2011 Chrysler
Town & Country Limited
vs. 2011 Ford
Expedition EL Limited

2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited

10.0

starting from

$39,995

Reasons to buy the Chrysler Town & Country Limited

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More airbags
6
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Good braking distance from 60mph
130 ft
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Average highway fuel efficiency
25 mpg
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Good cargo space
143.8 ft3
2011 Ford Expedition EL Limited

9.6

starting from

$52,030

Reasons to buy the Ford Expedition EL Limited

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Has 3 rows of seats
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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
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Spacious back seats
55.6 ft3
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Premium radio
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Cost 9.2 vs 10.0
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited Winner: Town & Country Limited
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  • Gets more than 30% more miles per gallon in the city, 17 mpg vs 13 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $12,035 cheaper (more than 20% less), $39,995 vs $52,030
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Both have power seats
  • Neither offers a sun roof
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Performance - vs -
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Practicality - vs -
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  • Both have lots of cargo room
  • Both come standard with roof rails
Road Tests - vs -
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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 Limited
Overall 9.6 vs 10.0

Cost

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Expedition EL Limited
2011 Ford Expedition EL Limited
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited Chrysler
Town & Country Limited
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MSRP $52,030 vs $39,995 The Town & Country Limited has a reasonable price, while the Expedition EL Limited is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 13 mpg vs 17 mpg The Town & Country Limited has OK city mileage, while the Expedition EL Limited 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

Luxury Features

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Expedition EL Limited
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Town & Country Limited
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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 Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Crash Test Ratings

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Expedition EL Limited
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Town & Country Limited
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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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 Limited
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Town & Country Limited
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Horsepower 310 HP @ 5,100 RPM vs 283 HP @ 6,400 RPM The Expedition EL Limited is fairly powerful, but the Town & Country Limited 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 Limited'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 19.8 lb/hp vs 16.4 lb/hp The Town & Country Limited has OK performance while the Expedition EL Limited gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive The Expedition EL Limited's drivetrain is well-equipped for driving off-road or in poor weather, but the Town & Country Limited is not
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Curb-to-curb turning radius Unknown vs 39.1 ft

Practicality

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Expedition EL Limited
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Town & Country Limited
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Passengers 8 vs 7 The Expedition EL Limited has lots of passenger seats and the Town & Country Limited 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 Optional A standard folding rear seat on the {better} is a great way to free up space for road trips; requires optional upgrade on the {worse}
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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 Standard The Town & Country Limited's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Expedition EL Limited
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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 Limited
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Town & Country Limited
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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 Limited has above average braking ability, but the Expedition EL Limited 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 Limited
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Town & Country Limited
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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 Limited has a good number of airbags, but the Expedition EL Limited 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 Limited
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Town & Country Limited
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Number of speakers 7 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 Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the Expedition EL Limited's 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 Limited

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2011 Ford Expedition EL Limited 2011 Honda Odyssey EX Expedition EL Limited vs Odyssey EX

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