- Closely related to the Dodge Grand Caravan
- Convenient Stow ‘n Go second row seats
- Seats seven passengers
The 2016 Chrysler Town & Country is an upscale minivan that combines the practicality of a minivan with a luxurious interior that will keep the family rolling in comfort.
The Town & Country is closely related to the Dodge Grand Caravan; the two minivans share a platform and engines, but the Grand Caravan skews more utilitarian and affordable, while the Town & Country offers more amenities and creature comforts. For 2016, the Town & Country offers an Anniversary Edition which commemorates Chrysler’s 90th birthday. Trim levels include LX, Touring, S, Touring-L, Limited, and Platinum.
Under the hood there is only one engine option, but it’s a good one – a 283-hp, 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 that makes 260 pounds-feet of torque and is mated to a six-speed transmission. Fuel economy is estimated at 17/25 mpg city/highway. A load-leveling suspension is optional, which keeps the car balanced even when carrying heavy loads.
Inside, the Town & Country offers one of our favorite minivan features – Stow ‘n Go second row seats, which can collapse completely into the floor to open up a flat cargo area in the middle of the van. The seven seat Town & Country offers plenty of standard features including a 115-volt outlet, power sliding doors on both sides, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, a 30GB hard drive for storing music, satellite radio, leather upholstery, and automatic climate control. A second-row high resolution 9-inch screen with an HDMI input also comes standard, a segment exclusive. Also available are navigation, a Blu-ray rear entertainment system, and heated front and second row seats.
Standard safety features include six airbags, electronic stability control, power adjustable pedals, a rearview camera, and antilock brakes. Rear parking sensors and a blind spot warning system with rear cross-path detection are optional.