The 2020 Chrysler Voyager Enters the Minivan Segment With a Bang
The latest addition to the Chrysler lineup, the 2020 Voyager, is coming in hot. The brand new minivan already earned a five-star overall safety rating from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and it hasn’t even gone on sale yet. Five stars remains the highest possible rating that the NHTSA can award a vehicle. While the Voyager model is the latest from Chrysler to earn the rating, it joins the existing Pacifica minivan in the five-star category.
“The 2020 Chrysler Voyager definitely comes to market on a high note,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars — North America. “The new Voyager benefits from the same engineering discipline and innovative spark that led to our invention of the minivan segment. We dominate the segment because the features and performance minivan customers want most are baked right in to our vehicle designs,” Kuniskis added.
The Voyager achieved its overall five-star rating thanks to all the other five-star ratings it received throughout the other crashworthiness evaluations listed below:
- Front driver-side impact
- Overall side pole impact
- Front passenger-side impact
- Rear passenger side barrier impact
- Front seat combined barrier and pole side impact
- Rear seat combined barrier and pole side impact
- Driver side barrier impact
- Side barrier impact
- Overall frontal impact
What makes the 2020 Voyager safe? Steel shaping techniques, such as hydroforming, implemented by Chrysler. Hydroforming is when steel tubes are transformed by injections of fluids at extreme pressures, effectively molding load beams with better strength and stiffness than traditionally welded components. The Voyager maintains its structural integrity in certain crash tests thanks to its tailor-welded blanks — hot-stamped steel that varies in thickness and is distributed in sections.
Additionally, Chrysler also designated high-strength steel to over 72 percent of the new Voyager vehicle’s body structure. The front rails and cradle are made of even stronger Advanced High-strength Steel (AHSS) and are designed to absorb and redirect crash energy away from the passenger compartment. The Voyager also offers additional advanced safety and security features to help prevent collisions altogether. There’s the Blind-spot Monitoring feature that helps drivers stay alert and in tune with their blind spots while making lane changes safer. The Rear Cross Path detection system helps drivers maneuver in hard-to-see places such as tight parking spots or anywhere where vision may be limited.
Those interested in the Voyager can also opt for the available ParkSense rear park assist with stop feature. The feature detects objects in the Voyager’s path, helping the driver fit into tight parking spaces, but also prompting the automatic braking feature should a collision be imminent. The 2020 Chrysler Voyager has a starting MSRP of $26,985 (plus destination fee).
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