2011 Chrysler
Town & Country Touring-L
vs. 2011 Ford
Expedition EL Limited

2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring-L

10.0

starting from

$33,495

Reasons to buy the Chrysler Town & Country Touring-L

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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

9.5

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
Standard
Cost 9.0 vs 10.0
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring-L Winner: Town & Country Touring-L
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  • The best price we've seen is $18,535 cheaper (around 40% less), $33,495 vs $52,030
  • Gets more than 30% more miles per gallon in the city, 17 mpg vs 13 mpg
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 9.5 vs 10.0

Cost

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Expedition EL Limited
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2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring-L Chrysler
Town & Country Touring-L
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MSRP $52,030 vs $33,495 The Town & Country Touring-L 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 Touring-L 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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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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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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Horsepower 310 HP @ 5,100 RPM vs 283 HP @ 6,400 RPM The Expedition EL Limited is fairly powerful, but the Town & Country Touring-L 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-L'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 Touring-L 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 Touring-L 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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Passengers 8 vs 7 The Expedition EL Limited has lots of passenger seats and the Town & Country Touring-L 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 Expedition EL Limited is a great way to free up space for road trips; requires optional upgrade on the Town & Country Touring-L
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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 Limited
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Town & Country Touring-L
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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-L 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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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-L 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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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

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 2011 Volkswagen Routan SEL Premium Town & Country Touring vs Routan SEL Premium
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LT Town & Country Touring vs Tahoe LT
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LT Town & Country Touring vs Traverse LT
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 2012 Kia Sedona EX Town & Country Touring vs Sedona EX
2011 Ford Expedition EL XLT 2011 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS Expedition EL XLT vs Suburban 1500 LS
2011 Ford Expedition EL XL 2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Expedition EL XL vs Escalade ESV
2011 Ford Expedition EL XLT 2011 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLT Expedition EL XLT vs Yukon XL 2500 SLT
2011 Ford Expedition EL XLT 2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT Expedition EL XLT vs Yukon XL 1500 SLT
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