2011 Chrysler Town & Country Performance
New for the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country is the Pentastar V-6 engine, which replaces the three engine choices of 2010. The 3.6L engine delivers 283 horsepower at 6,350 rpm and generates a torque of 260 lb-ft at 4,400 rpm. The transmission is 6-speed automatic on all trims, and this combination of new engine and transmission is intended to give a more smooth acceleration and reduce noise and vibration within the vehicle. This front wheel drive van comes equipped with 4-wheel disc brakes and the latest in anti-lock technology. Chrysler has incorporated Electronic Stability Control (ESC) into al its minivans, which is an advanced sensing device that protects against both oversteer and understeer.
Town & Country features rack and pinion steering, independent front suspension, and twist beam rear suspension. Towing capacity is an impressive 3,600 lbs. The vehicle is fueled by a 20 gallon tank, and has a base curb weight of 4,510 lbs. The base Touring version has 16 inch wheels, and the two uplevel trims have wheels of 17 inches. The front/rear weight distribution on all trim levels is 56%/44%. The vehicle has a turning diameter of 38.0 ft., and a wheelbase of 121.2 inches. The slight changes made to the 2011 Town & Country shape have little effect on aerodynamic performance; the car’s acceleration and wind drag remains much as in the previous year.