2010 Chrysler Town & Country vs. Its Competition

2010 Chrysler Town & Country
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The Dodge Grand Caravan is a great alternative to the Town & Country; essentially, it's the same vehicle at a slightly lower price.

Honda's excellent Odyssey is more enjoyable dynamically for the driver (not to mention its achievement as perhaps the only minivan with sex appeal), while the Toyota Sienna provides a plusher ride than the Chrysler.

However, neither of these options can match the Chrysler's list of features or its sticker (which heads toward the Kia or Hyundai).

Volkswagen—the company that invented the minivan with its 1950 Transporter Microbus—is once again using the Chrysler minivan as the foundation for its 2010 Routan.

Like the Dodge Grand Caravan, the Routan uses the same platform and engines as the Chrysler model and is even built alongside the Town & Country at Chrysler's plant.

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Quick Specs
8.0
With innovative features, families that need spaciousness and practicality should look at the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country—with plenty of entertainment and storage features, the only real downside is the isolated drive and some cheap-looking plastics on the inside.
8.2
The 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan puts its money on its flexible interior and entertaining features, but its performance is matched and styling bettered by newer competition.
8.2
If you don't mind the anonymous styling of the 2010 Honda Odyssey, you're bound to be delighted with the well-designed interior and engaging driving experience.
7.6
The 2010 Toyota Sienna is not going to win any awards for driving pleasure, but for what it is, a family hauler, it’s more than adequate.
7.8
The 2010 Volkswagen Routan has the bonuses of Chrysler's segment-defining minivans with a touch of German flair, but a modern-day VW Bus it's not.
MSRP From    
$25,175$23,660$26,805$24,540$25,900
Gas Mileage    
16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class    
2WD Minivan2WD Minivans2WD Minivan2WD Minivans2WD Minivan
Style Name    
4-Door Wagon LX *Ltd Avail*4-Door Wagon SE5-Door LX5-Door 7-Pass Van CE FWD (SE)4-Door Wagon S
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
77777
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door4 Door Ext WB4 Door5 Door Reg WB4 Door
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic