Dodge is now offering the Blacktop styling package, formerly available only for Charger, Challenger and Avenger, for its SUVs and 7-seat family cars including Durango, Grand Caravan and Journey. With features like dark wheels, grille, headlights, the Blacktop models look a bit cooler than standard.
The package has a great effect on cars like the Challenger and the Charger, but we’re not sure it would make a big difference in the way a car like Dodge Journey looks. The package includes unique Gloss Black wheels, select exterior paint colors, Gloss Black-painted “split-crosshair” grilles with Gloss Black matching grille surround, darkened headlamp bezels, as well as some unique Blacktop interior touches. Each model of course gets its own unique treatment.
The Grand Caravan Blacktop can count on 17-inch polished aluminum wheels with Gloss Black pockets, a Gloss Black grille, black headlamp bezels (late availability) and fog lamps. The interior receives a customized all-black interior, including the headliner, door panels and class-exclusive Super Console as well as silver accent stitching. The pack is priced at $595 for this car.
For Durango the Blacktop package comes with a distinctive Gloss Black crosshair grille and Gloss Black 20-inch aluminum wheels with gloss black center caps. The exterior kit costs $295, but if you want the interior package as well – including R/T’s trim with premium Digital Suede seat inserts, complemented by Capri bolsters and red accent stitching, Black Comodo Elm trim and a power 12-way driver’s seat – that’d be $595.
Finally, the Journey Blacktop get 19-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels and center caps, a Gloss Black grille, Gloss Black bezel headlamps, Gloss Black lower front fascia accent and Gloss Black exterior mirrors. It also benefits from the Uconnect infotainment and premium black cloth seats or available black leather heated seats with heated steering wheel, which is why the package will set you back $995.