• (4.3) 41 reviews
  • MSRP: $860–$8,360
  • Body Style: Passenger Van
  • Combined MPG: 21-22
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5-7
  • Cargo Space: 45.6 cu.ft.
2006 Chrysler Town & Country

Our Take on the Latest Model 2006 Chrysler Town & Country

What We Don't Like

  • Fewer features in standard-wheelbase model
  • Parking-brake placement
  • Seat-folding process not self-evident
  • Aging platform
  • Fuel economy in city

Notable Features

  • Available Stow 'n Go seating
  • Standard- and long-wheelbase versions
  • Two V-6 engines
  • Available Touring and Limited models
  • Optional side-curtain airbags

2006 Chrysler Town & Country Reviews

Vehicle Overview
DaimlerChrysler's front-wheel-drive minivans were redesigned for 2005 and looked similar to their predecessors, but they differed inside. More than 15 new features appeared, led by the Stow 'n Go fold-flat-into-the-floor configuration for the second- and third-row seats. The seats can be folded down with one hand in as little as 30 seconds.

Chrysler's Town & Country comes in two sizes: standard and long wheelbase. Stow 'n Go seating is standard only in the long-wheelbase LX, Touring and Limited models.

BeltAlert for both front occupants is standard on 2006 models, which also get a loose-fuel-cap warning. A new DVD radio plays CDs, MP3 CDs and DVDs. Dodge's Caravan and Grand Caravan are similar, but not as posh.


Exterior
The Town & Country's styling is similar to the pre-2005 version, but the current models have a fresh underbody. Standard-length models ride a 113.3-inch wheelbase, while long-wheelbase minivans have a 119.3-inch wheelbase.

A winged Chrysler badge spans the full width of the grille, which has four horizontal chrome bars. Sculpted headlights and round fog lamps are installed. Touring and Limited minivans get a roof rack and 16-inch cast-aluminum wheels, while other versions ride on 15-inch steel wheels.


Interior
All Town & Country minivans seat seven occupants. Bucket seats are installed in the second row, and the third row features a 60/40-split bench seat that can be folded partially or completely.

With Stow 'n Go seating, the headrests don't need to be removed in order to fold down the seats. When the second-row seats are upright, two storage bins with integrated lids provide additional storage space. Standard cargo net bags adjust to fit each storage bin. Split-bench tailgate seating is made possible by flipping the third-row seat rearward.

The second-row seats move fore and aft 100 millimeters, recline up to 40 degrees and have 13 positions. The third-row seatbacks recline up to 39 degrees and feature 12 positions. By pulling a single strap, the second-row seat tumbles out of the way for entry to the third row.

Three adjustable, removable bins fit into an overhead rail system, and one can hold an optional DVD entertainment system's screen. Cargo volume behind the rear seat is 15.3 cubic feet for standard-length models and 26.4 cubic feet for long-wheelbase minivans.


Under the Hood
Standard-length models and the long-wheelbase LX version use a 180-horsepower, 3.3-liter V-6. Touring and Limited long-wheelbase models get a 3.8-liter V-6 that generates 205 hp and 240 pounds-feet of torque. All minivans use a four-speed-automatic transmission.

Safety
Antilock brakes are standard. Optional side curtain-type airbags protect occupants in all three rows of seats. An inflatable knee blocker helps protect the driver. LATCH child-safety seat anchors are installed. Rear parking assist can be installed.

Driving Impressions
Chrysler and Dodge minivans have for years set the minivan standard in ride comfort and driving ease. Despite increased competition, these models still serve as benchmarks. Performance is energetic with the 3.8-liter engine, and the Town & Country's light steering is appropriate. Automatic-transmission shifts are prompt and easy. These minivans excel in seat comfort and available space.

Consumer Reviews

4.3

Average based on 41 reviews

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Mom van - great wheels!

by 2Time SorentoFan from Bayville, NJ on October 28, 2017

Great family vehicle. Feels very safe to drive and great , strong truck engine. Most comfortable car ever for long trips!

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2006 Chrysler Town & Country Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

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Moderate overlap front
A

IIHS Ratings

Based on Chrysler Town & Country Base

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
A
Left Leg/Foot
A
Overall Front
A
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
P
Structure/safety cage
A
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

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Driver's
Passenger's
Front Seat
Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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