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2011 Chrysler Town and Country: Revised!

2011 Chrysler Town and Country: Revised!

The Chrysler Town & Country was the last of five minivan models introduced by Chrysler, following two Dodge and two Plymouth models sold beginning in 1983. Though last, it isn’t least — the Chrysler Town & Country represents the most luxurious minivan sold by Chrysler.

Chrysler Competition

Over the years, Chrysler has seen its sales eroded by upstart Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey minivans, vehicles which have been proven to be of better quality than the Chrysler. Still, the Town & Country has features not found in the competition including its “Stow ‘n God” seating which drops seats into the floor of the van — an excellent way to get more cargo space when needed.

For 2011, the Town & Country and its sibling, the Dodge Grand Caravan enjoy makeovers, gaining fresh exterior styling, an interior refresh and a new engine. Indeed, the 3.6-liter V-6 engine introduced in 2010 in the Jeep Grand Cherokee is finding its way to the Town & Country, offering more power without sacrificing fuel economy. Paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, this engine is rated at 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.

Standard safety equipment is generous and includes a blind spot information system and rear cross path detection. The seats are more comfortable and the third seat folds down with just one touch of a button. Storage capacity remains unchanged and the Chrysler continues with its many storage compartments brought back.

High Tech

Techies will love the Town & County for its dual DVD system that can play different media at the same time, a SIRIUS Backseat TV offering three channels of children’s programming and FLO TV featuring 20 channels of live programming; exclusive to Chrysler’s minivans. In addition, voice command functions for radio, iPod/mp3 players, phone, navigation and information help to set the Chrysler Town & Country apart from the competition.

A new instrument panel includes a new instrument cluster offering a steering wheel with intregrated controls of multiple vehicle functions including telephone, audio and cruise control. Seating surfaces have been improved with better cloth and leathers used, soft touch materials are found throughout the cabin and this minivan gains a new climate control system.

Windsor Built

Chrysler’s minivans have been built at the same Windsor, Ontario, plant since 1983, with more than 13 million models sold since then. The updated Chrysler Town & Country arrives in Chrysler showrooms before 2010 ends, offering many updates to help keep it competitive and appealing in the minivan segment.