Like its Pacifica sibling, the new Voyager has achieved a five-star safety rating.
In a surprise move, Chrysler resurrected the Voyager back in June. Except it isn't an all-new model, it's simply a rebadged entry-level Chrysler Pacifica aimed at budget-conscious buyers, with a starting price of $28,480. Safety will be a priority for owners of the family minivan. Thankfully, the 2020 Chrysler Voyager doesn't disappoint in this area, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded the minivan with a five-star safety rating – the highest possible rating.
The 2020 Chrysler Voyager achieved five-star ratings in a full range of crash tests, including front driver-side and passenger-side impacts, overall frontal impact, front-seat combined barrier and pole side impact, rear seat combined barrier and pole side impact, driver side and rear passenger side barrier impacts, side barrier impact, and overall side pole impact.
"The 2020 Chrysler Voyager definitely comes to market on a high note," said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars at FCA North America. "The new Voyager benefits from the same engineering discipline and innovative spark that led to our invention of the minivan segment. We dominate the segment because the features and performance minivan customers want most are baked right in to our vehicle designs."
The 2020 Chrysler Voyager's structural rigidity also helped the minivan achieve the five-star safety rating. It benefits from a new steel shaping technology called hydroforming, which transforms steel tubes by injecting them with fluid at extreme pressures.
As a result, the load beams are much stronger and stiffer than welded components. The new minivan's door ring is also assembled from tailor-welded blanks – sections of hot-stamped steel that vary in thickness, which help maintain the minivan's structural integrity in certain crashes.
High-strength steel accounts for 72 percent of the new Voyager's body structure. Its cradle and front rails are made of advanced high-strength steel and are designed to help steer crash energy away from the passenger compartment. To help prevent accidents, available driver assists for the 2020 Chrysler Voyager include a blind spot monitoring system, a rear cross path detection system, and a rear park assist.