2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited new car reviews

Minivans: One of the most polarizing vehicles out there.
And here's the business end.

Better than: Acura ZDX
But not as good as: Honda Odyssey
GRM Bang For The Buck Index: 53.41

We certainly remember VW's original Bus, but you have to give Chrysler credit for launching the modern minivan. What was once the domain of those just slightly left of center has gone mainstream--kinda.

The minivan still suffers some social stigma. A few one-time players have left the scene, as the more macho SUV seems to have won that round. Chrysler is still knee-deep in the minivan game, however, and they released their fifth generation in 2008.

Our test car--um, van--is the Town & Country Limited, which received some updates for 2011, including a retuned suspension and new 3.6-liter Pentastar engine backed by a six-speed automatic transmission.

Our test van didn't have a ton off add-ons: $320 for the Second-Row Luxury Buckets with Rear Stow 'n Go and another $595 for the power folding third-row seat.

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David S. Wallens David S. Wallens
Editorial Director

Know what's really sad about this van? It makes way more power than anything I own, including the 911.

Personally, I do like the looks of the latest Dodge and Chrysler minivans. I know that we're not supposed to get excited about minivans, but I do like the simple, purposeful shape.

For the money, though, the Honda is tough to beat. The Chrysler's interior falls short in comparison.

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
12/10/13 12:00 a.m.

We certainly remember VW's original Bus, but you have to give Chrysler credit for launching the modern minivan. What was once the domain of those just slightly left of center has gone mainstream--kinda.

The minivan still suffers some social stigma. A few one-time players have left the scene, as the more macho SUV seems to have won that round. Chrysler is still knee-deep in the minivan game, however, and they released their fifth generation in 2008.

Our test car--um, van--is the Town & Country Limited, which received some updates for 2011, including a retuned suspension and new 3.6-liter Pentastar engine backed by a six-speed automatic transmission.

Our test van didn't have a ton off add-ons: $320 for the Second-Row Luxury Buckets with Rear Stow 'n Go and another $595 for the power folding third-row seat.

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