by Aiden Eksteen
There is perhaps no type of vehicle more pragmatic than the self-effacing minivan - a classic body style that encapsulates versatility and practicality for both people and their things. The 2021 Chrysler Voyager carries these attributes expertly and presents them in a relatively good-looking and contemporary package. It's a sleek but large vacation cruiser and family runabout that's livable and exceptionally commodious. Powering the sixth-generation Voyager is a strapping 287-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine that works as pragmatically as the minivan itself while also returning admirable fuel economy figures. With prodigious competitors such as the Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, and even the Voyager's bigger sibling, the Chrysler Pacifica, all also being employed by soccer dads and moms all over the US, too, the Voyager's lack of creature comforts, conveniences and driver-assist features could prove detrimental to its market appeal.
The new Voyager replaces the outgoing Dodge Grand Caravan for the 2021 model year. The 2021 Voyager minivan adds some safety features, including automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and full-speed forward collision warning-plus to the optional SafetyTec Group package. Adding to the minivan's safety standard is the latest radar/forward camera/braking system. The lower grille texture now comes in black, and Ocean Blue Metallic replaces Jazz Blue as an exterior paint color option.
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When it comes to comfortable cruising, livability, safety, and reliability, it doesn't get better than a minivan. What the 2021 Chrysler Voyager adds to the package is value, as one of the more affordable offerings out there. It delivers confident but relaxed performance and is reasonably fuel-efficient, too, and it comes with all the basic essentials a family would need and want when travelling on the road for vacations or to soccer practice on weekday afternoons. It's modern, comfortable, and offers plenty of passenger and cargo space throughout its three-row seating and trunk. It may be a little too bare for some, as it does come with just the essentials at the entry-spec level and with just a few more additions in the higher-tier models, but this is what makes it so accessible. Both the NHTSA and the IIHS's review of the 2021 Chrysler Voyager resulted in a superb safety rating but we feel, being that the Voyager is a 5-door passenger car, that it could do with a far better selection of advanced driver assists. For those who appreciate the value-proposition over oodles of luxury, the Voyager minivan is a great option.
The entry-price of the 2021 Chrysler Voyager minivan comes in at $28,160, which is fairly attractive for a contemporary minivan. The mid-spec LX is almost $3,000 more, but it only gets automatic headlights, an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, tri-zone climate control, and SiriusXM radio connectivity, so unless those features are ones that you really want, we'd suggest sticking with the L to get the most bang for your buck. It still comes standard with some decent features, including a seven-inch touchscreen with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The front seats both only get manual adjustability, but there's also keyless entry, cruise control, and air conditioning to provide comfort and convenience.
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