Over the past several months, we have gotten several e-mails reaching out to us and asking what is the difference between the Chrysler Pacifica and its all-new Chrysler Voyager sibling. While both may look alike, there are a lot of things that are similar and yet different between the two Chrysler minivans. We figured we would go through both vans and discuss each and see which one of Chrysler’s minivans, is the best for you and your family.
When it comes to exterior styling, the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica and 2020 Chrysler Voyager look virtually identical. The all-new Voyager model is basically Pacifica’s more budget-friendly trim-levels from the 2019 model year, however, the package has been given more than just a name change. Chrysler has updated the content in its entry-level vans as well, making for a more appealing offering than the Pacifica models that the all-new Voyager replace.
When you compare the Voyager’s entry-level compared to the Pacifica’s entry-level, there is a lot of differences in equipment. The Voyager L comes standard with a black grille and 17-inch x 7.5-inch steel wheels with hubcaps, while the entry-level Pacifica Touring is equipped with a chrome grille surround and 17-inch x 7-inch aluminum wheels. Both models feature different headlamps, tail lamps, and front lower fascias. The Voyager features a set of halogen headlamps, as well as halogen tail lamps. The Voyager also features a single lower grille intake without fog lights. The Pacifica, on the other hand, features projector headlamps with LED accent lighting, LED tail lamps, and chrome surround lower front fascia with fog lamps.
While both the Voyager and Pacifica look similar inside, it isn’t until you sit in both that you realize the true difference between the two vans. While both vans come standard with a 7-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system featuring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a 6-speaker AM/FM audio system, Bluetooth, review camera, and rear parking sensors with automatic rear braking, the Pacifica offers a lot more standard equipment, that you simply can’t get on the Voyager.
Some of those features that the Pacifica has exclusively includes standard front and rear interior LED lighting, interior LED door handle lights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote start, and tri-zone automatic climate control. The Pacifica also adds standard second-row captain’s chairs with Stow ‘n Go bucket seats, where the Voyager comes standard with a second-row bench. Pacifica also adds a set of retractable second-row sunshades, a universal garage door opener, steering-wheel-mounted controls, and an 8-way power driver’s seat with 4-way power lumbar.
So if it is luxury you are looking for Pacifica is the van you will be interested in. The Pacifica Limited model adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel with a chrome accent ring, Nappa leather seating, an 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen with Navigation, and a choice of either a 13-speaker Alpine system or a 20-speaker Harman Kardon surround sound system.
Both vans come standard with the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine producing 287 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque. The 3.6-liter is mated with the 9-speed 948TE automatic transmission sending power to the front wheels. For added fuel efficiency, engine stop-start (ESS) technology is standard on both vans.
For those looking for a greener option, the Pacifica does offer a Hybrid model. In the Pacifica Hybrid, the Pentastar is outfitted as a generator, while the innovative electrically variable transmission (EVT) connected to two electric motors drive both front wheels of the van. Using a 16-kWh lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery, the Pacifica Hybrid delivers an estimated range of 33 miles solely on zero-emissions electric power. The Pacifica Hybrid has an efficiency rating of 84 MPGe in electric-only mode based on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards.
The 2020 Chrysler Voyager has just two trim-levels available (L and LX). The U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the Voyager L starts at $26,985. The MSRP for the more well-appointed Voyager LX model is $29,975.
The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica features nine trim-levels that include, Touring, Hybrid Touring, Touring L, Touring L Plus, Hybrid Touring L Plus, Limited, Limited Hybrid, Red S, and Red S Hybrid. The MSRP for the Pacifica lineup goes from $33,495 to $49,140.
All prices exclude destination, taxes, title, and other charges.
The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica is the most award-winning minivan ever. For those looking a vehicle who can do pretty much everything from being a cross country family hauler, a near-luxury vehicle, or a vehicle that can tow up to 3,600 lbs, the Chrysler Pacifica can do everything really well. But if you are looking for the same functionality, without the bells and whistles, the Voyager will be the vehicle for you while providing the best value for money.
For more information on both the Voyager or Pacifica, contact your local Chrysler dealer for more information, pricing, and incentives.