Compare 2012 Chrysler Town & Country vs 2012 Ford Flex

2012 Chrysler Town & Country
2012 Ford Flex
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4-Door Wgn Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Town & Country 4-Door Wgn Limited 17 25 $37,674 $39,650
Town & Country 4-Door Wgn Touring 17 25 $28,790 $29,995
Town & Country 4-Door Wgn Touring-L 17 25 $31,688 $33,145
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4-Door Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD 16 23 $35,039 $37,615
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD w/EcoBoost 16 23 $37,765 $40,610
Flex 4-Door Limited FWD 17 24 $33,356 $35,765
Flex 4-Door SE FWD 17 24 $27,918 $29,465
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD 16 23 $31,705 $33,950
Flex 4-Door SEL FWD 17 24 $30,021 $32,100
Flex 4-Door Titanium AWD 16 23 $37,310 $40,110
Flex 4-Door Titanium AWD w/EcoBoost 16 23 $40,035 $43,105
Flex 4-Door Titanium FWD 17 24 $35,627 $38,260

Pricing

Invoice Price

$37,674
$35,039

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$39,650
$37,615

Monthly Payment Estimate

$661 / month
$627 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.2
9.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2012 Chrysler Town & Country isn't substantially different from the Dodge Grand Caravan, but it's fully equipped and a significant bargain compared to well-equipped minivans from Japan. One of our top-rated vehicles, the 2012 Ford Flex has real distinction, along with top-shelf turbo power, great seats and great features.

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Fuel Economy

City

17 mpg 16 mpg

Highway

25 mpg 23 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

2WD Minivan 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

64.8 55.0

Front Shoulder Room (in)

63.0 58.4

Passenger Volume (ft³)

156.1 155.8

Third Leg Room (in)

31.8 33.3

Second Head Room (in)

39.7 40.5

Third Hip Room (in)

48.7 41.1

Second Shoulder Room (in)

64.7 58.1

Front Leg Room (in)

40.6 40.8

Passenger Capacity

7 7

Third Head Room (in)

37.9 38.7

Front Hip Room (in)

57.6 55.5

Third Shoulder Room (in)

62.0 50.8

Second Leg Room (in)

36.3 44.3

Front Head Room (in)

39.8 41.8

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase (in)

121.2 117.9

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

76.9 75.9

Track Width, Front (in)

65.5 65.4

Min Ground Clearance (in)

6.1 - TBD -

Length, Overall (in)

202.5 201.8

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

68.9 68.0

Liftover Height (in)

24.4 - TBD -

Track Width, Rear (in)

64.8 65.4

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

83.7 43.2

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

46.2 - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

140.1 83.2

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

32.3 20.0

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

49.0 - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.0 x 0.47 13.0 x - TBD -

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.9 x 1.10 12.8 x - TBD -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

20.0 18.6

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

16.9 17.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

39.1 40.7

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

3.14 - TBD -

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

TRZ NA

Front Tire Size

P225/65R17 P235/55R19

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact

Front Tire Order Code

TRZ NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/65R17 P235/55R19

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- TBD - 200

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 200

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- TBD - 2000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 2000

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4621 4643

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 6.5 19 x - TBD -

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x 6.5 19 x - TBD -

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA - TBD -

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

16.3 - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

600 - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

160 - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

260 @ 4300 248 @ 4500

Engine Order Code

ERB 99C

Displacement

3.6L/- TBD - 3.5L/213

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

283 @ 6350 262 @ 6250

Engine Type

Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

25 23

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

17 16

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

20 18

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.28 1.84

Trans Type

6 6

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.21 2.88

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.84 2.87

Trans Order Code

DG2 44J

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.16 3.39

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.45-1.57 1.41

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.69 0.74

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.13 4.48

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

- 1.00

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

- - TBD -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chrysler Town & Country Ford Flex

Body Style

4 Door 4 Door

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - 1.3

Suspension Type - Rear

Independent Multi-link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA w/Coil Springs

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA 0.9

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA w/Coil Springs

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

4 3 (2011)

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

9.1 10.4

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

--

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

--

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

--

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

--

Overall Side Crash Rating

--

Side Barrier Rating

--

Side Barrier Rating Driver

--

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

--

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

--

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

--

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

--

Rollover Rating

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