Plymouth Voyager/Grand Voyager

Plymouth Voyager/Grand Voyager

Infobox Automobile
name = Plymouth Voyager

manufacturer = Plymouth
parent_company = Chrysler Corporation (1974-1998)
DaimlerChrysler (1998-2000)
class = Minivan (1984-2000)
Full-size van (1974-1983)
production = 1974-2000
successor = Chrysler Voyager

The original Plymouth Voyager was a twin of the Dodge B-series van from 1974 to 1983. Beginning in 1984 the Voyager name was applied to a new vehicle based on the Plymouth Reliant car. The Voyager minivan, along with the similar Dodge Caravan (later joined by the Chrysler Town and Country) and the French Renault Espace were the first modern minivans; the Chrysler minivans are credited with creating the entire market segment for these vehicles in North America.

The Grand Voyager minivan was longer than the Voyager in both length and wheelbase, and had more cargo space. In addition, engine choices were different in most years to compensate for the greater weight of the Grand Voyager. Otherwise, the two vehicles were substantially the same.


Infobox Automobile generation
name = Full-size Voyager
production = 1974-1983
body_style = 4-door van
6-door van
layout = FR layout
platform = Chrysler AB platform
engine = 318 in³ "LA" V8
360 in³ "LA" V8
transmission = 3-speed "TorqueFlite" automatic
aka = Dodge Sportsman
Dodge Ram Wagon
The first Plymouth Voyager was introduced in 1974, and was essentially a rebadged Dodge Sportsman. It could hold as many as 12 passengers — 15 in the stretched version — and was Plymouth's first truck-bodied vehicle in many decades. This full-size Voyager was produced until 1983.


Infobox Automobile generation
name = Minivan - first generation

production = 1984-1990
layout = FF layout
assembly = Windsor, Ontario, Canada
platform = Chrysler S platform
engine = 2.2 L "K" I4
2.5 L "K" I4
2.5 L "Turbo" I4
2.6 L Mitsubishi "G54B" I4
3.0 L Mitsubishi "6G72" V6
3.3 L "EGA" V6
transmission = 5-speed "A525" manual
3-speed "TorqueFlite" automatic
4-speed "A604" automatic
related = Chrysler Voyager
Chrysler Town & Country
Dodge Caravan
wheelbase = Grand: Auto in|119.1|0
SWB: Auto in|112|0
length = Grand: Auto in|190.5|0
SWB: Auto in|175.9|0
SWB LE: Auto in|177.3|0
1989-1990 Grand LE: Auto in|191.9|0
width = 1984-88: Auto in|72.2|0
1989-1990: Auto in|72|0
height = 1984-88 SWB: Auto in|64.4|0
1984-88 Grand: Auto in|64.7|0
1989-1990: Auto in|64.8|0
This first-generation Voyager minivan used the Chrysler S platform, which was closely related to the K-cars (Plymouth Reliant and Dodge Aries). The Voyager was on "Car and Driver" magazine's Ten Best list for 1985.cite web | url= | title=A Brief History of the Chrysler Minivan | journal= [ Allpar] | accessdate=2008-06-13 ] A three-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission and a five-speed manual were available with the four-cylinder engines, including the turbocharged 2.5 L engine offered only in 1989 and 1990.

For 1987 the Voyager received minor cosmetic updates as well as the introduction of the Grand Voyager, which was built on a longer wheelbase adding more cargo room. It was available only with "SE" or "LE" trim.

The first generation Voyager minivan was offered in three trim levels; low "base", middle "SE", and high "LE", the latter bearing woodgrain-imprinted vinyl on the sides.


On 1984-1986 Voyagers, five-passenger seating was standard on all three models. The five-passenger arrangement consisted of two front bucket seats and a rear three-passenger bench seat. On base and SE models, the front buckets could be replaced by a 40/60 split three-passenger bench seat, bringing the total number of occupants to six. Seven-passenger seating was an option on SEs and LEs, with dual front buckets, a middle two-passenger bench, and a rear three-passenger bench. SE models could seat up to eight, with both the additional middle two-passenger bench and three-passenger front bench. So, depending on configuration, the base model could seat up to six, the SE could seat up to eight, and the LE could seat up to seven. On base models, the front buckets were low-back items, upholstered with plain cloth or vinyl. On SEs, the buyer could choose between low-back buckets with deluxe cloth or high-back buckets in upgraded vinyl. LEs came standard with high-back front buckets, upholstered in either luxury cloth or luxury vinyl.

For 1987 the six- and eight-passenger options were withdrawn, leaving seating for five standard and for seven optional on the base and SE, and seating for seven with high-back front buckets standard on the LE, Grand SE, and Grand LE. Deluxe cloth upholstery was now standard on base and all SE models, with the luxury vinyl optional on SEs. On LEs, luxury cloth came standard and for the first time, leather seats were available on the LE models.


* 1984-1987 2.2 L "K" I4
* 1984-1987 2.6 L Mitsubishi "G54B" I4
* 1987½-1989 2.5 L "K" I4, 96 hp (72 kW)
* 1987½-1989 3.0 L Mitsubishi "6G72" V6, 136 hp (101 kW)
* 1989-1990 2.5 L "K" I4, 100 hp (75 kW)
* 1989-1990 2.5 L "Turbo" I4, 142 hp (106 kW)
* 1989-1990 3.0 L Mitsubishi "6G72" V6, 141 hp (105 kW)
* 1990 3.0 L Mitsubishi "6G72" V6, 142 hp (106 kW)
* 1990 3.3 L "EGA" V6, 150 hp (112 kW)


The original sticker prices for 1988, 1989, and 1990Verify source|date=July 2008 rounded to the nearest 25 dollars were:
*1988 - $10,900-$15,500 USD
*1989 - $11,300-$16,450 USD
*1990 - $12,100-$18,450 USD


Infobox Automobile generation
name = Minivan — second generation

production = 1991-1995
assembly = St. Louis, Missouri
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
body_style = 3-door minivan
layout = Front engine, front-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
platform = Chrysler AS platform
engine = 2.5 L "K" I4
3.0 L Mitsubishi "6G72" V6
3.3 L "EGA" V6
3.8 L "EGH" V6
transmission = 5-speed manual
3-speed "TorqueFlite" automatic
4-speed "Ultradrive" automatic
aka = Chrysler Voyager
related = Chrysler Town & Country
Dodge Caravan
wheelbase = SWB: Auto in|112.3|0
Grand: Auto in|119.3|0
length = SWB: Auto in|178.1|0
Grand: Auto in|192.8|0
width = Auto in|72|0
height = SWB: Auto in|64.2|0
Grand: Auto in|64.8|0
1991-93 AWD: Auto in|65.9|0
1994-95 AWD: Auto in|65.8|0
1994-95 LE SWB: Auto in|64.3|0
weight = Auto lb|3305|0
Auto lb|3531|0 (Grand Voyager)

The Voyager was extensively redesigned for 1991, with more aerodynamic styling. They still used the S platform, though it was renamed the "AS platform". These were the last Voyagers that were derived from the Chrysler K platform. The trim levels for the Voyager were the base "SE", midline "LE", and highline "LX"; Grand Voyager trim levels were base "SE" and highline "LE". The SE offered buyers the widest choice of option packagesVerify source|date=July 2008, while the LE came with a great deal of standard equipment. The LX was available only in the short-wheelbase version, and was marketed as a more of a sport-luxury van,Verify source|date=July 2008 and came with the most standard equipment of them all, including alloy wheels, fog lamps, and wide array of power-operated features. The LE, however, could be ordered with all of these options at extra cost. Although the LX base price was higher than an LE, the LE could be ordered in the extended wheel base model with most of the options featured on the LX, thereby making the Grand Voyager LE the top of the line.

Interiors were much more differentiated in this generation than on the first, which shared many interior components with the Plymouth Reliant on which it was based, including an identical instrument panel and many interior trim pieces, to reduce development and production costs on a vehicle whose success was far from assured.cite web | url= | title=A Brief History of the Chrysler Minivan | journal= [ Allpar] | accessdate=2008-06-13 ]

In later years various trim packages were offered on SE models. The "Sport Wagon" package available from 1993-1995 featured accent color (gray) bumpers and molding, fog lamps, and special aluminum wheels. The "Rallye" package offered in 1995 was more luxury-oriented, with lower body two-tone paint — regardless of upper body color, the lower body was painted "Driftwood Beige" — silver aluminum wheels, and special badging. The font first used for the Rallye's badging was adopted for all of Plymouth's badging from 1996 onward.

Only badging and minor cosmetics differentiated the Voyager from its Dodge Caravan corporate twin. The headlamp trim was chromed on the Voyager but not on the Caravan, and the Voyager's park and turn signal lamps were shorter than those of the Caravan. The Voyager's taillights were horizontally corrugated, while the Caravan's, though the same size and shape, had had a black-mask effect. Voyagers used the chrome or body-colored eggcrate grille characteristic of all Plymouth models of the time, while the Caravan's bore the crosshair design used on Dodge's other models. The Chrysler Town and Country shared the Voyager's headlamps and taillights, but had its own chrome waterfall grille.

This generation of vans brought additional innovations, such as:
* "Quad Command" bucket seating (1991)
* Integrated child safety seats (1992), improved design with recliners (1994)
* Available anti-lock brakes (1991)
* First driver's side airbag in a minivan (1991), made standard (1992), and first dual front airbags (1994)
* First minivan to meet 1998 U.S. federal safety standards (1994)

However, the turbocharged engine and Convert-A-Bed feature were dropped. cite web | url= | title=A Brief History of the Chrysler Minivan | journal= [ Allpar] | accessdate=2008-06-13 ]


* 1991–1995 3.3 L "EGA" V6, 150 hp (112 kW) 1991-1993, 162 hp (121 kW) 1994-1995
* 1991–1995 2.5 L "K" I4, 96 hp (72 kW)
* 1991–1995 3.0 L Mitsubishi "6G72" V6, 141 hp (105 kW)
* 1994–1995 3.8 L "EGH" V6, 162 hp (121 kW)


Throughout this generation, the original sticker prices for the Voyager covered about a $10,000 range from a "base" to an "LE AWD".Verify source|date=July 2008 The prices below are rounded to the nearest 25 dollars.
* 1991 - $13,250-$21,275 USD
* 1992 - $13,500-$23,000 USD
* 1993 - $14,250-$24,000 USD
* 1994 - $15,525-$25,550 USD
* 1995 - $16,150-$25,750 USD

Year-to-year changes

* 1989: Turbocharged four-cylinder engine available with either automatic or manual transmission.
* 1991: Second generation minivans released. A driver's side airbag was made standard for this year. Integrated child safety seats in the second row bench were optional on 1992 Voyagers. The Grand Voyager was available with a lower-cost powertrain. A Convert|142|hp|kW|0|abbr=on 3.0 L V6 and a 3-speed automatic could be substituted for the standard Convert|150|hp|kW|0|abbr=on 3.3 L V6 with its 4-speed automatic. The 5-speed manual transmission could once again be paired with the base engine, which was now the 2.5 liter four instead of the original 2.2 liter four.
* 1993: On 7-passenger models, the optional "Quad Command" bucket seats replaced the middle bench seat. The right bucket tilted forward to ease entry and exit to the rearmost bench. The front shoulder belts became height-adjustable and rear shoulder belts had lower anchor points.
* 1994: New bumpers and body moldings, and a redesigned dashboard appeared on all 1994 Voyagers. New safety features which included a passenger-side airbag and side door-guard beams enabled the Voyager to meet all passenger car safety requirements through 1998. A cassette player became standard on all models but the base. Under the hood, a Convert|162|hp|kW|0|abbr=on 3.8 L V6 was a new option for top-of-the-line Grand Voyager LE models. The 3.3 L V6 had been upgraded to produce Convert|162|hp|kW|0|abbr=on as well. For 1994 the "10 Year Anniversary Edition" was an option on Voyager "SE" models; it had unique two-tone paint and badges.
* 1995: No major changes were made for 1995, except for the new "Rallye" option package available on "SE" models. Rallye models came with special silver-accent wheels and special two-toned paint on the lower body.


Infobox Automobile generation
name = Minivan – third generation

production = 1996-2000
assembly = St. Louis, Missouri
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
body_style = 3-door minivan
4-door minivan
layout = Front engine, front-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
platform = Chrysler NS platform
engine = 2.4 L "EDZ" I4
3.0 L Mitsubishi "6G72" V6
3.3 L "EGA" V6
3.8 L "EGH" V6
transmission = 3-speed "TorqueFlite" automatic4-speed "41TE" automatic
aka = Chrysler Voyager
related = Chrysler Town & Country
Dodge Caravan
wheelbase = SWB: Auto in|113.3|0
Grand: Auto in|119.3|0
length = SWB: Auto in|186.3|0
Grand: Auto in|199.6|0
width = Auto in|76.8|0
height = Auto in|68.5|0
weight = Auto lb|3528|0
Auto lb|3680|0 (Grand Voyager)

The 1996 redesign used the Chrysler NS platform and included a driver's-side sliding door, a first. The manual transmission was dropped. The vinyl woodgrain-appearance side paneling was no longer available. For this generation the Voyager was available in only base and mid-level "SE" models, the luxury "LX" and "LE" models, as well as the "Sport" weren't offered, as they were in the previous generation. It appears that "LE" models, of this generation were still sold in CanadaVerify source|date=July 2008. Also available was the "Rallye" (later renamed "Expresso") trim package. Rallyes were simply an SE model with more upgrades (they were still badged as "SE's", with the "Rallye" badge on the front doors, rather than with the "Plymouth", "Voyager", and "SE" badges on the back). From 1997 onward, regular SE's received a "Plymouth" badge in the place of the "Rallye" or "Expresso" badges. Also, for the "Expresso" trim level, there was special grille insignia consisting of two silver lines on a black circular background. Possibly a new logo for it's retro styled future. Four-wheel drive was reintroduced in 1997. The Voyager was on "Car and Driver" magazine's Ten Best list for 1996 and 1997.

The Chrysler "Pentastar" logo was barely visible on this generation Voyager. It could only be found on the keys, steering wheel and on the side mouldings immediately behind the front wheels. The grille now features Plymouth's new "Sailboat" logo.

Base models of the Voyager were offered in most states with either a 2.4 L four-cylinder or a 3.0 L Mitsubishi V6 engine, except in California and several northeastern states, where the Mitsubishi V6 didn't meet emissions standards. In those locales, the 3.3 L engine was offered as the V6 option from 1997 through 2000. The manual transmission, never popular, was dropped. The 2.4 L four-cylinder engine produced more power than the 3.0 L Mitsubishi engine had in the first two generations.


* 1996-2000 2.4 L "EDZ" I4, 150 hp (112 kW) and 167 ft·lbf (226 N·m)
* 1996-2000 3.3 L "EGA" V6, 158 hp (118 kW) and 203 ft·lbf (275 N·m)
* 1996-2000 3.0 L Mitsubishi "6G72" V6 Convert|150|hp|kW|0|abbr=on and 176 ft·lbf (239 N. m.) (not available in certain states)
* 1998-2000 3.8 L "EGH" V6, 180 hp (134 kW)


There were not as many trim levels available as the previous generation, which is why the sticker prices didn't go as high. The prices below are rounded to the nearest 25 dollars.
* 1996 - $16,625-$20,050 USD
* 1997 - $17,225-$20,750 USD
* 1998 - $17,550-$22,600 USD
* 1999 - $18,200-$23,075 USD
* 2000 - $18,675-$24,075 USD

Year-to-year changes

* 1997: A CD player was a new option. Other than that, only minimal changes.
* 1998: Grocery bag hooks were added to the rearmost bench. The Rallye option/decor package was replaced by the Expresso option/decor package (which included new wheel covers, new interior cloth, new 1st and 2nd row bucket seats, a CD player, and a body-colored grille).
* 1999: A 3.8 L V6 was added to 1999 Voyagers; it was already available on the Caravan and Town & Country. A small cargo net between the front seats, additional standard equipment, and child-safety seats in the second-row buckets were added to the Voyager this year. Air conditioning was made standard on "SE" and "Expresso" models. In Canada, the 3.0L V6 was standard equipment.
* 2000: Now standard was air conditioning, power windows, and power locks(the latter two standard on "SE" models only). A rear-seat video entertainment system was newly available, dealer-installed on all models.

Trim levels

* base - 1996-2000
* SE - 1996-2000
* Rallye - 1996-1997
* Expresso - 1998-1999

In 1999 Plymouth's demise was announced, resulting in the 2000 Voyager/Grand Voyager models in the US doing double duty as both Plymouths and Chryslers.

Chrysler Voyager

For the fourth generation of the minivan in 2001, the Plymouth Voyager was rebadged as the Chrysler Voyager in the US. It was offered in the short wheelbase only. The Chrysler Voyager was renamed Town & Country for 2004, so there was both a short and long wheelbase minivan sold under that name.

Minivan production

Chrysler's plant in St. Louis, Missouri was responsible for building the Voyager from 1990 to 2000.


* [ minivans] - Plymouth Voyager/Grand Voyager for all generations
* [ ConsumerGuide: "Second Generation Voyager"]
* [ ConsumerGuide: "Third Generation Voyager"]

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