2015 Chrysler Town & Country: Car Seat Check

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When it comes to minivans, the Chrysler Town & Country is at the top of many families’ shopping list. In 2014, the Town & Country ranked No. 1 in minivan sales with 138,040 sold, according to Automotive News. For the 2015 model year, the Town & Country adds more luxury with standard leather seats on base models and a standard sunroof and dual-screen Blu-ray system on Limited Platinum versions. What haven’t changed are the van’s ultra-flexible second row Stow ‘n Go seats, also standard.

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How many car seats fit in the second row? Two

How many car seats fit in the third row? Two

What We Like

  • The two sets of lower Latch anchors in the second-row captain’s chairs were easy to use with both hooklike and rigid Latch connectors.
  • The second row had plenty of room for our rear-facing infant and convertible seats. We didn’t need to move the front passenger seat forward to accommodate them.
  • Both the forward-facing convertible and the booster seat fit well in the second row. The captain’s chairs recline, making it easy to get a good fit with these car seats.
  • The forward-facing convertible installed easily into the third row, too.
  • Third-row access is excellent because of the wide walkway between the captain’s chairs. The Stow ‘n Go seats also easily tumble forward, and the step-in height is low.

What We Don’t

  • The second row’s tether anchors are at the base of the seatbacks. While the tethers were easy to use, this location can be difficult for parents to find.
  • The third row has one set of lower Latch anchors, which we like, but its location draws a negative review. The anchors are found on the larger portion of the 60/40-split seat, spanning two seating positions. This means you’ll use two seating positions when installing one car seat in the third row using the Latch system.
  • Parents using the third row’s tether anchor will want to make sure they’re paying close attention and attaching the tether strap to the anchor and not a nearby cargo hook.
  • Seat bolsters in the third row affected the booster seat’s fit. It sat at an angle, but we were able to push it back into an upright position. Seat belt buckles are floppy, which can be difficult for young kids to manage on their own.
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Grading Scale

A: Plenty of room for the car seat and the child; doesn’t impact driver or front-passenger legroom. Easy to find and connect to Latch and tether anchors. No fit issues involving head restraint or seat contouring. Easy access to the third row.  

B: Plenty of room. One fit or connection issue. Some problems accessing third row when available.

C: Marginal room. Two fit or connection issues. Difficult to access third row when available.

D: Insufficient room. Two or more fit or connection issues.

F: Does not fit or is unsafe.

About’s Car Seat Checks

Editors Jennifer Geiger and Jennifer Newman are certified child safety seat installation technicians.

For the Car Seat Check, we use a Graco SnugRide Classic Connect 30 infant-safety seat, a Britax Marathon convertible seat and Graco TurboBooster seat. The front seats are adjusted for a 6-foot driver and a 5-foot-8 passenger. The three child seats are installed in the second row. The booster seat sits behind the driver’s seat, and the infant and convertible seats are installed behind the front passenger seat.

We also install the forward-facing convertible in the second row’s middle seat with the booster and infant seat in the outboard seats to see if three car seats will fit; a child sitting in the booster seat must be able to reach the seat belt buckle. If there’s a third row, we install the booster seat and a forward-facing convertible. To learn more about how we conduct our Car Seat Checks, go here.

Parents should also remember that they can use the Latch system or a seat belt to install a car seat, and that Latch anchors have a weight limit of 65 pounds, including the weight of the child and the weight of the seat itself.

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Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Newman is a journalist with more than 25 years of experience, including 15 years as an automotive journalist at Jennifer leads the Editorial team in its mission of helping car shoppers find the vehicle that best fits their life. A mom of two, she’s graduated from kids in car seats to teens behind the steering wheel. She’s also a certified car-seat technician with more than 12 years of experience, as well as member of the World Car Jury, Automotive Press Association and Midwest Automotive Media Association. LinkedIn: Instagram: @jennilnewman Email Jennifer Newman

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