2012 Chrysler Town & Country Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Bright Silver Metallic
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,579 - $13,744
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
17 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
283
Seats
7

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.5 Overall Score
Performance 3.2Interior 3.3Comfort 3.9Value 3.2Safety 4.0

Editor's Overview

Luxury and "minivan" seem an oxymoronic pairing, but the Chrysler Town & Country minivan puts the lie to that notion. Having undergone a total transformation for the 2011 model year, the 2012 Town & Country is stuffed with features like its Stow 'n Go seating, impressive rear-seat entertainment systems and diffused ambient lighting.

Chrysler Town & Country Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Touring $8,579 - $11,578
Horsepower: 283 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6, Gas/Ethanol V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Touring-L $9,638 - $13,003
Horsepower: 283 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6, Gas/Ethanol V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Horsepower: 283 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6, Gas/Ethanol V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

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Town & county - solid family car.

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The nice features of the car is that it has keyless technology so that convenient when your hands are full and you do not need to reach into your purse to unlock the car. Many items are also automated - seats move at a touch of the button. Another feature we really like that the storage compartments that are below the floor. This is great for road trips. And the buttons to open and close the door are also convenient and easy for the kids to use. The kids also enjoy the middle and back seats as they are comfortable and have different plug outlets to plug in their portable entertainment. They also enjoy the built in DVD player as well. I like the ease of folding down the back row seats and setting them up again. I also like the feature of being to turn the back row seats into tailgating seats. The navigation system was great when we first bought the car but over the years, it has been somewhat unreliable even though we had purchased the software update. We've found the at the navigation app on our phone is much more accurate. So this is a feature they should improve or at least provide a built in phone charger so that the driver can use their phone navigation without it draining their phone battery. I found the features of the entertainment console not very user friendly. I haven't figured out how to download digital songs on it. Overall this is a very practical car for a family who is on the road a lot whether that means long road trips on just being in the car a lot to do errands and carpools.

Jennifer Y
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Comfortable, roomy and reliable with great gas mileage.

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I am a realtor, so I spend a lot of time in my car. I need a big, comfortable, reliable car with good gas mileage, and it is. This is the 4th Dodge/Chrysler minivan I have owned since 1995. I just like the size when I have a crowd, the gas mileage, the reliability, handling, and comfort. It seats 7 comfortably. Clients are able to view the neighborhoods easily with all the windows all around when we are touring properties. The interior has comfortable seats and is easy to enter and exit with the side sliding doors. I get around 20 mpg and 26+ on the highway. And it is easy to parallel park. The rear view camera helps. It has plenty of storage area in the back. All the seats fold down into the floor to make a flat floor for moving large items. A 4'x8' sheet of plywood or drywall fits flat on the floor when the seats are down and you can still shut the back door with room to spare. The back door is over 3' high. The only thing I do not like is it is the first car I have ever had with black carpet and no matter what I do I can't keep the floor clean looking. I will probably buy another one when I replace this one.

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Great family vacation vehicle smooth riding and driving.

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Very comfortable, heated seats front and middle seats, love automatic dim lights, heated steering wheel, love the stow and go, great van for long trips, tire pressure sensor is very sensitive it will turn on if a tire is only 2 pounds of pressure off this is good and bad very annoying when it is winter and have to add that little of air for the warning light to go away, love the push button start however I do have to change the batteries in the remote even if the warning does not go off because it will start not wanting to start each time I thought something was really wrong with the push button when I had to restart it 5 times before it would actually turn on bit changed the battery in the remote and it is only not started right away one time since that but batteries had been changed only about 8 months before that, just glad it didn't have a major issue, overall I love everything about my van but it was definitely pricey to get all the bells and whistles not sure I would ever pay that much again for a vehicle no matter how much I love it.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$8,579 - $11,578
$9,638 - $13,003

Horsepower

Horsepower
283 (hp)
283 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Engine Type

Engine Type
3.6L 24
3.6L 24
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available
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Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Standard
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Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional
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Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.6 (in.)
40.6 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.2 - 39.8 (in.)
37.2 - 39.8 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.3 (in.)
36.3 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.7 (in.)
39.7 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Entertainment System
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Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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AC

AC
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Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
7
7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Not Available
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Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
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Not Available
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Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
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Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
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Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/60R16
P225/65R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
121.2 (in.)
121.2 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39.1 (ft.)
39.1 (ft.)

Length

Length
202.5 (in.)
202.5 (in.)

Width

Width
76.9 (in.)
76.9 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4507 (.lbs)
4507 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
283 (hp)
283 (hp)

Torque

Torque
260 (ft. lbs.)
260 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
380 (.lbs)
380 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
20 (gal.)
20 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
21 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

City

City
17 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
25 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Optional
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Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Optional
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Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

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Safety Features

  • Electronic stability control
  • Driver & front passenger advanced multistage air bags
  • Supplemental front seat side air bags
  • All row side curtain air bags
  • Driver knee-bolster air bag
  • ParkView rear back-up camera *
  • Tire pressure monitoring warning
  • Child seat anchor system (LATCH ready)
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Dual note horn
  • ParkSense rear park assist *
  • Blind spot & cross path detection *
  • Tire pressure monitoring display -inc: CORA tire pressure monitoring sensor *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (4)

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Electrical System May 6, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
May 6, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V234000
Summary:
Chrysler Group, LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles manufactured August 25, 2010, through October 31, 2013. The affected vehicles may experience overheating of the vent window switch in the driver's door armrest.
Consequence:
An overheated switch may result in a vehicle fire.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the vent window switch with a newer version, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2014. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P25.
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Engine And Engine Cooling Sep 26, 2011
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 26, 2011
NHTSA Campaign:
11V487000
Summary:
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 CHRYSLER VEHICLES, INCLUDING 200 AND TOWN AND COUNTRY MODELS, DODGE VEHICLES, INCLUDING CHARGER, DURANGO, GRAND CARAVAN AND JOURNEY MODELS AND JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 31, 2011, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 13, 2011, THAT ARE EQUIPPED WITH 3.6L ENGINES. THESE ENGINES MAY EXPERIENCE CONNECTING ROD BEARING FAILURE DUE TO DEBRIS INSIDE THE ENGINE BLOCK.
Consequence:
CONNECTING ROD FAILURE MAY LEAD TO ENGINE SEIZURE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE ENGINE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
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Equipment May 1, 2012
Report Receipt Date:
May 1, 2012
NHTSA Campaign:
12V191000
Summary:
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 TOWN AND COUNTRY AND DODGE GRAND CARAVAN VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 9, 2012 THROUGH MARCH 12, 2012. SOME VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH A RIGHT SIDE LIFTGATE PINCH SENSOR THAT DOES NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY. AS A RESULT, INCREASED FORCE MAY BE REQUIRED IN ORDER TO STOP THE POWER LIFTGATE DURING FINAL CLOSING STAGES.
Consequence:
THE POWER LIFTGATE DOOR MAY CLOSE ON AN APPENDAGE, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.
Remedy:
CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE RIGHT SIDE LIFTGATE PINCH SENSORS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN MAY 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403
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Suspension > Rear Apr 2, 2012
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 2, 2012
NHTSA Campaign:
12V141000
Summary:
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 TOWN AND COUNTRY AND DODGE GRAND CARAVAN VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 15, 2011, THROUGH NOVEMBER 21, 2011. SOME VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH RIGHT REAR HUB AND BEARING ASSEMBLIES THAT WERE NOT FULLY MACHINED.
Consequence:
THIS COULD RESULT IN A DECREASE IN DURABILITY, WHICH MAY LEAD TO WHEEL SEPARATION, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE RIGHT REAR HUB AND BEARING ASSEMBLY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

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