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2016 Chrysler Town & Country Review

The 2016 Chrysler Town & Country has a lengthy standard features list, versatile cabin, and capable V6 engine. However, it ranks in the middle of the minivan class. This Chrysler lacks the powertrain refinement, high safety scores, and user-friendly tech of its top-scoring rivals.

Pros & Cons

  • Ample power
  • Versatile Stow 'n Go seats
  • Plenty of standard features
  • Unrefined powertrain
  • Below-average fuel economy
  • Lower safety scores than rivals
  • Complicated infotainment system

Rankings & Research

The 2016 Chrysler Town & Country's #3 ranking is based on its score within the 2016 Minivans category. Currently the Chrysler Town & Country has a score of 8.0 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 69 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.




Critics' Rating: 8.3
Performance: 7.3
Interior: 8.0
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.6
Safety: 8.4
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2016 Chrysler Town & Country Overview

Is the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country a Good Used Minivan?

With a flexible, well-equipped cabin and ample power for hauling around a full load of passengers and cargo, the Town & Country is a good minivan with a lot to offer. Still, many other minivans offer superior fuel economy, higher safety ratings, and better road manners.

Why You Can Trust Us

Our goal is to make shopping for your next car as easy as possible. You'll find everything you need to know about the Chrysler Town & Country in our comprehensive review. It combines concrete data (like fuel economy estimates, horsepower specs, and cargo space dimensions) with 69 professional Chrysler Town & Country reviews.

The Best Cars team – a division of U.S. News & World Report – has been reviewing cars, trucks, and SUVs since 2007. With more than 75 years of combined automotive experience, our editors, writers, and analysts rank a wide variety of new and used cars and issue three annual awards: Best Cars for the Money, Best Cars for Families, and Best Vehicle Brands. To keep our recommendations unbiased, we decline expensive gifts from carmakers, and a third party handles our advertising.

How Much Is the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country?

The price range for the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country is between $17,300 and $27,100, based on over 1,900 used car listings on our site. The average price tag is $21,800, which is fairly typical for the class. Differences in price are due to the range of trim levels, vehicle mileage and condition, and regional demand.

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How Much Does the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country Cost to Own?

Over the course of five years, expect to pay around $24,700 to insure, fuel, maintain, and repair a 2016 Town & Country. These estimated costs are similar to most other minivans, including the Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey

Is It Better to Buy a Used or New Town & Country?

You can’t buy a new Town & Country, as this minivan was phased out after the 2016 model year. Its replacement – the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica – is an excellent minivan to consider. The Pacifica is spacious, stylish, and comfortable. As a bonus, it eludes the minivan stereotype of being a boring people hauler with its poised, peppy handling. However, you’ll spend about $5,000 more if you choose the newer Chrysler. That’s the difference between the average price of a 2016 Town & Country (at $21,800) and the starting MSRP of a 2018 Pacifica (at $26,995). If you can swing it, we recommend the 2018 Pacifica over the 2016 Town & Country.

There are no new minivans available for the average price of a 2016 Town & Country. However, there are a couple of new 3-row SUVs that are within a few thousand dollars, including the Dodge Journey ($22,795) and Mitsubishi Outlander ($23,945). That said, both of these SUVs finish low in their respective classes, so you're better off sticking with a used Town & Country.

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How Reliable Is the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country?

The 2016 Chrysler Town & Country has a reliability rating of 3.5 out of five from J.D. Power. That’s the same rating as the Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, and Nissan Quest.

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2016 Chrysler Town & Country Recalls

Five recalls have been issued for the 2016 Town & Country at the time of this review. The largest recall replaces a potentially defective fire extinguisher (an available accessory). The other recalls affect a much smaller number of vehicles. They address loose hood striker bolts, an incorrectly installed windshield, bolts on the third-row seats, and the transmission pump. You can search by VIN to see what recalls pertain to a specific vehicle. Make sure any applicable recalls get appropriate attention from a Chrysler dealer.

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Which Model Year of the Chrysler Town & Country Is Best?  

The 2016 Town & Country is part a generation that includes the 2008 through 2016 model years (the model was retired after 2016). There are a few differences in trim levels through the years, so look for a 2014 or 2015 model if you want to save money. They have similar scores on our site and comparable features to the 2016 model.

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Which Used Chrysler Town & Country Model Is Right for Me?

The 2016 Chrysler Town & Country comes in six trims: LX, Touring, S, Touring-L, Limited, and Limited Platinum. The S trim is the best choice for most shoppers. It comes with a performance-tuned suspension, leather upholstery, and a DVD entertainment system for the second and third rows. If you want added safety features, look for a model with the Safetytec package, which adds blind spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, and rear cross traffic alert.

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What Does Chrysler's Certified Pre-Owned Warranty Cover?

Chrysler has a certified pre-owned program for vehicles less than five years old and with fewer than 75,000 miles. Buyers get the balance of the 7-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty. They also receive a 3-month, 3,000-mile maximum care warranty that covers most major components and is good from the date you purchase your CPO Chrysler. If your CPO Chrysler has any of the original 3-year, 36,000-mile new-vehicle warranty remaining, the maximum care warranty kicks in when the new-car warranty expires. Chrysler CPO vehicles must pass a 125-point inspection. Additional benefits like towing and 24-hour roadside assistance may be available, so read Chrysler’s warranty page carefully.

Chrysler has one of the worst CPO programs among affordable carmakers, according to our analysis. Kia, Hyundai, Chevy, Ford, Honda, and Mazda are all better.

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How Safe Is the Town & Country?

The 2016 Chrysler Town & Country earned the highest score of Good in four of the five crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. However, it received the lowest rating of Poor in the small overlap front test, which measures how well a vehicle protects occupants during a collision with an object like a telephone pole or the corner of another vehicle. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Town & Country an overall rating of four out of five, which is bested by about half the class.

All Town & Country models come with a rearview camera. Available advanced safety features include blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and rear parking sensors. Some of the more cutting-edge features, like forward collision warning and adaptive cruise control, are not available in the Town & Country.

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2016 Chrysler Town & Country Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: 2016 Chrysler Town & Country or 2016 Honda Odyssey?

The Honda Odyssey is a better overall minivan and the winner of our 2016 Best Minivan for Families and 2016 Best Minivan for the Money awards. It delivers a comfortable ride and composed handling. It’s also better on gas than the Town & Country, saving you about $200 in yearly fuel costs. The Odyssey offers more cargo space, though you’ll have to remove its heavy second-row seats to reach maximum capacity. The Honda’s second-row seats are also more comfortable for adults than the Town & Country’s are.

Which Is Better: 2016 Chrysler Town & Country or 2016 Toyota Sienna?

Like the Town & Country, the Toyota Sienna has abundant power and an upscale interior. However, the Sienna is a better minivan in all the ways that matter. It has a smooth ride and available all-wheel drive – a rarity for a minivan. Unlike the Town & Country, the Sienna’s second-row seats are comfortable for adults, especially in models with the available second-row lounge chairs. The Sienna also offers a user-friendly infotainment system and more cargo space than the Town & Country.

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2016 Town & Country Performance

How Does the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country Drive?

A standard 283-horsepower V6 engine provides more than enough power for the Town & Country, even with a full load of passengers and cargo. However, the engine and six-speed automatic transmission aren’t as refined as rivals' powertrains, so you’ll experience some unwanted engine noise and rough shifts.

The Town & Country has precise steering and excellent maneuverability for a minivan. Although it handles turns well enough, there may be too much body lean for your liking. The Chrysler has a supple ride over smooth surfaces, but its ride can feel stiff over bumpy roads.

Does the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country Get Good Gas Mileage?

At 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, fuel economy in the Town & Country is below the class average.

2016 Chrysler Town & Country Towing Capacity

When properly equipped, a Town & Country can tow up to 3,600 pounds.

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2016 Town & Country Interior

How Many People Does the 2016 Town & Country Seat?

On the inside, the Chrysler Town & Country has an elegant design, excellent sound insulation, and mostly quality materials. There’s plenty of room in the front row of this seven-person van. The second- and third-row seats are suitable for children, but adults might not be as comfortable in the rear rows on long trips. A low floor and power-sliding rear doors makes entry and exit a breeze for rear-seat passengers.

How Many Car Seats Fit in the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country?

The second row of the Town & Country comes with two full sets of LATCH anchors. A third set is located in the middle seat of the third row. The LATCH system received the second highest rating of Acceptable from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

2016 Chrysler Town & Country Features

Compared to rival minivans, the Town & Country comes with plenty of standard features. You’ll get a rearview camera, a 6.5-inch touch-screen display, a six-speaker audio system, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and two USB ports. The system’s complicated menu structure makes it hard to adjust some of the settings. There’s a good mix of physical and touch-screen buttons, but they can be hard to reach for some. To keep the whole crew entertained, choose a used model with the available second- and third-row dual-screen entertainment system.

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2016 Chrysler Town & Country Dimensions

Chrysler Town & Country Cargo Space

The Town & Country offers a nice amount storage space, with 33 cubic feet behind the rearmost seats, and a maximum of 143.8 cubic feet overall. Converting seating rows into usable cargo space is stress-free, thanks to standard second- and third-row Stow 'n Go seating. Loading with full hands is also a breeze with the standard power liftgate.

Chrysler Town & Country Length and Weight

The 2016 Town & Country has a curb weight of 4,652 pounds, and a gross vehicle weight rating of 6,050 pounds. It measures just under 17 feet from bumper to bumper.

Where Was the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country Built?

Chrysler built the 2016 Town & Country in Ontario, Canada.


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