The Town and Country was Chrysler’s offering in the highly competitive minivan market which has been completely replaced by the 2017 Chrysler Town and Country which has been renamed the Pacifica. That’s right, this is the first name change of their minivan in nearly three decades because Chrysler didn’t want just a small update for the minivan but they wanted to reinvent the market and we have to say that the Pacifica just did that. It looks a lot better than before, it is better equipped and it features a lot of safety features which are going to make everyone happy.
Unlike the previous model which was using a platform that was more than a decade old, the all-new generation of the car is using Chrysler’s Compact US Wide, the same platform that underpins the 200. This uses a high quantity of high-strength steel in its construction as well as aluminum in some key areas of the car’s chassis so the end result is a 300 to 400 pounds lighter minivan which is also safer thanks to the new materials. These also allowed Chrysler to offer a more rigid platform which should behave better on the road thanks to less noise and vibrations.
2017 Chrysler Town and Country Price
The price for the 2017 Chrysler Town and Country has been set at just under $30,000 which is actually more than $2,000 cheaper than before.
You would expect the 2017 Chrysler Town and Country to be worse than its predecessor considering how cheap it became but it is, in fact, a much better car in every possible way. In fact, even though it has been out on the market for a few months, it has already been selected as the best minivan currently on the market. One of the things that make it this good is the way it looks. To put it bluntly, the new minivan looks likely a completely different car with a more curvaceous body, cleaner lines and Chrysler’s latest corporate design scheme which was first introduced on the 200. For the first time ever, the top end model will be available with large 20 inch rims wrapped in high-performance tires which will not necessarily impact the way it drives all that much considering that many reviewers thought that the new Pacifica is a rather tame but still fast car to drive.
In order to be as good as it is the cabin has to be great as well and we are not far from the truth. While the entire design changed to something a lot more modern, the features offered for its passengers are still similar to those of the previous model. This means that the car can be had with large LCD screens at the back with HDMI inputs, 110volt plugs as well as a surround audio system and also wireless headphones. These will basically allow people in the back to enjoy watching movies or even play on consoles without disturbing those in the front. Also for the first time ever on the 2017 Chrysler Town and Country but not for the first time on a minivan, a vacuum cleaner is available on the range topping model.
2017 Chrysler Town and Country Specs
For starters Chrysler is only offering a 3.6 liter naturally aspirated V6 as the sole engine option. This makes a rather average 287 horsepower which is all routed to the front wheels via ZF’s 9-speed automatic gearbox which manages to make good use of the engine’s power and torque without seeming too stressed. For those looking for better fuel efficiency, a plug-in version of the car is going to be released at a later date which will make use of the same petrol engine coupled to an electric motor and a set of batteries. Chrysler already confirmed that the plug-in will get 30 miles of all-electric range which will make it the first minivan to offer a usable hybrid powertrain.