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There are always two sides to everything, right? Well, the truth is there are many more than that! To keep our car reviews innovative and well-rounded, we are providing you with not just one, but two points of view on the same exact vehicle – Her and His perspectives.
Anne: MSRP: $37,300 as Tested
Chuck:MSRP: $37,300 as TestedPERFORMANCE
Anne: The 6 speed, 251 horsepower Town & Country minivan is a great vehicle in its class. Designed for heavy payload and lots of passengers, the 6 speed automatic transmission, 4.0 liter engine has some get up and go. The vehicle responds well and the ride is comfortable for all passengers - well, truth be told, I wasn't sitting in the back row for long. Armed with Electronic Stability Control and ABS brakes for maximum control of vehicle.Chuck: The Chrysler Town & Country is a peppy car with its 4.0 Liter V6 engine, 6 speed automatic transmission and 251 horsepower. When I say "peppy" I mean it has sufficient power to get you going. The throttle response is immediate, and considering the girth, and overall weight of the car, is impressive. This vehicle is designed for many passengers with added weight in the form of luggage, pets, passengers, etc, so don't expect responsive handling when taking the turns fast. I'm not saying the Chrysler isn't capable in the corners, just not at excessive speeds.The ride in the Town & Country is steady and responsive. It's fun to be in the command seating position cruising down the highway. Small imperfections in the road don't translate to the interior discomfort of the front or rear passengers.
ABS and the Electronic Stability Program come to the rescue when human error is detected.
Anne: 17 MPG City, 25 MPG Highway
Chuck: 17 MPG City, 25 MPG HighwayTHE CAR
Anne: Did Chrysler employ the design team from NASA and Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams when in the early throws of product development? No kidding, this vehicle, with its advanced technology and comfort, its nooks and crannies, make it a leader for the family on the go.Seating layout is two in front, two in middle and three in the rear optional seat. The Swivel and Go heated captain's chairs for passengers in the second row allow for 180 degree turning to be fully engaged with third row passengers. The seating in the 2nd and third row can easily be removed, allowing for critical space required during a move or for business or delivery purposes.
The vehicle has a stow-away table to place things on during transit. Each child can have their own or share the very convenient in-floor storage compartments to maximize roominess during trip.
Watching the entertainment is not going to be an issue, as there are two DVD screens -- one for second row and the other for third row passengers. Power doors that can be opened/closed with the remote. And, when packing up or unloading, the rear hatch can be opened/closed with a touch of a button. Luggage racks for additional storage on roof.
Chuck: Admittedly, I haven't had too much experience with this type of vehicle. Here's what I really liked - the sheer roominess. If you have anything to transport, simply fold down, or remove the seats! Added conveniences: both sides of the vehicle have power doors that can be opened/closed with the remote. The rear hatch can also be opened/closed with a touch of a button. A very large and comfortable 8-way power driver's seat. The power adjustable pedals are awesome! There are cup holders everywhere. Swivel-n-Go Chairs in the rear are handy when stopped for a short snack, or playing cards with your friends. Enjoy the heated front and second row seats on those cold wintery days.SAFETY