Chrysler quote fuel consumption figures for the Grand Voyager as Combined 30.4 mpg, Urban 22.8 mpg and Extra Urban 38.7 mpg.
Chrysler quote fuel consumption figures for the Grand Voyager as Combined 30.4 mpg, Urban 22.8 mpg and Extra Urban 38.7 mpg. On average we were returning what we considered a healthy 29 mpg under normal driving, which increased with a full passenger load to 33 mpg on a 90 mile dual carriageway journey with the cruise control set at 68 mph.
The handling is pretty much as expected, although the Grand Voyager always feels safe and reassuring it is rather ponderous which means you have to adapt to how it handles. Do not expect to keep up with more agile cars on country ‘B’ roads as the steering is not particularly precise. The ride can be a little bit on the choppy side for British roads but it copes well enough to soak up poor road surfaces and our passengers did not complain.
It is relatively easy to get in and out of the Chrysler Grand Voyager, there aren’t any sills to get over and the doors open wide, plus there is plenty of headroom. Some users might find the seat height a little awkward as you do have to step up into the car. Middle row passengers should find getting in and out easy but back row passengers have to be a little more agile to get into the rear.
The rear side door are electrically powered and can be opened remotely from the key fob, overhead drivers switch (which can also switch them off) and from a switch on the ‘B’ pillar for passengers use. The rear hatchback door is also electrically powered for ease of use.
You sit high in the front and this does give you a commanding view of the road ahead. All round vision is very good but the Grand Voyager is quite tall so you do have to beware that some road users are lower than your normal line of vision.
Parking is not as hard as you might imagine but you are not going to nip into small parking spaces. There are rear parking sensors but not front ones which seems a bit of an omission, but you do get a reversing camera which uses the navigation screen to give you a live image of what is behind you - although you do still need to look over your shoulder at where you are reversing.
Chrysler Grand Voyager Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Chrysler Grand Voyager 2.8 CRD Limited|
|Colour||Light Sandstone Metallic Clearcoat|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||12.8 Seconds|
|Top Speed||115 mph|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||38.7 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||TBA|
|Warranty||3-Year/60,000 Mile Warranty|
|Price (when tested on the 06/10/08)||£33,000|