Compare 2012 Chrysler Town & Country vs 2012 Toyota Sienna

2012 Chrysler Town & Country
2012 Toyota Sienna
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4-Door Wagon Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Touring 17 25 $28,790 $29,995
4-Door Wagon Touring-L 17 25 $31,688 $33,145
4-Door Wagon Limited 17 25 $37,674 $39,650
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5-Door 7-Pass Van I4 FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door 7-Pass Van I4 FWD 19 24 $23,431 $25,060
5-Door 8-Pass Van I4 FWD LE 19 24 $24,445 $26,145
5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 FWD 18 24 $24,328 $26,300
5-Door 8-Pass Van V6 FWD LE 18 24 $27,473 $29,700
5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 AWD LE 16 22 $29,537 $31,930
5-Door 8-Pass Van V6 FWD XLE 18 24 $30,548 $33,205
5-Door 8-Pass Van V6 FWD SE 18 24 $30,932 $33,440
5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 AWD XLE 16 22 $32,701 $35,545
5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 FWD LE AAS 18 24 $33,240 $35,935
5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 FWD Ltd 18 24 $36,157 $39,300
5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 FWD XLE AAS 18 24 $37,239 $40,475
5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 AWD Ltd 16 22 $37,324 $40,570
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,790
$23,431
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,995
$25,060
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$418 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Chrysler Town & Country isn't substantially different from the Dodge Grand Caravan, but it's fully equipped and a significant bargain compared to well-equipped minivans from Japan. It's not as flexible as some minivans, but the 2012 Toyota Sienna is large, safe, and still has options for four-cylinder power and all-wheel drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivan 2WD Minivan
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 61.1
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 41.0
Second Hip Room (in)
64.8 66.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.0 65.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
156.1 164.4
Third Leg Room (in)
31.8 36.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 39.7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.7 50.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.7 64.6
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 40.5
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Head Room (in)
37.9 38.3
Front Hip Room (in)
57.6 58.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
24.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.8 67.7
Wheelbase (in)
121.2 119.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.9 78.2
Track Width, Front (in)
65.5 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 6.5 - 6.7
Length, Overall (in)
202.5 200.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.9 68.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
83.7 87.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
46.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
140.1 150.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
32.3 39.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.0 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.10 12.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.47 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 20
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 15.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.1 36.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.14 3.44
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R16 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
TX4 NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60R16 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TX4 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4507 4275
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.3 9.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4300 186 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
ERB NA
Displacement
3.6L/- TBD - 2.7L/163
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
283 @ 6350 187 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.13 3.00
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.28 1.42
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 1.90
Trans Order Code
DG2 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.25 4.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45-1.57 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chrysler Town & Country Toyota Sienna
Body Style
4 Door 5 Door Reg WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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