Chrysler Voyager

The Chrysler Voyager is simply massive. It can cope with carrying seven people in comfort with lots of room to spare. This superb people-carrier is one of the best in the business and weighs in at nearly 2.5 tonnes. A large vehicle without a doubt, but the design of the Chrysler Voyager still has nice lines and an attention to detail that gives an overall sophisticated appearance to this machine. The neatly shaped lights fit sweetly against the trademark large grille of modern Chrysler cars. The massive body still has balance in its design and the overall refined appearance is finished off nicely with some stunning alloys.

Available with either a 2.4 litre petrol, 2.5 diesel or a 2.8 diesel, the Chrysler Voyager is a powerful workhorse that is refined and responsive. Each of the three power plants gives good throttle response and smooth acceleration. The torque figures are 218 Nm at 4000 rpm for the 2.4, 340 Nm at 2000 rpm for the 2.5 diesel and 359 Nm at 2100 rpm for the 2.8 diesel. This translates to some useful pulling power when a heavy load is being carried. Acceleration times are not quick, but the purpose of a vehicle like this is not to smoke the tyres but to carry a large group of people in high levels of comfort, safety and refinement. For this purpose, the Chrysler Voyager excels. And few rivals come close to matching it.

So how does the Chrysler Voyager gain such distinction? Well, step inside the Chrysler Voyager and one comes to understand that travel is not merely getting from one place to another. Travel also includes the time it takes to get to a destination. During this time, the Chrysler Voyager is a superb place to bide the time allowing the occupants to arrive at the chosen destination relaxed and unruffled. This is what makes the Chrysler Voyager a pleasure to travel in. The interior has a plush feel and it becomes so easy to take the weight off your feet and sit back in the comfy seats and listen to the 10 speaker CD system playing a favourite number. The dual zone climate control gives the atmosphere in the cabin a pleasantly cosy ambience ­ particularly when nature hurls its unpredictable weather conditions upon your fixed travel plans, on the road ahead and onto the streamlined exterior of the sturdy Chrysler Voyager in which travel proceeds unflustered. In even the worst weather conditions, the Chrysler remains balanced and in control providing a surefootedness on even the most undulating roads. The ride is superbly refined and comfortable. In night time driving, the outstanding headlight range and the headlamp levelling capability make this a wonderful night time express. All-round visibility is excellent and the driver can make well informed manoeuvres with confidence in heavy traffic.

The executive models are fitted with leather upholstered seats that are heated in the front. An overhead console trip computer and vehicle information centre give all occupants travelling in the Chrysler Voyager up-to-date travel information. A new feature on the Chrysler Voyager released in Australia in February 2008 was the “Flip & Go” middle row of seats, which can spin around to face the third row – great for conversations, card games or even spreading out work to do while being driven.

Safety is par excellence and is a massive improvement on earlier Chrysler Voyager models. Three point seatbelts are standard on all seats. Driver and passenger airbags are fixed in place ready to be activated in the case of an accident. Each seat near the windows has a side curtain airbag and the front seatbelts have pretensioners with force limiters. The solid bumpers both front and back are energy absorbing to -soften any impacts.

The Chrysler Voyager, though no longer sold new, has to be a certainty on anyone’s top 5 list when relaxing people-moving transport is essential. I recommend you take a look at Chrysler’s Grand Voyager which is the current machine sold new in Australia. There are oodles of friendly Chrysler agents, mostl;y throughout Eastern Australia in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. The Chrysler Voyager and Chrysler Gran Voyager will not dissatisfy.

The model series includes the:

  • Chrysler Voyager 2.4 SE
  • Chrysler Voyager 2.4 SE Touring
  • Chrysler Voyager 2.5 CRD SE
  • Chrysler Voyager 2.5 CRD SE Touring
  • Chrysler Voyager 2.4 LX
  • Chrysler Voyager 2.4 CRD LX

For any more information on the Chrysler Voyager, or for that matter any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181. If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Chrysler dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours. Private Fleet – car buying made easy!

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