Chrysler Voyager Returns As The Poor Man’s Pacifica

The Voyager name is closely associated with Plymouth, but it’s making a return and this time it isn’t on an ill-fated Lancia.

Unveiled earlier today, the 2020 Chrysler Voyager is a value-priced Pacifica with a different name. It effectively replaces the Pacifica L and LX, and is designed to appeal to budget conscious families and fleet customers.

Styling changes are minor, but the Voyager has a relatively plain front fascia which is largely devoid of chrome trim. The model also has a new liftgate with Voyager badging.

Detailed specifications weren’t announced, but the Voyager will be offered in three different trims called L, LX and LXi. All come standard with seven-passenger seating and a 3.5-inch digital display in the instrument cluster. Buyers will also find a six speaker audio system, active noise cancellation technology and a 7-inch Uconnect infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

An assortment of options will be available including the SafetyTec Group which adds blind-spot monitoring, rear cross path detection and ParkSense rear parking assist. Customers can also order the Cold Weather Group, a Stow ‘n Place roof rack and a rear seat entertainment system with an overhead DVD player.

The fleet-only Voyager LXi comes nicely equipped with leatherette seats, Stow ‘n Go second row seats and a Stow ‘n Place roof rack. The model also has an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a universal garage door opener and a security alarm. Rounding out the highlights are a remote starting system and retractable sunshades in the second row.

All Voyagers will be powered by a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that produces 287 hp (214 kW / 291 PS) and 262 lb-ft (355 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Chrysler didn’t mention pricing, but the model should start around $27,000.

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  • Bo Hanan

    I get it but no. 1 name per car please Chrysler.

  • Leconte Dave

    hmmm but why? just release it as grand caravan

    • TheToadPrince..~~ToadSquad

      or call it chrysler caravan and have town and country as a limited trim…..stupud fca

  • Rocket

    Yeah, this won’t cause any confusion …

  • Mr. EP9

    Incredibly lazy.

  • Dennis Scipio

    I understand it’s not uncommon to give different names for the same model in different regions of the world, but don’t do it when you’re selling it in the same country, it just causes confusion that way.

    • Jay

      Yea they should’ve just made it a dodge and called it the grand caravan. But nope, they decided to stupidly bring back the Plymouth name. I guess we could be getting Barracuda will be back as well.

      • Matt

        Voyager was also a Chrysler name too.

        • Jay

          In countries other than the U.S…

          • mkole1964

            No, in the US as well.

        • Althea Later

          yes it was! after they dumped Plymouth…. they kept the Voyager nameplate on for however long as a Chrysler… maybe 3 or 4 years

      • Stephen G

        Voyager…registered Chrysler trademark.

        • Jay

          As was Plymouth. My point was that it was Plymouth’s name in the u.s. that used the voyager nameplate first.

          • Stephen G

            My point is it doesn’t matter. Dodge Conquest/ Chrysler Conquest. Plymouth Prowler/Chrysler Prowler. Plymouth Voyager/Chrysler Voyager, Dodge Neon/Plymouth Neon. Plymouth Sebring/Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Aspen/Chrysler Aspen, Dodge Viper/Chrysler Viper/SRT Viper, Dodge Colt/Plymouth Colt, Plymouth Suburban/Chevrolet Suburban

          • Jay

            It doesn’t matter at the end of the day but it’s still pretty dumb to do so. I can see if they discontinued one nameplate to replace it like most other companies do.

          • Stephen G

            Why do you think it’s dumb? There is company recognition.

          • Jay

            Well it’s the same model.. giving it two names makes it confusing under the same Chrysler brand. Would people really upset about the cheapest Pacifica being called the Pacifica? I doubt it. It would’ve make more sense to bring it in as a dodge and kill the old gen grand caravan off to me.

          • Stephen G

            It’s not more confusing to me. I don’t get L, LX, Plus, SE, ES, S, LE, EX. I find it interesting that Chrysler Voyager/Chrysler Pacifica confuses you yet Dodge Caravan/Chrysler Pacifica doesn’t.

          • Jay

            Because the badges are different. Seeing a different name on the same vehicle makes you think they simply changed the name. However no, the voyager will have different trims of it’s own along with the Pacifica only adding to the confusion. It would have different bumpers, grilled, lights further differentiations so make it less confusing. Consider the Tahoe, Yukon and Escalade, same vehicles but they look different.

          • Stephen G

            Of course you’re forgetting the Tahoe LS, Tahoe LT, Tahoe LTZ, Yukon SLE, Yukon SLE-2, Yukon SLT, Yukon Denali, Escalade standard, Escalade Luxury, Escalade Platinum. Oh yeah then there is the Yukon XL SLE Yukon XL SLE-2…

          • Jay

            All under there own respective brands. You’d have a point here if GMC named the higher trim Denali without the Yukon. The XL is for the longer version.

    • Stephen G

      Are you saying that L, LE, S, SE, LX, SR5, SEL, E, XE, EX, XST, SX or SXT are much clearer descriptions?

      • That’s a stupid naming system. Never get it. You need to be a strange expert to even understand the differences between Camaros ou Corvettes by their trim names.

    • Can I buy a Voyageur van and a Pacifica badge so people won’t know I have a base model?

  • Who the hell is in charge at Chrysler???? Giving different names at on car is most of the time stupid when it’s the same brand but here come on! Never understood why the Pacifica wasn’t called Voyager… But they should already have an SUV in their lineup and call it… Voyager maybe (makes no sense I know). How is Chrysler still alive as a brand again?

    • Stephen G

      You clearly know little about American automobile history. Goggle Plymouth Concord, Cambridge, and Cranbrook or Chrysler Newport, New Yorker, and 300. Or if you prefer 210, Biscayne and BelAir.

    • helloWorld

      look at their european operations. if you look at the fiat site, you can’t find the spider, but if you go to the abarth site, it’s there

  • brn

    Clearly, they’re getting ready to finally dump the Dodge GC. The low end minivan market is where FCA (minus the F) has dominated for decades.

    I agree that calling the low end Pacifica a Dodge GC is the better option. For whatever reason, they want it to have Chrysler rather than a Dodge. If that’s the case, giving it a different name actually makes sense.

    • Stephen G

      How does changing the name of the Chrysler Pacifica L to the Chrysler Voyager signal death for the GC?

      • brn

        GC was to be replaced by the Pacifica. They kept it around, as the sales in the low-end market were strong. The GC platform is dated to the point, they want to finally move away from it.

        Marketing may suggest that GC buyers will still be looking for a low-cost alternative to the Pacifica. In comes the Voyager.

        • Stephen G

          The “Voyager” has been available for the last 2 years, it was called the Pacifica L. Changing the name does not create the low cost alternative…it’s been around all along.

          • brn

            Yes, but there are a lot of GC buyers that wouldn’t pick up on that.

  • Elpatore

    My god FCA has become irrelevant… i just dont get ANYTHING they do, except Alfa…

  • Enoch Gabriel Gonzales

    just let the brand die immediately.

  • JRP

    They should have called the Pacifica the Chrysler Voyager in the first place.

  • StrangerGP

    What to do you do if your lineup is really weak? Give different trim options separate names.

    I wonder how much of life support Chrysler has left.

    • Stephen G

      The trim options already had separate names, they are just changing the names.

      • Jay

        No but they don’t need different names either.. different trim names is enough, leave it at that.. that’s how most of us feel.

        • Stephen G

          I didn’t know you took a national survey.

          • Jay

            I got it from the comments here. Most of us as in most of the people that made comments about it…

  • Stephen G

    Very interesting…separating the less expensive “value” vehicle from the higher priced premium brand. What next maybe marketing the “value brand” under it’s own make as not to effect the premium feel of the more expensive upscale model. Maybe calling it DeSoto or…how about “Plymouth” HOLY CRAP! Next what, a country filled with separate smaller more intimate dealerships for “Plymouth” and for “Chrysler” to give the customer the feeling they are valued and treated as family. WOW…That could lead to an increased premium luxury brand that could be called, how about this…Imperial! This is pure marketing genius!

  • Mr. EP9

    I read elsewhere that’s the whole point of this “Voyager.” They’re intended purely for fleet sales.

    • Althea Later

      The LXi will be made solely for fleet. It will have vinyl seats.

  • rockyroad
    • Mr. EP9

      Yes. All the lower trim levels are now being re-badged as the Voyager.

      • I don’t understand why they gave it a different name without a new design.

        • Randy Terpstra

          Remember the Ford 500 = Ford Taurus thing? Pure marketing. Sales have fallen off and perhaps the Pacifica name has something to due with it ( it doesn’t have a ‘family value’ ring to it). The old Plymouth Voyager used to be the value brand of Chrysler’s ‘mini van’ family. (On a side note, does this marketing shift indicate the impending death of the Dodge Caravan?)

          • Good point. I will assume the pacifica nameplate will be gone next redesign. Or at least make it look different. What a mess they’ve made.

        • Mr. EP9

          They’re lazy.

  • Toronado_II

    Kind of…. And what about the Caravan ? Is it definetely dead ?

    • Althea Later

      Apparently not yet…. I read it will still be made. Maybe it will be like the VW Beetle… made forever

  • Althea Later

    How lazy can you get??? Don’t even bother putting a different grill or taillights on it. How dumb. I like the name Voyager though.
    Perhaps the real reason for doing this is to add another vehicle to their website?

  • helloWorld

    they should make a town and country crossover

  • Kaido Alex

    More junk, Chrysler you bore me…( ¯ ö¯ )

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