Chrysler today has released a cache of photos and information about the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country minivan and we have collected them for your review!
The big news here is the vastly improved interior that should be a hit with owners. The exterior also shows some newly sculpted lines as well.
Very important to buyers will be the inclusion of Chrysler's new Pentastar V6 engine. The Pentastar V-6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission will pump out 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, The estimated fuel economy of this model should be 17 miles per gallon (mpg) city and 25 mpg highway. When you compare the older 4.0-liter, 3.8-liter and 3.3-liter V-6 engines that used to power Chrysler's minivans, this becomes even more impressive: For example, the top of the line 4.0-liter produced only 251 HP compared to the new unit's 283!
Overall, expect a minivan with new found refinement. Just in time to meet all-new competitors the 2011 Honda Odyssey, 2011 Toyota Sienna and the 2011 Nissan Quest!
Stay tuned to my column for more details as they emerge!