For the eighth year in a row, a panel of consumer-minded Detroit News reader-judges selected the Chrysler Town & Country the Detroit News Readers’ Choice “Best Family Hauler” at the 2013 North American International Auto Show. The Detroit News Readers’ Choice Awards are handed out annually during the auto show’s preview week.
“This award is yet another reason why we proudly feature true Town & Country owner experiences told by the owners themselves on testofownership.com,” said Saad Chehab, Head, Chrysler Brand – Chrysler Group LLC. “We designed and engineered the new 2013 Town & Country as the ultimate hauler of this country’s future – its children and its families. Earning the Detroit News Readers’ Choice for Best Family Hauler is the most rewarding recognition to the thousands of Chrysler Group men and women who designed, engineered and built the 2013 Town & Country.”
The 2013 Chrysler Town & Country also took a record-breaking twelfth consecutive Polk Loyalty Award in the minivan category last week. Sales for Town & Country were up 18 percent for the calendar year 2012 with 111,744 units sold.
2013 Chrysler Town & Country
Chrysler Town & Country is the Most Awarded Minivan, with the highest owner loyalty in the segment, and the most innovative seating and storage system with Standard Stow ‘n Go Seats. Town & Country’s award-winning powertrain delivers best-in-class horsepower without sacrificing fuel efficiency. The 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine is a two-time “Ward’s 10 Best Engine” winner and produces 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. The V-6 is mated to the 62TE six-speed automatic transmission. A fuel economizer mode helps the driver maximize fuel efficiency, and premium, lower-rolling-resistance tires, and low-drag brake calipers and rear bearings make great fuel economy possible. Town & Country achieves 17 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city, 25 on the highway.
The 2013 Chrysler Town & Country is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick and offers over 40 available safety, security and technology features, providing customers the safety they expect to ensure peace of mind when traveling. Standard safety features include ParkView rear back up camera, front seat-mounted air bags, a driver-side inflatable knee blocker, advanced multi-stage driver and front passenger air bags, side-curtain air bags for all three rows, and electronic stability control, including Brake Assist and all-speed traction control. Optional on Touring and standard on Touring L and Limited models is the SafetyTec Group consisting of rain-sensitive windshield wipers, Smartbeam headlamps, ParkSense rear park assist system, Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection.
Town & Country’s latest minivan innovation is the new dual-screen Blu-ray DVD rear-seat entertainment system; a system that plays both Blu-ray and standard DVDs, and has High Definition Media Input (HDMI) connectivity and standard higher-resolution second-row and third-row screens.
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