2016 Chrysler Town & Country Road Test - Consumer Reports
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.
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Chrysler Town & Country Road Test

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.

Best Version to Get
The best Town & Country value is the Touring-L trim, which adds the desirable SafetyTec package that includes blind-spot monitoring and cross traffic alert. If you're getting a Dodge, we'd go all the way to the top R/T trim, adding the Safety Sphere group for its blind-spot monitoring and other sa...
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