Lots of standard luxuries; responsive steering and handling; handy 1-touch-folding seats; good value relative to other fancy minivans
Less spacious than primary competitors; flat third-row seats; the mechanically identical Dodge Grand Caravan is far cheaper; interior is starting to feel dated
The only change for 2016 is a new Anniversary Edition package for the midlevel Touring-L model. See the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country models for sale near you
We think the base-level Town & Country LX offers the best value in this bunch. While higher-level models are also nice, the LX boasts the best bang for your buck. But if you plan on spending big money for a minivan, we instead suggest shopping newer, higher-tech competitors such as the Honda Odyssey, Kia Sedona or Toyota Sienna. Find a Chrysler Town & Country for sale
The 2015 Chrysler Town & Country is offered in six trim levels: LX, Touring, Town & Country S, Touring-L, Limited and Limited Platinum.
The base-level LX ($31,000) includes 17-inch alloy wheels, Stow 'n Go second-row seats, tri-zone climate control, remote keyless entry, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel, Bluetooth for phone and audio, Chrysler's Uconnect system with a 6.5-in touchscreen, a backup camera, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with a single screen, satellite radio, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, dual power-sliding doors and a power lift gate.
Next up is the Touring ($32,700), which adds automatic headlights, tri-zone automatic climate control, a power driver's seat and fog lights.
The sporty Town & Country S ($35,000) features sporty body accents such as darkened head-lamp bezels, a black chrome grille, 17-in polished alloy wheels with painted pockets and more. The S model's interior is rendered in all black with Torino leather seats that have the letter S embroidered on the seatbacks, as well as contrast stitching, piano-black trim and a black headliner. It comes with a performance suspension. It is only available in black, white, dark-red or dark-silver exterior colors.
The Touring-L ($36,700) ditches the unique styling cues (and performance suspension) found on the Town & Country S. But it adds heated mirrors, automatic high beams, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic wipers, rear parking sensors, a remote starter, second- and third-row window shades and a blind spot monitoring system.
Next up is the Limited ($39,200), which adds keyless access, heated front and second-row seats, a power-folding and power-reclining third-row seat and a navigation system.
Topping the range is the Limited Platinum ($41,500), which has power-adjustable pedals, xenon headlamps, a power sunroof, a 9-speaker audio system, enhanced leather upholstery with suede accents and a heated steering wheel.
Note that many of the fancier models' features are optional on lesser Town & Country models.
2016 Honda Odyssey -- The Honda Odyssey boasts an impressive technology suite and comfy accommodations, but its dull dynamics and odd styling present question marks. Few minivans, however, offer the sort of interior flexibility and ergonomic usefulness that characterize the Odyssey.
2016 Kia Sedona -- The recently redesigned Kia Sedona is an excellent new minivan that offers a long list of available features and a flexible, practical interior for a reasonable price. As minivans go, it's among the best.
2016 Toyota Sienna -- The Sienna is huge inside but rather devoid of character compared to the Town & Country. It also offers a novel split-screen entertainment system that allows two kids to do their own thing simultaneously.
Used Chevrolet Suburban -- If you want all the room of a minivan but the versatility of an SUV, you should check out the gigantic Chevy Suburban. Prices are steep, though, so you may have to consider a used model.