Minivan sales continue to slide, but FCA is committed to the segment and is bringing back the Voyager name on some lower trim levels of the Chrysler Pacifica to better cover the market.
The 2020 Chrysler Voyager replaces the Pacifica L and LX models and adds an LXi for fleet customers. The standard seven-passenger minivan will start at around $28,000. The dimensions remain the same. The Voyager is distinguishable by the new badging on the liftgate.
At the higher end, the family vehicle keeps the Pacifica name. The Pacifica is offered in Touring, Touring L, Touring L Plus, and Limited trims and is available as a plug-in hybrid.
Pacifica, Voyager, and Grand Caravan will all be built in Windsor, Ontario, which will be discontinuing its third shift of production in October. Voyager production begins in August and it will be available in late summer.
The Voyager has the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine which generates 287 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque and is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
It has a different fascia, less chrome, cloth seats, and a lot of manual controls on the base model, and it does not have the same fancy projector headlights or high-end materials.
The base L trim level has a second-row bench seat; LX adds second-row quad seats with in-floor storage bins, and the LXi fleet model has second-row Stow ‘n Go, but the third row is a conventional cargo hold.
Available options on the Voyager L and LX include SafetyTec Group with optional Cold Weather Group Package, Stow ‘n Place roof rack, and a single overhead DVD on the Voyager LX.
For fleets, the LXi has durable leatherette seats to withstand the rigors of rental cars and also gets remote start, security alarm, a roof rack, garage door opener, second-row retractable sunshades, and auto-dim rearview mirror.
To meet the needs of the disabled, the Voyager is available with BraunAbility rear- and side-entry conversions to accommodate a wheelchair. It benefits from wider entry, ramps, and more space inside.