The Grand Voyager offers loads of space and ingenious fold-away rear seats. Its classy image means resale values are decent.
Its Euro NCAP crash test rating is disappointing, as is the quality of the interior. The diesel engine is noisy and underpowered, and running costs are high.
On the road
What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is
An automatic ’box comes as standard on every model, but the Grand Voyager is a heavy car. So, even with 161bhp and 265lb ft of pulling muscle, performance is sluggish, and the gearbox will have to change down for anything other than cruising.
Ride & Handling
Some MPVs are now almost as good to drive as conventional hatchbacks, but the Grand Voyager isn't one of them. Numb steering and significant body sway make it feel cumbersome in bends, yet the ride isn't particularly comfortable, either.
The gearbox's frequent downchanges hurt refinement because the diesel engine becomes raucous at higher revs. On the upside, road noise is kept down to an acceptable level and this big car cuts through the air pretty quietly.