Minivans of old offered the bare basics, as their sole purpose was the transportation of a large group of people, with little thought given to keeping said people comfortable. The modern car owner expects a bit more from a minivan, and the good news is that the Chrysler Voyager delivers. The interior is a welcoming space that looks premium enough, especially at its price point. The Pacifica might be more upmarket, and there are many hard plastic panels to be found scattered about in the Voyager, but all in all, it's a nice place to be, never mind the abundance of passenger space on offer. With last year's unimpressive L trim gone, the default LX offers features like an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat and three-zone automatic climate control.
This is where the Voyager truly shines. Its ability to swallow people is uncanny, and with a seating capacity of seven, the Voyager makes every one of its occupants feel comfortable. There are two front bucket seats for the driver and front passenger and two second-row captain's chairs. The third row is a three-seater 60/40-split bench. This year, the second and third rows are of the Stow 'n Go design and they all fold flushly into the floor. The Voyager's high roof means that there is ample headroom for all three rows, and legroom in the first two are also plenty. Things get a bit tighter in the third row, but your average-sized adult will still be able to sit comfortably.
|Chrysler Voyager Trims||LX|
|Headroom Front Seat||40.1 in.|
|Headroom Back Seat||39.6 in.|
|Legroom Front Seat||41.1 in.|
|Legroom Back Seat||39 in.|
|Shoulder Room Front||63.8 in.|
|Shoulder Room Rear||63 in.|
|Hip Room, Front||59 in.|
|Hip Room, Rear||64.8 in.|
Don't expect Mercedes-Benz S-Class levels of interior quality in the Voyager, but in the same breath, you don't have to expect the worst. The Voyager offers a level of quality that is on par with its competitors, and while the choice of materials isn't breathtaking, they'll easily withstand years of abuse. The LX gets premium cloth seats in black only. Black plastics and alloy trim dominate the cabin.
Cargo space might not be the Voyager's main focus, but it still delivers an impressive amount. The Voyager offers 32.3 cubic feet of space behind the third row, which should be enough for a solid run to the grocery store or three kid goats. If there are only four in the car, the third row easily slides flat via Chrysler's Stow 'n Go feature and opens up to a total of 87.5 cubes. This should be more than enough to accommodate the luggage of said passengers on an extended road trip. If you're moving or transporting a baby elephant, the Voyager offers up to 140.5 cubic feet of space behind the front seats.
Small items are stored in the standard floor trays, floor console, a full-length floor console on the LXi, the locking glove box, and lower instrument panel cubby. There are ample cupholders spread throughout the interior. On the LX, the second-row quad seats come with in-floor storage bins.
|Chrysler Voyager Trims||LX|
|Box Width (Wheelhousings)||48.8 in.|
|Box Height (Area)||47.6 in.|
Last year's very basic L trim has been dropped, leaving the better-equipped LX. Standard features on the LX include two 12-volt auxiliary power outlets, a 120-volt AC power outlet, cruise control, and driver aids such as a ParkView rear backup camera and remote keyless entry. The LX has three-zone climate control with voice activation, an N95 cabin filter, a tilting/telescoping steering column, front and rear reading lights, ambient overhead lighting, power sliding doors, a power liftgate, a driver's eight-way power-adjustable seat, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel. The lack of any notable driver assistance systems except for normal cruise control and automatic headlights is worrying.
Once again, the Voyager's price point signals a lack of any premium infotainment features. However, you do get all the basics, which should suffice for your average family hauler or airport shuttle. All trim levels are fitted with a seven-inch infotainment display that runs the new and more user-friendly Uconnect 5 system. This is an easy-to-navigate system and intuitive enough for anyone to get to grips with. The infotainment system includes an AM/FM radio, Bluetooth with integrated voice control, aux and USB ports, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with voice recognition, Amazon Alexa voice control, Uconnect Market, the ability to connect two mobile phones via Bluetooth at once, and over-the-air updates. Music is channeled through a six-speaker sound system with Active Noise Cancellation that sounds best when blasting Night Swim by Home. The infotainment system can be upgraded with navigation, a 10.1-inch touchscreen, and SiriusXM 360L and Guardian.