Posted: 05/05/11 10:24 AM
read the press release below:
New 2011 Dodge Journey Voted “Family Car of Texas” at the Texas Auto Writers Association “Spring Roundup”
* More than 50 automotive journalists from around the United States evaluated more than 50 vehicles from multiple manufacturers before voting on the Family Car of Texas award
* New 2011 Dodge Journey gives families clever features, a spirited driving performance, excellent fuel economy and the safety and entertainment features that make the travels of life more enjoyable
* With a starting U.S. Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price of $22,995 and models to fit almost every lifestyle or budget, the 2011 Dodge Journey is available in front-wheel drive or all-wheel-drive and offers 5- or 7-passenger seating configurations
May 3, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The totally revamped 2011 Dodge Journey is the proud winner of the 2011 “Family Car of Texas.” The Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) bestowed the honor after more than 50 journalists had the chance to get behind the wheel and drive the Journey at the group’s annual Spring Roundup May 2 at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.
“Voters were impressed with the new 2011 Dodge Journey; it seems that the folks at Dodge have thought of everything to make traveling with the family an enjoyable experience,” said Michael Herzing, President – TAWA and publisher of LetsTalkWheels.com. “From the hidden storage under the front passenger seat cushion to the new Uconnect Touch multi-media center to the beautiful new interior and the impressive driving experience, the Dodge Journey wowed us with its performance and versatility.”
For 2011, Dodge takes what was good and makes it better. The Dodge Journey receives a major overhaul with a completely redesigned and retuned suspension, the new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine that delivers 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, along with excellent fuel economy of up to 25 miles per gallon on the highway, and a gorgeous new interior. And that’s not all. Owners will feel like they have the world at their fingertips with the Journey’s available touchscreen command center, Uconnect® Touch.
“The Dodge Journey will wear the 'Family Car of Texas' award like a badge of honor,” said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO, Dodge Brand. “The entire team at Dodge is thrilled that journalist and customers who get behind the wheel of the new Journey are experiencing the excellent driving experience and striking new interior that’s been a labor of love for our team.”
TAWA has been holding their annual Spring Roundup for more than 7 years. This year, more than 50 vehicles competed for seven different Writers’ Choice Awards.