2001 Chrysler Voyager Reviews – Autoblog and New Car Test Drive

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The following is for a 2000 Model Year. may be minor changes to current you are looking at.

The name has changed, but the remains the same.

Introduction

The Voyager and Grand Voyager now sport the Chrysler nameplate. will be retiring the Plymouth at the end of the 2001 model year. For the Voyager minivan models be sold at Chrysler dealerships as the Voyager and Chrysler Grand (Previous Voyagers, and all other vehicles, will continue to be at DaimlerChrysler dealerships.)

Though the brand has its own minivan, the Town it isn’t surprising that the is carrying forward with the because the Voyager has consistently the goods on all fronts: cargo comfort, styling, ride and handling. We think the Voyager SE is one of the stallions in DaimlerChrysler’s minivan which includes the luxurious Country Limited and the more priced Dodge Caravan.

Few were made for 2000. new colors have been (bright silver, patriot aquamarine and shale green). An stereo with cassette is now on the Voyager and Grand Voyager, and the of the camel-color interior on the Voyager SE the Quad seats has been somewhat for lower contrast.

Like all of DaimlerChrysler’s minivans, the comes in a variety of flavors. come in two trim levels: Voyager and the more well-appointed SE.

Two are available: the short-wheelbase Voyager and the Grand Voyager. The Grand is more than a foot than the Voyager and offers cargo space.

The Voyager ranges in price from for the shorter, base-model Voyager to for the Grand Voyager SE.

Walkaround

We the front-wheel-drive base-model Voyager. Its redesigned front fascia and grille give it a handsome, regal look. Its rounded slanting windshield, sculpted panels and understated side in conjunction with its dusky hue which Chrysler has dubbed Cranberry – give the a sporty visage that is elegant and slightly imposing. The windows blended perfectly the deep-maroon paint job. photo shows it in Bright

The Voyagers offer a choice of engines. The base Voyager standard with a twin-cam four-cylinder engine and 3-speed transmission. Two V6 engines are available: a and a 3.3-liter. Both V6 engines with four-speed automatic

A 3.3-liter flexible fuel V6 will run on ethanol is available in states.

Obviously, people who buy are space conscious, so here are statistics: The wheelbase of the Voyager is inches, compared to 119.3 in the Grand Voyager. That the Voyager is more maneuverable the Grand Voyager in tight but the Grand Voyager is more at high speeds and over surfaces. The Voyager is also overall than the Grand 186.3 inches versus

The shorter length means the is lighter – the base weighs in at 3,516 pounds, with the Grand Voyager’s pounds. In theory, less means better acceleration shorter stopping distances, handling and improved fuel The total cargo space by the Voyager is 142.9 cubic with the seats removed, with the Grand Voyager’s cu. ft.

Our base Voyager came with a number of options. A customer-preferred option package rear air conditioning, seven-passenger front-seat cargo net, storage drawer and rear silencer. Other options a $450 climate group glass and windshield wiper two child seats ($235); automatic transmission ($200); V6 engine ($800) a driver’s sliding door ($590); and a $20 group.

Along with the destination charge, those boosted the $18,685 base to $22,850. But a $760 customer discount knocked it back to

Interior

Sliding doors on sides of the Voyager make in and out a breeze. Once you’ve had two doors, you’ll never go to one, whether you’re toddlers, teens or tools. The and convenience of loading cargo the driver’s side makes the sliding driver’s door worth the extra $590.

The Voyager is spacious, particularly the second- and third-row seats are Removing those seats a yeoman effort in years but it’s much easier The SE’s available center-row seats can be unlatched and removed via the side doors.

A solid on a lever pops the third-row seat up onto a set of wheels, it to be rolled backwards and removed via the However, it’s still a job as those seats, like car seats, are heavy.

For smaller the seat backs can be folded affording enough room for the sheet of plywood. Head and are quite sufficient, in both the bucket seats and the second-row Although Chrysler says the rear bench can seat one of them would have to be a

Head restraints for the middle and seats are standard.

The optional front-seat cargo net is useful for hanging onto and ends while running town. Although it was not offered on our Voyager, a trip computer was last year that’s on the Voyager SE.

Driving Impression

The rides as smoothly and as quietly as sedans. When it was redesigned in it got a revised suspension that it handle much more a sedan. Its rigid chassis with the suspension to keep the firmly planted in corners.

definitely a benefit in the Voyager, at 68.5 inches tall, to lean a bit in corners. Even it leans, however, the Voyager solidly planted. Power steering adds to the responsiveness abrupt lane-change maneuvers.

In the Voyager’s ride quality was and road noise was reduced.

The 3.0-liter V6 engine, coupled a 4-speed automatic transmission, admirably, delivering sufficient in all situations, whether launching a standing start or passing vehicles on the highway. At higher speeds, the engine is a bit noisy, but it strong low-rpm torque for light trailers. If you feel you more power, we recommend the V6, especially for the bigger and heavier Voyager.

Brake performance is always but especially in larger vehicles may be carrying a heavy load or a lot of The Voyager brakes brought our to a controlled stop, without or pulling.

These days, capacity doesn’t have the word when it comes to a minivan. Gone are the days minivan drivers have to rocky rides just to get cargo space. Anyone who has to a lot of people around should that the Voyager offers an blend of value, ride and spaciousness.

Besides that, we it to be one of the more attractive, comfortable on the market.

Model Lineup

($18,850), Voyager SE ($23,085); Voyager ($21,955), Grand SE ($24,245).

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