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2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager Review
Low price but cowers behind competition.
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The 2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager is a minivan that shares many characteristics with the Dodge Grand Caravan. In fact, the Grand Caravan has a lot of features that blows the Grand Voyager out of the water. The only thing the 2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager has going for it is its cheap price. Plymouth was under a lot of pressure when it released the 2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager. Chrysler had bought the beleaguered company and was in the process of dismantling it. This was the last year of production for the Plymouth Grand Voyager.
Engines: 3.0-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Plymouth Grand Voyager, Plymouth Grand Voyager SE
The 2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager receives a few changes. The Espresso trim model is discarded, leaving only two trim lines left. Some of the standard features of the Espresso are distributed amongst the two remaining trim lines. Base models now come with a cassette player as standard.
The 2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager is your typical minivan with some stylistic charm. The hood of the vehicle slants down at a sharp angle, making the nose very sharp and aerodynamic. The whole vehicle is very smooth. Each side has a front hinged door and a sliding door for easy entry and exit from the vehicle. Standard features on the exterior include 14-inch wheels, intermittent windshield wipers in the front and back, fixed antennae, fixed rear window, and more. Optional features include a camper and towing package that includes wiring and a trailer hitch, power heated exterior mirrors, rear window defroster, a roof rack, and self-leveling suspension.
The interior of the 2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager is where you begin to see why this vehicle is so cheap. There are lots of plastic pieces that feel cheap and brittle. In fact, many pieces will break if not properly cared for. Space inside the vehicle, however, is pretty good. Tall drivers will have no problem getting in and out of the vehicle. Maximum cargo volume with the back seats removed is a whopping 172.3 cubic feet. Front and rear legroom are practically the same. Unlike other minivans, the third-row seat is fairly comfortable, even for adults. Standard features include bucket seats, third-row seat, seven-passenger seating, cloth upholstery, air-conditioning, day-night rearview mirror, four-way driver and passenger seat adjustments, front reading lights, cup holders, vinyl trunk lid, AM/FM stereo, cassette player, rear child safety locks, tinted windows, sun visor strip, and more. Optional features include a keyless entry system, lighted entry system, sunscreen glass, tilt steering wheel, power windows, power locks, and an anti-theft alarm system.
Performance & Handling
The 2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager comes equipped with a three-liter, V-6 engine that produces 158 horsepower at 4850 rpm, and 203 lb-ft of torque at 3250 rpm. The engine is paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. The drive on the 2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager is incredibly smooth for a minivan. Consumer will be surprised how much the van feels like a car. Suspension is pretty smooth as well, taking up much of what the road can handle, although passengers in the back might feel the odd large bump or two. The V-6 engine provides enough power to really get this van moving, making merges and highway driving a breeze. Consumer reviews suggest that gas mileage is pretty good on the freeway, but low in the city; however, official figures from the EPA are not available.
The 2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager comes equipped with driver and passenger front airbags and side impact bars. The Grand Voyager did not perform very well in crash tests. The NHTSA gave it four out of five stars for passenger and driver safety and five out of five stars for side impacts. This is fine, but the IIHS had different ideas about the Grand Voyager. It gave the vehicle a score of ""poor,"" its worst, for leg and foot safety as well as bumper build. The only areas where the 2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager received top marks were for head and chest safety. Overall, the IIHS gave the Voyager a score of ""acceptable,"" its second best score.
EPA Fuel Economy
Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.0-liter, four-speed automatic: 16/23 mpg city/highway
Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.8-liter, four-speed automatic: 15/22 mpg city/highway
- Car-like handling
- Nice styling
You Won't Like
- Unrefined engine
- Bad crash test scores
- Cheap interior bits
Low price but cowers behind competition.
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