Best Used Minivans: 2010 Chrysler Town & Country
We’re going to be right up front about the inclusion of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country on this list of the best used minivans: we’re not fans of this model. That said, and based on the snapshot of information available as this buying guide was researched, this particular version of the Town & Country meets our minimum criteria. For now.
In 2010, when this minivan was new, it earned 5-star crash-test ratings from the NHTSA, while the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave it top ratings for frontal- and side-impact collision protection. Models built after March of 2010 also received the best rating for protecting against injury in a rear-impact collision. Prior to that, the Town & Country rated “Marginal.”
Reliability for the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country, according to Consumer Reports, is average. However, this model has a long and illustrious history of rating at the bottom of dependability surveys, and with time, the 2010 model is likely to join its forebears. Again, as we said, according to the information available as this guide is written, the T & C passes the smell test. Barely.
One area where the Chrysler van shines is with regard to cargo carrying capacity. The Town & Country is equipped with Stow ‘N Go seating, which allows the second-row captain’s chairs and third-row bench seat to be folded and stored in the floor, creating up to 143.8 cu.-ft. of cargo space.
Still, on their own, the Stow ‘N Go seats aren’t reason enough to seriously consider the 2010 Town & Country. And if you’re thinking you want one so that you can “buy American,” remember that when this van was engineered, a German company owned Chrysler, and when it was built, it rolled off of a Canadian assembly line.