Expect a redesign next year, as competition has finally taken over the Chrysler minivan product. The vans from Ford and Honda feature power-sliding doors, disappearing third seats, and navigation systems. The 2000 Chrysler Voyager hopes to catch up to the competition next year. For now, consumers have the low-priced Voyager to consider.
Body Styles: five-door van
Engines: 2.4-liter four-cylinder, 3.3-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, three-speed automatic
Models: Chrysler Voyager, Chrysler Voyager SE
Previously a Plymouth, the Voyager now uses the Chrysler name, but Chrysler does not change much on the acquisition. The only changes include four new colors and a new Value-Plus option package that includes a V-6 and power features. The Value-Plus features a V-6 engine, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, cruise control, a tilt steering wheel, and a cloth interior.
Drivers choose from eight standard exterior colors: aquamarine metallic clearcoat, bright silver metallic clearcoat, bright white clearcoat, deep cranberry clearcoat, flame red clearcoat, light cypress green pearlcoat, patriot blue pearlcoat, and shale green metallic.
The 2000 Chrysler Voyager includes minimal standard exterior features, such as tinted glass, power brakes, intermittent windshield wipers, and a rear window wiper. The base standard-length model has a single sliding door on the passenger side, and its competitors have dual sliding doors. Both sliding doors operate manually. The van can seat either five or seven passengers.
Buyers can opt for daytime running lights, a camper/towing package, power heated mirrors, a keyless entry system, a lighted entry system, a rear window defroster, a sliding driver’s side door, sunscreen glass, and a roof rack.
The Voyager only reaches a maximum towing capacity of 1000 pounds and a height of 68.5 inches, a length of 186.3 inches, and a wheelbase of 113.3 inches. It sits above the ground with only 5.4 inches of clearance.
For those wanting a choice in interior colors for their cloth bucket seats, mist gray provides their only option. Power steering, a clock, seating for five, and an AM/FM/cassette audio system mark the only standard interior features. The three-place bench in the rear is removable.
For more interior features, buyers can opt for cruise control, a tilt steering wheel, child seats, and air-conditioning in the 2000 Chrysler Voyager.
Interior rear hip room measures in at 61.3 inches; rear headroom totals 40.1 inches; rear legroom reaches 36.6 inches; and rear shoulder room measures 63.8 inches. Standard-length models, with the rear seats removed, offer 143 cubic feet of cargo space.
Performance & Handling
The 2000 Chrysler Voyager comes with 2.4-liter four-cylinder or a 3.3-liter V-6 flex-fuel engine. Alloy wheels come at an additional cost on the SE model, but they remain unavailable on the base. Power steering and front-wheel independent suspension come standard, but an auto-leveling suspension can be purchased as an option on both models.
The typical driver and passenger front airbags come standard on the 2000 Chrysler Voyager. Anti-lock brakes come standard on SE and remain optional on the base. The SE offers an optional security system for an extra charge.
The NHTSA tests the Voyager for passenger and driver safety, earning four out of five stars. Side impact front and rear collision earn five out of five stars.
The IIHS gives it a “Marginal? rating in frontal-offset crash tests.
EPA Fuel Economy
Chrysler Voyager 18-20/25-26 mpg city/highway
- Carlike handling
- Great value
- Attractive styling
You Won't Like
- Unrefined engines
- Cheap interior fittings
- Missing some key features
On the verge of a redesign, but cheaper than the competition.
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