The Plymouth Grand Voyager is a value minivan with features and designs that are at the head of their class. If the highly-economical I-4 engine does not deliver satisfactory performance, the Grand Voyager has a variety of other engines available.
Body Styles: minivan
Engines: 2.4-liter I-4, 3.0-liter V-6, 3.3-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, three-speed automatic
Models: Plymouth Grand Voyager, Plymouth Grand Voyager SE
The 1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager receives transmission software upgrades, an improved anti-lock brake system, and a collision response system that automatically unlocks the doors if there is a collision. The noise and vibration level is reduced with the installation of extra insulation. New map and cargo lights are installed, and an outlet is added to the cargo area. Some new optional features include an eight-way power seat, a trip computer, outside temperature display, and a compass. A decor package includes tinted glass, a roof rack, silver body accents, alloy wheels, and decals. The base model also has newly designed wheel covers.
The 1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager receives power adjustable exterior rearview mirrors, which are standard on the SE and optional on the base model. Heated mirrors are also available at an extra cost, and a spoiler comes standard. Remote keyless entry is an extra on the SE but is not available on the base model. Three doors are standard, but a four-door body style is available at an extra cost.
The 1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE gets interior features, such as air-conditioning, speed control, and power front windows. With cup holders in the front and back, the Grand Voyager is also equipped with a standard tilt steering wheel, an AM/FM radio, and a cassette player with an optional CD player. Four speakers come standard but a 10-speaker option is also available. In the base model, standard features include speed control, cup holders, AM/FM radio, a cassette player, and four speakers. The tilt steering wheel is an extra in the base model.
Performance & Handling
The 1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager has been known to outlast the 200,000-mile marker, while still maintaining its reliability with only minor repairs. Minivan owners who prefer better performance will recommend the bigger V-6 engine, but fans of efficient fuel economy will recommend the I-4 engine.
Integrated rear child seats can be added at an extra cost in both models. Dual front impact airbags are the only airbags available and only protect the driver and front passenger. Anti-lock brakes are only standard on the SE but will cost extra on the base model. A security system and panic alarm are available as an extra on the SE but not available on the base model.
EPA Fuel Economy
Plymouth Grand Voyager I-4: 23/25 mpg city/highway
Plymouth Grand Voyager V-6: 18/20 mpg city/highway
- Option of engines
- Optional integrated children seats
- Reasonable pricing
You Won't Like
- Cooling fan rated as moderate problems
- 2.4-liter I-4’s power is not competitive
Comfort and inexpensive maintenance at high miles.
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