Audible Warnings Include Key-In-Ignition and Seatbelts Unfastened
  • Tachometer

Other

  • Cargo Area Tied owns
  • Electronic Roll Mitigation Rollover Sensor
  • Vehicle Stability Control System
  • Illuminated Glove box
  • 4 Front and 4 Rear; 8 Upholders Total
  • Color-Keyed Trim Located On Instrument Panel
  • Front Air Dam
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • 4-Speed Adaptive Automatic Transmission with Overdrive
  • Adaptive Automatic Transmission
  • 160 Amp Alternators
  • Second Row 60/40 Split Folding Reclining Bench Seat with Headrests and Fold-Down Armrest
  • Front and Rear Door Mounted Storage
  • Metallic Paint (If Selected)
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Underbody Tire Carrier
  • Traction Control
  • Crumple Zones
  • Front Power 302-mm X 28-mm Vented Disc and Rear Power 305-mm X 12-mm Solid Disc Brakes
  • 12-Volt, 525 Cold Cranking Amp Battery
  • Compact Spare Tire
  • Power Windows with Driver One-Touch Down
  • Cloth Seats
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Tilt Steering Column
  • Telescopic Steering Column
  • Front Dual Seatback Storage Pockets
  • Power Window Lockout/Override
  • Audio Pre-Wiring

Seats

  • Seat, Bucket Front Cloth
  • Seat, Rear

Sound

  • AM/FM Radio With Seek
  • Scan and 6 Speakers Total
  • 6-Disc CD Changer
  • MP3 Player

Steering

  • Power Rack and
  • Pinion Steering

Suspension

Independent McPherson Strut Front Suspension with Coil Springs and Gas Charged Shock Absorbers Independent Multi-Link Rear Suspension with Coil Springs Gas Charged Shock Absorbers.

Tires

SBRP225/70R16 Han kook(R) All-Season Tires

Transmission

4-Speed Adaptive Automatic Transmission with Overdrive Adaptive Automatic Transmission

Wheels

  • Steel Wheels
  • 16-In. X 6.5-In...

Available Colors:-

Exterior Colors   

  • Black, Brilliant Crystal Pearl
  • Blue, Deep Water Pearl
  • Blue, Surf Pearl
  • Green, Melbourne Pearl
  • Red, Inferno Crystal Pearl
  • Sandstone, Light Metallic
  • Silver, Bright Metallic
  • Silver, Steel Metallic
  • White, Stone

Interior Colors   

  • Gray
  • Dark Slate

Standard Equipments Are:-   

  • Four-cylinder engine with a four-speed automatic transmission
  • Four wheel anti-lock disc brakes
  • Power steering
  • Power windows
  • Power locks
  • Air conditioning
  • Chill Zone beverage storage
  • AM/FM radio with a six-disc CD changer and six speakers
  • Second-row in-floor storage and a rear-cargo area covered storage bin
  • Dual front and side airbags
  • Side-curtain airbags in all rows
  • Electronic Stability Program and Electronic Roll Mitigation
  • A My GIG infotainment system
  • Connect Hands-free Communication
  • Parkview rear back-up camera
  • Navigation
  • Rear-seat eight-inch screen
  • Wireless headphones and video remote control
  • Six premium speakers with subwoofer and 368-watt amplifier
  • Third-row seating
  • Tilt and Slide second-row seats
  • Flip and Stow compartment
  • Automatic temperature control and heated front seats

Specification:-

Standard Engine

  • Engine: 2.4 L in-line4
  • Cc: 2,360
  • Fuel type: unleaded

Power   

  • Maximum power kW: 129
  • Maximum power hp/PS: 173
  • Rpm for maximum power: 6,000
  • Maximum torque Nm: 225
  • Maximum torque lb ft: 166
  • Rpm for maximum torque: 4,000

Standard Transmission

  • Transmission type: automatic
  • Number of speeds: four
  • Sports or close ratio: No
  • Manual mode (auto only): No

Fuel Economy

  • Urban (L/100km): 11.0
  • Country/highway (L/100km): 7.9
  • Combined (L/100km): 9.6
  • Urban (mpg): 21
  • Country/highway (mpg): 30
  • Combined (mpg): 24

Performance

  • Maximum speed (km/h): No Data
  • Maximum speed (mph): No Data
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h: No Data
  • Acceleration 0-60 mph: No Data

Comfort & Convenience

  • Power windows: Standard
  • Power locks: Standard
  • Cruise control: Optional
  • Sunroof: Not Available
  • Navigational systems: Not Available
  • Telemetric: Not Available
  • Trip computer: Not Available
  • Height adjustable pedals: Not Available
  • Tachometer: Standard
  • Air conditioning: Standard
  • Climate control: Not Available
  • Rear control for climate control: No Data
  • Seating capacity: five

Entertainment

  • Includes radio: Standard
  • Includes cassette: Not Available
  • Includes single CD: Optional
  • CD changer: No Data
  • CD changer capacity: No Data
  • CD player reads MP3: Standard
  • MP3 player: Not Available
  • DVD: Optional
  • Video player: No Data

Safety Features

  • Electronic traction control: Standard
  • Stability control: Standard
  • Collision warning system: Not Available
  • First aid kit: No Data
  • Low tire pressure indicator: Standard

Airbags   

  • Driver: Standard
  • Passenger: Standard
  • Occupant sensors: Standard
  • Side airbag: Standard

Brakes & Traction   

  • ABS: Standard
  • Electronic brake distribution: Standard
  • Brake assists system: Standard

Warranties
Warranty: Whole Vehicle   

  • Duration (months): 36
  • Distance (km): 60,000
  • Distance (miles): 37,300

Warranty: Power train   

  • Duration (months): 60
  • Distance (km): 100,000
  • Distance (miles): 62,100

Warranty: Anti-Corrosion   

  • Duration (months): 36
  • Distance (km): Unlimited
  • Distance (miles): Unlimited

Warranty: Paint   

  • Duration (months): No Data
  • Distance (km): No Data
  • Distance (miles): No Data

Warranty: Full Service   

  • Duration (months): No Data
  • Distance (km): No Data
  • Distance (miles): No Data

Warranty: Roadside Assistance   

  • Duration (months): 60
  • Distance (km): 100,000
  • Distance (miles): 62,100
    2009 Dodge Journey SE sport utility vehicle 5-door automatic
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