The passenger minivan Chrysler Town and Country was launched in automobile market by Chrysler, the American giant in year 1989 and is currently found in its fifth generation. The car in its fifth facelift was unveiled at Detroit auto show in 2007 as a short wheelbase model. The car is also known by the name of Lancia Voyager, Grand Voyager and Chrysler Grand Voyager. The minivan was designed by Ralph Gilles on a transverse front engine layout as a front wheel drive and relies on Chrysler RT platform. The car is found very closely related with Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Grand Voyager and Volkswagen Routan.
Engine, Mileage and Variants
Chrysler Town and Country is found in 2 trim levels as Touring and Limited. Both the engine variants of Chrysler Town and Country are powered by a single engine variant of 3.6 litre. The 3.6-litre engine with DOHC, 24 valves, V6 cylinders and variable valve timing produces maximum power of 283 hp at 6400 rpm and maximum torque of 352 Nm at 4400 rpm. Chrysler Town and Country results to city mileage of 12.2 litres over 100 kilometres and highway mileage of 7.9 litres over 100 kilometres. The minivan crosses the top speed limit accelerating from 0-100 kmph in 8.6 seconds time.
The eye-catching exteriors of Chrysler Town and Country are embraced with high intensity discharge headlamps which incorporates high pressure washers in them that automatically removes the lens debris and provides a better illumination at night with the help of front fog lamps. The sunscreen glass on the rear windshield protects you from direct sun-rays. The black radiator grille with chrome outlining on it enhances its front fascia. The rear end of Town and country involves a high mounted LED stop lamp on the rear tailgate with Chrysler insignia placed on it and LED tail lights. The long minivan measures an exterior dimension of 5151 mm X 1998 mm X 1751 mm (L X W X H) along with 3078 mm wheelbase.
The advance technology interior features of Chrysler town and Country includes an electronic vehicle information center with tachometer and multi-information display that keeps the driver updated about all the vehicle related information. The Uconnect system embraced by Chrysler town and country is engineered with a sound system in it as well which comes integrated with a touch screen display of significant inches. The Uconnect system also includes a GPS Navigation in it with voice command and Phone connectivity as well. The three zone automatic temperature control with air filter maintains a cool and preferable temperature inside the car providing individual controls to the driver, front passenger and rear passengers.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
The safety features that comes packed in Chrysler Town and Country includes 7 airbags which includes dual stage front passenger and driver airbags with side and curtain airbags as well. The front and rear parking sensors with rear view camera avoids the chances of collision while parking in tights spots and also helps you while taking a reverse. The child seat anchors makes sure that your kids get a safe driving experience. The tire pressure monitoring system with warning lamp monitors all the tires and alerts the driver if any one of them is found inflated. Rest of the safety is ensured by security alarm, blind spot monitoring system and more.
The minivan fascinates plenty of family-friendly standard equipments with flexible seating arrangement. Although the rough ride experience with low fuel economy decreases its demand.