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UPDATED: Jun 17, 2019

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The Chrysler Town and Country minivan is redesigned for the 2011 model year and many reviewers approve of the changes. They say that the new model is more powerful and delivers a smoother ride than previous designs.

However, they also assert that even with these upgrades, the 2011 Town and Country falls short of competitors like the Honda Odyssey and the Toyota Sienna.

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The Honda Odyssey is a bit pricier than the Town and Country but drivers are rewarded with better power and handling. The Sienna is a bit more affordable than the Town and Country, and it incorporates a more upscale cabin and an all-wheel drive option.

Chrysler Town and Country Auto Insurance

Atypical good driver pays around$1,380 annually to insure a Chrysler Town and Country according to Edmunds and compared to other minivans, these auto insurance rates are quite high.

Opting for a Toyota Sienna will save you well over $2,500 after five years, since the average auto insurance rates for this minivan are around $829 annually. During the first five years they own their vehicles, Mazda 5 owners average around $677 for auto insurance and Nissan Quest owners pay roughly $644.

Dodge Grand Caravan owners pay a nearly identical rate, while Honda Odyssey drivers pay an average 5-year rate of just $564. This is less than half the projected cost of insuring a Town and Country for five years.

Chrysler Town and Country Repair Costs

According to Edmunds, repair costs for the Town and Country usually total $848 over five years. Since the warranties for most of these minivans are still in effect during the first and second years of ownership, most drivers don’t see repair bills until year three.

Edmunds projects a third-year repair bill of $124 for the Town and Country, followed by a fourth-year bill of $294 and a fifth-year bill of $430.

At first glance, these projected repair costs seem low, but they are still higher than those for other leading minivans. Edmunds’ anticipated 5-year repair costs for the Honda Odyssey and the Nissan Quest are both around $787, and Toyota Sienna owners are projected to pay approximately $732 over the same time period.

The expected repair costs for the Mazda 5 and the Dodge Grand Caravan are both comparable to those of the 2011 Town and Country.

Maintaining a Chrysler Town and Country

Scheduled maintenance expenses for the Chrysler Town and Country are expected to top $3,400 after five years, Edmunds predicts.

Although maintaining this minivan will cost less than $150 on average during its first year in operation, its projected bill for second-year maintenance is $599. This is followed by an approximate bill of $395 during its third year on the road, and $926 during its fourth year.

Drivers who keep the vehicle into its fifth year are likely to incur a $1,364 routine maintenance bill that year.

Although the Town and Country’s repair and auto insurance costs are higher than most of its competitors’, its scheduled maintenance costs place it in the middle of the pack.

The Toyota Sienna is significantly more expensive to maintain, with an anticipated 5-year total bill of $4,148. Maintenance costs for the Mazda 5 are similar to the Town and Country’s, at $3,387, and the Nissan Quest’s projected $3,219 maintenance bill is just a bit lower than the Town and Country’s.

The Dodge Grand Caravan’s routine maintenance costs are similar to those for the Quest and the Town and Country’s. Honda Odyssey owners will pay much lower 5-year maintenance costs of $2,819, Edmunds predicts.

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Chrysler Town and Country Safety

The 2011 Chrysler Town and Country only has limited crash testing results so far, but the ones that it has received are promising. The NHTSA gave the Town and Country a 4-star rollover rating, which is the second-highest rating available.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated the Town and Country’s performance in front and side impact collisions “Good,” which is the highest available score.

However, this minivan has not undergone the full crash testing evaluation, so it is not an IIHS “Top Safety Pick” like the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna.

2011 Town and Country Seating and Cargo

One of the redesigned 2011 Town and Country’s strong suits is its innovative seating and storage arrangement. The “Stow’n’Go” system features second-row seats that fold into the minivan’s floor to increase cargo space, so they don’t need to be removed completely.

When these seats are stored in their bins, the minivan’s maximum cargo space reaches 143.8 cubic feet. With the second-row seats in use, the Town and Country’s cargo bay is 33 cubic feet.

Owners can also opt for captain’s chairs in the second row instead of the Stow’n’Go system. This van can seat seven passengers.

Fuel Economy for the Town and Country

The 2011 Town and Country delivers the lowest fuel economy of any minivan on the market. Its rating of 16 miles per gallon in city driving is the same as the Nissan Quest’s, but the Quest gets one more highway mile per gallon than the Town and Country’s 23 mpg.

The Mazda 5 offers the highest fuel economy in this class at 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway, but it doesn’t seat as many passengers as the Town and Country.

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