2001 Voyager New Car Test Drive
The popular Voyager and Grand Voyager minivans now sport the Chrysler nameplate. Chrysler will be retiring the Plymouth nameplate at the end of the 2001 model year. For 2000, the Voyager minivan models will be sold at Chrysler dealerships as the Chrysler Voyager and Chrysler Grand Voyager. (Previous Voyagers, and all other Plymouth-brand vehicles, will continue to be serviced at DaimlerChrysler dealerships.)
Though the Chrysler brand has its own minivan, the Town & Country, it isn't surprising that the company is carrying forward with the Voyager because the Voyager has consistently delivered the goods on all fronts: cargo capacity, comfort, styling, ride quality and handling. We think the Voyager SE is one of the sleeker stallions in DaimlerChrysler's minivan stable, which includes the luxurious Town & Country Limited and the more modestly priced Dodge Caravan.
Few changes were made for 2000. Four new colors have been introduced (bright silver, patriot blue, aquamarine and shale green). An AM/FM stereo with cassette is now standard on the Voyager and Grand Voyager, and the shade of the camel-color interior on the Voyager SE with the Quad seats has been softened somewhat for lower contrast.
Like all of DaimlerChrysler's minivans, the Voyager comes in a variety of flavors. They come in two trim levels: base Voyager and the more well-appointed SE.
Two sizes are available: the short-wheelbase Voyager and the long-wheelbase Grand Voyager. The Grand Voyager is more than a foot longer than the Voyager and offers more cargo space.
The Voyager line ranges in price from $18,850 for the shorter, base-model Voyager to $24,245 for the Grand Voyager SE.