Chrysler plans a redesign on the Grand Voyager in 2001, as competition has caught up to the once leading minivan. With power-sliding doors, removable third seats, and stellar crash test scores, the competition definitely has a leg up on the 2000 model. The 2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager still offers a value-packed minivan though.
Body Styles: five-door van
Engines: 3.0-liter V-6, 3.3-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Chrysler Grand Voyager, Chrysler Grand Voyager SE
The Plymouth is out, and Chrysler is in, so the Grand Voyager uses a new nameplate for 2000. Four new colors debut, and a new Value-Plus option package includes a V-6 and power features.
Drivers can choose from eight exterior colors on the 2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager, however most of them come in grey, white, or black. Standard features include power brakes, a sliding driver’s side door, tinted glass, 14-inch wheels, intermittent windshield wipers, and a rear window wiper.
Chrysler offers plenty of upgrades to buyers, such as a camper/towing package, power heated mirrors, a keyless entry system, a lighted entry system, a rear window defroster, sunscreen glass, a four-wheel anti-lock brake system, a self-leveling suspension, an anti-theft alarm system, daytime running lights, and a roof rack. Options include power door locks and power windows.
The Grand Voyager measures in at 76.8 inches wide, 68.5 inches high, 199.6 inches long, and sits on a wheelbase of 119.3 inches. It clears the ground at 5.4 inches.
Consumers who opt for the Value-Plus package in the 2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager receive cruise control, a tilt steering wheel, and cloth seating. Standard interior features include captain’s chairs, a third seat, seven-passenger seating, cloth seating, power steering, air-conditioning, and an AM/FM/cassette audio system. A CD player cannot come in the base, but buyers can upgrade in the SE. Cruise control and a tilt steering wheel provide optional upgrades.
Passengers receive 61.3 inches of rear hip room, 40.1 inches of rear headroom, 36.6 inches of rear legroom, and 63.8 inches of rear shoulder room.
Performance & Handling
The 2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager has a tight suspension however it provides a smooth ride on most surfaces. Auto-leveling suspension offers an upgrade in both models. Handling feels great, due to power steering, which comes standard on both models.
Minimal standard safety features, just the driver and passenger front airbags, come standard on the 2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager. A security system remains an optional upgrade, as well as integrated rear child seats. Anti-lock brakes come standard on the high-end model and remain an upgrade on the base.
The NHTSA rates crashes on the passenger and driver sides, which receive four out of five stars. Side-impact rear crashes earn three out of five stars, and side-impact front crashes get a perfect five out of five. The IIHS gives it a “Marginal? rating for frontal-offset crash tests.
Reliability ratings by Identifix show an occasional failure of the transmission turbine speed sensor and the output shaft speed sensor. The cluster printed circuit board also occasionally fails.
EPA Fuel Economy
Grand Voyager: 18/25 mpg city/highway
- Carlike handling
- Great value
- Attractive styling
- Smooth automatic transmission shifts
- No engine or tire sounds
You Won't Like
- Unrefined engine
- Cheap interior fittings
- Missing key features
On the verge of beating its competition next year; still offers a great deal.
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