2016 Chrysler Town & Country Buyer's Guide

By Allyson Harwood on March 8, 2016 6:36 AM

The Premium-Themed Minivan

When the Town & Country debuted, it broke new ground by being the first luxury-like minivan. Since then, it has found a comfortable spot in the market, combining premium-like touches with plenty of practicality. The Town & Country also happens to offer the most powerful engine in the segment. But with the current generation now its ninth and final model year, the Town & Country's age and resale values can make it a tougher sell against stalwarts like the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna, as does the fact that it's about to be replaced by an all-new model.

Driving It

"Despite its aging platform, Chrysler's 2016 Town & Country minivan can still hold its own against newer minivans. We are big fans of the Town & Country's suspension tuning, which provides minimal body roll yet returns a remarkably smooth ride. The steering feel is also taut and precise." Find out more in our 2016 Chrysler Town & Country full review.

Cool Features

The Town & Country offers a dual-screen Blu-ray system, with large, high-definition screens that allow rear-seat passengers to watch DVD or Blu-ray movies and play video games. For 2016 Chrysler is offering an Anniversary Edition with a power sunroof, heated steering wheel, plus heated front- and second-row seats.

In with the New: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

The Town & Country is being replaced by the roomier, more stylish and more efficient 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, set to go on sale in spring 2016. If you don't want to wait for the new and improved minivan, you should be able to get a great deal on the outgoing T&C. 

What Owners Say

KBB.com reader and Town & Country owner Ohiodr1ver offered a comprehensive list of T&C pros and cons. Here are some highlights: "For most highway trips I get 27-28 mpg on the highway (You won't get this if you drive like an idiot, but set the cruise at 75 or lower and you can do it easily) Power is mostly good, but it can be a little sluggish off the line with the AC on…For what I need a minivan for, this vehicle does just about everything perfectly... except the ride quality is frustratingly bad. It's proven a great highway vehicle, but there are just city streets you have to avoid because the ride is so rough." Read more Chrysler Town & Country consumer reviews.

Build and Price

The 2016 Chrysler Town & Country starts at just under $31,000, which is the highest base price in the segment, and tops out above $43,000. How much should you really pay? Build and price your own 2016 Chrysler Town & Country to unlock its Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

More Minivans

When do you know you've found the right minivan? Only after you've explored them all. Check out our Minivan Buyer's Guide to become an instant expert on all your options.
 


 

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