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2013 Chrysler Town & Country

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2013 Chrysler Town & Country Review

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KBB Expert Rating: 7.0

The Chrysler Town & Country's history dates back 1989, when it broke new ground as the first luxury minivan ever produced. Since then, competitors such as the Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey and the Nissan Quest have entered the market with varying degrees of success, but the 2013 Chrysler Town & Country continues its long-standing position as one of the top-selling people movers in America – and for good reason. Its interior quarters are stuffed with practical and convenient niceties, including Chrysler's popular Stow 'n Go second-row seating and a newly-available Blu-Ray disc player. Add in class-leading horsepower, and the 2013 Town & Country becomes a minivan you actually want to drive – with or without the family.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you are unwilling to surrender luxury and driving enjoyment in exchange for utility and necessity, choosing the 2013 Town & Country will undoubtedly leave you satisfied with your decision.

You May Not Like This Car If...

Since the Chrysler Town & Country commands the highest starting price in the segment, buyers searching for an affordable minivan without all the bells and whistles should consider the Dodge Grand Caravan or the Toyota Sienna.

What's New for 2013

For 2013, the Town & Country now offers a new Blu-Ray disc player with an HDMI port for game consoles, trailer-sway control and a pair of rear-seat USB ports for charging mobile devices.

Driving the Town & Country

Driving Impressions If you haven't driven a Town & Country since its transformation in 2011, it's worth some time behind the wheel. The revamped suspension provides excellent road manners, with precise steering,...

minimal body roll and a velvety ride. Chrysler's new 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 has power in reserve and can move a fully-loaded Limited model without making you wish for a HEMI V8. The engine and transmission work fairly seamlessly, never feeling overburdened or indecisive, and the dash-mounted gear selector is easy to master. Noise levels inside the Town & Country are quiet enough to make conversation easy among all three rows. Faults are hard to find in the 2013 Town & Country, but it's something of a reach to use its touch-screen audio system, and a somewhat-wide turning radius makes it feel less nimble in parking lots, especially when compared to the exceptionally tight-turning Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna.

AUDIO/VIDEO OPTIONS
In addition to the comprehensive Uconnect infotainment system up front, Chrysler's flagship minivan offers dual, independent rear video screens that allow second- and third-row passengers to watch two different DVD or Blu-Ray movies, play different video games or even watch the Disney Channel, Nickelodeon or Cartoon Network Mobile via SiriusXM 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.

2013 Chrysler Town & Country Details
Interior

Chrysler minivans have long been a showcase of innovation, and now the Town & Country offers the refined appearance to match. Soft-touch trim and chrome-trimmed instruments' elegant LED lighting complement standard leather on the first two rows of seats as well as the manually tilt/telescoping steering wheel. Standard power front seats are supportive yet supple, and Chrysler's Stow 'n Go second-row bench remains the industry benchmark, with easy folding and under-floor storage when the seats are in use. The third row can be flipped 90 degrees for tailgate-party seating. It's easy to lose count of the many bins, cubbies and power ports, though a 115-volt household-style outlet is a standout.

Exterior

Sparkling chrome with sparks of innovation continue to make the Town & Country shine. Its 2011 makeover added the new wave-form chrome grille and jeweled headlights, and 17-inch alloy wheels are standard across the board. All six side windows, the liftgate and both sliding doors are power-operated, with the slider rails concealed between the rear side windows and chrome trim, a styling lesson Honda should learn. The standard roof rack features clever Stow 'n Place crossbars that fold into the side rails when not in use.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

Available in Touring, Touring L or Limited trims, the 2013 Chrysler Town & Country offers the longest list of standard features in its class. Highlights include 8-way power front seats, Stow 'n Go second-row seats, power-sliding side doors, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, leather seating and a 6-speaker audio system with a 6.5-inch touch-screen display. The range-topping Limited model elevates the speaker count to nine and adds navigation, SiriusXM Travel Link (real-time weather, sports, stocks, movie listings and fuel prices) and Nappa leather seating materials with suede inserts for first- and second-row seats. With safety weighing heavily on the minds of every parent, Chrysler gave the 2013 Town & Country a full suite of airbags, a standard backup camera with on-screen guides and an available blind-spot monitor with a cross-path alert function to notify the driver of approaching traffic when backing out of a parking space.

Optional Equipment

Both the Touring and Touring L trims offer a Driver's Convenience package that includes a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, keyless access with push-button start and advanced voice recognition for controlling various multimedia and hands-free features. The SafetyTec package includes rain-sensing windshield wipers, blind-spot monitoring, rear sonar proximity sensors to help mitigate vehicle damage during tricky parking maneuvers and smart-beam headlights that automatically switch between the high and low beams depending upon traffic conditions. We were surprised to find a power moonroof on the Limited's list of options, seeing as the near-$41,000 price tag includes more creature comforts than some luxury cars.

Under the Hood

A 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission is the sole drivetrain offered on the 2013 Chrysler Town & Country. The Pentastar is easily Chrysler's most enjoyable V6 to date and leads the class in terms of horsepower. In addition, the Pentastar is Flex Fuel-compatible, meaning it can run on a combination of gasoline and E85 ethanol.

3.6-liter V6
283 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm
260 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/25 mpg (gasoline), 12/18 mpg (E85)

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2013 Chrysler Town & Country Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.3
Out of 10

Based on 389 Ratings for the 2008 - 2015 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.6/10
    Quality
    7.3/10
  • Reliability
    7.5/10
    Performance
    7.7/10
  • Comfort
    8.3/10
    Styling
    8.2/10

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)."

1 person out of 1 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"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Excellent van except the unreliable cruise control

By on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 30,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Everything except the cruise control"

Cons: "Unreliable cruise control."

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

"Bought this van new. Have taken several long trips and really like it - except for an unreliable cruise control. It's comfortable and gets good gas mileage for a vehicle this size - 26 to 28 mpg at 70mph is not unusual. This would be the perfect van if it weren't for the unreliable cruise control - it has a mind of its own and works when it wants too. Five trips to the dealer; getting Chrysler involved; replacing everything except the logo on the tailgate, and its still unreliable. Very frustrating."

loads of room

By on Sunday, April 05, 2015

I don't own this car

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: "plenty of room"

Cons: "no cons. great van."

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

"with the rear stow and go seats folded into the floor, 2 scooters for the elderly can fit with room to spare. Also, it is great for long trips or trips to the grocery store."

20 people out of 32 found this review helpful

well designed & convenient

By on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 17,400

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "well designed; comfortable; decent mpg"

Cons: "head room in 3rd row seat"

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

"My 2013 T&C has proven very reliable, only requiring routine maintenance. Ride is comfortable, visibility is great, stow'n go seating is the best! Plenty of cargo space and seven passenger seating. Engine & transmission are good. Not a fan of 'economy' mode. Handling is good for a minivan; certainly not a sports car. Well designed overall and very good looking for a mini. Very pleased so far at 17,400 miles."

5 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Roomy, versatile and comfortable

By on Friday, March 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 37,461

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Seats fold away to provide cavernous cargo space"

Cons: "Road noise"

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

"The Town & County/Touring efficiently uses space and comfortably accommodates passengers and luggage. It has provided almost 40,000 miles of trouble free service. The only drawback is that the level of road noise can be rather high on certain road surfaces. The van does lack the ego appeal of many pricier $50,000+ SUVs but it is a great value at around $30,000. I will easily put more than 100,000 miles on this vehicle."

8 people out of 13 found this review helpful

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