Chrysler officials added an optional turbo tothe 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine in the Plymouth Voyager and Dodge Caravan.The turbo is offered for 1990, too.

The intent was to give the high-mileage 2.5 a little kick until theautomaker can make more 3.3-liter, V-6 engines available in the mini-vans. The3.3 is offered in only the extended length mini-vans for 1990 until Chryslercan increase production. The turbo also helps buy time until a 3.8-liter, V-6 is ready in the 1991 model year, when the mini-vans are restyled.

Chrysler`s solution to power problems the last few years has been to adda turbo as a crutch until a series of new engines is ready. The 2.5 is noscreamer and the turbo does provide a boost, but why own a temporary enginethat will be outdated as soon as the new V-6 family is in place.

If you want high mileage, get the 2.5, if you want more power, hold offfor the 3.3.