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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 412 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

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"."

not bad until reaching 60000 mile

By on Sunday, December 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 61,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
3/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "great price, drive is good, features r good."

Cons: "electric problems"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"one sliding door becomes weird: works good in cold weather but not in warm weather. Original battery died several times around 60000 mile. replaced a new one. and battery becomes a headache after about one month, died many times without reason. Dealer said there r 3 small lights in trunk not off, but these lights r automatically off. now I pay attention to turning off all lights, still died 3 times. will see dealer again."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

The absolute best vehicle I have ever owned.

By on Friday, December 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 8,500

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: "Very fun to drive and ride in."

Cons: "There are no cons to this vehicle."

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

"I bought this car when it had 6500 miles as a demo. It is the most comfortable vehicle I have ever sat in and it rides and drives like a dream. I have owned it for 4 months and 2000 miles and still and probably always will love every second I am in it."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Nice van with so so quality

By on Monday, November 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 28,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
4/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Design"

Cons: "Too many problems"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"This is my second T&C, I had a 2010 touring for one year then I traded a 2011 limited. I love it's design, and until now it still the best of all. But the quality are not that good, it runs only 28000 miles for this 4 years, but it is in service most of the time. Had been tow to dealer two times, first time was to change the starter, second time was the (generator), the backup camera system has been changed, the power seat at driver side has been fix, 2 times of break disc fix, 1 break pads change. Changed t one of the back gate lift shock. Then they change some parts of the A/C without notifying me. I don't know what happened to the A/C, because it work perfectly. then after I got my van back, There is a problem with the A/C. The blower is making unexpect sounds, so have to put it back. That sounds so crazy, and it drive me crazy too, it was in the dealer for almost two months."

16 people out of 33 found this review helpful

Excellent vehicle without any problems

By on Tuesday, September 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 35,000

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: "The Chrysler minivan is perfect in every way."

Cons: "new models will have Garmin navigation?-great plan"

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

"Love the perfectly flat floor when all seats are stowed. 2nd row seating is very comfortable for adults and has great access for grand kids in childseats. Interior design is very sharp. I marvel at the engineering of the seat stowage and power folding 3rd row."

13 people out of 19 found this review helpful

Excellent vehicle; I own two of them.

By on Monday, September 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 94,000

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
Not Rated

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

"fairly economical; easy to get in and out of; the limited has all the features; used to haul tools, equipment and horse feed and fertilizer. comfort of a car and versatility of a truck. will likely buy another one"

6 people out of 12 found this review helpful

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