Dodge Gives the 2011 Journey the R/T Treatment

2011 Dodge Journey R/T2011 Dodge Journey R/T
The last vehicle in Dodge’s lineup to receive the R/T treatment was officially detailed ahead of its debut at the Chicago Auto Show this week. As you would expect, most of the changes brought to the 2011 Journey come in the form of a spruced up exterior and revised interior trim level.

Just like the 2011 Grand Caravan R/T we just showed you, the Journey R/T comes with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, pumping out 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet (352 Nm) of torque, that is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. In the standard version, power is sent to the front wheels, while an all-wheel drive system is available as an optional extra.

Performance-oriented modifications include a re-engineered suspension geometry, premium tires and redesigned steering system that gives drivers a better response and driving feel on the road and off it. The setup was created to cater to the needs of the brand's US buyers who desire “a sporty, stylish, versatile vehicle to meet their active lifestyle demands.”

The R/T package brings exterior modifications that include remote start, 19-inch aluminum wheels with satin carbon finish, body-colored grille, body-colored door handles, fog lamps and “R/T” badge, obviously. The interior features a unique red and black cloth interior with six-way power driver seat with lumbar control, four-way power front passenger seat, three-zone automatic temperature control, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter knob with red accent stitching.

2011 Dodge Journey R/T front-wheel drive models have a US starting retail price of $28,995 (including $750 destination), while in its all-wheel drive configuration, prices start at $30,695.
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