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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.

You May Not Like This Car If...

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
7.3
Out of 10

Based on 417 Ratings for the 2008 - 2016 models.

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  • Value
    7.6/10
    Quality
    7.3/10
  • Reliability
    7.6/10
    Performance
    7.7/10
  • Comfort
    8.3/10
    Styling
    8.2/10

No complaints at all

By on Monday, April 18, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 38,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great price"

Cons: "needs upgrading, like antenna, passeger armrest"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

""We were driving a Nissan Quest by 5 years and we got now a 2014 Town & Country Touring L since 4 months ago, highly satisfied with cost/benefit ratio brought by this minivan in comparison with other brands. Engine reacts when need it, gasoline consumption is ok. " Lot of accessories that makes your life easy."

Great owner experience with his Vans

By on Friday, March 25, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,000

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: "Everything"

Cons: "Maybe a little noise when sitting in 3rd Row"

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

"I just traded my 2013 T&C for a new 2016 T&C. This is my third T&C in a row and i like it so much that I didn't ever test drove the other Bands before this last trade-in. It is perfectly designed. I just leased a Volvo CX60 2016 and even though is a luxury vehicle, my T&C has many things that I miss when I drive the Volvo"

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

should've bought a honda or toyota

By on Friday, March 11, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 45,000

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

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

"I got this minivan new. I test drove most of the minivans on the market in 2012 and liked how this drove the most. The issues started soon. Transmission was "jumpy" when shifting from reverse/neutral/drive or back almost immediately after the purchase, took it to the dealer and of course they found nothing. A few months after the van went of warranty AC stopped working, based on my research it is rear evaporator. This has been an issue with previous generation vans and Chrysler still hasn't fixed the faulty design. Rear evaporator is placed too close to the right rear wheel and is exposed to elements and salt from the road corrodes it. So far my quotes to fix it area around 1,000. Needless to say I would never consider another chrysler product."

8 people out of 14 found this review helpful

rides like a car, quiet inside.

By on Monday, March 07, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 38,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I've owned this T&C for 1 year. It's my 4th van and 2nd town n country. This one is my favorite. It rides quiet enough for conversation between the driver and 3rd row passengers. Love the back up camera, much easier to navigate tight spaces. Stow n go seats are (as always)fabulous."

7 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Great Van, love the stow-n-go seating

By on Thursday, March 03, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 140,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great cargo area for dog crates and children"

Cons: "needs better response on the gas"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I love the cargo space and the stow-n-go seating. It works great. It could use a little more pick-up on the accelerator and it needs better gas mileage. The air conditioner is broken, and as I have discovered, this is an issue with many of these."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Regrettable choice

By on Thursday, February 04, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 40,277

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
3/10
Comfort
3/10

Pros: "Very few"

Cons: "Multiple"

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

"Antiquated design.- Resale value is noteworthy by it's amazing rate of decline.- Chrysler has had ample time to get the wrinkles out of the T&C after 8 model years.- I really like the dual piston front brake calipers, the 3.6 liter V6 and, surprisingly, the 6 speed transmission with it's ECO mode.- Fuel economy is acceptable.- Although it is dead reliable and user friendly in an old sort of way, it is not very likable. It gives me less emotional satisfaction than my Samsung washer.- I rarely experience buyer's remorse but I profoundly wish I had this car purchasing decision back! To recoup my investment, I am going to have to drive this vehicle "...until the twelfth of never. And that's a long, long time"."

12 people out of 19 found this review helpful

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