KBB Editors' Overview
By Matt Degen
- Updated Date: 9/30/2014
A minivan's mission is to shuttle families and their stuff, and if it can accomplish that while providing reasonable comfort and amenities for their precious passengers, all the better. Just as it has for decades, the 2015 Chrysler Town & Country fulfills that main objective while going one better with its emphasis on sophistication. With standard features like leather seating, power-operated doors and available amenities that include Blu-ray video entertainment and a heated steering wheel, the Chrysler Town & Country remains the quintessential luxury minivan. Not surprisingly, the Town & Country's extras come at a cost. At roughly $31,000, the Chrysler minivan's starting price is slightly higher than that of the Honda Odyssey and far beyond that of its plainer cousin, the Dodge Grand Caravan.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you want the easy passenger loading and interior roominess that are inherent in a minivan along with plenty of creature comforts that will make trips more enjoyable for Mom, Dad and the kids, there's a lot to like about the 2015 Town & Country minivan.
You May Not Like This Car If...
If low pricing is more important than high-class accommodations, check out the Dodge Grand Caravan or Kia Sedona, which can also accommodate up to eight passengers vs. the Town & Country's seven. Need an all-wheel-drive minivan? You'll find only one in the Toyota Sienna.
What's New for 2015
Two additional trims join the Town & Country lineup, which now spans six models. A new base version arrives in the form of the LX that starts just under $31,000 (including destination charge), while a new top-line model comes in the form of the Limited Platinum that is loaded with goodies.
It's been a few years since the Town & Country was revamped, but this premium minivan's road demeanor holds up well. The suspension is especially notable and combined with the 7-passenger minivan's precise steering and minimal body roll, translates to a comfortable ride. The sole engine choice, Chrysler's lauded 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, has power in reserve and can easily move a fully loaded model. The Town & Country's engine and 6-speed automatic transmission work fairly seamlessly, never feeling overburdened or indecisive, and the dash-mounted gear selector is easy to master. Chrysler's minivan is quiet enough to make conversation easy across all three rows. Among this 7-passenger minivan's few faults are a touch-screen audio system that requires quite a reach and a somewhat-wide turning radius that makes the Town & Country feel less nimble in parking lots, especially when compared to the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna.
Every 2015 Chrysler Town & Country comes ready to keep kids entertained. Even lower trims include a 9-inch high-resolution video screen over the second row, a DVD console, USB charging ports and wireless headphones. Higher trims include an additional screen above the third row and a Blu-ray disc player.
No cargo is more precious than people, a fact that makes safety features vital in a family vehicle such as the Town & Country. Among them are blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-path detection and rear park assist, all bundled into the SafetyTec group that's standard on higher trims and available on lower ones.
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