Chrysler Grand Voyager Defies Belief
The Chrysler Grand Voyager is more spacious than a record breaking warehouse
The Chrysler Grand Voyager is more spacious than a record breaking warehouse. In fact, its maximum cargo capacity is a staggering 3,296-litres. Even with seven passengers aboard this storage locker's volume is 756-litres. To put that in perspective, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate's statistics are 690 and 1,950-litres. Converting the Grand Voyager from a people carrier to a van is straightforward thanks to its 'stow and go' seating system. This enables load-luggers to fold the five rear chairs into the floor, thus creating a flat cargo base. When upright the seats can slide forwards and backwards. This makes it easy – even when fully loaded – for everyone to be comfortable. The Chrysler's high equipment specification helps too. Standard features include: climate control, four electric windows, and cruise control. The top-spec 'Limited' also has leather, parking sensors, and Bluetooth.The Chrysler Grand Voyager is powered by a 2.8-litre diesel engine. This produces 161bhp and propels this six-speed automatic to 62mph in 12.8 seconds. Not fast then, but that is the price of its monstrous proportions. Running costs are a further drawback. It only averages 33.6mpg and its carbon emissions are 222g/km. That places this seven-seater in road tax band K/£460. On the plus side, this mile-muncher's smooth ride makes it an excellent motorway cruiser. Life is less pleasant on twisty roads where the handling is unremarkable, and its bulk can make cruising through town tricky. Let us not be too harsh though, overall the Grand Voyager is a fantastic choice for hard-core luggage-lovers.