• Sep 14, 2010
2011 Chrysler Town & Country – Click above for high-res image gallery

Chrysler is continuing to hone the minivan that started it all – the Town & Country (okay, so it was the Plymouth Voyager and the Dodge Caravan, sue us). For 2011, buyers can look to find a slew of safety and technology treats on board, both in standard and optional trims. Every 2011 Town & Country will ship with tricks like blind spot and rear cross-path detection as part of what the company says is a 40-strong list of features designed to keep families as safe as can be. In a segment that's primary focus is shepherding herds of young ones around town, we're guessing that's going to be a strong selling point.

Of course, as important as safety is, it's also pretty boring. Fortunately, Chrysler has loaded up the new Town & Country with enough entertainment goodies to keep even the most spastic of rug rats sufficiently sedated. Buyers can opt for a dual-DVD system that can play separate media at the same time, SIRIUS backseat TV with plenty of children's programming or FLO TV with 20 channels of programming. There's also a raft of new instrument panel changes and softer touchpoints, along with a refined Stow 'n Go seating system. Road trips will never be the same.

For you lead-footed moms and dads late to soccer practice, under the hood, Chrysler has packed the company's new 283-horsepower Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 with 260 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, which helps the six-pot net 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.

Hit the jump for the press release and check out the gallery of exterior and interior changes below.

[Source: Chrysler]

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New 2011 Chrysler Town & Country: Exquisite Innovation Drives Families Safely to Their Destination

September 14, 2010 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group LLC today released photos of the new 2011 Chrysler Town & Country minivan which offers consumers fresh, sophisticated, styling; a beautifully crafted interior, improved driving dynamics, a new powertrain, an abundance of standard safety features and innovative technology that keeps Walter P. Chrysler's legacy of engineering innovations alive and well.

The company that invented the modern minivan segment continues to set the standard with the latest generation Chrysler Town & Country minivan. Every 2011 Chrysler Town & Country minivan comes standard with SafetyTec™, a package of 40 standard safety and technology features, including Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection, which are only available on Chrysler Group minivans.

Improvements to ground-breaking innovations like the Stow 'n Go seating and storage system – which is still only offered by Chrysler Group – feature new, more comfortable seats and a one-touch fold down feature for easier access to the third row; unparalleled functionality including a new 'super' center console and technology that helps manage the rigors of family life continue to make the Chrysler Town & Country the best choice for families that want a vehicle with style, functionality and value.

Tech-savvy features including a dual dvd system that can play different media at the same time, SIRIUS Backseat TV™ which offers three channels of children's programming; and FLO TV featuring 20 channels of live programming – both of which are exclusive to Chrysler Group minivans; voice command functions for radio, iPod/mp3 players, phone, navigation and information and the SafetyTec bundle of standard safety features, keeps families safe, connected and entertained.

Powertrain improvements to the new 2011 Chrysler Town & Country offer more horsepower and torque without sacrificing fuel economy. The new 2011 Chrysler Town & Country is powered by the new Pentastar V-6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, producing 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque while still achieving an estimated EPA fuel economy rating of 17 miles per gallon (mpg) City and 25 mpg Highway (compared with the previous 3.8-liter and 3.3-liter V-6 engines, which produced 197 hp and 230 lb.-ft. of torque and 175 hp and 205 lb.-ft. of torque respectively).

Improvements to the driving dynamics, a new fuel economizer mode that helps maximize fuel economy and reductions in noise, vibration and harshness gives drivers a spirited driving experience that doesn't hurt the wallet.

Quality materials abound in the handsomely updated new interior for 2011. Updates include a new instrument panel and instrument cluster; new Chrysler Brand steering wheel with integrated controls that allow the driver to operate the radio, cruise control, hands-free phone and other vehicle functions while keeping their hands on the wheel; upgraded cloth and leather seating materials; new "soft touch" door trim and new heating and cooling control system.

The 2011 Chrysler Town & Country minivan provides customers a beautifully inspired vehicle built with a craftsmanship, elegance and sophistication not found in other minivans. Each of the three available models is equipped with an exceptional level of standard content, and at a surprising value.

The 2011 Chrysler Town & Country is built at the Windsor Assembly Plant, Windsor, Ontario, Canada and will arrive in dealerships in the fourth quarter 2010.

Chrysler Group invented the modern minivan segment in 1983 and has been the innovation and sales leader in the segment ever since, selling more than 13 million minivans worldwide since 1983 and pioneering 75 minivan- or industry-first features.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      The 5th generation of Town and Country has big issues with their transmissions. I have a 2008 Town and Country Limited that needs a new transmission at only 15,000 miles.

      The transmission of the year 2011 Town and Country is the same as the ones from year 2008-2010.

      Avoid buying this minivan and instead go for the Sienna 2011 and the Odyssey 2011, that minivans don't have issues with the transmission only Chrysler cars are built with cheap parts.

      Also if you buy right now a Chrysler Town and Country 2011 in less than 2 years they are going to release a 100% new minivan, because of this and the problems with quality from Chrysler is better to buy the Sienna and Odyssey you will have a new car for 5 years instead of 2.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well it looks like Hyundai Entourage/KIA Sedona will pick up the slack.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yes, lets blindly trust a BRAND new model from anyone. It's not like Toyota is a model of quality either.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Then you can have my 09 Odyssey. It's been in the shop no less than 5 times for vibration issues, and electrical problems.

        Very fun when the sliding door motor fails and your left with a door that is jammed open.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well then the only minivan that you can trust is the Toyota Sienna 2011.

        My Chrysler Minivan 2008 also has problems with the sliding doors, sometimes they don't close. This problem only appear sometimes but it is not very funny to close the door manually if they have motors.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I actually find the Town & Country attractive and if not for the unfortunate mini-van stigma that comes with it, would probably consider one for its ride comfort, hauling versatility, road trips, tailgating, etc.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Stow n Go is one of the best features in Chrysler Minivans.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I really miss the old logo, and I wish Chrysler would at least go back to putting it in the center of the grille. This new logo, placed where it is, is hard to discern and makes it look like one of those photoshopped "anycars" you see in various print ads. At least the interior quality will be improved.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Chrome strip through front lower airdam, CHECK
      Chrome strip across the rear, CHECK

      Ok, 2011 update done.
        • 4 Years Ago
        283 horsepower Flex Fuel 3.6L (best in class...standard.) Check
        Soft touch dashboard with stitching. Check
        Dual Screen DVD System with 20 channels of LIVE TV. Check.
        One touch Fold down redesigned middle seats. Check.
        40 standard safety and technology features. Check.

        Your hate and blind ignorance really shows.

        • 4 Years Ago
        Should have your eyes checked...
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Hmm, so how should we update the exterior?"
        • 4 Years Ago
        I thought the same thing.

        I was expecting a more major bump in fuel economy, this didn't do it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      unfortunately the Odyssey looks like it was styled by some idiot kid who's trying too hard to draw manga comics.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Minimal effort = minimal results. Typical Chrysler: most of their refreshes are too minor to even notice, especially when the competition is putting out newly restyled models. I guess they're not looking to steal customers, only keep the ones they have.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Just the powertrain changes alone probably cost a few hundred million dollars to bring to market. The interior changes at least a few tens of millions of dollars to do. If that's what you consider "minimal effort," especially in light of the fact that they have to do something with almost their entire product lineup, then... *wow.*

        Ignorant statements like yours are par for the course from people who have no idea at all what it takes to put a car on the market.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The logo should be on the hood so is not lost as now framing the grill (generic sense). It could be too similar to Aston Martin you can complain. Also the background in black or dark blue would feel less cheap i think. Outstanding english mine it is XD.
      • 4 Years Ago
      dude i'm lovin the new chrysler logo
      • 4 Years Ago
      sighhhh I wish my 2010 T&C had that interior! oh well still in love with our van.

      • 4 Years Ago
      No flex fuel anymore?
        • 4 Years Ago
        All 3.6 engines are flex-fuel capable, according to Chrysler.
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