Pricing information for the 2011 Dodge Avenger and Journey has been released. The 2011 Avenger will start at $19,995, a $985 drop compared to the 2010 model, while the 2011 Journey will see a price increase of $1400 to $22,995 for the base model.
The 2011 model year is hugely significant for Chrysler, which is refreshing a number of models including the Avenger and Journey. With a new V-6 engine available on both models and revised interiors, the right pricing strategy could help Chrysler increase retail sales without huge incentives.
TrueCar new car pricing data — available on our homepage — shows that 2010 Avengers and Journeys are regularly going out the door for less than the invoice. The 2011 Avenger will offer a recalibrated four-cylinder engine and a 283-horsepower V-6 that will achieve 29 mpg on the highway.
If you want to mate the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine to the available six-speed automatic, expect to pay at least $20,500. The highest Avenger trim level, the Lux, starts at $24,295.
The Avenger-based Journey midsize crossover will have a starting price of $22,995 when it goes on sale at the end of this year. The Journey is offered in five- and seven-passenger forms, and with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine as well as the new Pentastar V-6 making 283 horsepower.
At the top end of the Journey lineup is the Lux model, which retails for $33,490. Whether you consider the Lux or a base model, all Journeys will have a touchscreen to access various interior controls. If you need more space than the Journey can provide, Chrysler has also announced pricing on the 2011 Grand Caravan.
Detailed information on the trim packages will be released later this month.