2011 Chrysler
Town & Country Touring
vs. 2011 Ford
Expedition EL XLT

2011 Ford Expedition EL XLT

9.7

starting from

$42,520

Reasons to buy the Ford Expedition EL XLT

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Has 3 rows of seats
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Spacious back seats
55.6 ft3
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Folding rear seats
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Leather
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2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring

9.4

starting from

$31,095

Reasons to buy the Chrysler Town & Country Touring

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Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
4 stars
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More airbags
6
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Good braking distance from 60mph
130 ft
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Good cargo space
143.8 ft3
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.8
2011 Ford Expedition EL XLT Winner: Expedition EL XLT
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  • Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Expedition EL XLT
Cost 9.4 vs 10.0
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring Winner: Town & Country Touring
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  • The best price we've seen is $11,425 cheaper (around 30% less), $31,095 vs $42,520
  • Gets more than 20% more miles per gallon in the city, 17 mpg vs 14 mpg
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  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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  • Both have lots of cargo room
  • Both come standard with roof rails
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the Expedition EL XLT
  • Neither offers satellite radio
Overall 9.7 vs 9.4

Luxury Features

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Expedition EL XLT
2011 Ford Expedition EL XLT
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring Chrysler
Town & Country Touring
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Optional vs Not Available Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Expedition EL XLT

Cost

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Expedition EL XLT
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2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring Chrysler
Town & Country Touring
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MSRP $42,520 vs $31,095 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 14 mpg vs 17 mpg The Town & Country Touring has OK city mileage, while the Expedition EL XLT is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Crash Test Ratings

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Expedition EL XLT
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Town & Country Touring
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Rollover resistance 3 stars vs 4 stars The better is 1.7x safer than the Expedition EL XLT
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Performance

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Expedition EL XLT
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2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring Chrysler
Town & Country Touring
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Horsepower 310 HP @ 5,100 RPM vs 283 HP @ 6,400 RPM The Expedition EL XLT is fairly powerful, but the Town & Country Touring is not far behind
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission The Town & Country Touring's semi-automatic transmission is a rare find for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 19.0 lb/hp vs 16.4 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius Unknown vs 39.1 ft

Practicality

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Expedition EL XLT
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Passengers 8 vs 7 The Expedition EL XLT has lots of passenger seats and the Town & Country Touring is OK, too
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Highway driving range Unknown vs 500 miles
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Cargo space 130.8 ft3 vs 143.8 ft3 Both have lots of cargo room
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front seats 59.5 ft3 vs 59.7 ft3 Both average size front seats
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The Expedition EL XLT's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Town & Country Touring
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Standard vs Standard Both come standard with roof rails
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 9 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Road Tests

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Expedition EL XLT
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Town & Country Touring
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0-60 mph 9.1 seconds vs 8.1 seconds Neither car's 0-60 time is remarkable
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Braking distance at 60mph 154 ft vs 130 ft The Town & Country Touring has above average braking ability, but the Expedition EL XLT is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.9 s @ 83 mph vs 16.3 s @ 86 mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.73 g
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

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Expedition EL XLT
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Town & Country Touring
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 5 vs 6 The Town & Country Touring has a good number of airbags, but the Expedition EL XLT is just OK (missing Knee, Rear Curtain)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs Uconnect

Entertainment System

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Expedition EL XLT
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2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring Chrysler
Town & Country Touring
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Number of speakers 6 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer Yes vs Unknown
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entertainment system Optional vs Standard Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the Expedition EL XLT

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 2012 Ford Flex Limited Town & Country Limited vs Flex Limited
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring-L 2011 Ford Explorer XLT Town & Country Touring-L vs Explorer XLT
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LT Town & Country Touring vs Traverse LT
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 2011 Volkswagen Routan SEL Premium Town & Country Touring vs Routan SEL Premium
2011 Ford Expedition EL XLT 2011 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS Expedition EL XLT vs Suburban 1500 LS
2011 Ford Expedition EL XLT 2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT Expedition EL XLT vs Yukon XL 1500 SLT
2011 Ford Expedition EL King Ranch 2011 Lincoln Navigator L Expedition EL King Ranch vs Navigator L
2011 Ford Expedition EL XLT 2011 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLT Expedition EL XLT vs Yukon XL 2500 SLT
2011 Ford Expedition EL XL 2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Expedition EL XL vs Escalade ESV

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