Compare 2012 Toyota Sienna vs 2012 Chrysler Town & Country

2012 Toyota Sienna
2012 Chrysler Town & Country
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,431
$28,790
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,060
$29,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$418 / month
$500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivan 2WD Minivan
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
41.0 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
66.1 64.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.0 63.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
164.4 156.1
Third Leg Room (in)
36.3 31.8
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 39.7
Third Hip Room (in)
50.3 48.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.6 64.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 40.6
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Head Room (in)
38.3 37.9
Front Hip Room (in)
58.6 57.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 62.0
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 36.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 24.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.7 64.8
Wheelbase (in)
119.3 121.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.2 76.9
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 65.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.5 - 6.7 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
200.2 202.5
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)
87.1 83.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 46.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
150.0 140.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
39.1 32.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 49.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 x - TBD - 11.9 x 1.10
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)
12.2 x - TBD - 12.0 x 0.47
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 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.9 39.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.44 3.14
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TX4
Front Tire Size
P235/60R17 P235/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA TX4
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R17 P235/60R16
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4275 4507
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2 16.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 160
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
186 @ 4100 260 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA ERB
Displacement
2.7L/163 3.6L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
187 @ 5800 283 @ 6350
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System
EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.00 4.13
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 2.28
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.15 3.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.84
Trans Order Code
NA DG2
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.36 3.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.45-1.57
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Sienna Chrysler Town & Country
Body Style
5 Door Reg WB 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 9.1
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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