Maybe it was inevitable; given the growing proliferation of iPads and in-car WiFi, but some consumers expecting availability of Sirius Backseat TV in 2012 Chrysler products will find that it’s no longer an option.
In a statement, Chrysler said that beginning with 2012 model year vehicles, the automaker and Sirius have made a mutual decision to discontinue Sirius XM Backseat TV.
Families, don’t lament, however, since you can still get optional single and dual-screen DVD entertainment systems on select vehicles. That means you still have access to movies, interactive games and other features for your second- and third-row passengers. Certainly enough to keep the kids from being restless.
Sirius Backseat TV was available on the following vehicles:
- 2008-2010 Dodge Grand Caravan minivan
- 2009-2010 Dodge Journey crossover
- 2009, 2011 Dodge Durango SUV
- 2008 Dodge Charger sedan
- 2010 Chrysler Town & Country minivan
- 2008-2010 Jeep Commander SUV
- 2008-2009, 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV
- 2009-2011 Ram pickup
As for the future, Chrysler Group says it will continue to explore and evaluate new technologies with an eye toward possible inclusion in upcoming products.
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To see how the 2012 Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler products stack up, be sure to read reviews in TheCarConnection, including this one on the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country minivan, which editors rate at 8.2 (out of 10). If you’re looking for a top-notch family minivan that includes leather, single-screen DVD, Stow ‘N Go second- and third-row seating, rear backup camera, roof rack, power liftgate, fog lamps and more standard, and a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), all at a starting price of $29,995, definitely check out the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country.