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2001 Chrysler Voyager Review
A grade-A minivan.
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The 2001 Chrysler Voyager serves as the smaller, cheaper alternative to the Chrysler Town & Country. In most respects, it directly competes with the Dodge Caravan, which serves a similar purpose in the Dodge lineup. However, the Chrysler Voyager’s benefits seem much more noticeable than the Dodge Caravan’s. The lowest priced Chrysler Town & Country still costs more than the lowest Dodge Grand Caravan because the Town & Country does not offer any cheaper engine options. As a result, the Chrysler Voyager (with the 2.4-liter four-cylinder or 3.3-liter six-cylinder) offers a significant price drop from the Town & Country.
While the 2001 Chrysler Voyager offers a larger engine selection, it provides fewer amenities than the Town & Country. A Voyager, even with optional equipment, cannot compete with anything beyond the entry-level Town & Country models with mostly stock equipment. Still, it provides a competently appointed vehicle with plenty of passenger room; it simply lacks the decadent luxury that the higher-end Town & Country models offer. It makes a good option for a young family on a budget.
Engines: 2.4-liter four-cylinder, 3.3-liter six-cylinder, 3.8-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Chrysler Voyager, Chrysler Voyager LX
The Chrysler Voyager gets a complete redesign in 2001.
Measuring in at 189.3 inches long, the 2001 Chrysler Voyager falls about a foot short of the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan. It stretches about the same length as the Caravan. The attractive Chrysler Voyager minivan looks quite similar to the larger Town & Country. Steel wheels come standard. Alloy wheels and a roof rack are available as separate options.
The Chrysler Voyager has a spacious interior that gives passengers a good amount of leg, hip, and head room. Standard amenities for the base model include an AM/FM radio and air-conditioning. The higher-end Voyager LX adds power windows, power heated mirrors, and cruise control to the list of standard features. The 2001 Chrysler Voyager lacks the luxurious potential of the Town & Country, but it remains a potentially comfortable vehicle to drive.
Performance & Handling
The 2001 Chrysler Voyager’s performance varies, depending on the engine. The performance of the base four-cylinder engine falls a little on the mediocre side, but the six-cylinder options provide good acceleration and speed. In addition, the Voyager turns very well for a vehicle of its size. It borders on car-like abilities in terms of performance, and the smaller size allows it to turn more nimbly than the larger Town & Country. The Voyager marks one of the better-handling minivans out there, although it fails to distinguish itself from its Dodge competitors.
The Chrysler Voyager offers good overall safety ratings and a good range of built-in safety equipment. It includes dual front airbags, child safety seat anchors, and electronic brake force distribution as standard equipment on all models.
EPA Fuel Economy
Chrysler Voyager 3.3-liter six-cylinder: 16/22 mpg city/highway
Chrysler Voyager 3.8-liter six-cylinder: 16/22 mpg city/highway
- Low price
- Good overall performance
You Won't Like
- Nowhere near as luxurious as the Town & Country
- Lacks the range of options usually found in minivans
A grade-A minivan.
If You Like This Vehicle
- Dodge Caravan
- Dodge Grand Caravan
- Mazda MPV
- Toyota Sienna