The Chrysler Grand Voyager is a great seven seat MPV / family car. It is quite a large vehicle within the seven seat class, and even when full of passengers it does not leave you feeling cramped, as much thought has gone into ensuring a practical layout. The convenient seating arrangement allows the back seats to turn freely with a practical table that still leaves children securely fastened to their seatbelts.
Spacious & Practical Interior
The interior has a beautiful finish of wood and suede which comes handy when cleaning and maintaining. The seats are comfortable with heating capabilities that can be adjusted to 8 different levels, and a memory feature for the adjustment of the driver’s seat. Controls are placed on the steering wheel thus making it easy to change without taking your eyes off the road. The steering wheel and gear knobs also have a stylish leather finish. The driver’s seat is positioned high to give maximum visibility out of the front and side windows.
The middle and rear seats have the capability of folding flat to create extra space if needed with the rear seats having a power incline. The sixth and seventh seats are easily folded when required, giving seating area within the boot should you wish to sit there when stopped (eg: you might want to sit there for a picnic or when camping). The middle row seats have arm rests for additional comfort and additional extras include a 6 disk CD changer, 2 DVD players, 8 drink holders and 10 airbags. The airbags are for the driver, front passenger, front, side and curtain airbags from the front to the back. This is an optimum family safety package at its best.
The Grand Voyager’s Engine
This Chrysler comes with a 2.8 litre diesel engine in the UK, with a 6 speed automatic transmission system that offers a distinctly average 33.6mpg fuel economy. The car is a front wheel drive which gives a powerful starting acceleration and ensures you won’t have a problem when travelling on slippy conditions such as ice or slush. It isn’t a 4×4 or 4 wheel drive (4WD) however so suitable for really bad conditions or off-roading.
The strong 2.8 diesel in this MPV gives quite a good performance level, with a 0-60mph time of 12.8 seconds, not that you’re likely to be rallying with the family entourage on-board!
Handling and Latest Generation Features
This family car features easier on-road handling with the automatic braking system, anti-lock brakes with brake assist and a parking sensor complete with a rear camera that assists drivers when reverse parking.
Family Comfort and Entertainment
There are 2nd and 3rd row overhead 8 inch screens with 5 wireless headphones and a remote control. There is an additional DVD player which means that persons on the middle row could be watching different content from those on the third row. The front seats have pockets that the middle row passengers can use.
Sunshades are also available for the middle and rear rows to prevent the sun affecting the picture quality of their screens, and to stop children being in full sunlight. It has temperature controls in all the 3 sections of the car and plenty of storage space which includes a glove box, door pockets and storage bins on the middle row floor.
The price of the Chrysler Grand Voyager in the UK market is around £36,000 however much cheaper versions can be found if you’re happy to buy a second-hand or used version.