Babble Best Picks:
2011 Minivans for the Family
Want to know the difference between all the minivans on the market? Babble asked me take each of them out for a spin to figure out which were best for which families. Most minivans got a thorough refresh this year, and many received better interior materials, more power, and higher fuel economy. After cargo capacity, safety is typically a minivan shopper's main concern. These large family haulers tend to do well on crash safety tests, and we included the results from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety's independent crash test results. To find out what others thought, we added the Consumer Reports score and their Customer Satisfaction rating when available as well.
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2012 Updates | 2012 Chrysler Town & Country
FUEL ECONOMY: 17/25
Chrysler eliminated cloth seating on the 2012 Town and Country minivan, which means leather is now a standard feature on all models, as is the rear-seat DVD player.
The coming year’s model also brings additional exterior colors, including True Blue, Cashmere Pearl, and Crystal Blue. You’ll also be able to add a new Sapphire Blue interior lighting scheme or choose a combination leather and wood steering wheel on limited models of the 7-seat family hauler.