The 2022 Chrysler Voyager isn’t available for the average family to buy anymore, and that just might be a good thing. Why? It has the lowest ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) of any minivan tested. In fact, out of the five vans that the IIHS tested, the 2022 Chrysler Voyager comes in dead last. Let’s look at what’s causing the Voyager to come up short in safety ratings.
The 2022 Chrysler Voyager comes in last for safety
The 2022 Chrysler Voyager comes in fifth out of five minivans that the IIHS tested. Its ratings are not all bad, as one might assume from a vehicle that placed last. In fact, most of the Voyager’s safety ratings are pretty great. It has good ratings in all major categories that the IIHS tests, including small overlap front, moderate overlap front, and side and roof tests. Its head restraints and seat ratings are also good.
The 2022 Chrysler Voyager’s front crash prevention vehicle-to-vehicle system hasn’t been tested and its vehicle-to-pedestrian test result is superior. However, it’s the Voyager’s headlights where the minivan falls apart. It has poor headlight ratings for the only available headlights.
The IIHS helps keep people safe
The IIHS is a non-profit that tests vehicles and shares the results of their tests with consumers. That way, people can make informed decisions about what they buy. By issuing safety ratings and awards, consumers are more aware of potential issues with their vehicles, and car manufacturers have more accountability. The IIHS’ tests have evolved to keep pushing safety standards higher, which is a huge bonus for everyone.
The IIHS gives out two awards to the safest vehicles it tests. One is the Top Safety Pick, and the Top Safety Pick+. Unfortunately, poor headlights and a lack of safety data regarding the vehicle-to-vehicle system keep the Voyager from being a contender for either of the IIHS’ awards.
How much is the Voyager?
The 2022 Chrysler Voyager price starts at $33,610. Since it won’t be available for the average person to buy, according to Car and Driver, it will be only a fleet vehicle. The base model is now the Voyager LX and it comes with Stow ‘n Go second row seats, a Uconnect 5 infotainment system, and a power liftgate. The new Voyager also has an in-cabin air filtration system, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.
Despite its lack of an IIHS safety award, the new Chrysler Voyager does come with a suite of important safety systems. These include blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, and rear-cross traffic alert. In addition, the 2022 Voyager has automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection.
The 2022 Chrysler Voyager’s lack of good safety ratings means that it just might be a good thing that it hasn’t survived as a family SUV. After all, many people who are buying minivans prioritize safety, and a van that comes in last for its safety ratings is likely to have some tough competition against other minivans. If you’re looking for a new minivan for your family, check out the IIHS website to find something that blends safety with your other considerations.