Chrysler town/country: safe, family friendly, reliable, and convenient.
My van has been amazing since we bought it in 2013. The initial price of the brand new van vs. The Toyota, Honda, etc versions was huge and worth looking in to. We had two teenagers and one toddler, so the features of the van were perfect for what we needed. My teens would sit in the back row and watch their own age appropriate movie, and/or listen to their own preferred radio station when they wanted to. My toddler was able to sit in the middle row and watch her own age appropriate movies, which made a huge difference when we traveled long distances especially. The automatic headlights and high beam light feature is really convenient and I have had zero issues with them so far. The auto sensing wipers is probably my only negative observation, since it tends to go at a slow rate when it is pouring outside, and then when it is barely sprinkling it tends to go super fast. So it is pretty much inconsistent, but really not too big a deal since I could use the wiper controls to fix it to the proper speed. The ability to listen to bluetooth devices, CDs, etc is a worthwhile feature in this high tech world we live in as well. Uconnect phone calls in/out have been really helpful and easy to use on the road, which is great since it is a safer alternative to having to mess with your phone while driving. . The navigation system works like a dream! We had to travel from Texas to florida multiple times and it was extremely helpful and accurate. We also had to travel from Texas to new york, and new york to virginia and the navigation system was perfect for what we needed when we traveled. The leather interior has been easy to clean and maintain with 3 kids, however the carpet has been more difficult to clean. The ability to put the middle and back row seats down is one of my favorite features because it makes so much more room when we've needed to move big things like bookshelves, desks, etc... The trunk space is perfect for traveling, camping, or simple grocery shopping. Being able to use the key fob to open/close the back seat doors and cargo/trunk door works wonders, especially when your hands are full. The back up camera feature is probably my most favorite part of the van since it provides a very clear image of the important areas behind the van, which helps improve its safety features. The warning indicator in the back that goes off when you get too close to something or when something is approaching from behind/near you is super helpful as well. Reversing in a busy parking lot, like walmart, can be frustrating since there tends to be a lot of other people going to/from the store. These features truly do help prevent needless injuries/deaths. Overall, great van! The lower price range for the features available compared to other competitors is huge and we enjoy everything about the van.