We’ve been checking out a Chrysler Town & Country this past week–a “family of 5″ vehicle search of sorts! As I’ve been driving it around, we’ve discovered & learned about a whole bunch of various features included in this van! It’s certainly WAY more “luxury” than we’re used to around our house!
So, today, I’m sharing some of those key features –some of which we learned about when the car was dropped off to us, some are really obvious, and some we’ve just stumbled upon through using the vehicle this week:
Keyless enter ’n go: The personalized key fob enables passive vehicle entry. With the fob in a pocket or purse, doors automatically unlock as you
approach the vehicle. This available system allows quick access without fumbling for the key. In addition, there is a remote start option on the fob.
Remote keyless entry. The power sliding doors and power liftgate allow you to slide open rear doors and open the liftgate, all with the touch of
just a couple of buttons on the key fob, overhead console, or inside the cabin.
Child Protection Rear Door Locks . A small lever on the front edge of the sliding door disables the rear doors’ inside release handles.
Power Adjustable Pedals. Adjustable brake and accelerator pedals allow you to customize the position, enabling the driver to maintain a
comfortable distance from the steering wheel. (This is a great feature when you have one driver like me who is only 5’3″ and another driver who is 6’4″ )
Door Alert. This selectable feature automatically flashes signal lights, indicating which sliding door is open.
Flex Fuel capable. The flex fuel engine is capable of allowing the use of either gasoline or ethanol (E85) fuel.
Supplemental side-curtain air bags. These air bags extend protection to all outboard front– and rear-seat passengers, including third-row outboard passengers. Upon side impact, the system deploys the specific side air bag and curtain required for occupant protection.
Advanced multistage front air bags.This feature regulates the amount of force necessary for the front occupants by impact severity, including low-risk
Front-seat mounted side air bags. Additional air bags are integrated into the front seats, so no matter where the seats are positioned, the air bags deploy consistently with driver and front-passenger seat positions.
PARKVIEW ® Rear back-up camera. This standard system displays an visual reference through your Uconnect® Media Center screen of what is behind your vehicle when driving in reverse. It includes on-screen static guidelines to help orientate the driver while backing up. (I love this feature too!!)
Navigation. Provides turn-by-turn voice guidance and visual display. It can also locate nearby restaurants, shopping, hospitals, or points of local interest through an exclusive Garmin® GPS system. It features Garmin’s intuitive user interface, bringing the Garmin handheld experience to a factory in-dash radio.
Entertainment. Manage all of your media with multiple ways to access audio (including Bluetooth® streaming audio), iPod® control with Voice Command, DVD player, audio jack, SD card slot, compatible multimedia devices, and gaming consoles.
Standard rear DVD system. With two available nine-inch DVD screens that flip down from the overhead console, game-console inputs, and two available DVD players, the kids don’t have to settle on just one thing to watch. The video system can be operated from either the rear-seat entertainment unit or the radio head unit. The self-contained entertainment system is located in the overhead rail, which also contains storage for the DVD wireless remote and wireless headphones. LED Blue Sapphire halo lighting glows from the headliner rail, providing a relaxing environment for passengers.
Seriously, the kids have been SO spoiled by having that kind of entertainment system this past week! And, I’ve been getting rather spoiled too with some of these features listed above! We have the car just one more day, then it’s time to say goodbye for now. So, stay tuned for our official review of the Town & Country in the days to come –sharing all of our favorite things (and a few things that we wish could be a bit different)! In the meantime, you can check out more from Chrysler on Facebook and Twitter: @ChryslerAutos.
Disclosure: I was given a Town & Country by Chrysler to drive for one week for the purpose of review. This post is part of a Chrysler sponsorship. All opinions and experiences are my own.