The all-new 2013 Chrysler Town and Country Minivan
Published April 4, 2013
Mini vans tend to be all about practicality, so GM has decided to put their game up with the new 2013 Chrysler Town and Country Minivan. This is a brave step ahead from the previous models, as it’s definitely different from the traditional minivans coming from this company. The luxury pedigree followed from models such as 300C and others that are representing the luxurious sedan lineup are noticeable here, as well as improved performance. The most interesting thing about this minivan is in its aggressive marketing campaign, as it tends to focus on well-established families with its looks and performance, but the price isn’t all that bad either. In this short review, I will go through all of the features worth mentioning about this car and why you should take a look at it if you’re looking to purchase a car of this size.
Performance of the new Town & Country minivan
Being a huge car as it is, the 2013 Town and Country Minivan might seem like a regular family car at a first glance. However, you might be surprised by the fact that this vehicle features a 3.6L V6 engine which is capable of producing almost 300 horsepower at around 6500 revolutions per minute. This makes the car go pretty fast, reaching 60 miles per hour in just under 8 seconds, which is a stellar result for a car of this size. However, when it comes to sporty driving, you just can’t beat physic laws, so the car does tend to float a lot. Let’s be honest though, if you’re looking for a car that will take you quickly around the bends, you probably aren’t going to look at this one specifically, anyway. The better side of these arguments is then focused on driving comfort, which is where this car gets the most applauds.
Being a spacious vehicle, it’s important to keep things nice and organized, since it’s logical for a car such as this to have loads of cupboards and storage room. The 2013 Chrysler strategy is to keep things well-designed, as in keeping everything simple but ingenious; and it seems like this is a proper strategy to go with. You can take 7 passengers along with you and still have a decent amount of storage space, which is a great feature. If you take 5 passengers, you get the biggest trunk ever in a car of this class.
Every day driver
These kinds of cars usually aren’t used as daily drivers, but Chrysler makes all things happen. The high MPG makes this car affordable even in city driving conditions, but the overall size of the car can’t really be denied, so if you’re not feeling comfortable with driving this on a daily basis, you might have some difficulties. The transmission makes it easier than you may think, but the cities of today are packed with traffic so it’s definitely not comfortable to drive something like this every day, especially if you need to quickly switch between parking spaces.
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