Dodge is adding an AWD model to its Journey range this spring to appeal to shoppers who like all-wheel drive.
Awd is optional, but Dodge is adding content and lowering the cost of awd on the Crossroad model to make it more appealing. The 2014 Crossroad has extra chrome and popular interior goodies such as leather seats and an 8.4-inch touch screen.
Journey sales were up 6 percent in 2013 to a record 83,933 units, but sales fell 27 percent in January.
The Crossroad’s exterior styling uses glossy black accents and a greater use of chrome than other Journeys. It has a redesigned front fascia with chrome accents and a glossy black grille, chrome roof rails and glossy black taillight bezels. The crossover rides on 19-inch, five-spoke black wheels.
Inside the cabin, in addition to the leather seats and Uconnect infotainment touch screen, the Crossroad has standard power front seats and a push-button starter. Rear seats come with a built-in toddler booster seat.