2013 Chrysler Town and Country Touring L 3.6 Pentastar from Lithuania
Best priced - all in one - typical american quality vehicle
Not much so far; pieces of trim falling off sometimes.
Generally not much difference from the previous generation. Of course - new engine, new transmission, new body and interior, but the recipe and weak points basically remain the same.
Roomy versatile minivan with a lot of features, but low refinement. Interior plastics still are cheaply made - mismatches, rattles, squeaks - you get all that.
The chassis is not that soft actually. Of course, with so much kerb weight and long wheel base it does ride quite smoothly, but generally the chassis poorly absorbs bumps and imperfections on the road. Every hit is passed on to the body and obviously felt inside. Despite the high profile tires, you do feel bumps quite a bit.
Stow'n'go seats of course is a very practical choice, however sacrificing comfort. The middle row is quite low to the floor, so you don't sit very comfortably. Headrests in the second and third rows are very spartan as well. Despite that, you get a lot of adjustability in both rows. And more importantly - you can place two 40L LPG tanks in the middle row seat wells - that is a huge advantage here in Lithuania.
The engine has more than enough power, averaging 12-13L/100km on a mixed cycle, or 15-16L of LPG. The transmission is quite rural - slow to respond, sometimes harshly shifting, but the very long ratio of top gear gives you comfort and economy while travelling.
Comparing it to its direct competitors - Toyota and Honda, Chrysler is much more versatile, cheaper, but a lot less refined. But if you're not a spoiled person, it will suit every need you might have buying a minivan.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th June, 2017