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1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager Review
A well-rounded family hauler.
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The 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager classifies as a large minivan that looks similar to stalwarts, such as the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country. The Grand Voyager does not offer the same amount of luxury as the competition, but it provides a solid value for a more affordable price tag. The new Grand Voyager Expresso model seems particularly notable, adding a large number of standard features for a minor price increase.
Overall, one of the strongest selling points for the Plymouth Grand Voyager concerns its value. Depending on what features drivers want, the Grand Voyager potentially offers all of them for a more modest price tag. The Grand Voyager makes a solid option to look at when minivan shopping, but does not offer anything particularly unique.
Engines: 3.0-liter six-cylinder, 3.3-liter six-cylinder, 3.8-liter cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual
Models: Plymouth Grand Voyager, Plymouth Grand Voyager SE, Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso
The 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager upgrades the airbags on all models to next-generation depowered versions. Some of the interior features get redesigns to improve quality. The Grand Voyager Expresso marks a new model for this year.
Measuring 199.6 inches long, the 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager marks a fairly large minivan, as the name implies. It remains smaller than some of its competitors, but it comes closer than most. The exterior looks attractive, but not particularly remarkable compared to competitors. Standard features include power mirrors, and the Espresso adds a rear window defroster. Alloy wheels, a roof rack, power heated mirrors, keyless entry, and a camper towing package provide optional features.
The Grand Voyager offers a spacious interior, which seats up to seven passengers. The 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE offers cruise control, an AM/FM radio, and a cassette player as standard equipment. The Grand Voyager Expresso adds air-conditioning. Dual-zone air conditioning, an overhead console, captain’s chairs, integrated child seats, power seats, a CD player, Infinity audio, and an anti-theft alarm system provide options.
Performance & Handling
The Plymouth Grand Voyager offers solid performance overall. The three-liter, six-cylinder base engine provides good acceleration. The optional 3.3-liter, six-cylinder and 3.8-liter, six-cylinder engine options improve acceleration without hurting fuel economy too badly. The handling feels quite tight for a vehicle of this size. The 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager even outturns some larger sedans, although most cars outperform it in terms of steering and handling.
The 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager comes equipped with dual front airbags as standard safety equipment. Four-wheel anti-lock brakes remain available as optional equipment.
EPA Fuel Economy
Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.3-liter six-cylinder: 16/22 mpg city/highway
Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.8-liter six-cylinder: 15/22 mpg city/highway
- Roomy interior
- Affordable price tag
- Large variety of options
You Won't Like
- No stand-out features
- Air-conditioning optional on the SE
A well-rounded family hauler.
If You Like This Vehicle
- Chrysler Town & Country
- Dodge Caravan
- Dodge Grand Caravan
- Mazda MPV
- Toyota Sienna