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2014 Chrysler Town & Country Preview

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Pros: Like its entry-level cousin, the Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2014 Chrysler Town & Country is arguably the ultimate family vehicle. With numerous configurations available, tons of interior room for your passengers and cargo, and a perfectly matched engine/transmission combo, it's one the most versatile and flexible people haulers in Canada.

Cons: Reliability issues continue to affect the Town & Country, particularly in the braking department. Chrysler should keep working on improving build quality and material selection, too.

2014 Chrysler Town & Country Price: Pick one of four trim levels that best suits your needs and budget including Touring ($41,495), Touring-L ($43,495), 30th Anniversary ($44,990), and Limited ($47,495).
 
Chrysler Town & Country 2014
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2014 Chrysler Town & Country Fuel Economy: Don't expect record-breaking numbers from the Town & Country, which weighs nearly two full tons. An average fuel consumption in the 10L/100km range is par for the course, here.

Improvements and Changes: No significant changes other than a new Blacktop edition with subtle design touches.

2014 Chrysler Town & Country Powertrain: Chrysler's lone powertrain option for this vehicle is a 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with manual mode. Output is rated at 283 horsepower, while peak torque amounts to 260 lb-ft.

Cargo Capacity: This is one of the strengths of the 2014 Chrysler Town & Country. With all the rear seats up, there are 934 litres available for your gear. Once you fold the third-row seats, cargo room increases to 2,340 litres. Drop the second-row seats as well, and you'll wind up with 4,072 litres.

Safety: The Chrysler Town & Country features ABS, brake assist, electronic brake force distribution, stability and traction control, along with seven airbags including one for the driver's knees and side-curtain airbags that blanket outboard positions in all three rows of seating. Buyers can add a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-path detection, the Park-Sense rear park assist system, as well as rain-sensitive wipers and automatic headlamps.

Comparing the 2014 Chrysler Town & Country: Minivans are a dying breed, but you should take a look at the Dodge Grand Caravan, Honda Odyssey, Nissan Quest, and Toyota Sienna before you go out and buy a 2014 Chrysler Town & Country.