Plymouth Grand Voyager Origins
Earlier models offer two different engines: a three-liter V-6 that produces 142 hp and a 3.3-liter V-6 capable of producing 150 hp. Later models include a 3.8-liter, V-6 engine that produces 180 hp. In general, the 3.3-liter V-6 provides the best mix of fuel economy and power.About the Plymouth Grand Voyager
This van is known for its reliability and its ability to keep going with a minimal need for servicing; although when problems do occur, they seem to generally involve the transmission or the electronics. These issues prove bad enough to make owners swear off owning another Plymouth forever, as repair costs run high.
The roominess of the Plymouth Grand Voyager makes it perfect for a larger family, and it is spacious enough to transport large items. With a convenient side door, Plymouth builds the Grand Voyager to be versatile. The seats can be removed in the back, making room for a bed—perfect for a road trip. It accommodates taller people with plenty of headroom and legroom.Plymouth Grand Voyager Features
The 2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager comes in just two different trim levels: the Base and the SE, as this marks the year Plymouth decided to discontinue the Expresso trim level. Plymouth changes some of standard features available on both models, and the base models include a cassette player. The base model contains a three-liter, V-6 engine and automatic transmission, and the SE level comes with a 3.3-liter, V-6, flex-fuel engine and an automatic transmission.
The year 2000 saw the demise of this model, and it marked the end of the Plymouth badge.
While many people love their Plymouth Grand Voyagers, others aren’t so enamored. Although solidly built and comfortable, it presents some concerns about the transmission, especially as the van ages and mileage exceeds 80,000.Plymouth Grand Voyager Evolution
The Plymouth Grand Voyager minivan made its debut in 1990 with a choice of two models but just one engine, a 3.3-liter V-6. The SE model comes with a four-speed automatic transmission, seating for seven passengers, power steering, an audio system, and not much else. The LE trim offers a bit more luxury with cruise control and air-conditioning. Optional extras include leather seating, a better audio system, and a towing package.
In 1991, the model underwent a redesign to look sleeker. The interior benefits from better styling, and new features include anti-lock brakes, second-row captain's chairs, a driver’s-side airbag, and all-wheel drive.
1992 saw the introduction of a new base model, which comes fitted with a three-liter, V-6 engine and a three-speed automatic transmission. This marks the first model with an integrated child seat available for families with toddlers.
In 1993, Plymouth introduced height-adjustable seat belts for front-seat passengers, while those in the rear seats benefit from lower-mounted anchors, making them more comfortable. Models fitted with captain's chairs in the second row come with a tilt feature that makes it much easier to access seating in the third row. Optional extras include a CD player and firmer, sportier suspension.
In 1994, the Grand Voyager received a number of changes. The exterior flaunts a restyle, and Plymouth makes a number of revisions to the instrument panels. The sliding door mechanism shows improvement and the model benefits from less noise and vibration in the cabin. Several new safety measures include standard passenger-side front airbags and side-impact beams. All-wheel drive models come standard with anti-lock brakes. The LE model can be fitted with a larger 3.8-liter, V-6 engine.
1995 saw minimal changes to the model. In 1996, the model got completely redesigned and received a better interior and more powerful engines. It represents the first minivan to have a left-hand sliding door.
1997 saw upgrades to the transmission software and upgrades to safety features. 1998 saw the addition of a new Expresso trim level. In 1999, the Plymouth Grand Voyager underwent no substantial changes.