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2014 Chrysler Town and Country

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 12/31/2014 Stefan Ogbac

New for 2014

The 2014 Chrysler Town & Country adds a 30th Anniversary special edition model, a new S grade, and an improved rear seat DVD player.

Vehicle Summary

The 2014 Chrysler Town & Country is a seven-passenger minivan sold in four trims and only in front-drive configuration. Overview

The 2014 Town & Country is powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 making 283 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque and paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is decent for such a powerful minivan at an EPA-rated 17/25 mpg city/highway, just below the ratings of the 2014 Toyota Sienna and 2014 Nissan Quest.

Inside, the 2014 Town & Country shines with a luxurious and spacious interior made of high-quality materials. Soft-touch plastics and comfortable leather seating make the minivan’s cabin a pleasant place to be during long journeys. The clever Stow ‘N’ Go seats expand the 2014 Town & Country with a one-touch fold-down function that helps create a flat load area. Positioned as a premium offering, the 2014 Town & Country is priced higher than some of its competitors despite its aging exterior styling, allowing the mechanically related Dodge Grand Caravan to pick up budget-focused minivan customers.

The 2014 Town & Country has a four-star safety rating from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars) and earned a good score in the four categories that the IIHS has tested it (good is the highest possible score).

What We Think

The 2014 Chrysler Town & Country is a viable minivan for family duties with its flexible cabin and comfortable seating for seven passengers. We noted in a 2011 First Test that the Town & Country ’s refined interior is where it distinguishes itself “with a style that’s delightfully American” with its “glammed up” look. However, the 4,652-pound curb weight counteracts the extra power from the V-6, lessening its benefit.

You’ll Like

  • Good fuel economy
  • Flexible cabin
  • Refined interior

You Won’t Like

  • 4,652-pound as-tested curb-weight
  • Can get expensive
  • Aging exterior styling

Key Competitors

  • Toyota Sienna
  • Honda Odyssey
  • Nissan Quest
  • Dodge Grand Caravan
  • Ford Transit Connect Wagon



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