Practical Comfort wrapped in a Luxe Package
January 3, 2019
Fourth Chrysler minivan I've owned-2nd Town & Country. I'm at a point in my life where I should be driving a sporty convertible; here I am though, with another land barge. And I've learned--- just like dog vs. Cat lovers?- Same goes with minivans. I love this, my husband likes this, and my 22 year old generation x twins hate it and believe I am going senile and turning into an old fart. Although I still keep the volume at "one louder," and wear inappropriate clothing for my age bracket. ..it doesn't matter; I drive a minivan.
There are great attributes here; comfortable seats for long daytrips, stow &go seats for haulability, excellent visibility. But those are common traits. What makes this stand out is the road handling-- Chrysler upped the sway stability from its earlier T&C models. The engine has great pick-up. The turning radius while still longish, is tighter. Drift on outer corners is minimized by its suspension. Improperly banked corners are everywhere in New England; this vehicle seems to adjust on the fly.
So far, I get a neat 20 mpg average in local driving and on highways, I now average a solid 25 mpg. I've had this 2015 for about 2 months; we've had nasty snow & sleet 2 times and torrential rain - too many times to count since Halloween 2018. Front wheel drive is fine; neither of us have a need to be out in bad weather.
Mine is black inside and out; love the leather seats. I'm spoiled now too, with heated steering wheel mojo. My bottom is quite appreciative of the excellent and quick warming seats.
I named mine Lahrs; it is a big, safe, black panthers of a car and I love it.