The Chrysler Grand Voyager is designed with one thing in mind – moving kids from location to location. A seven-seater this vehicle has abundant space inside but is not too enormous on the outside. In fact, the Chrysler Grand Voyager Limited offers spacious seating for seven and impressive luxury inside, including leather seats, a sunroof and rear-seat DVD screens for both the second and third-row passengers.
Versatility in terms of stowing and seating options is one of the hallmarks of this vehicle. It uses the Stow ‘n’ Go seating allowing it to be a seven seater people mover to a parcel van. IN fact Chrysler claims it has a total of 256 possible furniture variations for the car.
How does this happen?
The seats don’t just fold flat; they collapse into big bins in the floor, which also act as storage spaces when the seats are upright. In fact once you get the knack of it, rows of rear seats can be folded away in just 30 secs. Luggage space varies according to seat configuration providing up to a massive 4,100-litres with all its seats in place.
A Fiat-sourced 2.8-litre turbo-diesel nicely mates with the six-speed automatic for a relaxed cruise for around town and on the freeway.
On twisty roads, the vehicle is refined and comfortable and gives plenty of notice of its intentions. The vehicle allows the driver and passenger to enjoy armchair-like comfort with armrests and the driving position is commanding with excellent visibility. Much like its rivals, the Chrysler Grand Voyager too runs sliding side doors. Making access to the second and third rows a breeze.
Parking any people mover will test your skills especially when it comes to reverse parking in tight confines. However, the handy size of the Chrysler Grand Voyager makes for lighter work than some of its rivals. The reversing camera in certain models sure helps and should be a must-have feature on all models.
The Chrysler Grand Voyager delivers a modern look while not being a youthful look. It is distinctly American and different to its rivals.
Since its launch, the Chrysler Grand Voyager’s has some rather likeable design proportions including nice curves for the front-end and a rear-end which somehow seems in-scale to the rest of the vehicle. It certainly looks a lot less ‘van-like’ in its appearance compared to other models. The Chrysler grille in chrome shows its linage and standing over the years.
The vehicle is 5218mm in overall length and stands 1818mm high, the Chrysler Grand Voyager is surprisingly more compact than other rival models in this segment. Now that is smart packaging in anyone’s book with a nice look to boot too.
Ok, so the Chrysler Grand Voyager is designed based on Alfa Romeo 4C/Ferrari 458 design themes, but for everyday family practicality they’re hard to beat.
In fact, with all family things including kids and luggage considered you would be hard pressed to find reasons not to buy a vehicle like the Chrysler Grand Voyager over a full-size SUV. The interior space and versatility alone is reason enough to buy this car.