Chrysler undertook a major updating of its venerable Town and Country minivan in 2011. The 2012 edition received a few styling updates that provide an overall more elegant aspect to the rear of its exterior while adding some luxury touches to the passenger compartment.
Consumers are impressed with Chrysler's latest edition to the Town and Country family - the 2012 Chrysler Town and Country. It retains its large window area on both sides and the rear, providing better driver visibility when changing lanes or backing up. The windows also lend a spacious and airy feel to the passenger compartment.
The 2012 Town and Country features utilizes one basic engine type and drive train. The respected 3.6-liter, 24-valve V6 Pentastar power plant delivers 283 horsepower and 260 foot-pounds of torque, ensuring good acceleration when passing or changing lanes without sacrificing fuel economy. With the inclusion of variable-valve timing, this 2012 Chrysler minivan is surprisingly easy on fuel. Estimated fuel economy is 17 miles per gallon in town and 25 miles per gallon on the highway.
The six-speed automatic transmission shifts effortlessly and includes a gate that allows manual shifting capabilities when needed or desired. The paddle shifter adds to the smoothness when changing gears.
Chrysler is offering the new 2012 Town and Country in five different trim levels with an array of amenities and creature comforts such as onboard DVD players, USB ports for plugging in iPod and Bluetooth devices, a dealer-installed mobile WiFi hotspot option, and a blindspot alarm.
The base 2012 Chrysler Town and Country LX, the second-tier model, features electronic cruise control which is mounted on the steering column.
Mid-level options are available on the EX trim level with its all-season radial tires. As in most minivans, the rear seat folds flat to provide more cargo area but Chrysler engineers made it easier to stow everything out of the way with an innovative roller mechanism found on the EX.
The 2012 Chrysler Town and Country LXI offers a step up in styling and comfort with a passenger-side power-assisted and an onboard entertainment system that rivals many home theaters.
At the top of Town and Country quality and options is the Limited version, offering automatic climate control throughout the driver and passenger areas as well as durable deluxe leather-trimmed upholstery.
Anti-lock brakes are standard on the 2012 Chrysler Town and Country and are complemented by an electronic stability control feature which enhances handling safely during extreme stopping and cornering maneuvers. In addition, front-wheel drive means both the engine and the transmission are located over the drive wheels for increased stability and reduced sway.
The 2012 Chrysler Town and Country continues to offer seven-passenger seating capacity with twin Stow and Go bucket seats in the front row, twin buckets in the second, and a three-person bench in the back row.
Updated to keep pace with the wants and needs of passenger and driver alike, the 2012 Chrysler Town and Country keeps you connected while you're on the go.