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2011 Chrysler Town & Country

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2011 Chrysler Town & Country Review

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As did Chrysler itself, the 2011 Town & Country minivan has undergone a radical transformation, being remade anew with a little help from Fiat and the federal government. When it first appeared in 1989, the Town & Country minivan was unique in that it was the first luxury minivan ever produced. And, while the Town & Country name has always been synonymous with luxury and fine living, it was traditionally attached to a station wagon with strong ties to Chrysler's luxury land yachts, the New Yorker and Imperial. Today's Town & Country holds the same job as its predecessor - namely, to shuttle the family comfortably wherever it needs to go – but it does so in a way no station wagon could ever mimic. From its Stow 'n Go seating, to its big rear-seat entertainment systems, to the appealing use of lighting throughout the vehicle, the Town & Country minivan remains in a class all by itself.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you're not willing to give up style and pampering for the sake of utility and necessity, the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country's impressive list of standard and available luxury features will likely put your mind at ease.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If long-term dependability and high resale value are first and foremost on your list of concerns, the Town & Country's somewhat spotty past may not do much to convince you this new model has mended its ways.

What's Significant About This Car?

The 2011 Chrysler Town & Country receives a major makeover, touting revised front and rear fascias, a new engine, new suspension and a greatly improved interior.

Driving the Town & Country

Driving Impressions Driven back-to-back, there is no comparison between the departed 2010 model and the 2011 Town & Country. The new suspension provides excellent road manners, with precise steering, minimal body roll...

and a velvety smooth ride. The new 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 has power in reserve and can move a fully-loaded Limited model almost as if it were being pulled by a Hemi V8. The engine and transmission work seamlessly, always finding the right gear and never feeling strained or over burdened. Noise levels inside the Town & Country are so low it's easy to have a conversation between front and third-row passengers. About the only fault we found with the Town & Country was its rather wide turning radius, which makes it feel less nimble in parking lots, especially when compared with the exceptionally tight-turning Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna.

Audio/Video Options
In addition to the comprehensive Uconnect 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.

Heated Steering Wheel
A feature offered on no other minivan, this small convenience is greatly appreciated on mornings when the thermometer dips into single digits.

2011 Chrysler Town & Country Details
2011 Chrysler Town & Country photo Interior

The 2011 Chrysler Town & Country offers an elegant and rewarding interior ensconced in soft-touch panels, sophisticated electronics and soothing recessed lighting. The new dash displays large, legible gauges with blue and white backlighting and a large LCD display screen for the navigation and UConnect features (Bluetooth, audio, voice commands, etc.) Chrysler's Stow 'n Go seating allows the second-row seats to fold flush into the floor and provides additional storage bins when the seats are in place. The new seats are better padded for improved comfort and feature a one-touch lever that folds the headrest, unhinges the rear anchors and flips the backrest forward, allowing the seats to be quickly and easily folded into their bins. Another innovative idea is the third-row's tailgate feature, which allows the third-row seat to be flipped 180 degrees to face outward, creating a comfortable bench seat for tailgating or just enjoying the view.

Exterior
2011 Chrysler Town & Country photo

The 2011 Chrysler Town & Country has softened its boxy and bland design with more chrome, a more shapely front end and more usable features, such as the Stow 'n Place roof rack that folds into the side rails when not in use. Ample glass surrounds the Town & Country, most of which is dark tinted for improved privacy. First and second-row windows retract into the doors, while the third-row side glass opens out slightly to vent air. All models feature dual power-sliding side doors, plus a power-operated rear liftgate.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The 2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring comes nicely equipped and includes three-zone air conditioning, power windows/locks/mirrors, CD/DVD/HDD/MP3 sound system, power-sliding side doors, a power rear liftgate, rearview camera, ParkSense rear parking sensors, rain-sensing wipers, SmartBeam headlamps, Blind-spot Monitoring system, eight-way power driver's seat, steering wheel controls for audio and cruise control, 16-inch alloy wheels and a 3.6-liter V6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Standard safety equipment includes electronic stability and traction controls plus front side-impact and three-row side-curtain airbags, and a driver's-side knee-blocker airbag.

Optional Equipment

The Touring L adds perforated leather seating, heated front seats, remote start, third-row window shades, 17-inch alloy wheels and an eight-way power passenger seat. The Limited adds nine-speaker audio with subwoofer, a heated steering wheel, heated second-row seats, dual DVD entertainment system, HID headlamps, Uconnect, Garmin navigation radio and Keyless Enter-N-Go. The Town & Country's most sophisticated option is a hard-drive-based Uconnect GPS system that offers Garmin navigation with real-time traffic information and features CD/DVD/HDD/MP3-compatible CD player plus music and JPEG image uploading, auxiliary audio input, voice-recognition, Bluetooth hands-free cell-phone connectivity and more. Other notable options include a power sunroof, remote start, heated steering wheel, power folding third-row seats, second-row luxury seating and a trailer tow package with automatic load leveling.

Under the Hood

The 2011 Chrysler Town & Country has had its powertrain choices streamlined to a single unit: A 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 teamed with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Pentastar is Chrysler's best V6 to date and may even rank as one of the best V6 engines on the market. Smooth, powerful and fairly fuel-efficient, this engine's 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque have been a long overdue necessity for the Town & Country, allowing it to finally compete with the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Siena. In addition, the Pentastar is E85-compatible, meaning it can run on a combination of gasoline and ethanol.

3.6-liter V6
283 horsepower @ 6400 rpm
260 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/25 (Gasoline), 12/18 (E85)

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2011 Chrysler Town & Country Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.3
Out of 10

Based on 394 Ratings for the 2008 - 2015 models.

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

One of the best vehicles i've ever owned and drive

By on Thursday, July 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 56,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Roomy, Well appointed."

Cons: "It is a little difficult to park."

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

"This mini-van has become a god send for moving two homes as well as my arthitic Golden Retreiver who it was bought for originally. I love the car and I am a single guy. It has gone back and forth from Florida to NYC and back a number of times. It gets 28 MPH on I 95 I am very happy with this auto."

We LOVE this car!

By on Wednesday, July 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

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
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great car for less than the comps, dependable"

Cons: "None!"

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

"We got this car six years ago when our kids were old enough for travel sports and car-pooling. It has all the bells and whistles, including navigation, sun roof, and power everything, without the high price of all its competitors. We bought the version with the table in the back and reversible/turn around seats. The kids and their friends love it... and as such, so do we! This car has never given us any problems. We perform regular maintenance, but nothing over-the-top. This is our second Chrysler vehicle that lasted well over $100,000 with little or no problems. I highly recommend it!"

Good value for the money.

By on Saturday, June 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 40,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Roomy, smooth running engine, decent handling."

Cons: "Transmission is not really smooth, design is dated"

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

"I think I got a good value for 20000. The car is roomy and offers the ability to haul larger bulky items or a small utility trailer. The engine runs smoothly and quietly. Seating is a bit stiff and the surfaces are easily soiled. The transmission is not as smooth as I would like. The 'eco' mode is really dull to drive in. There are plenty of comfort features such as power windows and doors and lift gate. The air-conditioning is powerful and quiet though not great at holding the set temperature. Storing the 'stow and go seats for the mid row gives lots of extra room, however the process is cumbersome. Would I buy this car again? Only if we had large pets to travel with as we do. I would prefer something more comfortable and powerful with more stylish lines."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Very nice mini van!

By on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 12,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fun to drive"

Cons: "plastic interior,road noise."

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

"Best mini van I've owned. A little too much hard plastic inside (dash) etc. Little too much rood noise but lots of technology, storage space, options and comfortable to drive."

Love my Chrysler

By on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 21,150

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
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Comfort"

Cons: "Just a few options I wish I had gotten"

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

"I love this car but wish I had gotten a few other options(rear view mirror assist, passenger electric seat)."

9 people out of 18 found this review helpful

We love this car

By on Friday, May 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 25,675

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

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

"Drives very well and its very comfortable. Gas milage so far not to bad, 17.5 avg city only . Love the stow n Go"

7 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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