2021 Chrysler Voyager vs. 2021 Chrysler Pacifica

February 23rd, 2021 by

If you’re looking for the best minivan for families, you have a handful of good, safe choices. Fortunately, you don’t have to drive far or spend a lot of time searching for the best family minivan because we have two of the highest-rated and best-selling models right here at Jim Burke Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram: The 2021 Chrysler Voyager and the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica.


Both of these exceptional Chrysler minivans offer more than what it takes to transport your on-the-go family in style, comfort, and safety. To help you decide which minivan is right for you, let’s compare the new Voyager and Pacifica, side-by-side.

A Strong Family Resemblance


The Pacifica and the Voyager bear a strong family resemblance because they’re cut from virtually the same sheet metal. While both minivans are stylish, contemporary-looking rides from every angle, the Pacifica kicks it up a notch with a sportier front end dominated by a large black grille with chrome accents. Narrow LED headlights are surrounded by a band of LED running lights, and an athletic lower fascia is bisected by bold air inlets that also house available fog lights. The Pacifica’s silhouette is clean and uncluttered. A strip of red LED lights spans the width of the Pacifica’s rear end for a dash of dazzle.


The 2021 Voyager is a bit more subdued than its Pacifica sibling, but it’s still a handsome van, nonetheless. A slender front grille adorned with Chrysler’s signature winged logo and chrome accents is flanked by two LED headlights. The Voyager’s smooth flanks mirror that of the Pacifica’s, while the Voyager’s uncluttered rear end features two large taillights on either side of the Chrysler winged logo.

Performance and Handling: Alter Egos

When it comes to handling, performance, and fuel economy, both the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and the 2021 Chrysler Voyager have a lot in common. Check that. We mean to say they have just about everything in common because they share the same powerful, silky smooth, responsive, and fuel-efficient 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 powerplant. Mated to a 9-speed automatic, it produces 287 hp and 262 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm. You’ll get excellent fuel economy, too, with an EPA-estimated 19 mpg city/28 mpg highway for a combined 22 mpg.

Since the Voyager and Pacifica also share the same chassis and suspension, you’ll get amazingly compliant, comfortable, and confident handling from both vehicles.


There are two main differences between the Voyager and the Pacifica in this category. The first is that the Pacifica offers an available automatic all-wheel-drive system on higher trim models. Second, the Pacifica Hybrid offers a sensational 82 MPGe with a 32-mile electric driving range, giving it a total driving range of approximately 520 miles.

The Best Minivan Interiors. Period.


The Voyager shares an interior that’s remarkably similar to the Pacifica’s spacious and versatile cabin. And that’s a very good thing because the Pacifica’s interior ranks at the top of the list for the finest family-friendly minivan interior on the market. It’s the gold standard of minivans, in large part due to its exceptional and innovative interior packaging.


Chief among the Pacifica’s many class-leading innovations are its exclusive, available Stow ‘n Go® seats. With just a few quick steps, you can fold down the second or third-row seats into the floor to increase the Pacifica’s cavernous cargo capacity from “huge” to “ginormous.” The Voyager offers this same handy Stow ‘n Go capability for its third-row bench seats. While not storing the seats, you can use the space for hidden storage. Plus, the Pacifica’s new available Stow ‘n Vac® onboard vacuum makes cleaning the interior a breeze. Neat.

Andrew Ganz, Senior Editor for TheCarConnection.com, says: “The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is ready for anything your family may throw at it… Short of an Airbus A320, there may be no better way to transport passengers than in a 2021 Chrysler Pacifica.”


While it’s hard to tell the 7-passenger Voyager’s nearly identical interior apart from the Pacifica’s, the primary difference is in bells and whistles. If you’re willing to spend more to get more, then you can go with the Pacifica’s top-tier Pinnacle trim which gets you plush, quilted Nappa leather seats (with matching pillows!), woodgrain interior trim, and just about every creature comfort imaginable.


Nevertheless, the top-end Voyager LX trim still gives you plenty to brag about. It offers such amenities as heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, rear heating and AC controls, an 8-way power driver’s seat, and an available ceiling-mounted rear DVD entertainment center. While you may sacrifice some luxury compared to the Pacifica, the Voyager still gives you outstanding practicality, comfort, spaciousness, and convenience for a much lower price.

Technology That’s Miles Ahead of the Best

Automotive technology is constantly changing, and both the Pacifica and Voyager stay ahead of the tech curve with an array of cutting-edge capabilities designed for today’s modern, connected, and tech-savvy families.


The Chrysler Pacifica takes tech to the next level, starting with the largest touchscreen in its class. This brand-new 10.1-inch, full-color display is crisp and responsive. It’s your ultimate entertainment, information, and connectivity command center with up to 19 available widgets you can customize for up to five different user profiles. You can even connect and use two phones at the same time.


This Uconnect® 5 technology has all the processing horsepower you need and then some. It’s five times more powerful than the previous Uconnect® 4 system, supporting wireless Apple CarPlay® and wireless Android Auto™ integration for the ultimate in connectivity capability.

Plus, the Pacifica’s exclusive, available FamCAM® Interior Camera with best-in-class HD picture quality lets parents keep an eye on the little ones via the 10.1-inch touchscreen display. And with Alexa Built-in®, you can access many of the features you love with your home Alexa system.


The Voyager also offers its own complement of technical capabilities. It features Chrysler’s excellent Uconnect 4 System with a large 7-inch touchscreen display. With it, you get Android Auto integration, Apple CarPlay support, integrated voice commands, Bluetooth® Streaming Audio, and available SiriusXM® Satellite Radio.


Safety Comes First in Both Minivans

There’s nothing more important to Chrysler than keeping you and your passengers safe. That’s why both the Pacifica and Voyager offer a comprehensive assortment of both standard and available safety features.


Standard safety equipment on the Pacifica includes Automatic Emergency Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, Lane-Departure Warning with Lane-Keeping Assist, Blind-Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Path Detection, and Parksense® Rear Park Assist.


You can equip your Voyager LX with many of these same advanced, available active driver-assist technologies. The optional SafetyTec® package includes Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Path Detection, Full-Speed Forward Collison Warning with Active Braking, and Pedestrian Emergency Braking.

Best-in-Class Value (That’s MSRP, Folks)

Both the well-equipped 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and its 2021 Voyager stablemate are a tale of two minivans that offer outstanding performance and handling, excellent fuel economy, spacious interiors with innovative features, and the latest tech and safety capabilities.


The most significant differences between the two are price and variety of trim levels. With a starting MSRP of just $27,235, the well-equipped 2021 Voyager LX is “The Most Affordable Minivan in America.”


In comparison, the 2021 Pacifica Touring model has a starting MSRP of $35,045. While the Pacifica’s MSRP is higher than the Voyager, it’s also the most-awarded minivan five years in a row, based on awards received from 2016 through 2020.

Ultimately, whether you choose the value-priced Voyager or the premium Pacifica, you’ll get the best deals on two of America’s best minivans for sale near Hoover, AL at Jim Burke Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.


Check out our money-saving financing and lease offers on new Pacificas and Voyagers at Jim Burke, “Where the Sale Never Ends”. Contact us today at (205) 502-2772. Or shop from home for your new or pre-owned vehicle in just four easy steps! Stop by our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram car dealership, conveniently located at 1409 5th Ave. North, Birmingham, AL, and proudly serving the communities of Homewood, Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills, and Center Point.

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