Used Car: 2012 Chrysler Town & Country Review
Though they said its engine feels a bit rough, critics appreciated the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country’s long list of standard features, including the convenient Stow n’ Go seating system.
Test drivers said the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country’s standard V6 engine is powerful enough for highway passing and uphill climbs, but they thought that the V6 engines in rivals like the Toyota Sienna and the Honda Odyssey feel smoother. The Town & Country gets 17/25 mpg city/highway, which is about average for the class. Reviewers wrote that most of the time, the Town & Country has a quiet, smooth ride on the highway, though some noted that it sometimes shudders and makes squeaking noises on very rough pavement. Strong brakes, nicely controlled body roll and a well-weighted steering system gave test drivers confidence on winding roads.
Critics said the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country has an attractive interior constructed from premium materials, which include nicely textured plastics. Reviewers liked the standard Stow n’ Go seating system, which allows you to fold the second- and third-row seats into the floor for a flat cargo area. In most competing minivans, you have to remove the second-row seats to maximize cargo space. The Town & Country has several standard features, including a rear-seat entertainment system, leather upholstery, a power driver’s seat, power sliding doors, a power liftgate, a rearview camera, satellite radio, Bluetooth and a USB port. Available features include a sunroof, heated first- and second-row seats and rear parking sensors.
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Other Minivans to Consider
The 2012 Toyota Sienna is one of the only minivans with available all-wheel drive, and critics said its optional V6 engine is powerful. Reviewers liked that the Sienna’s third-row seats are large enough for adults. The Sienna also has slightly more overall cargo space than the Town & Country.
Test drivers said the 2012 Honda Odyssey is one of the best-handling minivans available. The Odyssey also gets slightly better fuel economy than the Town & Country, and reviewers wrote that its standard V6 is powerful. Critics agreed that the Odyssey has a well-built interior with premium materials.