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<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=1&t=0&filter=[%2CDodge%2CJourney%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/June_2021/2018_Dodge_Journey_FWD.png"alt="A black 2018 Dodge Journey with headlamps on driving on a street near tall buildings"/></a>The 2018 Dodge Journey offers the 3.6L Pentastar V6 on the SXT, Crossroad, and GT trims. This is a 6-cylinder engine, and it comes with some advantages for those seeking a balance of power and practicality.

What is a V6? 

This engine has six cylinders (three on each side) arranged in a V-shape. A fuel injector sprays gas into the containers, and a spark plug ignites the liquid. The resulting combustion activates a piston, which, in turn, powers the motor. 

More Power

The Dodge Journey’s V6 engine, like most of its type, serves up more horsepower and torque than a 4-cylinder option, which makes it useful for those who need extra speed, better acceleration, and greater towing muscle. 

Compact Design

V6s are also more compact than so-called straight-sixes (where the cylinders aren’t arranged in a V-shape). Due to their layout, they can fit into a tighter space, making a smaller overall engine bay possible. 

Efficiency 

V6 engines also provide a fuel-efficient alternative to larger V8s, making them a great middle option for drivers who want power but need a measure of practicality, as well. 

To learn more about the 2018 Dodge Journey and its V6 engine, contact our Calgary dealership today.


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