Shopping for a new Chrysler Town & Country?
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STYLING | 6 out of 10
more sophisticated than its Dodge sibling
big and dumpy
Design theme can be described as appropriately plain and utilitarian
A presence that's not too far from what passes as a crossover SUV nowadays
As Motor Trend indicates, minivan purchasers generally rate exterior appearance as a secondary factor to consider when purchasing a vehicle. Compared to the previous generation of Town & Country, however, the recently upgraded model does well to steer away from complete boredom and actually proves acceptable in reviews read by TheCarConnection.com, if not overly pleasing.
As was the case last year, the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country minivan is available in three trim levels, states ConsumerGuide, which reports that "LX, Touring, and topline Limited models are offered." The exterior differences between the trim levels are minimal, but still noticeable. Cars.com reviewers note that "Touring models add body-colored moldings, fog lights and 16-inch alloy wheels," while the "Limited models get chrome moldings and 17-inch wheels." Otherwise, the exterior is pretty much what you would expect— and according to Forbes, this approach is "preferable to minivans disguised with visual gimmicks." Kelley Blue Book says that the Chrysler Town & Country "now appears more in-line with the boxier roots of the first couple iterations," although their descriptions of a "bold and sophisticated" minivan might be stretching the terms.
The interior of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country remains virtually unchanged from last year's model. The overall impression of the interior is positive in reviews read by TheCarConnection.com, with ConsumerGuide remarking that the "large dials and gauges are simple to locate and easy to read," and "most controls are plainly marked and work as expected." Edmunds says that the Chrysler Town & Country's "design theme can be described as appropriately plain and utilitarian, although dollops of faux wood trim, chrome accents and an analog clock brighten things up." Others, however, were offended at the Chrysler's overuse of certain materials—Cars.com reminds consumers that "there's an endless array of cheap plastic panels" and "in many places they look downright tacky."
The 2010 Chrysler Town & Country returns to its 1980s styling roots on the outside but features a little too much plastic on the inside for some reviewer's tastes.