- chrysler is applying the voyager name to the pacifica minivan's less-expensive trim levels for 2020.
- this brings back a nameplate that used to be applied to plymouth's version of minivan back in the day.
- production of the 2020 chrysler voyager begins in august, and it should cost a bit less than the pacifica's current starting price of $28,730.
chrysler has renamed the cheaper versions of its pacifica minivan, and the new name is a familiar one: voyager. essentially a rebadged version of the previous pacifica's l and lx trim levels, the new budget-oriented 2020 chrysler voyager is otherwise mechanically identical to the pacifica we know and love, with the same 287-hp 3.6-liter v-6 engine and nine-speed automatic transmission. the pacifica itself should continue on unchanged, although it will now only include higher-priced trim levels with more equipment.
the voyager's base l trim level is fairly sparsely equipped with manual climate control, cloth seats, and a second-row bench seat that makes for seven-passenger capacity. the voyager lx adds a fair bit of equipment including second-row captain's chairs, a power driver's seat, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, and siriusxm satellite radio. there's also a fleet-only lxi trim meant for rental duty that has leatherette seats, second-row stow 'n go seats, a roof rack, and remote start.
other than its badge, there's nothing to distinguish the voyager visually. we wonder if this new strategy with the chrysler van might be fca's way of beginning to phase out the ancient dodge grand caravan, which has served as the company's low-priced minivan offering for the past few years.
although chrysler has not yet announced pricing, we hear that the voyager will get a slight price cut compared to the pacifica l, which started at $28,730. expect the voyager's base trim level to come in somewhere around $27,000 when it goes on sale this fall.