Chrysler Corporation used the Voyager nameplate to name two different vans that were marketed under Plymouth. The first model was the rebadged and full-size version of the Dodge Sportsman and the second one was the Plymouth Grand Voyager. Combining all the variants bearing the Voyager name, these minivans ranked as the 13th best-selling automotive nameplate across the globe.
1984 - 1990: Generation I Voyager
The first generation Voyager rode on the S platforms and was outfitted with many components used in the K-cars, especially the interior materials. Compared to other full-sized vans, this generation of Voyager boasts a car-like ambiance, thanks to its FWD layout, low floor, as well as its well-laid instrument cluster and dashboard controls. All these and a lot more placed the Plymouth Voyager on Car and Driver magazine’s Ten Best list for 1985.
This generation of Voyager minivans was available in three trim levels—base model, mid-grade SE, and the high-end LE. The Grand Voyager, which was offered in SE and LE, was added in 1987 and the sport model dubbed as LX came in 1989.
1990 - 1995: Generation II Voyager
For 1991 model year, the Plymouth Voyager received a major redesign to give it a more “areo” styled looks. Voyagers from this generation still used the S platform, making them the last Voyagers to be derived from Chrysler’s K platform. They were offered in the same trim levels as the first generation, but the LX was available only on short wheelbase and was sold as a sport-luxury minivan outfitted with fog lamps, alloy wheels, and other power-operated components and features.
In 1995, the LX model was replaced by the more luxury oriented “Rallye” package. What differentiate the 2nd-gen Voyagers from the 1st-gen models were the interiors. The previous generation’s dashboard and controls were replaced by a more advanced, ergonomic layout.
1996 - 2000: Generation III Voyager
Redesigned from the ground up, the 1996 Plymouth Voyager was launched with Chrysler’s cab-forward design. This generation of Voyagers rode on the Chrysler NS platform with a driver’s sliding door, which is first on minivans. With this new design and improved performance, the Voyager once again found a spot on Car and Driver magazine’s Ten Best list for 1996 and 1997.
The third-generation Voyagers and Grand Voyagers in the U.S. market were offered in base trim and SE models only. This is because of Chrysler’s new corporate strategy to make the Plymouth brand concentrate on entry-level vehicles. This generation of Voyagers was equipped with “Easy-Out Roller Seats”, Infinity sound system, Sparkle Silver alloy wheels, power windows and locks, and other features.
2001 - 2003: Generation IV Voyager
For its fourth generation, the Plymouth Voyager was renamed as the Chrysler Voyager, along with the retirement of the entire Plymouth division. The short-lived Chrysler Voyager, which was introduced in 2001, was available only in short wheelbase. Production was discontinued after 2003.