2012 Dodge Journey

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What's New for 2012:
- New trim names
- Upgraded interior materials

Exterior Features
The 2012 Dodge Journey is a compact crossover SUV that resembles a small version of a traditional station wagon. In 2011, the Journey underwent considerable changes and upgrades, which carry over to 2012. Trim levels include SE, SXT, Crew, and R/T, which feature 16-inch, 17-inch, 19-inch, and 19-inch wheels, respectively. The R/T features some distinctive styling cues.

Interior Features
Standard features on the 2012 Dodge Journey SE trim include dual-zone manual climate control, 6-speaker sound system with steering-wheel-mounted controls, cruise control, keyless ignition and entry, and heated mirrors. The SXT features roof rails and a cargo cover, fog lights, LED taillights, and a V-6 engine. The Crew trim adds a power driver's seat, satellite radio, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift, automatic headlights, and Bluetooth connectivity. The R/T upgrades to black leather upholstery with red stitching.

Optional Features
Option packages are available at all trim levels of the 2012 Dodge Journey. The Comfort/Convenience package, the Popular Equipment package, and the Premium package are available with the lower trims, and package features are standard on the Crew and R/T. With the Crew, leather upholstery and a sunroof are available, in addition to a rear-seat entertainment system.

Under the Hood
The 2012 Dodge Journey SE's engine is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder rated at 173 horsepower that works with a 4-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive (FWD). Other trims are fitted with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine rated at 283 horsepower and mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive (AWD) is optional with the V-6 engine.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Dodge Journey are:
- Journey with 4-cylinder engine: 19/26/22 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Journey with V-6 engine and FWD: 17/25/20 mpg
- Journey with V-6 engine and AWD: 16/24/19 mpg

Standard safety features on the Dodge Journey include anti-lock disc brakes, stability control, traction control, active front head restraints, and a full complement of air bags. Integrated child booster seats are available.

To date, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not conducted tests on the 20120 Dodge Journey. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2012 Dodge Journey received a \"Good\" rating--the Institute's highest--for all crash protection.


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  • Name SE (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 18995.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 19/26
  • Name SXT (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 22995.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
  • Name Crew (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 28195.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
  • Name R/T (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29995.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
  • Name SXT (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 26395.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 16/24
  • Name Crew (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29995.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 16/24
  • Name R/T (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 31795.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 16/24
  • Name American Value Pkg (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 18995.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 19/26
  • Premium cloth low-back front bucket seats
  • Low back bucket seats
  • Driver seat manual height adjust
  • Rear reclining fold-flat bench seat
  • 2nd row 40/60 seat -inc: fore aft adjustment
  • Full length floor console w/armrest
  • Floor carpeting
  • Door sill scuff pads
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column
  • Steering wheel audio controls
  • Premium instrument cluster w/display -inc: tachometer
  • Vehicle info center
  • Pwr windows w/driver 1-touch
  • Pwr door locks
  • Speed control
  • Tip start
  • Keyless entry
  • Keyless go
  • Remote proximity keyless entry
  • Sentry Key theft deterrent system
  • Air conditioning w/dual zone temp control
  • Air filtering
  • Rear window defroster
  • Illuminated cupholders
  • 12V aux pwr outlet
  • Center console 12V aux pwr outlet
  • Front/rear 12V DC pwr outlets
  • Base door trim
  • Silver mold-in fascia applique
  • Rear view day/night mirror
  • Driver-side visor w/mirror
  • Passenger-side visor
  • Front courtesy/map lamps
  • Rear courtesy/reading lamps
  • Driver & passenger lower LED lamps
  • Liftgate flood lamp
  • Glove box lamp
  • 2nd row in-floor storage bins
  • Cargo tie down loops
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • Cargo net
  • Cargo compartment cover
  • 6-way pwr driver adjust seat
  • 4-way pwr driver lumbar adjust
  • Passenger seat cushion storage bin
  • Front passenger fold-flat seat
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Trip computer -inc: outside temp, compass
  • Pwr windows w/1-touch up/down
  • Remote engine start
  • Security alarm
  • Auto temp control air conditioning w/dual zone control
  • 115V aux pwr outlet
  • Highline door trim
  • Overhead console
  • Auto dimming rearview mirror w/microphone
  • Dual visors w/illuminated mirrors
  • Passenger assist handles
  • Front/rear aimable LED lamps
  • Portable rechargeable trouble light
  • Leather wrapped shift knob
  • Interior observation mirror
  • Leather-trimmed front bucket seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Premium door trim
  • Silver painted fascia applique
  • 16" X 6.5" steel wheels
  • P225/70R16 all-season tires
  • 16" wheel covers
  • Compact spare tire
  • Black side roof rails
  • Body-color fascias
  • Black windshield molding
  • Black-out tape
  • Black sill
  • Bright grille
  • Halogen quad headlamps -inc: off time delay
  • LED taillamps
  • Backup lamps
  • Pwr heated black fold away mirrors
  • Tinted windshield
  • Sunscreen glass
  • Variable intermittent wipers
  • Rear wiper w/washer
  • Body-color door handles
  • Cowl mounted hood release
  • 17" X 6.5" aluminum wheels
  • P225/65R17 all-season touring BSW tires
  • Performance body-color fascias
  • Fog lamps
  • Pwr heated body-color fold away mirrors
  • 19" X 7.0" cast aluminum wheels
  • P225/55R19 all-season touring BSW tires
  • Bright side roof rails
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Bright door handles
  • 19" X 7.0" painted aluminum wheels
  • Body-color grille
  • 2.4L DOHC dual VVT 16-valve I4 engine
  • 4-speed auto transmission
  • Autostick automatic transmission
  • Front wheel drive
  • 525 CCA maintenance-free battery
  • 160-amp alternator
  • Normal duty suspension
  • Performance pwr steering
  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
  • Engine oil cooler
  • Dual bright exhaust tips
  • 3.6L VVT V6 flex fuel engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Touring suspension
  • 3.6L VVT V6 engine
  • All wheel drive
  • Performance suspension
    • Brake assist
    • Traction control
    • Electronic stability control
    • Electronic roll mitigation
    • Trailer sway damping
    • Front advanced multi-stage airbags -inc: front passenger occupant sensor
    • Supplemental front side airbags
    • Supplemental front/rear side-curtain airbags
    • Driver inflatable knee-bolster airbag
    • Front height adjustable shoulder belts
    • Front passenger seat belt alert
    • Active head restraints
    • LATCH ready child seat anchor system
    • Rear door child protection locks
    • Cora tire pressure monitoring sensor
    • Tire pressure monitoring display
    • Dual-note horn
    • UConnect touch 4.3 -inc: AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player
    • Audio jack input
    • 4.3" touch screen display
    • (6) speakers
    • Remote USB port
    • Removable short mast antenna
    • UConnect touch 4.3S -inc: AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player, UConnect touch credit
    • SiriusXM satellite radio -inc: 1-year service
    • UConnect touch 8.4 -inc: AM/FM stereo w/CD/DVD/MP3 player, 8.4" touch screen display
    • 8.4" touch screen display
    • UConnect voice command w/Bluetooth
    • (6) premium speakers w/subwoofer

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