The new Chrysler Voyager base L trim will have a starting price of $28,480. It will already include the destination charge, according to carsdirect.com. The LX trim level will go for $31,290 (plus destination fee). The LXI will go for $34,490 (plus destination fee), but that will be entirely available to fleet buyers.
The Voyager is visually and mechanically indistinguishable to the Pacifica. The lower price is because some amenities were removed from the minivan. Features like adaptive cruise control and the automatic emergency braking aren’t available, according to carsdirect.com.
All models on the Voyager come with a seven-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, and there’s a 3.5-inch display in the instrument cluster as well. The LX gets features such as satellite radio and captain’s chairs for the second row, and not the L’s bench. As ab option, there is also a driver assistance tech suite that includes rear park assist, blind-spot monitoring, and cross-path detection. Also available on the LX is a roof rack and roof-mounted DVD player.
Here’s a comparison: the 2019 Pacifica starts at $28,730, and that includes the $1,495 destination fee, even though Chrysler currently shows $1,500 in inducement on its online layout, which takes the price to $27,230. As of this writing, it’s possible to get a new Pacifica for less money than the Voyager. The cost for the Chrysler goes as high as $46,190 for the Limited trim, or it can go up to $47,290 for the most expensive Hybrid.
The Voyager name is a name that’s been revived once again. It fits perfectly with the legacy that the minivan has. In its previous generations, there was the Plymouth Voyager, it was considered as the low-priced version of the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Caravan.
Chrysler worked to keep things financially moderate on the Voyager by eliminating the splashy options from the menu. The infotainment begins and ends with the seven-inch Uconnect touchscreen. The driver assistance tech will be limited to rear park assist, blind-spot monitoring, and the rear cross-traffic detection and items, like adaptive cruise control and autonomous braking, aren’t offered.
And only the fleet model gets ritzy treats like leatherette seats, second-row Stow ‘n Go chairs, and remote start. The LX only goes so far as second-row quad seats and in-floor storage bins. It has the same sheet metal and the 287-horsepower, Pentastar V6, nine-speed transmission under the hood, with only the black door handles and badging giving Voyager owners away.
The Voyager has been absent since retiring in 2016. A new Voyager hasn’t been seen in the U.S. since 2003 since having its mechanical twins the Dodge Grand Caravan and the Chrysler Town & Country. The next-gen Voyager will be just as affordable as the Pacifica minivan.
There wasn’t much to be done to make the Voyager affordable in such short notice. So FCA has decided to create an affordable Pacifica spin-off, instead. The 2020 Chrysler Voyager will thus start as nothing other than the entry-level Pacifica L which costs $27,000 and LX, which starts at $30,000.
The Voyager-exclusive LXi trim level will be the only to get Stow N’ Go seats. With a higher price tag, it’ll also receive leatherette seats and remote start. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay will come standard.
As it’s a Pacifica spin-off, the Voyager will come with its stablemate’s powertrain as its sole option. The powertrain is a 3.6L V6 which can produce 287 horsepower. The engine will have a nine-speed automatic transmission which directs all of the power to the front of the vehicle.
The Chrysler Voyager threatens to replace the Pacifica as FCA’s go-to minivan thanks to the lower price tag that it comes in. The Pacifica is bound to receive a new, higher price tag across the board. It’ll be interesting to see the final sales figures for both nameplates after 2020.
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