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Chrysler Voyager

This article is about the Chrysler minivan. For the previous Plymouth minivan, see Plymouth Voyager. For other Chrysler minivans, see Chrysler minivans.

Motor vehicle

The Chrysler Voyager (and the long-wheelbase Chrysler Grand Voyager) is a minivan being produced by the Chrysler division of Stellantis. In the current lineup, it is positioned as the lower-end Chrysler minivan, having replaced the Dodge Grand Caravan in 2020, below the Chrysler Pacifica.

The Chrysler Voyager was introduced in Europe in 1988, and was a rebadged version of the Dodge Caravan in the United States. It originally evolved with the Caravan, the Plymouth Voyager, and the Chrysler Town & Country. In the United States, the Chrysler Voyager nameplate replaced the short-wheelbase (SWB) version of the Plymouth Voyager following the folding of the Plymouth division by DaimlerChrysler AG in 2001, and was discontinued in 2003. The nameplate was revived for the 2021 model year following the discontinuation of the Dodge Grand Caravan after the 2020 model year,[1][2] and is rebadged as the Chrysler Grand Caravan in Canada.[3]

In Europe, the Chrysler Voyager was rebadged as the Lancia Voyager from the 2011 to 2016 model years. The Voyager was sold with different engines, including diesel engines, and was also available with manual transmission and a foot-operated emergency brake. Although now produced solely in Ontario, Canada, the Grand Voyagers were still available with diesel engines as standard. These diesel engines are based on a modern double overhead cam common rail design from VM Motori of Italy. The last European Chrysler Grand Voyagers are very similar to the 2008 and later Chrysler Town & Country cars, and were sold only in the long-wheelbase version (as in North America). Following the fifth generation, the Grand Voyager nameplate was discontinued in all markets.

Together with its nameplate variants, the Chrysler minivans have ranked as the 13th bestselling automotive nameplate worldwide, with over 12 million sold.[4]

First generation (1988–1990)[edit]

Motor vehicle

Main article: Chrysler minivans (S)

The Caravan was first introduced as a North American minivan for the United States and Canadian markets, sold along with the identical Plymouth Voyager, in November 1983, for the 1984 model year. Interior trim, controls, and instrumentation were borrowed from the Chrysler K platform and coupled with the lower floor enabled by the front-wheel-drive, the Caravan featured car-like ease of entry. The line was first introduced into the European market in 1988 as Dodge Caravans rebranded as Chryslers. Europe's Chrysler Voyager was nearly identical to the American Dodge Caravan except that a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and the 3.3 L Chrysler EGA V6 were never made available.

Engines[edit]

Second generation (1991–1995)[edit]

Motor vehicle

Main article: Chrysler minivan (AS)

Introduced for the 1991 model year, the Chrysler Voyager in Europe continued to be identical to the Dodge Caravan in the United States except that the 3.8 L V6 was not available for the Chrysler Voyager. This would be the final generation available with a manual transmission. A 2.5 L turbo diesel four-cylinder engine produced by VM Motori was made available beginning in 1994. There were also military modifications available for the Voyager in South Africa, which included large fuel tanks available in 240 and 360-liter capacities.

Engines[edit]

Third generation (1996–2000)[edit]

Motor vehicle

Third generation
1998 Chrysler Grand Voyager (GH) LE van (2015-07-10) 01.jpg
Also calledChrysler Caravan
Chrysler Grand Caravan
Chrysler Grand Voyager (LWB model)
Chrysler Voyager (SWB model)
Production1995–2000
AssemblyFenton, Missouri, United States
Graz, Austria (Eurostar)
Body style3-door minivan
4-door minivan
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel drive / Four-wheel drive
PlatformChrysler GS platform
Chrysler NS platform
RelatedChrysler Town & Country
Dodge Caravan
Plymouth Voyager
Engine
Transmission3-speed 31THautomatic
4-speed 41TE automatic
5-speed manual
Wheelbase113.3 in (2,878 mm)
119.3 in (3,030 mm) (Grand Voyager)
Length186.3 in (4,732 mm)
199.6 in (5,070 mm) (Grand Voyager)
Width75.6 in (1,920 mm)
Height68.5 in (1,740 mm)
68.4 in (1,737 mm)
Curb weight3,528 lb (1,600 kg)
3,680 lb (1,669 kg) (Grand Voyager)

Main article: Chrysler minivans (NS)

Chrysler Voyager LE (Australia)

The 1996–1999 models in Mexico are rebadged Dodge Caravans, although the Caravan was sold alongside the Voyager. For 2000, the Chrysler Voyager was identical to the Plymouth Voyager except that the 3.8 L V6 was not available. Base models of the Voyager were offered in most states with either a 2.4 L four-cylinder or a 3.0 L Mitsubishi V6 engine, except in California and several northeastern states, where the Mitsubishi V6 didn't meet emissions standards. In those locales, the 3.3 L engine was offered instead. For the European market, Voyagers continued to be rebadged Caravans. Unique to this market were 2.0 L Straight-4 SOHC and DOHC engines and 2.5 L turbo diesel produced by VM Motori. European market vans also came with manual transmissions and in a six-passenger model with six captains chairs, not available elsewhere.

Engines[edit]

Safety[edit]

According to EuroNCAP crash test results, the 1999 model Chrysler Voyager did so badly in the frontal impact that it earned no points,[5] making it the worst of the group. The body structure became unstable and the steering column was driven back into the driver's chest and head'. The 2007 model Chrysler Voyager fared little better, achieving just 19% in the frontal impact test, with an overall score of 2 stars out of a possible 5.[6] However, chest compression measurements on the test dummy 'indicated an unacceptably high risk of serious or fatal injury. As a result, the final star in the adult occupant rating is struck-through'.

Despite the bad results in the Euro NCAP crash tests, statistics from the real world indicate that this is not the whole picture. Folksam is a Swedish insurance company that in May 2009 published a report on injuries and survivability of 172 car models. The 88–96 generation got a real world rating of "Average", and the 96-00 generation got a rating called "Safest" (at least 30% safer than the average car.)

2000 Chrysler Voyager (US)

Fourth generation (2001–2007)[edit]

Motor vehicle

Fourth generation
Chrysler Voyager front 20090206.jpg
Also calledChrysler Caravan
Chrysler Grand Caravan
Chrysler Grand Voyager (LWB model)
Chrysler Voyager (SWB model)
Chrysler Ram Van (The Netherlands, Panel Van)
Production2000–2007
2008–2010 (China)
AssemblyFenton, Missouri, United States
Graz, Austria (Eurostar)
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Fuzhou, China (Soueast)
Body style4-door minivan
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel drive / Four-wheel drive
PlatformChrysler RG Platform
Chrysler RS platform
RelatedChrysler Town & Country
Dodge Caravan
Engine2.4 L EDZI4
3.0 L 6G72 (China)
3.3 L EGAV6
3.8 L EGH V6
2.5 L Turbo Diesel R 425
2.8 L Turbo Diesel R 428
Transmission3-speed 31TH automatic
4-speed 41TE automatic
5-speed manual
Wheelbase113.3 in (2,878 mm)
Grand Voyager: 119.3 in (3,030 mm)
Length189.1 in (4,803 mm)
2001–02 LX: 189.3 in (4,808 mm)
Grand Voyager: 200.5 in (5,093 mm)
Width78.6 in (1,996 mm)
Height68.9 in (1,750 mm)
2001–2003 Grand Voyager: 1,748 mm (68.8 in)
2005–present: 1,750 mm (68.9 in)

Main article: Chrysler minivans (RS)

2001–2003 Chrysler Voyager (US)

From 2001 to 2003, the Voyager was offered in the SWB model only, replacing the SWB Plymouth Voyager. It resembled the Town and Country more than the previous generation, the only major cosmetic difference besides the trim (where the Town and Country's is fancier) was the placement of the Chrysler emblem on the grille. After the 2003 model year, the Voyager was discontinued (United States market) and replaced by the Chrysler Town and Country, SWB model. The SWB Town & Country continued under the Voyager name in the Mexican market.

Engines[edit]

  • 2001–2008 3.3 L EGA V6
  • 2001–2008 3.8 L EGH V6
  • 2001–2008 2.4 L EDZ I4
  • 2008–2011 (China) 3.0 L 6G72 V6

Year to year changes[edit]

  • 2000: The Voyager is sold as a Plymouth and as a Chrysler, with the same options and features, however the Chrysler versions have sticker prices of about US$500 more.
  • 2001: The Chrysler Voyager was completely redesigned for this year as were the other Chrysler minivans. It was now only sold under the Chrysler marque; no "Grand" LWB versions are sold. Some new features include side airbags and an optional navigation system.
  • 2002: Either a VCR or a DVD-based rear-seat entertainment system was a new option available for dealer installation on all 2002 Voyagers. A high-value entry-level model, the eC was offered this year along with the base and LX models. All 2002 Voyagers now used a four-speed automatic transmission.
  • 2003: Power-adjustable brake and accelerator pedals were available on 2003 Voyagers. Anti-lock brakes remained optional for the upscale LX, but were no longer available for base Voyagers. The Voyager was discontinued after this year and was replaced by the little-changed SWB Town and Country.
2007 Chrysler Grand Voyager (United Kingdom)
2007 Chrysler Grand Voyager (United Kingdom)

In Europe Chrysler began offering the Voyager with the first generation, followed by the second generation model in 2001, with a new engine range – including larger, more economical diesel engines (2.5 L and for 2005 – the 2.8 L 4 cylinder from VM Motori) and more fuel-efficient petrol engines (I4 and V6).

The fourth generation Grand Voyager continued production for the Chinese market alongside the Dodge Grand Caravan until late 2010. Both models were built by Soueast in China, using a Town & Country production line relocated from Taiwan, and were powered by Mitsubishi 6G72 engines.

Fifth generation (2008–2016)[edit]

Motor vehicle

Main article: Chrysler minivans (RT)

Chrysler introduced the new Grand Voyager for 2008 and successfully positioned it in the automotive market as a luxury MPV suited for large families. The Grand Voyager is visually identical to the Chrysler Town & Country which is sold in the North American and South American markets. In similar fashion to the other large multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs) on the market the Grand Voyager is sold with a standard diesel engine in Europe. This was also the first generation of the model that was not sold as the Chrysler Grand Caravan; markets in which it was previously sold under that nameplate received as either the Grand Voyager or Town & Country.

However, the seating is arranged in the 2–2–3 (front to rear) layout common in North America, rather than the 2–3–2 layout often seen in SUVs and MPVs in Europe. On right hand drive (RHD) models the gear shift lever is placed on a floor-mounted console between the seats, in contrast to the instrument panel positioning found on LHD models.

Standard engine[edit]

  • 2008–2015: 2.8 L (2776 cc)CRD I4, 163 hp (122 kW) at 3800 rpm and 265 lb⋅ft (359 N⋅m) at 1600 rpm.[7] (RA 428 DOHC)

The 2009 Grand Voyager with diesel motor gets a combined fuel economy of 9.3 L/100 km (30 mpg‑imp; 25 mpg‑US).[8]

Optional engine on top of the range Limited models:

  • 2008–2010: 3.8 L (3778 cc, 230.5 cu in)EGH V6, 197 hp (147 kW) at 5200 rpm and 230 lb·ft (312 N·m) at 4000 rpm
  • 2010–2015: 3.6 L (3604 cc, 220 cu in)Pentastar V6, 283 hp (211 kW) at 6600 rpm and 260 lb·ft (353 N·m) at 4800 rpm

All engines are paired with Chrysler's 62TE 6-speed automatic transmission with variable line pressure (VLP) technology (See Ultradrive).

Lancia Voyager[edit]

All Voyagers sold since October 2011 in continental Europe are sold under the Lancia brand.

The Chrysler-branded variant continues to be sold in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, South Korea, Singapore, and China, as Lancia does not have sales operations in those markets. Voyager become the successor to previous unrelated series of minivans produced by Lancia, the last of which is the Phedra.

However, the parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles under the leadership of CEO Sergio Marchionne has decided to shut down both Chrysler and Lancia brands out of its European market (with the exception of keeping one model of Lancia available for sale in Italy). Due to this decision, the Lancia Voyager too is no longer being sold in Europe.[9]

European engines[edit]

The Lancia version is offered with engines compliant with Euro V emission standards.

Model Engine Displacement Max. power Max. torque Years
3.6 PentastarautomaticV6, Petrol3,604 cc208 kW (279 hp)344 N⋅m (254 lb⋅ft)2011–present
2.8 Turbo Dieselautomaticstraight-4, Diesel 2,777 cc 120 kW (161 hp)360 N⋅m (266 lb⋅ft)2011–2013
131 kW (176 hp)360 N⋅m (266 lb⋅ft)2013–2015

Safety[edit]

Sixth generation (2020–present)[edit]

See also: Chrysler Pacifica (minivan)

Motor vehicle

For the 2020 model year, the Chrysler Pacifica's low-end L and LX models were separated from the Pacifica lineup and given the Voyager name. This marks the return of the Voyager nameplate to the Chrysler model lineup, in which it was last used in 2016, and the North American market, in which it was last used in 2003 and 2007 in the United States and Mexico, respectively. In addition to the L and LX trim levels, an LXi model will be available to fleet customers.[13]

The 2020 Voyager went on sale in the U.S. in the fall of 2019 with base prices ranging from $26,985 for the entry L model to $32,995 for the fleet-only LXi model. Seven-passenger seating, six-speaker sound system with Active Noise Cancellation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on all models. Among the available options is the SafetyTec Group which includes rear park assist, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross path detection. The LX adds SiriusXMSatellite Radio and seventeen-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. The fleet-only LXi adds easy-clean leatherette-trimmed seating surfaces and dual heated front bucket seats. LX and LXi models offer a single-screen rear DVD entertainment system as on option. All Voyagers will be powered by the same 3.6 L Pentastar V6 gasoline engine with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) that powers the Chrysler Pacifica, producing 283 horsepower (211 kW) and 262 lb⋅ft (355 N⋅m) of torque, mated to the ZF-manufactured 948TE nine-speed automatic transmission controlled by a rotary control knob mounted in the Voyager's center console. Unlike the Chrysler Pacifica, which is available with either front-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD), the Voyager is only offered with front-wheel drive.

Production of the Dodge Grand Caravan ended in 2020, thereby making Voyager the new entry minivan in FCA's U.S. lineup.[14] In Canada, the Voyager nameplate was not in use for 2020 and all models still carried the Pacifica name. In the 2021 model year, FCA began selling Voyager as the Chrysler Grand Caravan in Canada.[15]

Seating features[edit]

The Chrysler Voyager has incorporated various seating systems for their minivans to enhance interior flexibility.

Integrated child safety seats[edit]

In 1992, Chrysler introduced a second row bench seat integrating two child booster seats. These seats continued as an available option through fifth generation until they were discontinued in 2010.

Easy Out Roller Seats[edit]

In 1996, Chrysler had introduced a system of seats to simplify installation, removal, and re-positioning— marketed as Easy-Out Roller Seats. The system remained in use throughout the life of the Chrysler Voyager.

When installed, the seats are latched to floor-mounted strikers. When unlatched, eight rollers lift each seat, allowing it to be rolled fore and aft. Tracks have locator depressions for rollers, thus enabling simple installation. Ergonomic levers at the seatbacks release the floor latches single-handedly without tools and raise the seats onto the rollers in a single motion. Additionally, seatbacks were designed to fold forward. Seat roller tracks are permanently attached to the floor and seat stanchions are aligned, facilitating the longitudinal rolling of the seats. Bench seat stanchions were moved inboard to reduce bending stress in the seat frames, allowing them to be lighter.

When configured as two- and three- person benches, the Easy Out Roller Seats could be unwieldy. Beginning in 2001, second and third row seats became available in a 'quad' configuration – bucket or captain chairs in the second row and a third row three-person 50/50 split "bench" — with each section weighing under 50 lb (23 kg).

Stow'n Go seating[edit]

In 2005, Chrysler introduced a system of second and third row seating that folded completely into under-floor compartments – marketed as Stow 'n Go seating and exclusively available on long-wheelbase models.

In a development program costing $400 million,[16] engineers used an erector set to initially help visualize the complex interaction of the design[17] and redesigned underfloor components to accommodate the system — including the spare tire well, fuel tank, exhaust system, parking brake cables, rear climate control lines, and the rear suspension.[17] Even so, the new seating system precluded incorporation of an AWD system, effectively ending that option for the Chrysler minivans.

The system in turn creates a combined volume of 12 cubic feet (340 L) of under-floor storage when second-row seats are deployed. With both rows folded, the vans have a flat load floor and a maximum cargo volume of 160.7 cubic feet (4,550 L).[16][18]

The Stow 'n Go system received Popular Science Magazine's "Best of What's New" for 2005 award.[19]

The Stow 'n Go system is not offered on the Volkswagen Routan, a rebadged nameplate variant of the Chrysler minivans.

Swivel 'n Go seating[edit]

Chrysler introduced a seating system in 2008, marketed as Swivel'n Go. In the seating system, two full-size second-row seats swivel to face the third row. A detachable table can be placed between the second and third row seats. The Swivel'n Go seating system includes the third-row seating from the Stow'n Go system.

These Swivel 'n Go seats are manufactured by Intier Corp. a division of Magna. The tracks, risers and swivel mechanisms are assembled by Camslide, a division of Intier. The swivel mechanism was designed by and is produced by Toyo Seat USA Corp.

The system is noted for its high strength.[citation needed] The entire load of the seat in the event of a crash is transferred through the swivel mechanism, which is almost twice as strong as the minimum government requirement.[citation needed]

The swivel mechanism includes bumpers that stabilize the seat while in the lock position. When rotated the seat comes off these bumpers to allow easy rotation.

The seat is not meant to be left in an unlocked position or swiveled with the occupant in it, although this will not damage the swivel mechanism.

Production worldwide[edit]

European Lancia Voyager in Germany

In the early years of its marketing (1988–1991), the Voyager was manufactured in North America and exported to Europe. The Voyager began to be manufactured in Europe in 1991, at the Eurostar plant near Graz, Austria. Eurostar was a joint venture between Chrysler and the Austrian company Steyr-Daimler-Puch.[20] It was later acquired by DaimlerChrysler and finally the plant was sold to Magna Steyr in 2002.[21] The minivan production ended there at the end of 2007.[22] Units produced in Austria were marketed in Europe, Asia and Africa. They were built with gasoline and diesel engines, with manual transmission version, in short-wheelbase (SWB) and long-wheelbase versions, and in right and left-hand drive versions (all sold as Chrysler Voyager).

From 2008 to 2010, the fourth generation Grand Voyager was produced in China by Soueast using a relocated Taiwanese Town & Country assembly line.

The fifth generation Voyagers (2008–2011) have been exported to Europe from Windsor, Canada, where they are produced. Beginning in October 2011, they were exported and sold as the Lancia Voyager in most European markets, as Chrysler operations were merged with those of Lancia in many European countries. In the United Kingdom, only the Grand Voyager is marketed.

Since 2011, the Voyager is sold under the Lancia badge in Europe to strengthen the Chrysler-Lancia integration, though it remains branded as the Chrysler Voyager in the United Kingdom and Ireland. In March 2015, Fiat Group announced that in 2017, Chrysler would be discontinued in the United Kingdom.[23] It was removed from Chrysler UK's website in January 2016.

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^"The 2020 Chrysler Voyager Is a Budget Version of the Pacifica Minivan". Car and Driver. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  2. ^Beresford, Colin (February 28, 2020). "Dodge Grand Caravan Production Coming to an End". Car and Driver. Retrieved February 28, 2020.
  3. ^"FCA US Media – Family Famous: 2021 Chrysler Grand Caravan Available Exclusively for Canada". media.fcanorthamerica.com. Retrieved July 16, 2020.
  4. ^"Chrysler LLC Celebrates 25th Anniversary of the Minivan". Autonew24h.com. Archived from the original on September 14, 2016. Retrieved January 22, 2009.
  5. ^"Chrysler Voyager 1999". euroncap.com. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  6. ^"Chrysler Voyager 2007". euroncap.com. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  7. ^"Grand Voyager – Specifications". Chrysler. Archived from the original on July 26, 2010. Retrieved March 15, 2010.
  8. ^"Caractéristiques Techniques et Tarifaires Grand Voyager"(PDF) (in French). Chrysler France. 2008. Archived from the original(PDF) on July 20, 2011. Retrieved August 12, 2010.
  9. ^Foley, Aaron. "Lancia, Dying A Slow, Painful Death, Will Only Sell Ypsilons in 2016". Jalopnik. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  10. ^"Official Chrysler Voyager 2011 safety rating results". Euro NCAP.
  11. ^Payne, Henry (March 31, 2016). "Chrysler Pacifica designer makes minivans cool again". The Detroit News. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  12. ^"2017 Chrysler Pacifica Design with Winnie Cheung and Brand Faurote". MSN. January 12, 2016. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  13. ^"The 2020 Chrysler Voyager Is a Budget Version of the Pacifica Minivan". Car and Driver. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  14. ^Waddell, Dave (May 8, 2020). "950 Windsor Assembly workers return next week, demise of Caravan pushed back 1 month". Windsor Star. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  15. ^"Grand Caravan nameplate lives on in Canada, shifts to Chrysler brand for 2021". Driving. July 1, 2020. Retrieved July 16, 2020.
  16. ^ ab"Chrysler extends leadership in Mideast minivan segment with 'Stow 'n Go'". Ameinfo.com. Archived from the original on March 25, 2013.
  17. ^ ab"Chrysler Group Brings Minivan Segment's Only Stow 'n Go Seating And Storage System to Market in Just 18 Months" (Press release). Chrysler Press Release.
  18. ^"FCA US Media – Stow 'N Go™ Seating and Storage System Solidifies Dodge Caravan as the Leader in Minivan Sales and Innovations". media.fcanorthamerica.com. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  19. ^"Stow 'n Go Minivan Technology Awarded Popular Science Magazine's "Best of What's New" for 2005". Autointell.com.
  20. ^"diepresse.com article, Austrian newspaper". December 3, 2007. Retrieved January 22, 2008.. Eurostar was a Joint-Venture
  21. ^"handelsblatt.com article, German newspaper". February 15, 2002. Retrieved January 22, 2008.. Chrysler is selling Eurostar to Magna Steyr
  22. ^"diepresse.com article, Austrian newspaper". June 4, 2008. Retrieved January 22, 2008.. Voyager production ended in 2007 in Austria.
  23. ^"Chrysler brand to be axed in the UK in 2017". What Car?. March 17, 2015. Retrieved January 12, 2016.

External links[edit]

Sours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_Voyager

Plymouth Voyager

Further information: Chrysler minivans

Motor vehicle

Plymouth Voyager is a nameplate for a range of vans that were marketed by the Plymouth division of Chrysler. From 1974 to 1983, the Voyager was a full-size van, sold as the counterpart of Dodge Sportsman (later the Dodge Ram Wagon). For 1984, the Voyager became a Chrysler minivan sold alongside the Dodge Caravan; as a minivan, three generations of the Voyager were sold from 1984 to 2000. Following the closure of the Plymouth division in 2000, the Voyager was marketed under the Chrysler brand (as a lower-trim version of the Chrysler Town & Country), where it was sold through 2003.

From 1988 to 2016, Chrysler used the Chrysler Voyager name for export-market minivans; during the existence of the Plymouth brand, export-market Voyagers were produced with the body and trim of the Dodge Caravan. When including the Plymouth Voyager and Dodge Caravan with their rebadged Chrysler, Lancia, and Volkswagen variants, the Chrysler minivans collectively rank as the 13th best-selling automotive model line worldwide.[1]

The Plymouth Voyager minivan was assembled by Chrysler at its Windsor Assembly facility (Windsor, Ontario, Canada); from 1987 to 2000, the Voyager was also assembled at Saint Louis Assembly (Fenton, Missouri). The full-size Plymouth Voyager van was assembled at the now-closed Pillette Road Truck Assembly facility (Windsor, Ontario, Canada).

Full-size van (AB; 1974-1983)[edit]

Motor vehicle

Main article: Dodge Tradesman/Sportsman

For the 1974 model year, Plymouth marketed trucks under its own brand (for the first time since 1942). The Voyager was the Plymouth counterpart of the Dodge Sportsman passenger van alongside the Trail Duster SUV (a counterpart of the Dodge Ramcharger). In contrast to Dodge, the Voyager was marketed solely as a passenger van; in line with the Sportsman, 12–15 passenger seating was offered.[2][3]

Early versions of the Voyager were visually similar to their Dodge counterparts, centering Plymouth badging in the grille (as with Fargo vans and 1971-1973 Dodges). For 1978, the B-pillar underwent a redesign, placing the side door further forward; the dashboard was redesigned (Dodge would use this design through 1997). Externally distinguished by a new grille, the exterior saw a shift of the Plymouth lettering from the grille to the hood.

For 1979, Chrysler introduced the second generation of the B-platform vans, marked by a longer front nose (and the discontinuation of big-block V8 engines). Virtually indistinguishable from its Dodge Royal Sportsman counterpart, the parking lamps of the Voyager now wrapped into the front fenders, fitted with four rectangular headlamps. For 1981, Dodge vans adopted the "Ram van" model nameplate (in line with Dodge pickup trucks); with a lack of large "RAM" badging on the door, the Voyager saw more differentiation from its Dodge counterpart.

Following the 1983 model year, Plymouth discontinued the full-size Voyager, using the nameplate for its minivan; the 1983 full-size van would be the final full-size truck offered by the brand prior to its 2001 closure.

Background[edit]

Lee Iacocca and Hal Sperlich had conceived their idea for a modern minivan during their earlier tenure at Ford Motor Company. Henry Ford II had rejected Iaccoca's and Sperlich's idea (and a prototype) of a minivan in 1974, then rumored to carry the name "Maxivan". Iaccoca followed Sperlich to Chrysler Corporation, and together they created the T115 minivan — a prototype that was to become the Caravan and Voyager, known colloquially as the "Magic-wagons" (a term used in advertising).

The Chrysler minivans launched a few months ahead of the Renault Espace (the first MPV/minivan in Europe, initially presented to executives as a Talbot (which was made up of Chrysler Europe's disposed assets) in 1979,[4] but not launched until 1984), making them the first of their kind — effectively creating the modern minivan segment in the US.

First generation (S; 1984–1990)[edit]

Motor vehicle

First generation (S)
84-86 Plymouth Voyager.jpg
Production1984–1990
AssemblyWindsor Assembly, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Body style3-door minivan
LayoutTransverse front-engine, front-wheel drive
PlatformChrysler S platform
RelatedDodge Caravan
Chrysler Town & Country
Chrysler Voyager
Engine2.2 L KI4
2.5 L K I4
2.5 L Turbo I4
2.6 L MitsubishiG54B I4
3.0 L Mitsubishi 6G72V6
3.3 L EGAV6
Transmission4-speed A460 manual
5-speed manual
3-speed A413 automatic
3-speed A470 automatic
3-speed A670 automatic
4-speed A604automatic
WheelbaseGrand: 119.1 in (3,025 mm)
SWB: 112 in (2,845 mm)[5]
LengthGrand: 190.5 in (4,839 mm)
SWB: 175.9 in (4,468 mm)
SWB LE: 177.3 in (4,503 mm)
1989-1990 Grand LE: 191.9 in (4,874 mm)
Width1984-88: 72.2 in (1,834 mm)
1989-1990: 72 in (1,829 mm)
Height1984-88 SWB: 64.4 in (1,636 mm)
1984-88 Grand: 64.7 in (1,643 mm)
1989-1990: 64.8 in (1,646 mm)

Main article: Chrysler minivans (S)

1985 Plymouth Voyager LE rear
1987-1990 Plymouth Voyager SE

In 1984, Chrysler marketed the rebadged Plymouth variant of its new minivan as the Voyager, using the Chrysler's S platform, derived from the K-platform (Plymouth Reliant and Dodge Aries). The Voyager shared components with the K-cars including portions of the interior, e.g., the Reliant's instrument cluster and dashboard controls, along with the K-platform front-wheel drive layout and low floor, giving the Voyager a car-like ease of entry. The Voyager was on Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list for 1985.[6]

For 1987, the Voyager received minor cosmetic updates as well as the May 1987 introduction of the Grand Voyager, which was built on a longer wheelbase adding more cargo room. It was available only with SE or LE trim.

First-generation Voyager minivans were offered in three trim levels: an unnamed base model, mid-grade SE, and high-end LE, the latter bearing simulated woodgrain paneling. A sportier LX model was added in 1989, sharing much of its components with the Caravan ES.

Safety features included 3-point seat belts for the front two passengers and lap belts for rear passengers. Standard on all Voyagers were legally mandated side-impact reinforcements for all seating front and rear outboard positions. Safety features such as airbags or ABS were not available.[7] Notably, the Voyager, along with the Dodge Caravan, are considered to be the first mass-produced vehicles to have dedicated built in cup holders.[8][9]

Original commercials for the 1984 Voyager featured magician Doug Henning[10] as a spokesperson to promote the Voyager "Magic Wagon's" versatility, cargo space, low step-in height, passenger volume, and maneuverability. Later commercials in 1989 featured rock singer Tina Turner.[11] Canadian commercials in 1990 featured pop singer Celine Dion.[12]

Seating[edit]

1984-1986 Voyagers could be equipped for five, six, seven passengers, with an eight-passenger variant available only in 1985.[13] Five-passenger seating, standard on all trim levels, consisted of two front bucket seats and an intermediate three-passenger bench seat. In 1985, on base and SE models, the front buckets could be replaced by a 40/60 split three-passenger bench seat, bringing the total number of occupants to six. Seven-passenger seating was an option on SEs and LEs, with dual front buckets, an intermediate two-passenger bench, and a rear three-passenger bench. Eight-passenger seating was available on SE models only, with both the additional middle two-passenger bench and three-passenger front bench. Depending on configuration, the base model could seat up to six, the SE could seat up to eight, and the LE could seat up to seven.

The two bench seats in the rear were independently removable (though not foldable), and the large three-seat bench could also be installed in the 2nd row location via a second set of attachment points on the van's floor, ordinarily hidden with snap-in plastic covers. This configuration allowed for conventional five-passenger seating with a sizable cargo area in the rear. The latching mechanisms for the benches were very intuitive and easy to operate.

On base models, the front buckets were low-back items, upholstered with plain cloth or vinyl. On SEs, the buyer could choose between low-back buckets with deluxe cloth or high-back buckets in upgraded vinyl. LEs came standard with high-back front buckets, upholstered in either luxury cloth or luxury vinyl.

In 1985 and 1986, there was also a five-passenger version with a back seat that could be folded flat with the pull of a handle into a bed that filled the rear compartment from the back of the front seats to the rear. This option was known as the Magic Camper. The Magic Camper back seat had an extra rear-facing cushion that formed the back-most section of the bed when folded flat and the seat, though very heavy, was removable. The Magic Camper option included a tent that attached magnetically to the side of the vehicle allowing access in and out of the sliding side door.

For 1987 the six- and eight-passenger options were withdrawn, leaving seating for five standard and for seven optional on the base and SE, and seating for seven with high-back front buckets standard on the LE, Grand SE, and Grand LE. Deluxe cloth upholstery was now standard on base and all SE models, with the luxury vinyl optional on SEs. On LEs, luxury cloth came standard and for the first time, leather seats were available on the LE models.

Engines[edit]

1987-1990 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE

For the first 3 years of production, two inline-4 engines with 2 barrel carburetors were offered. The base 2.2L was borrowed from the Chrysler K-cars, and produced 96 hp (72 kW) horsepower. The higher performance fuel injected version of the 2.2L engine later offered in the Chrysler K-cars was only offered in the Voyager for the 1987 model year, and would remain the base powerplant until mid-1987. Alongside the 2.2L, an optional Mitsubishi 2.6L engine was available producing 104 hp (78 kW) horsepower.[14]

At launch, the Voyager's low horsepower to weight ratio had not been much of a concern. Its main competitors were the Toyota Van and the Volkswagen Vanagon, both of which offered similar performance. In mid-1987, the base 2.2LI4 was replaced with a fuel-injected2.5LI4, which produced 100 hp (75 kW), while the Mitsubishi G54BI4 was replaced with the new fuel-injected3.0L MitsubishiV-6 producing 136 hp (101 kW) in March of that year.

A turbocharged version of the base 2.5L producing 150 hp (112 kW) was available in 1989 and 1990. Also in 1989, revisions to the Mitsubishi V-6 upped its output to 142 hp (106 kW). In 1990, a new 150 hp (112 kW) 3.3L V-6 was added to the option list. Sales of the 2.5 turbo dwindled as a result, and it was dropped at the end of the year.

  • 1984–1987 2.2 L KI4, 96 hp (72 kW), 119 lb⋅ft (161 N⋅m)
  • 1984–1987 2.6 L Mitsubishi G54B I4, 104 hp (78 kW), 142 lb⋅ft (193 N⋅m)
  • 1987½–1990 2.5 L K I4, 100 hp (75 kW), 135 lb⋅ft (183 N⋅m)
  • 1987½–1988 3.0 L Mitsubishi 6G72V6, 136 hp (101 kW), 168 lb⋅ft (228 N⋅m)
  • 1989–1990 2.5 L Turbo I4, 150 hp (112 kW), 180 lb⋅ft (244 N⋅m)
  • 1989-1990 3.0 L Mitsubishi 6G72V6, 142 hp (106 kW), 173 lb⋅ft (235 N⋅m)
  • 1990 3.3 L EGAV6, 150 hp (112 kW), 180 lb⋅ft (244 N⋅m)

Transmissions[edit]

Both a three-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission and a five-speed manual were available with all inline-four engines, including the turbocharged 2.5 L (this was a rare combination). V-6 engines were only offered with the venerable fully hydraulically operated TorqueFlite, until the computer controlled Ultradrive 4-speed automatic became available in 1989. The Ultradrive offered much better fuel economy and responsiveness, particularly when paired with the inline-four engine.

Second generation (AS; 1991–1995)[edit]

Motor vehicle

Second generation (AS)
2nd-Plymouth-Grand-Voyager.jpg
Also calledChrysler Voyager (Mexico)
ProductionAugust 14, 1990–August 1995
AssemblySt. Louis, Missouri, United States
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Body style3-door minivan
LayoutTransverse front-engine, front-wheel drive / all-wheel drive
PlatformChrysler AS platform
RelatedChrysler Town & Country
Dodge Caravan
Engine2.5 L KI4
3.0 L Mitsubishi 6G72V6
3.3 L EGAV6
3.8 L EGHV6
Transmission5-speed manual
3-speed TorqueFlite automatic
4-speed Ultradrive automatic
WheelbaseSWB: 112.3 in (2,852 mm)
Grand: 119.3 in (3,030 mm)
LengthSWB: 178.1 in (4,524 mm)
Grand: 192.8 in (4,897 mm)
Width72 in (1,829 mm)
HeightSWB: 64.2 in (1,631 mm)
Grand: 64.8 in (1,646 mm)
1991-93 AWD: 65.9 in (1,674 mm)
1994-95 AWD: 65.8 in (1,671 mm)
1994-95 LE SWB: 64.3 in (1,633 mm)
Curb weight3,305 lb (1,499 kg)
3,531 lb (1,602 kg) (Grand Voyager)

Main article: Chrysler minivan (AS)

1994 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE rear
1992 or 1993 Plymouth Voyager

The Plymouth Voyager was modified for 1991 with new sheet metal. The S platform was still used, though renamed the "AS platform". These were the last Voyagers that were derived from the Chrysler K platform.

Trim levels were carried over from the previous generation. 1991 Voyagers were available in base, mid-grade SE, high-end LE, and high-end sporty LX. The LX which was available only on short-wheelbase Voyagers, was marketed as a sport-luxury minivan and came with the most standard equipment including alloy wheels, fog lamps, and wide array of power-operated features.[15]

In later years various trim packages were offered on SE models. The "Sport Wagon" package available from 1993 to 1995 featured accent color (gray) bumpers and molding, fog lamps, and special aluminum wheels.[16] The "Rallye" package offered in 1995, took the place of the departed LX model. It was more luxury-oriented, with lower body two-tone paint — regardless of upper body color, the lower body was painted "Driftwood Beige" — silver aluminum wheels, and special badging.[16] The font first used for the Rallye's badging was adopted for all of Plymouth's badging from 1996 onward.[17]

Interiors were more differentiated in this generation than on the first with a redesigned dashboard for 1994 featured a passenger-side front airbag.[17] and a seating package, marketed as "Quad Command" seating package, available on SE, LE, and LX models. Quad command replaced the 2nd row bench with two individual bucket seats with a center aisle to the 3rd row bench. Interior options varied with trim levels and packages. Cloth seating was standard on all models; leather seating was a standalone extra-cost option on LE and LX models.[15]

Only badging and minor cosmetics differentiated the Voyager from its Dodge Caravan rebadged variant.[17] The Chrysler Town & Country shared the Voyager's headlamps and taillights along with its own chrome waterfall grille. In Mexico, the Voyager was sold as a Chrysler and shared the chrome waterfall grille with the Town & Country.

Innovations[edit]

This generation of vans brought additional innovations, including:

  • "Quad Command" bucket seating (1990)
  • Available All-wheel drive (1990)
  • Available anti-lock brakes (1990)
  • First driver's side airbag in a minivan (1991), made standard (1991), and first dual front airbags (1993)
  • Integrated child safety seats (1991), improved design with recliners (1993)
  • First minivan to meet 1998 U.S. federal safety standards (1993)

The turbocharged engine and Convert-A-Bed feature were dropped.[6]

Engines[edit]

  • 1991–1995 2.5 L KI4, 100 hp (75 kW), 135 lb⋅ft (183 N⋅m)
  • 1991–1995 3.0 L Mitsubishi 6G72V6, 142 hp (106 kW), 173 lb⋅ft (235 N⋅m)
  • 1991–1993 3.3 L EGAV6, 150 hp (112 kW), 180 lb⋅ft (244 N⋅m)
  • 1994–1995 3.3 L EGAV6, 162 hp (121 kW), 194 lb⋅ft (263 N⋅m)
  • 1994–1995 3.8 L EGHV6, 162 hp (121 kW), 213 lb⋅ft (289 N⋅m)

Year-to-year changes[edit]

  • 1991: Second-generation minivans released. A driver's side airbag was made standard for this year. Integrated child safety seats in the second row bench were optional on 1992 Voyagers. The Grand Voyager was available with a lower-cost powertrain. A 142 hp (106 kW) 3.0 L V6 and a 3-speed automatic could be substituted for the standard 150 hp (112 kW) 3.3 L V6 with its 4-speed automatic. The 5-speed manual transmission could once again be paired with the base engine, which was now the 2.5 liter four instead of the original 2.2 liter four.
  • 1993: On 7-passenger models, the optional "Quad Command" bucket seats replaced the middle bench seat. The right bucket tilted forward to ease entry and exit to the rearmost bench. The front shoulder belts became height-adjustable and rear shoulder belts had lower anchor points and the horn button was black.
  • 1994: New bumpers and body moldings, and a redesigned dashboard appeared on all 1994 Voyagers. New safety features which included a passenger-side airbag and side door-guard beams enabled the Voyager to meet all passenger car safety requirements through 1998. A cassette player became standard on all models but the base, and a CD player was available on all models. Under the hood, a 162 hp (121 kW) 3.8 L V6 was a new option for top-of-the-line Grand Voyager LE models. The 3.3 L V6 had been upgraded to produce 162 hp (121 kW) as well. For 1994 the "10 Year Anniversary Edition" was an option on Voyager SE models; it had unique two-tone paint and badges.
  • 1995: No major changes were made for 1995, except for the new Rallye option package available on SE models. Rallye models came with special silver-accent wheels and special two-toned paint on the lower body.

Third generation (NS; 1996–2000)[edit]

Motor vehicle

Third generation (NS)
2000 Plymouth Voyager base 3-doorD.png
Also calledChrysler Voyager (Mexico; USA for 2000 only)
Production1996–2000
AssemblySt. Louis, Missouri, United States
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Body style3-door minivan
4-door minivan
LayoutTransverse front-engine, front-wheel drive / all-wheel drive
PlatformChrysler NS platform
RelatedChrysler Voyager
Chrysler Town & Country
Dodge Caravan
Engine
Transmission3-speed TorqueFliteautomatic
4-speed 41TE automatic
4-speed 41AE automatic
WheelbaseSWB: 113.3 in (2,878 mm)
Grand: 119.3 in (3,030 mm)
LengthSWB: 186.3 in (4,732 mm)
Grand: 199.6 in (5,070 mm)
Width76.8 in (1,951 mm)
Height68.5 in (1,740 mm)
Curb weight3,528 lb (1,600 kg)
3,680 lb (1,669 kg) (Grand Voyager)
2000 Plymouth Voyager rear
1996-2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE
1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager LE

Main article: Chrysler minivans (NS)

The 1996 Plymouth Voyager was completely redesigned from the ground up. Gone were its K-car underpinnings and architecture, replaced with more modern components and Chrysler's acclaimed cab-forward design. The third generation redesign used the Chrysler NS platform and included a driver's-side sliding door, a minivan first. The Voyager was on Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list for 1996 and 1997.[18][19]

In a shift from previous minivans, the third-generation Voyager was marketed as the entry-level Chrysler minivan rather than as a direct counterpart of the Dodge Caravan. While sharing the same bodyshell, the Voyager and Caravan saw significant changes in body trim and feature content. Distinguished by a dark gray eggcrate grille (a body-color grille became an option in 1998), the Voyager used matte gray bumpers across all trim levels with matte gray side moldings. Before calendar year 1996, the NS Voyager was produced with the Pentastar grille emblem and rear badging carried over from the previous model year, shifting to the "sailboat" Plymouth grille emblem and new badging in script font afterward.

The Voyager retained the base, SE, and LE trims from its predecessor. To reduce model overlap, the LE trim was discontinued in the United States (in favor of an expanded Town & Country range).[20] To allow the Plymouth brand to remain competitive, the Rallye option package was introduced on the SE trim;[21] along with exterior badging, the Rallye offered interior content featured in LE-trim Voyagers and Caravans. For 1998, the Rallye trim was renamed Expresso.[22]

Third generation Voyagers and Grand Voyagers were equipped nearly identically to their Dodge counterparts, save for front fascias, badging, and the wheels on LE-trim vans, which are shared with the Town & Country. However, to maintain its position as the entry-level minivan, the Voyager was never produced with automatic headlights, fog lights, power driver's seat and power mirror memory, or auto-dimming rear view mirrors. All-wheel drive was also discontinued in some markets. The vinyl woodgrain-appearance side paneling was no longer available, as the new side sheetmetal was no longer flat.[23]

Third generation Voyagers introduced a new system of rear seats to simplify installation, removal, and re-positioning— marketed as "Easy-Out Roller Seats". All Voyagers and Grand Voyagers were equipped with this feature. When installed, the 2nd and 3rd row seats (either bucket or bench seats) are latched to floor-mounted strikers. When unlatched, eight rollers lifted each seat, allowing it to be rolled fore and aft. Tracks had locator depressions for rollers, thus enabling simple installation. Ergonomic levers at the seatbacks released the floor latches single-handedly without tools and raised the seats onto the rollers in a single motion. Additionally, seatbacks were designed to fold forward. Seat roller tracks were permanently attached to the floor and seat stanchions were aligned, facilitating the longitudinal rolling of the seats. Bench seat stanchions were moved inboard to reduce bending stress in the seat frames, allowing them to be lighter.

Engines[edit]

  • 1996–2000 2.4 L EDZI4, 150 hp (112 kW), 167 lb⋅ft (226 N⋅m) (Canadian vans beginning in 1999 included a 3.0 L V6 as standard equipment)
  • 1996–2000 3.0 L Mitsubishi 6G72V6 150 hp (112 kW), 176 lb⋅ft (239 N⋅m) (not available in certain U.S. states, 3.3 L V6 offered as standard equipment in those states instead)
  • 1996–2000 3.3 L EGAV6, 158 hp (118 kW), 203 lb⋅ft (275 N⋅m)
  • 1996–1997 3.8 L EGHV6, 166 hp (124 kW), 227 lb⋅ft (308 N⋅m)
  • 1998–1999 3.8 L EGHV6, 180 hp (134 kW), 240 lb⋅ft (325 N⋅m)

Year-to-year changes[edit]

  • 1996: As running changes during this model year, the Pentastar front logo and rear badging carried over from the previous generation were replaced with the new "sailboat" logo and script font, while the front interior door panels were redesigned, losing the discrete grab handles in favor of ones integrated into the armrests. Another running change saw the elimination of the plastic intake manifold cover from the 3.8L engine.
  • 1997: A CD player was a new option. Other than that, only minimal changes.
  • 1998: Grocery bag hooks were added to the rearmost bench. The Rallye package was renamed Expresso and now included new wheel covers (if equipped with steel wheels), a standard CD player and a body-colored grille). SE models with optional low-back seats and LE models received updated cloth upholstery. As a running change during this model year, the HVAC vents on the driver's side and in the center of the dashboard were changed to a more conventional design.
  • 1999: The 3.8 L V6 was made available for front-wheel drive SE models. A small cargo net between the front seats, additional standard equipment, integrated child-safety seats and second-row buckets were added to the Voyager this year. Air conditioning was made standard on SE models. In Canada, the 3.0L V6 was made standard equipment. 1999 also saw the addition of a one-year-only 15th anniversary "Platinum Edition", to mark Caravan's 15th year of production. This package was offered on various trim levels, and included Platinum Metallic paint, and fender badges.
  • 2000: Now standard on all models was air conditioning, power windows, and power locks (the latter two standard on SE models only). A dealer-installed rear-seat video entertainment system was newly available on all models. The 2000 model year offered packages which included the "2000+" and "Millennium" package; however these were little more than unique fender badges on vans with popular equipment. As Chrysler withdrew the Plymouth brand, the Voyager was marketed by both Chrysler and Plymouth during this model year.

Crash test results[edit]

The 1996-2000 Dodge Grand Caravan (twin of the Voyager/Grand Voyager) received a "Marginal" rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's 40 mph offset test. The structural performance and restraints were graded "Acceptable", but the foot injuries were very high.

In the NHTSA crash tests, it received 4 stars for the driver and front passenger in the frontal-impact. In the side-impact test, it received 5 stars for the driver, and 3 stars for the rear occupant, and resulted in a fuel leak that could cause a fire hazard.

Discontinuation[edit]

Main article: Fourth Generation Chrysler Voyager

Following the retirement of the Plymouth brand after the 2000 model year, the Voyager nameplate was continued by the Chrysler division. While used by all exported Chrysler minivans since 1988, in North America, the Chrysler Voyager served as the lowest-trim Chrysler-brand minivan. Offered only in a short-wheelbase configuration, the Voyager continued with matte-black bumpers and exterior trim. Following the 2001 introduction of the RS-generation minivans, the Voyager was distinguished by a winged Chrysler emblem atop a black plastic grille (a shape adopted by the later PT Cruiser).

For 2004, Chrysler discontinued the Voyager in the United States and Canada, replacing the model line by the Dodge Caravan and a short-wheelbase Town & Country (the Voyager remained in Mexico through 2007). In markets outside of North America, the nameplate remained in use through 2016 for all export versions (as both a Chrysler and a Lancia).

After skipping the 2008-2020 fifth generation, the Voyager nameplate returned to use in North America for 2020 production, slotted below the Chrysler Pacifica and effectively replacing the Dodge Grand Caravan.

Trim levels[edit]

  • Base – 1984–2000
  • LE – 1984–1995 (unavailable in US for third generation; replaced by standalone Rallye and Expresso models)
  • SE – 1984–2000
  • LX – 1989–1992
  • Sport Wagon – 1993–1995 (package available on SE and LE)
  • Rallye – 1995–1997 (1995 as a package on SE and LE; 1996–1997 as either a package on SE or standalone model)
  • Expresso – 1998–2000 (as a package on SE or standalone model)

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External links[edit]

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Plymouth Voyager U.S Sales Figures

Annual sales figures for the Plymouth Voyager in the US.

Related models: Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge (Grand) Caravan.

 

Plymouth
Voyager
20020
2001340
200028.345
1999138.644
1998156.971
1997156.056
1996153.862
1995178.327
1994211.494
1993211.813
1992201.016
1991173.373
1990171.527
1989184.943
1988192.273
1987140.799
1986110.083
1985106.492
198482.793
19837.620
19820

 

Previous generations:

 

1991-1995

 

1984-1990

Use the dropdown at the top right of this page to find sales figures for any other car model sold in the US since the early 2000’s.

Sources: Manufacturers, ANDC. 1984 and 1992-1996 data sourced from Wards Auto Year Books by Gerard Wilson.

 

Plymouth
Voyager
20020
2001340
200028.345
1999138.644
1998156.971
1997156.056
1996153.862
1995178.327
1994211.494
1993211.813
1992201.016
1991173.373
1990171.527
1989184.943
1988192.273
1987140.799
1986110.083
1985106.492
198482.793
19837.620
19820
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Overview

When production finally stopped on the old Dodge Caravan, that left a gap in the market for a cheap minivan: Enter the 2022 Chrysler Voyager. Based on the ritzier Chrysler Pacifica, the Voyager wears last year's fashion—its styling is a rip-off of the pre-facelift Pacifica—and it's been stripped of niceties such as leather upholstery and high-tech driver-assists to hit its budget-friendly price. A V-6 engine provides ample power, and there's room for seven riders across three rows of seats. While some options are offered to help upgrade the Voyager to modern standards, the van's value-oriented positioning makes it a tough sell against better equipped rivals such as the Honda Odyssey, the Kia Carnival, and the Toyota Sienna.

What's New for 2022?

The Voyager goes fleet-only for 2022, meaning it's no longer offered for sale to the general public. The base L trim has been dropped, leaving the LX as the only option. The van gains the new Uconnect 5 infotainment system, Stow 'n Go second row seats, power sliding rear doors, a power-operated rear liftgate, a new in-cabin air filtration system, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel all as standard. A Safety and Premium Group package adds blind spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alert, automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, in-dash navigation, a larger 10.1-inch infotainment display, and SiriusXM satellite radio. Silver Mist is now an available exterior color.

Pricing and Which One to Buy

While you'll need to be a fleet customer to order it, the Voyager's value-oriented packaging offers plenty of equipment as standard. Those features include automatic headlamps, aluminum wheels, three-zone manual climate control, and a lot more.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

Mechanically, the Voyager is identical to the Pacifica, using the same 287-hp 3.6-liter V-6 engine and nine-speed automatic transmission to drive the front wheels. In our testing, the Pacifica managed a 7.3-second sprint to 60 mph. Given this van forgoes some of the features that weigh down its brother, the Voyager likely weighs less than the Pacifica and thus has the potential to beat that time. Don't hold your breath for a hybrid. Chrysler will reserve that powertrain for the pricier minivan in its lineup.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

We haven't had the opportunity to test the Voyager on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy loop, but for reference, the last nonhybrid Pacifica we tested achieved 31 mpg. The Chrysler vans both earn EPA estimates of 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. The Voyager's 22 mpg combined score matches that of the Carnival and Odyssey, both chief competitors. For more information about the Voyager's fuel economy, visit the EPA's website.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

As with the exterior styling, powertrain, and chassis, the Voyager's interior mimics that of the Pacifica, albeit with fewer creature comforts. You won't find leather seats, automatic climate control, or rear-seat entertainment here, but the Voyager provides the same Stow 'n Go capability that makes the Pacifica so versatile. Behind the third row, the Voyager boasts the same 32 cubic feet of cargo volume as the Pacifica. So, while we have yet to put this van through our practical space tests, we feel safe saying that the Voyager will be able accommodate what its brother could (i.e., 12 carry-on suitcases with the rear seats up).

Infotainment and Connectivity

Chrysler provides a 3.5-inch digital display in the gauge cluster, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system in the center stack, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, and a six-speaker audio system with active noise cancellation. Bluetooth streaming and integrated voice control are also included but in-dash navigation, a larger 10.1-inch infotainment display, and SiriusXM radio are optional.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

Looking for driver-assistance features? You won't find many in the Voyager and nothing of the like is offered as standard. For more information about the Voyager's crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:

  • Available automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Available rear parking sensors with rear automated emergency braking
  • Available blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

Chrysler's warranty coverage is fairly typical for the class. The Toyota Sienna offers more value here in the form of a two-year/25,000-mile complimentary scheduled maintenance plan.

  • Limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
  • No complimentary scheduled maintenance

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1998 Plymouth Voyager

As a child was too meticulous and thorough, so even the thought of letting him. uffff. She hugged herself, shuddering. In a way, it's strange that she and Tasha were friends.

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I told you you'd like it here. - Anya smiled enough, beckoning a pretty waitress. For us the most beautiful. - Announced Anya and, clinking glasses, mom and daughter drank. The drink turned out to be very pleasant, with a rich bouquet and.



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