With competition from the best-selling Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2001 Chrysler Town & Country has a tough act to follow. At first glance, the two vehicles look fairly similar in size, basic amenities, and performance. While the low-end models seem quite similar, the Town & Country distinguishes itself from the Grand Caravan in its higher end models.
High-end models, such as the Town & Country LSi and Town & Country Limited, offer a more luxurious standard interior than anything in the Grand Caravan lineup. Customers can get a similar Grand Caravan with optional features, but the Town & Country makes it a given. The amenities list for the Town & Country Limited looks almost identical to the average near-luxury sedan. Drivers willing to pay the extra money get a much more luxurious minivan with the Town & Country without having to worry about adding optional equipment.
Body Styles: minivan
Engines: 3.8-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Chrysler Town & Country LX, Chrysler Town & Country EX, Chrysler Town & Country LXi, Chrysler Town & Country Limited
The Chrysler Town & Country boasts a complete redesign in 2001.
Measuring in at 200.5 inches long, the Chrysler Town & Country stands at about the same size as its leading rival, the Dodge Grand Caravan. The 2001 Chrysler Town & Country is an attractive minivan that looks right at home in any suburban driveway. Steel wheels come standard on most models. Alloy wheels and a roof rack are optionally available. Chrome wheels mark the standard for the Town & Country Limited.
The 2001 Chrysler Town & Country offers a spacious interior that gives passengers a good amount of room. The Town & Country, depending on the model selection and options, can look and feel very luxurious. Standard amenities for all models include an AM/FM radio, cruise control, power locks, power heated mirrors, power windows, a front console, and a cargo net. The high-end Town & Country Limited feels extremely luxurious with power leather seats, three-zone climate control, leather trim, electrochromatic mirrors, Infinity premium speakers, and a CD player as standard equipment.
Performance & Handling
The 2001 Chrysler Town & Country’s performance seems good overall. It doesn’t muddle around with a cheap four-cylinder option like the competition, so acceleration feels good regardless of which model and options are chosen. In addition, the 2001 Chrysler Town & Country turns very well for a vehicle of its size. It seems almost car-like in terms of performance, but it also feels a little weaker than some of its competition. Overall, the Town & Country handles very well for a vehicle its size, but it doesn’t completely pull ahead of the pack.
The 2001 Chrysler Town & Country offers good overall safety performance and a good range of built-in equipment. It includes dual front airbags, child safety seat anchors, electronic brake force distribution, and four-wheel anti-lock brakes as standard safety equipment on all models. Side curtain airbags are available as options. Traction control is optional on the Town & Country LSi and comes standard on the Town & Country Limited.
EPA Fuel Economy
Chrysler Town & Country: 15/21 mpg city/highway
- Powerful standard engine
- Luxurious interior
You Won't Like
- Expensive options
- Lacks seating options
Luxury for the whole family.
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