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2005 Chrysler Town & Country Review

A comfortable minivan with plenty of room.

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The 2005 Chrysler Town & Country is a family minivan. Currently in its fifth generation the Town & Country minivan has been built on a front-engine, front-wheel-drive platform from inception to present and became available with a front-engine four-wheel-drive from 1992 through 2004. The Chrysler Town & Country minivan replaced the wagon Town & Country model when minivans became the more popular option for large families.

The Range

Body Styles: minivan
Engines: 3.3-liter V-6, 3.8-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic with overdrive
Models: Chrysler Town & Country, Chrysler Town & Country LX, Chrysler Town & Country Touring, Chrysler Town & Country Limited

What's New

The 2005 Town & Country receives a significant makeover. Fifteen new features become standard or newly available. A Stow ‘n Go configuration is incorporated into the second and third row seats, which allows them to fold all the way down for a lot more cargo space. The Town & Country is the very first minivan to use this setup. The 2005 platform is all new and two different sizes become available as well.


The 2005 Town & Country minivan has a classic exterior minivan design without much to set it apart other than the recognizable, elegant grille with the Chrysler logo. The headlights are redesigned and Chrysler added round fog lights. The Limited models get chrome fascia inserts. All models get a roof rack and most have 15-inch wheels, while the Limited models get 16-inch wheels. The 2005 models are a little more rounded and less boxy than past models and less so than many of that year’s competitors. Standard models have a 113.3-inch wheelbase, and the extended models are six inches longer.


Impressively, 2005 Chrysler Town & Country models have as many as 256 possible seating configurations. The Stow ‘n Go system allows both back rows to fold all the way down, giving the larger models 167.7 cubic feet of cargo space. A few standard features include a navigation system with a 4.2-inch screen, optional DVD entertainment system, and sound system. The seats are Super High Density Foam developed for astronauts by NASA.

The interior is roomy, even with the maximum occupancy of seven occupants. The controls are intuitively laid out and easy to reach in an attractive style. It is available in a range of different trims.

Performance & Handling

All 2005 Chrysler Town & Country standard-length models plus the extended LX model have a 180-hp, 3.3-liter V-6. The Touring and Limited extended models have the more powerful 215-hp, 3.8-liter V-6, which produces 245 lb-ft of torque. The Town & Country is a comfortable ride and maneuvers well for a minivan, but all models lack kick when fully loaded, though the larger engine does perform better in this regard.


2005 Chrysler Town & Country standard safety features include anti-lock brakes, side-curtain airbags for all rows, and an inflatable knee-blocker. The second row has Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) restraint system.

EPA Fuel Economy

Chrysler Town & Country: 17/24 mpg city/highway
Chrysler Town & Country LX: 17/24 mpg city/highway
Chrysler Town & Country Touring, Limited: 16/23 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Convenient seating configuration
  • Versatile storage
  • Roomy interior
  • Luxury features

You Won't Like

  • Fully-loaded acceleration
  • Price of high-end models

Sum Up

A comfortable minivan with plenty of room.

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