Journey to BlogHer

by mbethard

Like the Dodge Journey? Well, it IS America’s favorite crossover vehicle, so…. yeah!

Like New York City? Can’t say no to that….

If you can add Blogging to that list of ‘likes’, you may find yourself on a trip for two, to New York City!!

2012 dodge journey

To enter the contest, simply click over to the Journey to BlogHer page at Redline Dodge and fill out the easy entry form, which includes a handy space for you to put your ‘writing chops’ to work. Write about your personal journey to becoming a blogger and why you’d like to win a trip to the Blogher Conference on August 2-4, 2012.

The contest is sponsored by The Dodge Journey, one of the most surprising bright lights offered by Chrysler in its Dodge line-up ….. Let’s take a look:

2012 Dodge Journey

The 2012 Journey is a small family hauler that offers plenty of horsepower, exceptional fuel economy and a massively updated interior. Look closely, and you’ll notice a corporate split-crosshair grille fascia, lower bumper styling, flared fenders, fresh 19-inch alloys and LED tail lights in the rear, all of which give the 2012 Dodge Journey an aggressive looking exterior.

Dodge Journey 2012 instrument panel

Inside is where the Journey shines. The new interior design and materials give it one of the nicest cockpits in the class. It comes standard with seating for five, with a two-passenger third row optional. Either way it has useful cargo space. Seats flip and fold to provide a wide range of versatility in hauling people, cargo, or both. The Journey offers a fold-flat front passenger seat that will allow loading items up to nine feet long. It features some unique storage solutions owners will find useful. Among them: a bin under the front passenger seat, storage under the floor in the second row and behind the last row of seats, a dual glove box with Dodge’s Chill Zone that cools soda cans, and all the usual cubbies up front, including a fairly deep center console. Entertainment options are plentiful, as the Journey has a six-disc CD changer standard and offers a rear DVD entertainment system and a hard-drive radio.

2012 dodge journey

Chrysler has made a big push to implement single-piece, soft touch instrument panels in the majority of its products, and the Dodge Journey benefits from the effort. The soft-touch material, while nice to poke, also had the added bonus of allowing designers to throw in zero-millimeter tolerances for things like HVAC bezels. The combined effect is one very clean, very well-put together dash. There is an epic 8.5-inch touchscreen that hogs all the attention indoors. Along with crystal-clear graphics, the screen is lightening quick, offering none of the press-and-wait hassle of older units. Flipping through satellite radio stations is instantaneous, with no discernible pause between the second you click the next button and when the tunes kick in.

2012 dodge journey

Like most of the Dodge fleet, the Toluca, Mexico-built Journey is now available with the company’s new Pentastar 3.6-liter V6. In this guise, engine delivers 283 horsepower at 6,350 rpm and 260 pound-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm. With the V6 kicking all four tires, buyers can expect an acceptable 16 mpg city and 24 mpg highway, though front-wheel-drive guise nets a marginally better 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.  The Journey is also available with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder.

The 2012 Dodge Journey offers a multitude of standard Safety and Security features — from Electronic Stability Control to available All-Wheel Drive and was chosen a top safety pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for 2011.

To get a closer look at the Dodge Journey, come see us at Safford Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Fredericksburg – you will be even more impressed after you get behind the wheel!

dodge journey


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