2013 Chrysler Town and Country Overview
The 2013 Chrysler Town & Country is a well-known family-hauler that sits on the more upscale side of the minivan spectrum.
The 2013 Town & Country shares a chassis and some appearance cues with the Dodge Grand Caravan, just with some added luxury features and styling changes including a different front grille. The wheel-wells flare like they would on a sports car, and the standard 17” alloy wheels fill them out nicely. In addition, the wing mirrors are power-adjustable and heated to avoid glazing, the halogen headlights are automatic, and fog lamps come standard. Available features include automatic HID headlamps with automatic high-beams, rain-sensitive windshield wipers, and powered wing-mirrors with integrated turn signals.
The interior of the Town & Country is in tune with Chrysler’s recent efforts to improve quality and for 2013 has added a few useful options, including two additional USB ports for charging mobile devices and an HDMI input. The handy Stow-N-Go second row returns, allowing the middle seats to fold completely into the floor when more storage space is needed. Standard features include leather-trimmed seats, second-row DVD system with a higher resolution screen, automatic climate control with rear controls, a 6.5-inch touch-screen, power-adjustable driver’s seat, and seating for seven. Also available are premium heated leather seats, rear Blu-Ray entertainment system, satellite navigation, and Uconnect Web which offers passengers Wi-Fi internet access (with subscription).
The 2013 Chrysler Town & Country comes with only one engine choice and it’s a good one, Chrysler’s 283-horsepower, 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 with 260 pounds-feet of torque. It comes mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive, returning 17/25 mpg city/highway.
The 2013 Town & Country was designed with safety in mind, suitable for a family oriented vehicle, with seven airbags, traction/stability control, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, active front headrests, and a backup camera all standard. For safer maneuvering, the Town & Country offers blind spot monitoring with rear cross path detection at parking-lot speeds as an option. As a result of these features, the Town & Country gets a four-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA and a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS.