From a style perspective the new Town and Country has reached back into its past and, while not really a retro design, it displays more of the squared-off, two-box design than we have seen in recent versions of the seven-passenger mini-van. Quad halogen automatic headlamps and fog lamps in the lower fascia highlight the front end and the molded rear valance includes a scuff pad to protect the surface.
There are three trim levels, the LX, Touring, like our test Town and Country and a top of the line Limited.
All models have sliding rear passenger doors; power operated on upper trim levels. And ours came with 17-inch Aluminum wheels.
Each trim level has its own V6 power plant; our Touring model was equipped with a 3.8- Liter, 197 horse power V6 driving the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.
Brakes for all models are 4-wheel ABS discs with brake assist and electronic stability control.
The EPA rated our test model, equipped with the 3.8-Liter V6 at 16 MPG City/23 Highway.
Leather upholstery and interior appointments, such as an adjustable, multi-function steering wheel, are standard on upper trim levels. Optional up-rated audio and entertainment systems are available, including the roof-mounted dual-screen DVD player with remote control and a DVD-based navigation system.
Our Town and Country came equipped with Chrysler's "Swivel and Go" seating configuration that includes two removable, rotating captain's chairs and a removable table. In addition, the third row seats can be folded flat into the floor to maximize cargo carrying capability.
Base MSRP for the Town and Country LX is $22,460 with the Touring model we drove listing at $27,700 and the top of the line Limited version carrying a sticker of $35,670. All new Town and Country models come with a 3 year/36,000 mile warranty.
Its hard to imagine a more perfectly equipped family vehicle than the 2008 Chrysler Town and country...can you imagine one in your driveway?