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2010 Chrysler Town & Country

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2010 Chrysler Town & Country Review

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Although it was temporarily overshadowed by the SUV as the symbol for family transport in third-millennium America, as recently as 2008 almost a million families opted for the arguably more functional minivan. Chrysler is widely credited with inventing the modern minivan and is now the only domestic manufacturer left in the game. Fresh from its recent complete redesign, the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country – and the less chromed and wood-grained Dodge Grand Caravan – refine the segment by offering attractive seating and entertainment options clever enough to remain competitive with rival minivans from Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Hyundai and Kia.

You'll Like This Car If...

With features like an available Swivel 'n Go setup that configures into a table for four people and dual, independent video monitors that can display DVD movies, video games or satellite-based SIRIUS Backseat TV, Chrysler's fifth-generation minivan is the obvious choice for satisfying rear-seat riders.

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While the Town & Country's ride and handling are well-balanced, you may prefer the softer Toyota Sienna or the more eager Honda Odyssey. Also, while the Town & Country's interior has been greatly improved versus its predecessor and feels more sophisticated than the Grand Caravan's, we feel there's still room for improvement.

What's New for 2010

For 2010, front seat active head restraints are added to the standard equipment list of the Chrysler Town & Country.

Driving the Town & Country

Driving Impressions If you've found the ride and handling of other minivans too soft or too firm, you might appreciate the Chrysler minivans' balance between highway comfort and around-town responsiveness. We also...

appreciated the surprisingly competent steering and braking response, and found the 4.0-liter V6 and six-speed automatic transmission combination that's offered on the Town & Country Limited and Touring models, especially responsive and plenty powerful. The 3.8-liter V6 engine that we tested in the Grand Caravan is also satisfying, but the more powerful 4.0-liter version delivers identical EPA fuel economy. We'd look elsewhere in the segment before settling for the 175-horsepower base V6. The Chrysler minivans aren't as nimble in parking lots as the exceptionally tight-turning Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna.

Audio/Video Options
In addition to the comprehensive uconnect gps infotainment system up front, Chrysler's newest minivan offers dual, independent rear video screens that allow second- and third-row passengers to watch two different DVD movies, play video games or even watch the Disney Channel, Nickelodeon or Cartoon Network Mobile via SIRIUS Backseat TV.

Swivel 'n Go Seats
Although not without legroom challenges, the Swivel 'n Go seating option that comprises swiveling second-row captain's chairs and a hideaway, removable table takes the concept of the rolling family room to a new level. The fold-flat Stow 'N Go seating system introduced on the previous generation is also available.

2010 Chrysler Town & Country Details
2010 Chrysler Town & Country photo Interior

Sharing sheetmetal, powertrains and all but a few features, the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan are most differentiated by unique interior styling. Whereas the Grand Caravan's sportier gauge cluster and heavier use of black suggest a more athletic nature, the Town & Country combines wood-like and bright trim in conveying a more sophisticated persona. Available conveniences include Stow 'N Go and Swivel 'n Go second-row seating, integrated child booster seats and a power-folding third-row seat. Loading and unloading is predictably easy and the accommodations are comfortable.

Exterior
2010 Chrysler Town & Country photo

After more ovoid third- and fourth-generation models, the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country now appears more in-line with the boxier roots of the first couple of iterations. The latest sheetmetal and increased use of available chrome give the new model a look that's both bold and sophisticated. Body-colored trim and steel wheel covers on the LX are substituted with more brightwork and aluminum wheels on the Touring and Limited trims, which also feature power sliding side doors and a power liftgate.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

A base 2010 Chrysler Town & Country LX includes three-zone air conditioning, power windows and locks, cruise control, remote keyless entry, a four-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 sound system, stain-resistant cloth seating, woodgrain trim, second-row bench seat, 60/40-split fold-flat third-row seat and 16-inch covered steel wheels. Standard safety equipment includes electronic stability and traction controls plus front-impact and three-row side-curtain airbags.

Optional Equipment

The Town & Country's most sophisticated option is a hard-drive-based uconnect gps system that offers navigation with real-time traffic information and features MP3/WMA music and JPEG image uploading, auxiliary audio input, voice-recognition, Bluetooth hands-free cell phone connectivity and more. Other notable options include back-up sensors and a rear-view camera, Blind Spot Monitoring system, Rear Cross Path system, power liftgate, power sliding doors (LX), power-folding third-row seat and high-intensity-discharge headlamps. Second-row seating options include fold-flat Stow 'N Go or rearward-pivoting Swivel 'n Go seats, integrated child booster seats, power windows and manual sunshades. A comprehensive entertainment system offers two nine-inch independent video displays.

Under the Hood

We wouldn't want to regularly haul around full loads with the base powertrain, comprised of a 3.3-liter V6 and four-speed automatic transmission, especially for very little improvement in fuel economy. The 3.8 is a much more reasonable choice, but it's the 4.0-liter V6 that offers the best combination of power and fuel economy. Both the 3.8 and 4.0 also come standard with a six-speed automatic transmission.

3.3-liter V6
175 horsepower @ 5000 rpm
205 lb.-ft of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/24 (gas), 12/17 (E85)

3.8-liter V6
197 horsepower @ 5200 rpm
230 lb.-ft of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/23

4.0-liter V6
251 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
259 lb.-ft of torque @ 4100 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/25

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2010 Chrysler Town & Country Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.4
Out of 10

Based on 403 Ratings for the 2008 - 2016 models.

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  • Value
    7.7/10
    Quality
    7.4/10
  • Reliability
    7.6/10
    Performance
    7.7/10
  • Comfort
    8.3/10
    Styling
    8.2/10

I love my Town & Country!

By on Monday, August 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 30,100

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Safe.Stylish.Convenient.Reliable.Handles Great."

Cons: "None!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have 4 kids and this van is a dream to have. At this stage in my life (as a mom) I don't want to be without the power sliding doors, power lift gate, and DVD system... perfect for loaded/unloading kids & babies, and keeping them entertained on long trips. The stow & go seats are incredibly easy to put up/down and the amount of space that provides for hauling is huge! When I clean my van I just fold down all the seats and vacuum it with my upright Dyson... perfect for quickly cleaning up after the kids. I haven't had any mechanical problems... it's been totally reliable. This van drives like a car... it turns easily and doesn't feel big & bulky (like my husband's truck does). Highly recommended for mom's on the go!!"

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

Nice car, Peppy Engine, nervous 6 speed trans.

By on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 50,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "great car for the price"

Cons: "Don't like the transmission"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Seats are not as plush and comfortable as the Honda Oddysey. Plenty of power with a lot of shifting when going up hill. Feels like the tranny is searching for the right gear all the time. Liked the stow away rear seating and all the storage/cupholders and power points. rear camera is great. Mileage was quite good at hwy driving at high speeds. We got 24 to 25 miles hwy driving. Overall a competent people and cargo mover. My only real beef is the quirky transmission."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

MAP UPDATES will cost you $149 EACH YEAR

By on Wednesday, August 05, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 9,800

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Exterior design, lots of features, good MPG"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"BUYER BEWARE! What they don't tell you when you buy this van is that map updates for the GPS navigational system will cost you $149 EVERY YEAR plus taxes and fees . What's worse is that firmware updates for the device are only available IF you buy the map updates."

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Mostly Solid vehicle, rough ride, eats brakes

By on Monday, August 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 46,700

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Value, space, comfort, power, mileage"

Cons: "City ride quality, brakes"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"The good: bought a very low mileage used one, so I got a tremendous vehicle for the money skipping over the first couple years depreciation but still having some factory warranty left. like the features for the money, the 17-inch alloys are the appropriate style (the 16 inch alloys just look too small, and the 18 inch ones are 20-spoke and just scream "impossible to clean".) comfortable all around, DVD screens are a life-saver. MILEAGE! EPA rates it 25 on the highway, but that's really what it gets in winter or super hilly conditions. 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. BAD: The sliding doors can be a little frustrating and rattle a bit. sometimes they have a life of their own and close by themselves. it also seems like they just can't stay quiet all the time. 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. This is very disappointing for the type of vehicle it's supposed to be. I had to replace brakes and machine rotors very early on. Partially covered by Chrysler, which was nice, but it seems like the rotors will need worked again as there's some vibration at high speed when you brake. Hopefully I don't have to replace all the pads again, just 23k miles later. Despite some foibles, I would buy again. I know there are some nice three-row SUVs out there, but they just don't have the same space for people and things and I don't want to spend $10k more for the same features and less space just to look "tough""

7 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Best of the 7 T&C I have owned.

By on Saturday, August 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 52,700

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "25th Anniversary comes loaded"

Cons: "Rattles developed after a few years"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Great utility. Plenty of storage. 25th Anniversary comes loaded with everything you find in more expensive cars."

1 person out of 4 found this review helpful

Our second Town and County and love it.

By on Sunday, July 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 73,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Love the stow and go. Use it often."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Love everything about the car. Use for vacations and love that we have plenty of room. Like heated 2nd seats and blinds on 2nd and 3 rd windows."

16 people out of 27 found this review helpful

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