IntroductionThe Chrysler Group continues to bring its refreshed 2011 lineup into focus, now releasing pricing information for the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country minivan and 2011 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan.The Town & Country has been thoroughly made over for the new model year, with numerous changes aimed at making the vehicle even more family friendly. This includes the addition of a more premium interior that offers higher levels of both craftsmanship and versatility, breakthrough features like the segment's first heated steering wheel, improvements to Chrysler's innovative "Stow 'n Go" seating system, a comprehensive suite of in-vehicle entertainment solutions and a bigger, more usable center console for first- and second-row passengers. Also notable is the introduction of the automaker's "Stow 'n Place" system for managing the vehicle's roof-rack storage system.
Major revisions are in evidence beneath the minivan's hood as well. The Town & Country relies on the Chrysler Group's new Pentastar V-6 engine, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The result is significantly more power-the Pentastar makes 283 hp and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, as compared to 197 hp/230 lb.-ft. from the 2010 model's biggest engine-but fuel efficiency remains at 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway.
Wrapped in a revised, bolder exterior, the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country will be available in three models, all of which have destination charges of $835:
- Town & Country Touring-$30,995
- Town & Country Touring L-$32,995
- Town & Country Limited-$39,495
To provide a more dynamic driving experience, Chrysler engineers also retuned/redesigned the car's suspension for nimbler, more driver-centric ride and handling. Powertrain choices include the Chrysler's proven 2.4-liter I4 engine and the new Pentastar V-6, which in the 200 will provide best-in-class horsepower and "exceptional" fuel economy.
Four models are planned for the 2011 Chrysler 200, each carrying a $750 destination charge:
- 200 LX-$19,995
- 200 Touring-$21,995
- 200 Limited-$24,495
- 200 S-Slated for late availability, pricing on the Chrysler 200 S is not available at this time.