2013 Chrysler Town and Country S at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show

2013-chrysler-tac
  • Competes with: Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, Nissan Quest
  • Looks like: If a minivan can ever be called stylish, it's this one 
  • Drivetrain: 283-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6
  • Hits dealerships: Summer 2013

For parents who think driving a minivan is the opposite of cool, Chrysler has your new ride. For 2013, the automaker is giving its Town & Country a dose of style with a capital S.

The Town & Country S version adds black cabin and exterior trim, as well as more interior features and a sport suspension. (We're not kidding.) According to the automaker, the move is aimed at taking the minivan into luxury territory. The new trim joins top-of-the-line S versions of Chrysler's 200 and 300 sedans. 

More 2012 L.A. Auto Show Coverage

The interior and exterior go to the dark side, with a black chrome grille, black-background Chrysler and S model badges, a black step pad, 17-inch aluminum wheels with black pockets and blacked-out headlights. Available exterior colors include Brilliant Black, Deep Cherry Red, Stone White and Billet Silver.

2013-chrysler-tac-1
Inside, the cabin wears more black. There are black leather seats with gray contrast stitching, glossy black plastic trim on the instrument panel and steering wheel, a black headliner and a black center console. S logo badges are peppered throughout.

"We tailored the new Town & Country S for the active and style-minded consumers. It's the downtown style for the Town & Country's uptown looks," Saad Chehab, Chrysler brand president and CEO, said in a statement.

Power is unchanged and still comes from Chrysler's 283-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6. New equipment includes a dual-screen Blu-ray player with HDMI input and two USB ports.

The 2013 Town & Country S goes on sale this summer, and it will slot between the Touring and Touring-L models in the lineup. It will start at $32,990, including a $995 destination charge.

2013-chrysler-tac-2

Comments 

I hope the three- row seating will be an option for the next Nissan Rogue. There's a market in North America for compact SUV with seven passengers. I'v got a family, 4 kids, and i want a compact SUV, with a good fuel efficiency, not with a huge 3,5l V6. I've got a Nissan Quest, but this car is a real gas-guzzier.

George

Does it have the ZF 9 speed automatic yet?

Robert

I drove this car from Phoenix to LA. What a smooth, ride and good on gas. Everyone was comfortable, very nice in city and on the road. A must drive from Detroit.

Kelly Meyers

Why would you want to buy a ugly Nissan? Those vehicles are a joke.

Post a Comment 

Please remember a few rules before posting comments:

  • If you don't want people to see your email address, simply type in the URL of your favorite website or leave the field empty.
  • Do not mention specific car dealers by name. Feel free to mention your city, state and brand.
  • Try to be civil to your fellow blog readers. This blog is not a fan or enthusiast forum, it is meant to help people during the car-buying process and during the time between purchases, so shoppers can keep a pulse on the market.
  • Stay on topic. We want to hear your opinions and thoughts, but please only comment about the specified topic in the blog post.
view posting rules

If you have a TypeKey or TypePad account, please Sign In

Search Results

KickingTires Search Results for

Search Kicking Tires

KickingTires iPhone App
Ask.cars.com