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

2012 Ford Flex Limited

10.0

starting from

$36,475

Reasons to buy the Ford Flex Limited

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Has 3 rows of seats
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Premium radio
Standard
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CD changer
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Folding rear seats
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2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited

9.9

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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Average-sized back seats
44.5 ft3
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Has a semi-automatic transmission
Cost 10.0 vs 9.8
2012 Ford Flex Limited Winner: Flex Limited
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  • The best price we've seen is $3,520 cheaper (around 10% less), $36,475 vs $39,995
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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Performance - vs -
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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 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have good airbag coverage
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Both come standard with an entertainment system
Overall 10.0 vs 9.9

Cost

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Flex Limited
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MSRP $36,475 vs $39,995 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

Luxury Features

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Flex 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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Flex Limited
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs 4 stars
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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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Flex Limited
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Horsepower 262 HP @ 6,250 RPM vs 283 HP @ 6,400 RPM Average power
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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 17.1 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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Flex Limited
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Passengers 7 vs 7 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range Unknown vs 500 miles
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Cargo space 83.2 ft3 vs 143.8 ft3 The Town & Country Limited has lots of cargo room and the Flex Limited is pretty good
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front seats 57.6 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 Flex Limited is a great way to free up space for road trips; requires optional upgrade on the Town & Country Limited
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Optional vs Standard Active lifestyle? The Town & Country Limited's standard roof rails for extra storage are a nice perk.
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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 Flex Limited
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Cupholders 10 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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Flex Limited
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0-60 mph 9.0 seconds vs 8.1 seconds Neither car's 0-60 time is remarkable
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Braking distance at 60mph 128 ft vs 130 ft Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 16.9 s @ 85 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 0.76 g vs 0.73 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

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Flex 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 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 None vs Uconnect

Entertainment System

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Flex Limited
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Number of speakers 12 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume No 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 Flex 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 Standard vs Standard Both come standard with an entertainment system

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2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LT Town & Country Touring vs Tahoe LT
2012 Ford Flex Limited 2011 Toyota Highlander Flex Limited vs Highlander
2012 Ford Flex Titanium 2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite Flex Titanium vs Odyssey Touring Elite
2012 Ford Flex SEL 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Passenger Crew Flex SEL vs Grand Caravan Passenger Crew
2012 Ford Flex SEL 2011 Ford Explorer Flex SEL vs Explorer
2012 Ford Flex Limited 2011 Buick Enclave CXL Flex Limited vs Enclave CXL

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