Dodge has reinvented the way we drive and has ignited a fresh new outlook on all our great products for 2011. Take our Journey for example. This crossover has received major changes in the exterior styling and power train department. We’ve returned the suspension system and made it more nimble and fun to drive in all weather conditions while reducing cabin noise. We also added more ponies under the hood, 283 to be exact, giving the Journey a 20 percent shot in the arm increase of power. Thanks in part to our award winning new 3.6-Liter Pentastar V6 that also produces 260 lb.-ft. of torque that comes in handy when towing your jet skis to the lake.
However, it’s the Journey’s new interior that we’re really proud of. Our engineers and designers spent a great deal of their time, love and energy and made wholesale improvements and refinements. First on the “to-do” list was to redesign the seats to offer more comfort and support along with new colors and trim levels. Once planted behind the seat, the next item that catches your eyes is the beautifully crafted one-piece instrument panel with a larger cluster that is back lit. This instrument panel provides a softer glow as not to burn your retinas out on long evening road trips. From an ergonomics standpoint, we moved the shifter to a new location and sculpted the panels so now the controls are easier to reach and your knees have more room to stretch out. If you have a tendency to carry a lot of ‘stuff’ during your commutes, we’ve added more storage bins that are larger because let’s face it, you’re going to bring more items than you really need on those family vacations.
From the driver experience, longer, wider and softer arm rests provide a cockpit-like feel. The new redesigned multi-functional three-spoke steering wheel with its bevy of integrated controls will make you feel like Hans Solo piloting the Millennium Falcon while making the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs! Navigating the galaxy or a trip to the family cottage, just got a lot easier with our latest and greatest in vehicle connectivity and customization. Our new PowerNet electrical architecture gives you the world at your fingertips with the available Uconnect® Touch command center. From navigation to voice-command music selections to the ability to check fuel prices, the all-new Uconnect®, the Touch media center makes life an excellent adventure for all. We have Four Uconnect® Touch models available, all featuring easy-to-use controls and class-leading technology. With its touch screen display and user-friendly, touch-key categories, connecting and controlling personal devices is simple, intuitive and customizable.
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