Just like any other Plymouth vehicles built, the Plymouth Voyager has also its Dodge counterpart, the Dodge Caravan. But the difference between Plymouth Valiant/Dodge Dart, and Plymouth Sundance/Dodge Shadow among others was it was not a car but a minivan plus it had a third name: Chrysler Town and Country (1990). This trio was the first modern minivan that created a market segment of its own. The Chrysler had been developing the vehicle in the early seventies and when the Plymouth Voyager started to hit the market in 1983 it delivered with a great success.
The 1987 model year was based from the Chrysler S platform with a wheelbase fourteen inches longer that was called the Grand Caravan/Grand Voyager with engine adopted from the Mitsubishi V-6., a fuel-injected .5 liter four cylinder with a short-lived 2.5 turbo option.
The second generation Plymouth Voyager came in 1991. Changes were made and additions have put in place with this new generation minivan. The optional antilock brakes and new all-wheel-drive models were the more significant additions. The Voyager came with three trims: base, SE, and the LE. Longer Grand Voyager model came in the upper models. The engine that powered the Voyager was the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder as the standard engine and a 3.0-liter V6 as an option. Grand Voyager had 3.3-liter V6 engine as standard. This was also offered as an optional engine in the SE and LE trims. The four-cylinder Voyagers were equipped with a 3-speed automatic transmission; in short-wheelbase models, the V6 engines were available with a 3- or 4-speed automatic of your choice, while all Grand Voyagers had the 4-speed gearbox. The all-wheel-drive models required the 3.3-liter V6 and used a permanently engaged full-time system.
In 1992, side air bags became a standard and the integrated child safety seat became optional in the Voyager. The power underneath this year was the 3.0-liter V6 rated at 142-horsepower and 3-speed automatic can be substituted for the standard 3.3-liter V6 rated at 150-horsepower with its 4-speed automatic. A 5-speed manual transmission can also be paired with a 2.5-liter base engine.
The Quad-Command bucket seats replaced the middle bench seat in 1993. The front shoulder belts become height-adjustable and rear shoulder belts have lower anchor points in the same year.
In 1994, the Voyager was packed with new features including passenger-side airbag and side door-guard beams. With this addition, the Plymouth Voyager met the passenger car safety requirement the lasted up to 1998. Engines were enhanced in this year. As an option, the Grand Voyager LE can house a 162-horsepower 3.8-liter V6. The 3.3-liter V6 has been upgraded that now produced 162 horsepower. Among Dashboard has also been redesigned, and all models have new bumper fascias and body moldings