Chrysler Town And Country Overview

Chrysler Town And Country OverviewThe Chrysler Town & Country comes in three trims: LX, Touring and the premium Limited. Even the base model is reasonably well equipped, featuring the Stow 'n Go system as standard, though many buyers will want to step up to the midlevel Touring to benefit from additional amenities such as a power liftgate. With the Limited, you get additional luxuries like heated second-row seats and an eight-way power front passenger seat.

Powering the LX is a 3.3-liter V6 that offers 175 horsepower; it's paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. Touring models get a 197-hp 3.8-liter V6, teamed with a six-speed automatic transmission. The most appealing choice is the 4.0-liter V6 that powers Limited models. Paired with the six-speed transmission, the engine puts forth 251 hp and endows the van with respectable quickness. The list of standard safety equipment on all Town & Country minivans is generous, and includes stability control, antilock brakes with brake assist, projector headlights and three rows of head curtain airbags.

One notable feature on the current T&C is Swivel 'n Go seating, which consists of second-row captain's chairs that turn 180 degrees to face the third row for card-playing and such. Entertainment options are abundant. A three-zone video entertainment system allows front, middle and rear-seat passengers to view or listen to separate entertainment sources, and passengers can enjoy Sirius Backseat TV as an available option.

Unfortunately, our editors have found that the T&C is hindered by numerous shortcomings. At the top of the list, materials and build quality in the cabin are remarkably poor. The base engine is ancient and lethargic, and the 3.8-liter engine isn't much better. Driving dynamics are also lackluster. Buyers should also be aware that Chrysler's Town & Country doesn't offer an eight-passenger seating option; seven is the most you can carry. The T&C will do the job for most families, but other minivans are likely to do it better.

Chrysler Town And Country Accessories And Features

EPA Classification Minivan
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5
Engine Order Code EGQ
Engine Order Code EGL
Engine Type Gas V6
Displacement 3.8L/231
Displacement 4.0L/241
Fuel System SMPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 251 @ 6000
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 197 @ 5200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 230 @ 4000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 259 @ 4100
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Trans Order Code DG2
Trans Type 6
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.13
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.28
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.21
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.3
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4507
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 360
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Twist Beam Axle
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System 4-wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 1.10
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 0.47
Front Tire Order Code TVK
Front Tire Order Code TUG
Rear Tire Order Code TUG
Rear Tire Order Code TVK
Front Tire Size P225/65R16
Front Tire Size P225/65R17
Rear Tire Size P225/65R17
Rear Tire Size P225/65R16
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Material Chrome
Rear Wheel Material Chrome
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.14
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0
Wheelbase (in) 121.2
Length, Overall (in) 202.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.9
Height, Overall (in) 68.9
Track Width, Front (in) 65.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD -
Liftover Height (in) 24.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.0
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 46.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft3) 140.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft3) 82.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft3) 32.3
Passenger Capacity 7
Passenger Volume (ft3) 156.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.8
Front Head Room (in) 37.2
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 63.0
Front Hip Room (in) 57.6
Second Head Room (in) 39.2
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 64.7
Second Hip Room (in) 64.8
Third Head Room (in) 37.9
Third Leg Room (in) 31.8/td>
Third Shoulder Room (in) 62.0/td>
Third Hip Room (in) 48.7