We have had the 2011 for about 500 miles now, as they were late coming on the market. Was worth the wait. Many things we like about this compared to our old pre-stow and go T&C. Miss a few things too, like the flat folding rear seats. Low end torque of the 3.6 L Pentastar is awsome. Seats are better than the 2010 models we test drove. Hiway mileage seems a bit better than our old 3.8 L, but city is probably about the same due to the heavier weight of the vechicle. With 7 adult passengers, we were getting 25-26 mpg on our first road trip on winter gas in MN.
With 3 kids now we needed something with more room. We exhausted every other option, from large cars to Suburbans and everything in between. Trying desperately to avoid becoming a "minivan family," yet find a semi-economic solution, we even tried the smaller SUVs with the tini-wini, worthless 3rd row seats. After all that waisted time and effort, we finally brought ourselves to just "look" at some minivans. Opening the doors for the first time on our Town & Country Limited was as if the clouds in the sky separated and Heavenly, magical rays of light shown through. We were in love instantly and have never looked back. Rides like a luxury car and hauls everything we need in total comfort.
This is my 4th T&C, last was a 2007. Like many I was turned off by the cheap looking 2010. I have had my 2011 for 2 weeks now and so far am very impressed. Before buying I also drove a Seinna, it also is a nice van but I don't think it rode any better than the T & C and I didn't like the interior as well. The real deciding factor was stow and go which I would really miss.
We just got our 2011 T&C Touring last week. What a huge improvement from last year. The new engine is peppy, the interior is gorgeous. The updated suspension and handling is awesome for a minivan- not floaty like the rest. Drives like a sedan. All back seats fold into floor and the third row can flip back for tailgate seating. The competition can't match features for price. I'm proud to be a minivan & Chrysler owner.
We took our T&C Touring on a road trip from Philadelphia suburbs to Myrtle Beach and we couldn't be more pleased. We averaged 27mpg at 70-75 mph on cruise, in economy mode. Advised by dealer to take out of economy mode when accelerating/merging onto highway. It helped. Very comfortable, plenty of room. We bought Touring 'base' model. Wished we had gone for some of the 'bells and whistles' - DVD, etc... My last few vehicles have been SUVs...this is so much more comfortable.