Chrysler’s ‘new’ entry-level van is almost here.
For the 2020 model year, Chrysler is going a peculiar route with its minivan lineup, thanks to the new Voyager. Yes, I know it looks like a Pacifica, but this is the 2020 Chrysler Voyager. CarsDirect managed to get the early order guide for the model, which is meant as a budget-minded version of the Pacifica. It starts at $26,985 plus a $1,495 for a starting price of $28,480, and replaces the lower-end Pacifica models in the lineup.
That price is exactly the same as the current 2019 Chrysler Pacifica, so there is no price increase despite the name change. The 2020 Chrysler Voyager will come in L and LX trims for retail customers, and will replace the Pacifica L and LX models. There’s also a fleet-only Voyager LXi model, which comes in at $34,490 — about $500 less than the Pacifica Touring.
Functionally, the 2020 Chrysler Voyager and Pacifica are identical. You still get a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with 287 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. That comes mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, but there is no hybrid version available. The eHybrid model is reserved for the Chrysler Pacifica.
The entry-level pricing makes the 2020 Chrysler Voyager a bargain agains the likes of the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna. The Honda starts off $2,805 more expensive, while the Toyota is $4,030 more. What’s more, it’s even $55 less expensive than the older Dodge Grand Caravan SE, which starts at $28,585 before incentives. Although you’re much more likely to get a deal on that last one, as the Grand Caravan is heavily incentivized.
You still get some options
Options on the entry-level Chrysler Voyager are limited, but you can get some of the goodies if you want. Rear park assist, blind spot monitoring and rear cross path detection are extra options. However, Chrysler doesn’t offer autonomous emergency braking and adaptive cruise control on this model. Leatherette seats and Stow ‘n Go seating are reserved for the fleet-only LXi.
2020 Chrysler Voyager pricing vs. the competition:
|Car||Entry trim||Starting MSRP||Vs. Voyager|
|Dodge Grand Caravan||SE||$28,535||+$55|
*Prices include destination