2011 Chrysler
Town & Country Limited
vs. 2012 Ford
Flex SE

2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited

9.8

starting from

$39,995

Reasons to buy the Chrysler Town & Country Limited

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Good cargo space
143.8 ft3
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Rear air conditioning
Standard
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Entertainment system
Standard
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Navigation system
Standard
2012 Ford Flex SE

9.2

Runner-up

Ford Flex SE

starting from

$30,180

Reasons to buy the Ford Flex SE

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Has 3 rows of seats
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Very inexpensive
$30,180
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Folding rear seats
Standard
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Good braking distance from 60mph
128 ft
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.5
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited Winner: Town & Country Limited
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  • Almost the same
Cost 9.6 vs 10.0
2012 Ford Flex SE Winner: Flex SE
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  • The best price we've seen is $9,815 cheaper (more than 20% less), $30,180 vs $39,995
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  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle
Safety Features - vs 10.0
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  • Both have good airbag coverage
Entertainment System - vs 10.0
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  • Neither offers satellite radio
Overall 9.8 vs 9.2

Luxury Features

Chrysler
Town & Country Limited
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited
2012 Ford Flex SE Ford
Flex SE
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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 Not Available Leather comes standard on the Town & Country Limited; the Flex SE only offers cloth seats

Cost

Chrysler
Town & Country Limited
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited
2012 Ford Flex SE Ford
Flex SE
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MSRP $39,995 vs $30,180 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 17 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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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

Chrysler
Town & Country Limited
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited
2012 Ford Flex SE Ford
Flex SE
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Performance

Chrysler
Town & Country Limited
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited
2012 Ford Flex SE Ford
Flex SE
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Horsepower 283 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 262 HP @ 6,250 RPM Average power
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs 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 Unknown vs Not Available
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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 16.4 lb/hp vs 17.1 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.1 ft vs Unknown

Practicality

Chrysler
Town & Country Limited
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited
2012 Ford Flex SE Ford
Flex SE
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Passengers 7 vs 7 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 500 miles vs Unknown
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Cargo space 143.8 ft3 vs 83.2 ft3 The Town & Country Limited has lots of cargo room and the Flex SE is pretty good
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front seats 59.7 ft3 vs 57.6 ft3 Both average size front seats
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folding rear seats Optional vs Standard 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 Optional Active lifestyle? The Town & Country Limited's standard roof rails for extra storage are a nice perk.
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navigation system Standard vs Not Available You won't find this in the Flex SE, but the Town & Country Limited's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
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Cupholders Unknown vs 10
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Road Tests

Chrysler
Town & Country Limited
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited
2012 Ford Flex SE Ford
Flex SE
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0-60 mph 8.1 seconds vs 9.0 seconds Neither car's 0-60 time is remarkable
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Braking distance at 60mph 130 ft vs 128 ft Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 16.3 s @ 86 mph vs 16.9 s @ 85 mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.73 g vs 0.76 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

Chrysler
Town & Country Limited
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited
2012 Ford Flex SE Ford
Flex SE
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Unknown vs Yes
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Airbags 6 vs 6 Both have good airbag coverage
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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 Uconnect vs None

Entertainment System

Chrysler
Town & Country Limited
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited
2012 Ford Flex SE Ford
Flex SE
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Number of speakers Unknown vs 6
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Has speed sensitive volume Unknown vs No
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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 Unknown vs Yes
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Has subwoofer Unknown vs No
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entertainment system Standard vs Not Available If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the Town & Country Limited; no amount of money can buy it on the Flex SE

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 2011 Volkswagen Routan S Town & Country Limited vs Routan S
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet Town & Country Limited vs Journey Mainstreet
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Town & Country Limited vs Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 2012 Kia Sedona LX Town & Country Limited vs Sedona LX
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 2011 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT Town & Country Limited vs Suburban 1500 LT
2012 Ford Flex SE 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Passenger Crew Flex SE vs Grand Caravan Passenger Crew
2012 Ford Flex SE 2011 Ford Edge SEL Flex SE vs Edge SEL
2012 Ford Flex SE 2012 Lincoln MKT Flex SE vs MKT
2012 Ford Flex SE 2011 Toyota Highlander SE Flex SE vs Highlander SE
2012 Ford Flex SE 2011 Honda Odyssey EX Flex SE vs Odyssey EX

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