2016 Chrysler Town & Country vs. Its Competition

2016 Chrysler Town & Country
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Minivans are family wagons first, cargo haulers second, but the best of them perform both duties at the flip of a seat.

The Chrysler Town & Country has one of the most flexible interiors, and its safety and infotainment features are among the best in the segment.

The same things are true of the Dodge Grand Caravan, its lower-priced near-twin, which is available with the cloth seats that some minivan buyers will prefer.

Both the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna have great crash-test scores and big-screen DVD entertainment systems like the Chrysler/Dodge twins, but they're pricey, and neither has a fold-away second-row seat.

One thing the Honda has that others don't is an integrated vacuum cleaner; it's included only on the most expensive trim level.

The Nissan Quest can't hold as much cargo because of its odd shape and size, as well as seats that don't fold away into the floor, but it handles better than the Chrysler.

Finally, there's the Kia Sedona, which was new for 2015; it's a heavy-handling minivan with a somewhat flexible sliding-seat system and lots of luxury touches and good crash-test scores, but it's no longer the bargain it once was.

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Quick Specs
The 2016 Chrysler Town & Country piles a lavish amount of equipment and luxury touches into an aging body that suffers in the toughest crash tests.
7.8
The 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan is an exceptional value among minivans, but some crash-test scores are cause for concern.
8.0
The 2016 Honda Odyssey stands at the top of the minivan heap, with more design flair and more driving enjoyment than most other three-row rivals.
8.0
The 2016 Kia Sedona is a viable alternative to the four top-selling minivans, with a quiet and spacious interior, a very comfortable high-end seating option, a smooth ride, and a modern infotainment system.
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The Nissan Quest may have the best road manners of any minivan, but it lags in safety and space, two musts for most minivan buyers.
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The 2016 Toyota Sienna posts some of the best gas-mileage and crash-test scores among minivans; only the Chrysler vans are more flexible.
MSRP From     
$29,995$23,595$29,550$26,400$26,580$28,850
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
2WD Minivans2WD Minivans2WD Minivans2WD Minivans2WD Minivans2WD Minivans
Style Name     
4-Door Wagon LX4-Door Wagon American Value Pkg5-Door LX4-Door Wagon L4-Door S5-Door 7-Pass Van L FWD (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
777777
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
LWB Passenger VanPassenger VanPassenger VanPassenger VanPassenger VanPassenger Van
Transmission     
Multi-Speed Automatic w/ODMulti-Speed Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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