2012 Chrysler Town and Country - Edmunds Ratings

2012 Chrysler Town and Country Touring-L (3.6L V6 FFV 6-speed Automatic)
Date Driven: 12/14/2010 (2011 3.6L Touring)
Performance Acceleration is a bit slow, but not annoyingly so, with a 0-60-mph performance of just over 8 seconds. Generally good drivability, with very smooth shifts. Transmission also will usually not seek too tall a gear except for freeway driving.
Driving Dynamics Steering feels a bit heavy at parking speeds, but there's a smooth feel and good buildup when turning. Has a surprisingly large turning radius when making U-turns. Sure-footed handling in torrential rain.
Ride Comfort A comfortable ride that's only a bit floaty. Impacts are well controlled. The chassis feels solid over bumps.
Quietness Generally quiet with respect to wind and road noise. The engine makes some sounds when revved that aren't completely pleasant.
Ergonomics The controls are mostly easy to use and understand. However, there is only one steering column stalk with too many functions on it. This is due to the increasingly common and space-saving dashboard-mounted shifter.
Visibility Very thin front pillars and not too high a hood contribute to forward visibility. Thick rear pillars, yet there is a good back-up camera and rear parking sonar to help in backing maneuvers.
Seat Access & Space All three rows have terrific space and comfort. Huge amount of headroom and good shoulder room. Access to get into the 3rd row is quite easy, but folding and storing them is terribly difficult with a lot of strap pulling.
Cargo & Storage Huge amount of cargo space with the 3rd row folded. If the 3rd row is used, there is still a great deal of room due to the deep cargo well behind the 3rd row. Interior storage is also excellent with many storage areas and plenty of cupholders.
Build Quality Decent build quality. Some inconsistent interior cabin gaps. Interior materials are mixed, too, with very nice seats and door armrests with their contrast stitching, but some hard plastics are also used in the cabin.

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