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2008 Chrysler Town & Country Review

Packed with innovative features, functionality, and some of the best amenities.

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Overview

The 2008 Chrysler Town & Country is a family minivan manufactured by multinational automaker Chrysler LLC. The first generation Chrysler Town & Country was a three-door minivan produced from 1989 to 1990. Since its introduction, the Chrysler Town & Country has been based on either a long or short wheelbase.

The 2008 Chrysler Town & Country is the fifth generation vehicle in the Chrysler Town & Country lineup. The 2008 Chrysler Town & Country has all that is required of the best vehicle to transport people and cargo.

The Range

Body Styles: four-door minivan
Engines: 3.3-liter V-6, 3.8-liter V-6, 4.0-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, six-speed automatic
Models: Chrysler Town & Country LX, Chrysler Town & Country Touring, Chrysler Town & Country Limited

What's New

The Chrysler Town & Country got a complete makeover in 2008. An all-new four-liter V-6 engine cranking 253 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque powers the Limited edition. The Limited model also features Chrysler’s Swivel 'n Go seats and some exterior refinements such as angular styling.

Apart from adding to its list of standard safety equipment, Chrysler has introduced various new and improved features such as power fold-flat third-row seating. The company has also improved in-car entertainment by offering a Sirius Backseat TV featuring three channels that offer child-friendly video programming. A limited lifetime powertrain warranty has been introduced for all Chrysler Town & Country models.

Exterior

Based on a 121.2-inch wheelbase, the Chrysler Town & Country measures 202.5 inches long overall, 76.9 inches in width, and stands 68.9 inches tall. The exterior of the car is simple, yet dynamic. No one will mistake the Chrysler Town & Country for a sedan or coupe.

The exterior design of the Chrysler Town & Country has a clean and crisp line that runs from the front to the back, as a result improving the visual appeal. The elegant chrome accents and striking chrome grille are the highlights of the simple design.

Interior

Built with an emphasis on utility and functionality, the Chrysler Town & Country interior is equipped with a wide range of features.

The list of comfort and convenience features includes air-conditioning, a dual-vanity mirror, a cargo area light, and front reading lights. An AM/FM in-dash single CD player with CD MP3 playback stereo with four speakers is offered as a standard in the car’s entertainment system.

The interior of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country also offers generous storage space. Some of the convenient storage options include cup holders for all three rows, storage space in the center console, and door pockets in the front doors to stash items.

Performance & Handling

The 2008 Chrysler Town & Country offers different powertrain choices such as a 3.3-liter V-6 aluminum engine generating 175 horsepower and 205 lb-ft of torque, a 3.8-liter V-6 engine cranking 197 horsepower and 235 lb-ft of torque, and a four-liter V-6 engine generating 253 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque.

Each powertrain offers a pleasant driving experience in varied conditions. The acceleration of the four-liter V-6 engine is impressive, and it can propel the car from zero to 60 mph in 8.2 seconds. The V-6 engines with lesser power are not as impressive when it comes to performance. The ride quality is quiet and comfortable.

Safety

Safety is the key characteristic of a family van. All models of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country feature a lengthy list of safety features such as four-wheel anti-lock braking system, tire-pressure monitoring, emergency braking assist, stability control, electronic brake force distribution, and ventilated front-disc and solid rear-disc. It also boasts front, rear, and third row head airbags, two front and rear headrests, front and rear height-adjustable headrests, passenger airbag occupant-sensing deactivation, and front seatbelt pretensioners.

EPA Fuel Economy

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

You'll Like

  • Ample kid-friendly features
  • Powerful four-liter V-6 engine
  • Seating versatility provided by the Swivel 'n Go feature
  • Inexpensive base model
  • Innovative storage solutions
  • Generous entertainment options
  • Quiet cabin
  • Attractive interior in the Limited version

You Won't Like

  • Ride quality is bad on rough pavements
  • Low-quality interior surfaces and dashboard
  • Average seating comfort of Swivel ‘n Go seats
  • Inadequate third-row legroom
  • Small navigation display
  • Lackluster steering and handling

Sum Up

Packed with innovative features, functionality, and some of the best amenities.

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