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SAFETY | 9 out of 10
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Five-star performance for front and side crashes
“Safety for your loved ones.”
Safety is a leading priority for those shopping minivans. All the reviews we studied pointed to the long list of safety features included on the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country. USAToday said, “Intended as family machines, the new vans rightly have the array of bags and electronic nannies you associate with safety for your loved ones.”
Cars.com listed key items: “Standard safety features include side curtain airbags for all three seat rows, which also deploy in a rollover. There's also standard antilock brakes, traction control and an electronic stability system. There are two options to ease backing up and parking: a sonar ParkSense audible system and the ParkView rearview camera.” This latter uses the audio system’s LCD screen in the center stack to display a view of what’s behind you, and it is not bundled with the optional navigation system, so it remains more affordable. The 2008 Chrysler Town & Country also offers a seating option that includes integrated child booster seats.
TheCarConnection.com’s team looked carefully at the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country, and could identify only one factor that kept this minivan from ranking a solid 10/10: the availability of all-wheel drive. We, however, recognize that for most buyers, AWD offers no benefit, and there is a large development cost behind offering what would turn out to be a low-volume option. Thus, we think Chrysler made the right choice (and spent its money wisely).
The 2008 Chrysler Town & Country is fully equipped to be a safe family hauler.