David Motton

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From Towcar Awards 2008

MPVS DON’T COME much bigger than this. The Grand Voyager is very grand indeed. You’d expect seven seats, but not so much leg- and head-room for each passenger.

Most seven-seaters struggle for luggage space, but the Chrysler is much better than most. Set up to seat five, it had plenty of room for all our luggage, and that was without using the storage bins under the passengers’ feet.

Overview

From Towcar Awards 2008

MPVS DON’T COME much bigger than this. The Grand Voyager is very grand indeed. You’d expect seven seats, but not so much leg- and head-room for each passenger.

Most seven-seaters struggle for luggage space, but the Chrysler is much better than most. Set up to seat five, it had plenty of room for all our luggage, and that was without using the storage bins under the passengers’ feet.

To drive, though, the Chrysler feels big and ponderous, and a van doesn’t help. The car laboured from 30-60mph in 19.9 seconds. It wasn’t comfortable in the lane-change test either. The biggest issue is the paltry towing limit. By rights, it’s heavy enough for a 1900kg van to be an 85% match, but owners are stuck with a legal limit of 1600kg. 

Verdict
3/5: A great MPV, but disappointing as a towcar.

List price when tested: £32,995
Kerbweight: 2250kg
85% match: cannot tow 85%
Max towing weight: 1600kg
Towball limit: 80kg
30-60mph: 19.9 seconds
30-0mph: 13.5m

Read the review of this car at www.whatcar.com

Technical specs

Kerbweight2250 kg
Towball limit80 kg
Maximum towing limit1600 kg
Power161.0 bhp
Torque265.0 lb ft
Official MPG30.4 mpg
CO2247 g/km
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