Earlier this year, Chrysler surprised everyone when it announced that it was breaking up it’s Chrysler Pacifica lineup and bringing back the once-popular Voyager nameplate back for its entry-level minivan lineup. We believe it’s part of the Chrysler brand’s plan to capitalize on the soon to be discontinued Dodge Grand Caravan sales, by offering a more budget-friendly Chrysler minivan. Well, Chrysler now has another accolade to add to its new Chrysler Voyager lineup for the 2020 model year, a five-star overall safety rating from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
It’s really no surprise since the new 2020 Chrysler Voyager shares almost everything with the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica, that it too would receive the highest possible rating awarded by NHTSA. Something that is out of reach of the current Dodge Grand Caravan’s aging architecture.
“The 2020 Chrysler Voyager definitely comes to market on a high note,” says Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars – FCA North America. “The new Voyager benefits from the same engineering discipline and innovative spark that led to our invention of the minivan segment,” Kuniskis said. “We dominate the segment because the features and performance minivan customers want most are baked right into our vehicle designs.”
So how does the 2020 Chrysler Voyager receive the highest rating overall safety rating? The 2020 Chrysler Voyager benefits from the application of steel shaping technologies such as hydroforming, a process that transforms steel tubes by injecting them with fluid at extreme pressures. The result is intricately molded load beams that afford greater strength and stiffness than welded components. The Voyager also features a door ring that is assembled from tailor-welded blanks, in which sections of hot-stamped steel that vary in thickness. This strategy helps maintain structural integrity in certain crashes.
High-strength steel (HSS) accounts for 72% of the vehicle’s body structure, while parts like the cradle and front rails are made from Advanced High-strength Steel (AHSS) and are configured to help steer crash energy away from the passenger compartment.
Other safety technology also helps to play a huge role in the 2020 Chrysler Voyager’s rating. Things like Blind-Spot Monitoring system alerts the driver to vehicles entering their blind spot, Rear Cross Path detection system assists the driver with hard-to-see angles when backing out of tight parking spots where the field of vision may be hindered, and the available ParkSense rear park assist with stop that detects objects in the path of the Voyager when the vehicle is in reverse.
The new 2020 Chrysler Voyager is built alongside the 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Pacifica at the Windsor Assembly Plant in Windsor, Ontario. The 2020 Chrysler Voyager is currently arriving in showrooms, so for more information you can contact your local Chrysler dealer.