2020 vs 2021: What's the Difference?
Minor changes are made to the Voyager in 2021. The SafetyTec package, which bundles advanced driver aids, gets more sophisticated technology. The sensors for both the camera and radar have been improved so that they are better able to detect pedestrians. This grouping of safety features remains merely optional in 2021.
What Do the Various Trim Levels Offer?
There are only two trim levels available for the 2021 Voyager. The entry-level L is decently well-equipped, coming standard with smartphone integration and a 7-inch touchscreen. Features like Bluetooth, a rearview camera, remote keyless entry, and a six-speaker stereo system round out the tech feature list. Tri-zone automatic climate control is optional here.
Then there is the LX, which gets luxury upgrades like alloy wheels and satellite radio. Family-friendly features here include bucket seats in the second-row along with under-seat storage bins. Drivers will be more comfortable thanks to the power adjustment added for their seat, and the ride will be more enjoyable overall with the touring-tuned suspension. Tri-zone manual climate control and automatic headlamps are standard.
Which Trim is Right for Me?
Unless buyers are looking to spend as little as possible, it is worth upgrading to the LX trim level. The ride is much more comfortable, and there are several more available packages, making it easier to customize the vehicle to a family's specific needs. And while it may not be luxurious by any stretch of the imagination, there are enough extra standard features to justify spending more.
What Kind of Technology Does it Have?
For the price, the 2021 Chrysler Voyager offers a respectable amount of standard technology features. Both models give families a 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a six-speaker audio system, and a single USB port. The infotainment system is considered to be user-friendly. Satellite radio is included for the LX. Optional for the LX is a single-screen rear-seat entertainment system that costs just under $1,000.
How Does It Perform?
The Voyager utilizes the same powertrain that the fancier Chrysler Pacific minivan does. It is a 3.6L V6 with the ability to make 287-horsepower, and it pairs with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The performance is certainly a bright spot for the Voyager, with this engine giving the vehicle plenty of acceleration and passing power. This is even true when the minivan is loaded with cargo and/or passengers.
As for the ride, it is comfortable in both trims. The LX trim, with its touring-tuned suspension, obviously is even smoother than the L. Handling is also impressive, especially considering the size of the Voyager.
Is It Safe and Reliable?
The 2021 Chrysler Voyager has been crash-tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It received an overall score of five stars and received five stars for both side and frontal collisions. For rollover testing, the vehicle received four stars.
A rearview camera is the only standard feature for the Voyager. The SafetyTec package can be added to either trim for approximately $900. It includes blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, forward-collision warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and pedestrian detection. Rear parking sensors are thrown in as well.
J.D. Power provides consumers with reliability predictions for new vehicles. The 2021 Voyager has been given a score of 2.5 out of five. While this may seem decent, it is actually considered to be below average and is something for buyers to keep in mind.
What's the Interior Like?
This minivan can have room for up to seven people to sit reasonably comfortably. The first two rows provide more than enough space for stretching out, while the third row is best saved for small children. Overall, the cabin feels more luxurious than you would expect for the price, giving drivers many soft-touch surfaces and a modern design.
Although not the roomiest minivan on the market, the 2021 Voyager provides adequate cargo space for most people. Behind the third-row, there are 32.2 cubic feet, which should be plenty of room for luggage if going away for the weekend. The maximum cargo capacity is 140.5 cubic feet. Small-item storage is also good, with plenty of little cubbies to be found in the cabin.
What are the Alternatives to this Model?
Drivers who want more luxury and convenience may want the Chrysler Pacifica instead. It has the exact same powertrain as the Voyager. However, all of those extra features do come with a significant increase in the cost.
The Honda Odyssey is a hard-to-top minivan. It has many standard driver aids and is available with family-friendly features like an in-cabin intercom system and integrated vacuum cleaner. Of course, it costs quite a bit more than the 2021 Chrysler Voyager. Other minivans to consider include the Toyota Sienna, which is available as a hybrid, and the value-packed Kia Sedona.
Note: All Chrysler Voyager lease prices and dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.