You can easily transform the Chrysler Grand Voyager from a seven seat people carrier into a two seater mini van, without removing any of the seats.
You can easily transform the Chrysler Grand Voyager from a seven seat people carrier into a two seater mini van, without removing any of the seats. Not only do the rear most seats fold flat into the floor when not needed but the middle row seats cleverly fold into the floor. Most of competition requires you to physically lift the middle row seats out of their MPV's, but this is usually physically difficult. With the middle row seats in place there is a cavernous covered under floor storage area which the seats fold into when not needed.
Unlike most of the competition the Chrysler Grand Voyager cannot only accommodate seven passengers they can also bring their luggage without resorting to a roof top box.
The Renault Grand Espace with its seven seats occupied can carry 456 litres of luggage where the Chrysler Grand Voyager can accommodate 756 litres. If you only need to carry four people then there is 2054 litres of space available. With only two seats in place the Grand Espace can swallow small van load of 3050 litres compared to the Grand Voyager’s whopping 3296 litres.
We like the night time ambient lighting especially the halo lighting which emits a soft greenish-blue glow along the overhead console but doesn't interfere with the driver’s vision. There are directional pinpoint LED lights available for all rows of passengers, while convenience lights illuminate areas such as the map pockets and door sills and it is all very subdued and not at all intrusive.
Our test car was fitted with the £2,000 Rear Entertainment pack which comprises two eight-inch drop-down DVD screens for second and third row passengers, two sets of wireless headphones, DVD player, dual input jacks for gaming; plus the MyGIG infotainment system with Satellite Navigation. The system is quite clever; it allows the rear seat passengers to watch two different films of their choice in each row. There is a 12-volt power outlet in the C-pillar, video cameras or gaming systems can plug directly into the vehicle to operate. Passengers can play a game system in the second row and watch a movie in the third row. Or passengers can listen to their favourite radio programme through the wireless headphones in one row and watch and listen to a movie with the other set of headphones in another row. The system comes with two wireless, infrared headphones that allow passengers to listen to the same or individual audio sources.
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|