Even before the edition of recalibrated suspension and added power to the 2011 model year Chrysler Town & Country, our most luxurious minivan offering already had earned a reputation as one of the more fun to drive people-pushers on the market. With the added power, as well as more standard features than ever before, including standard leather seating and rear-seat entertainment center, the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country is the most luxurious and most powerful minivan we here at Van Andel Chrysler Jeep have ever sold. With plenty of trim options and feature upgrades, there's a model here for everybody?families, business people, and everything in between.
Of course, it's up to our customers to decide which of the Town & Country's three trims works best for them. For many, the entry-level Touring model offers more than enough and, as the base option, is the most affordable. You couldn't call it "cheap," however?not with the aforementioned leather seats and DVD screens in the headrests, not with automatic wipers, Stow 'n Go second row seats, and certainly not with a backup camera and auxiliary audio hookup.
The next step up on the Town & Country totem pole is the Touring-L, which upgrades to 17-inch wheels, auto-dimming mirrors, remote start, and heated seats. The most extensive features option, however, comes with the top-notch Limited model, which offers xenon headlights, navigation, Bluetooth, and a third-row DVD screen.
All three pack the same engine: a 3.6-liter V6 capable of pushing out 283 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. All platforms also use front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission.
Since so many of the customers that look into making a minivan purchase are the parents of small children, we get a lot of questions about the safety of the new Town & Country. Fret not, parents; this is a decidedly safe vehicle for both you and your kiddos. The federal government gave the vehicle five stars for side-impact crash tests and a four-star rating overall, while the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety actually named it one of their Top Safety Picks for 2012. That means it earned top marks in frontal-offset, side-impact, and roof strength tests, and that combined with the NHTSA findings gives us plenty of confidence in recommending the Town & Country to consumers looking for a safe and dependable family vehicle.
Safety, dependability, affordability, luxury, power, and handling could all be considered strengths of our 2012 Chrysler Town & Country models, and considering the stigma so many people have about buying a minivan in the first place, we here at Van Andel Chrysler Jeep feel pretty proud to offer so well-rounded an automobile. Those interested in visiting our lot should give us a shout, come on down, and take one of our high-quality minivans for a test run. There aren't many on the market that can compete with the Town & Country, especially with all of the upgrades we've added the last few model years. And you can bet everything you've got that it's only going to get better.