The 2014 Chrysler Town & Country, on sale here at Perkins Motors in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and you get all the presents. With more power, more luxury amenities, more technology and more innovation for a lower price, the Town & Country continues its mission to give its drivers the best possible value in the minivan segment.
The seven-passenger 2014 Chrysler Town & Country (MSRP from $30,765) is available in Touring, S, Touring L, 30th Anniversary Edition and Limited trims. Left Lane News reviewers noted, “Chrysler's Town & Country offers a long list of standard luxury features in addition to a capacious, versatile and innovative interior.” The Town & Country is also the J.D. Powers 2013 “Highest Ranked Minivan in Initial Quality,” and it earned a “Best Buy” designation from both Consumer Digest and Consumer Guide. AutoPacific.com chose the Town & Country as “Most Ideal Minivan”.
In the Town & Country, a proven, E85 FlexFuel compatible, 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 produces a best-in-class 283 hp and 260 lb/ft of torque through a six-speed automatic transmission. By comparison, the Honda Odyssey produces only 248 hp, the Toyota Sienna puts out 266 hp, the Nissan Quest 260 and the Kia Sedona 269. Even with all that power, drivers can still expect at EPA-estimated 25 mpg highway, on par with the Sienna and Quest and beating the Sedona on the highway. Credit engine technologies including Variable Valve Timing, dual-overhead camshafts, and high-flow intake and exhaust ports for the V6’s balance of power and efficiency.
Inside, the Town & Country continues its dominance with innovative and segment-exclusive features. Leather seating is standard across the Town & Country line; to get leather in an Odyssey, you have to spring for the $35,625 EX-L trim, and in the Sienna you’ll spend $33,645 for the XLE trim. For the Quest, it’s a $33,520 SL trim that adds leather. The Town & Country comes standard with DVD entertainment. To get a standard DVD player you’ll have to spend $37,225 for the Odyssey, $39,235 for the Sienna and a whopping $42,640 for the Quest. The Sedona doesn’t offer one at any price.
The Town & Country is also the only minivan to offer a Blu-ray™ player, as well. None of the competition offers anything like the Town & Country Stow ‘n Go® seating and storage system, which includes second- and third-row seats that fold flat into the floor. With all seats stowed, the Town & Country has 143.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo space, besting the Kia Sedona and the Nissan Quest. The standard and available Uconnect® infotainment systems meld the best of touch-screen and voice activation into a media player. Uconnect® Web is also available to make your Town & Country a mobile hotspot for Wi-Fi on the go. A “super console” that’s standard on select trims makes storing CDs, DVDs and other items a breeze, and it can even pass the items towards the back.
The Town & Country features more than 40 safety and security features, including Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control, advanced multi-stage front airbags, all-row side-curtain airbags, Antilock Brakes with Brake Assist and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. With the SafetyTec™ package (standard on some trims, available on others), drivers enjoy advanced safety features like rain-sensitive windshield wipers, rear parking assist, a rear backup camera, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection, and SmartBeam® headlamps that automatically switch from high- to low-beams when oncoming traffic is detected. The Town & Country earned a “Top Safety Pick” designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a list the Nissan Quest didn’t make.
When you consider minivans, do the research for yourself and you’ll find that the 2014 Chrysler Town & Country offers more performance, features, flexibility and innovation for less money. Stop in today for a test drive and a personal demonstration.