13 Chrysler Town & Country – An Answer to busy Families Looking for Luxury
While there are not that many minivans currently on the market it is a very competitive class? Why? Because entries into the market from Dodge, Chrysler, Toyota, and Honda are all competent spacious family haulers. Chrysler’s Town & Country minivan represent an excellent value for those looking for a vehicle on the more elegant side that has room for seven, and can hold all their cargo to go along with it. The Town & Country is in some ways a twin to Dodge’s Grand Caravan. However it has more standard features and technology, nicer cabin appointments, and more. For 2013 the Town & Country comes with a standard rear-seat DVD entertainment system with a higher-resolution screen and new available technology features that include an HDMI input and two rear USB ports for charging mobile devices. There’s also an available Blu-ray dual-screen entertainment system. Also for 2013, trailer-sway control is now standard, and power-folding side mirrors are optional.
It’s not always easy for shoppers who know they want a minivan to decide which one suits their needs best. The Town & Country is one of the most family friendly minivans on the market. Other plusses are the many unique and handy seating and storage features, and an impressive array of entertainment options to keep the kids occupied. The look is more elegant, the materials are richer, and the gauges look better than the competitors. The 2013 Chrysler Town & Country is available in three models, Touring, Touring L and Limited. All models are powered by the same 283-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine that drives the front wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission.
We recently stopped by a certified Chrysler dealer in TX, Holt DCJ, to check out this model in person. While the Town & Country is certainly stylish on the outside, the inside is where it really shines. The seats are high-quality and supportive, individualized power front seat adjustments including driver two-way lumbar adjust, and durable fabrics across models — premium cloth, Torino leather trim with perforated inserts or luxury Nappa leather trim with suede — all look beautiful. And here is where the Town & Country really sets itself apart from Toyota’s and Honda’s entries – with the Stow n’ Go seating system. The one-touch fold and tumble second- and third-row seats fold into floor bins individually — so you can go from seven seats to two, or any combination in between, in a matter of minutes. When the seats are in the upright position, in-floor bins give you best-in-class concealed storage space.
The 2013 Town & Country’s first in its class dual screen Blue-Ray/DVD system can be operated from either the rear-seat entertainment unit, the wireless remote, or the radio head unit. The self-contained entertainment system is located in the overhead rail, which also contains storage for the wireless headphones and remote. LED Blue Sapphire halo lighting glows from the overhead rail, providing a relaxing environment for viewing. Just because you have a busy family and a hectic schedule doesn’t mean you have to compromise comfort, convenience while on the road. With the ’13 Town & Country you get it all.