Chrysler offers the Voyager as a cost-effective alternative to its own Pacifica minivan, but it's only available for fleet purchase, not for public sale. When it was introduced, it lacked a lot of the features that make the Pacifica so desirable as a family hauler, but for 2022, the Voyager receives new standard goodies.
The Voyager is a very similar vehicle to the Pacifica and gets even more similar for the 2022 model year thanks to upgrades that address our main criticisms of the affordable minivan. Standard Stow 'n Go seating, new available safety tech, powered doors, and a motorized liftgate were all features we wished the 2021 Voyager had that Chrysler added to the now-base LX trim. However, the Voyager won't be available for public sale; instead, it will now be reserved for purchase as a fleet vehicle only. It's a shame regular folks can't buy the updated Voyager because it's a compelling offering compared to lower-end versions of the Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, and Kia Carnival.
It has a powerful V-6 engine and handles well. A standard 7.0-inch display runs the newest version of the Stellantis Uconnect infotainment system, complete with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Voyager sits below the Pacifica in Chrysler's lineup but still feels like a premium vehicle thanks to its stylish cabin and high-quality plastics.
Chrysler equips the Voyager with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine producing 287 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and sends power to the front wheels. All-wheel drive is not available, although the Pacifica does offer this layout as an option. The Voyager has brisk acceleration and is fun to drive for a minivan. Expect a 0-60-mph time of 6.7 seconds, and it feels light and even playful in the corners. Fuel economy is EPA-rated at 19/28 mpg city/highway.
Stow 'n Go is Chrysler's name for its clever folding second-row seating system. Not only do the chairs collapse, but they can also tuck away underneath the Voyager's floor to allow for an even larger cargo area behind the front seats. With both rows tucked away, the minivan has a cavernous 140.5 cubic feet of interior volume behind the front seats. That's more than a Cadillac Escalade's 121.0 cubic feet and just 2.3 cubic feet shy of the massive Escalade ESV. The omission of Stow 'n Go was a weak point of the 2021 Voyager so it's great to see this handy feature present on all 2022 models.
The 2022 Chrysler Voyager scored a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA. In IIHS testing, the 2021 Voyager received Good ratings in all crash tests but the lowest possible score of Poor for its headlights.
The Voyager misses out on a lot of standard safety tech, but the Safety and Premium Group adds a lot of features including blind-spot monitoring, rear park assist with cross traffic detection, and high-speed frontal collision warning with automatic pedestrian braking.
The Voyager is a roomy minivan. There's 41.1 inches of legroom in the front, 39.0 inches in the second row, and 36.5 inches in the rear, making it pretty spacious but not quite as roomy as the Honda Odyssey's 38.1 inches in the way back. Cargo space is another one of the Voyager's strong points. With all the seats up, there's still a generous 32.3 cubic feet behind the third row. Lowering the rearmost seats yields 87.5 cubic feet of stowage, and flipping all the seats down opens up a voluminous 140.5 cubes.
Chrysler added the latest version of its infotainment system, Uconnect 5, to the Voyager. It not only has more processing power than before, but also adds some additional tech features such as over-the-air update capability, Amazon Alexa voice control, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Additionally, two phones can pair with the car at a time via Bluetooth. A 7.0-inch display is standard, and Chrysler offers a 10.1-inch screen as part of the Safety and Premium Group. In addition to driver assistance tech, this package also adds navigation and increased SiriusXM functionality.