The solid and reliable, yet elegant and luxurious, Chrysler Town and Country minivan received a complete redesign in 2011, and the 2012 model features minor enhancements and new features that take the redesign to its full potential for safety, comfort and performance. Town and Country sets itself apart from its competitors by a higher-performance engine, a more spacious cabin, and more comfortable seats. This attention to detail has won more awards and a higher critical rating compared to similar vehicles such as the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna.
It’s powered by a 283-horsepower Pentastar V6 engine that is particularly noted for its throttle response, and its fuel economy ratings are 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway with its standard six-speed automatic transmission. The Town and Country for 2012 offers only one front-wheel-drive option, but that option is more than enough for all-weather use like a family minivan. In fact, this minivan has been considered the best in its class when it comes to power and torque, and a special fuel saver feature changes transmission patterns to increase fuel economy without compromising performance.
Inside is where the 2012 Chrysler Town and Country truly shows its excellence. The cabin is fully equipped with luxury and comfort features, especially the Stow n’Go seats that allow one or both of the rear rows of seats to fold down into the floor, leaving room for anything from gear to a fishing or fishing trip. ski up an extra large load of groceries or home improvement supplies. Plush leather seats are standard, as are two DVD players with screens in the rear-row seats. The driver’s control panel is exceptionally well designed and includes a dedicated multimedia interface for entertainment, phone and browser integration.
Minivan drivers rank chief safety among their considerations when buying a new vehicle, and the 2012 Town and Country is one of the top leaders when it comes to safety. It’s one of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s top safety options for 2012 and includes traction control and a rear backup camera, as well as all necessary airbags and restraints.
The exterior styling of the Town and Country for 2012 is solid, with sporty touches like the Chrysler grille that make it stand out from this year’s crop of minivans. Its doors are easy to open with its one-touch door locking system, and it is easy to get in and out of this minivan, as well as load and unload it.
Chrysler has always found a way to add value and special touches to even its most utility vehicles, and in fact, the 2012 Town and Country takes the minivan to a new level of luxury and comfort without sacrificing practicality and safety. It’s a real value given its luxury, performance and reliability features that are equal to imported minivans that far exceed it in terms of cost. The 2012 Chrysler Town and Country is also the clear leader among minivans in terms of safety.