All of the controls are ergonomically laid out but we did find ourselves having to lean over to use those that were furtherest away, especially the audio controls, although they are replicated on the back of the steering wheel.
All of the controls are ergonomically laid out but we did find ourselves having to lean over to use those that were furtherest away, especially the audio controls, although they are replicated on the back of the steering wheel. The automatic gear lever selector is too low and so is the handbrake, it was especially hard to manually change gear or select reverse without have physically move around in the seat.
The Chrysler Grand Voyager has three zone climate control, so even rear passengers can have some say in the temperature setting they prefer although the driver still retains ultimate control. There are all round electric windows and the driver can open the rear flap windows electrically.
Where the Chrysler Grand Voyager scores highly over the competition is in accommodation ratings with its clever Stow ‘n Go seating system. There are three rows of seats, two front, two middle and three in the third row. All of the seats but the middle third row seat can comfortably accommodate an adult. It is a bit of squeeze in the middle seat of the third row, which we feel is more suited to a child, it does have isofix fixings so you could fit a child seat here and/or in the two middle row seats, which both have isofix fixings with top tether points.
Front seat passengers have lots of room, head, shoulder and leg, both seats are electrically adjustable with memory on the driver’s seat. Middle row passengers have their own individual seats, with recline/slide; they might find that there is a lack of seat height from the floor which they may find slightly uncomfortable for their legs. In the back there are three seats and again to allow for the under floor storage of the seats, leg drop might be slightly uncomfortable for some people.
All of the rear side windows have sun blinds and privacy glass to protect your passengers from prying eyes and the heat making the Chrysler Grand Voyager ideal for budding rock stars on the school run.
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|