2013 Chrysler Town & Country Performance

#2 out of 6 in 2013 Minivans

$12,446 - $15,478

2013 Chrysler Town & Country Performance Review

Note: This performance review was created when the 2013 Chrysler Town & Country was new.


Performance: 7.3

The majority of reviewers say that the 2013 Chrysler Town & Country isn't a bad performer, but others in the class like the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna are better.

  • "A powerful V6 and confident handling make the Town & Country an alert minivan, yet it still doesn't feel as dynamic or responsive as the class leaders. The engine can also get loud and abrasive when pushed hard, and over broken pavement, the T&C's ride isn't as compliant as its rivals." -- Edmunds

Acceleration and Power

The 2013 Chrysler Town & Country is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine that makes 283 horsepower. The engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 17/25 mpg city/highway, which is lower than that of class leaders.

Reviewers say that the Town & Country has decent power, but the reviews don't get much better than that. They say the engine doesn't seem like it makes 283 horsepower, and is somewhat unrefined.

  • "This minivan accelerates smoothly, if not as sprightly as its 283-horsepower rating would suggest. The transmission upshifts smoothly. Some downshifts require a somewhat deep pressing of the gas pedal." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The Chrysler's V6 engine, while powerful and fairly smooth, can get noisy under hard acceleration. The six-speed automatic transmission does an admirable job of keeping power on tap, but gearchanges can be abrupt." -- Edmunds
  • "Chrysler's new 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 has power in reserve and can move a fully-loaded Limited model without making you wish for a HEMI V8. The engine and transmission work fairly seamlessly, never feeling overburdened or indecisive, and the dash-mounted gear selector is easy to master." -- Kelley Blue Book

Handling and Braking

Most reviewers say that other minivans handle better than the Chrysler Town & Country. While the Town & Country has a decent ride, vans like the Honda Odyssey corner with more confidence, have less nose dive during panic stops and are quieter overall.

  • "The steering is deceptively light on center, but road feel increases substantially the more you turn the wheel. Body lean is rather noticeable, even when cornering at moderate speeds. The brakes have good pedal feel, but simulated panic stops resulted in considerable nosedive." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Finally, some drivers may find the steering effort slightly heavier than other minivans." -- Edmunds
  • "Faults are hard to find in the 2013 Town & Country, but it's something of a reach to use its touch-screen audio system, and a somewhat-wide turning radius makes it feel less nimble in parking lots, especially when compared to the exceptionally tight-turning Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna." -- Kelley Blue Book

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