Big crossovers are great for family road-trips, but not in terms of fuel. The Dodge Journey could be the epic cross-country cruiser if it had the help of a diesel powerplant. The Chrysler group is no stranger to diesel, with the last generation of the Grand Cherokee having a fantastic diesel engine option, which has all but disappeared from the world of Jeep and Dodge.
Jeep is bringing back the diesel Grand Cherokee to the US, and of course, we’d suggest that engine find a home in the Journey as well. With a diesel, the Journey would add torque for better towing, and better range and fuel economy.