Chrysler might have invented the modern minivan, but time has marched on, leaving the Town & Country (and its Dodge Grand Caravan twin) feeling dated and past their prime. Their major competitors, the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna, are both far better choices.
Not that the Town & Country totally lacks good points. The ride is very comfortable and settled, and passengers will find a quiet, well-equipped cabin that offers considerable versatility. Both the second- and third-row seats can fold away into the floor, a big convenience for times you need to maximize cargo space. Unfortunately, that trick compromises the seats' comfort.
Handling is sound in everyday driving but sloppy when pushed to the limits. The single engine choice, a powerful 3.6-liter V6, pulls strongly and sounds refined while doing it. However, 17 mpg overall is three or four mpg less than the class-best, and falls below many SUVs. Chrysler's own Dodge Durango SUV gets better fuel economy, and has all-wheel drive to boot.