While the Town & Country has a few good points, it still falls short of the best minivans. Highlights include a comfortable, settled ride and a quiet, well-equipped, and versatile cabin. The second- and third-row seats conveniently fold into the floor to maximize cargo space, but those folding seats are thinly upholstered and small, contributing to an uncomfortable posture. Though the V6 is powerful enough, the slow-shifting transmission is a generation behind and fuel economy is just 17 mpg overall. Everyday handling is sound but becomes sloppy at its limits. Reliability has improved to average, but the van scored a Poor in the IIHS small-overlap crash test. It has been replaced by a much-needed redesign, named Pacifica.