2011 Chrysler
Town & Country Limited
vs. 2012 Ford
Transit Connect Cargo XLT

2012 Ford Transit Connect Cargo XLT

8.5

starting from

$23,585

Reasons to buy the Ford Transit Connect Cargo XLT

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Spacious front seats
65.2 ft3
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Good city fuel efficiency
21 mpg
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Bigger towing weight
1600 lb
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Very inexpensive
$23,585
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited

8.2

starting from

$39,995

Reasons to buy the Chrysler Town & Country Limited

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More airbags
6
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Has 2 rows of seats
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Better brakes
Disc
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Average number of passenger seats
7
Cost 6.4 vs 10.0
2012 Ford Transit Connect Cargo XLT Winner: Transit Connect Cargo XLT
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  • Gets more than 20% more miles per gallon in the city, 21 mpg vs 17 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $16,410 cheaper (more than 40% less), $23,585 vs $39,995
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.0
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited Winner: Town & Country Limited
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  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Town & Country Limited's power seats; not available on the Transit Connect Cargo XLT
  • Leather comes standard on the Town & Country Limited; the Transit Connect Cargo XLT only offers cloth seats
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  • Caution: these vehicles make wide turns
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  • The Town & Country Limited's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Transit Connect Cargo XLT
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Overall 8.2 vs 8.5

Cost

Chrysler
Town & Country Limited
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited
2012 Ford Transit Connect Cargo XLT Ford
Transit Connect Cargo XLT
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MSRP $39,995 vs $23,585 The Transit Connect Cargo XLT has a reasonable price, while the Town & Country Limited is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 21 mpg The Transit Connect Cargo XLT has great city mileage and the Town & Country Limited is pretty reasonable
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Average basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Average lasting basic warranty

Luxury Features

Chrysler
Town & Country Limited
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited
2012 Ford Transit Connect Cargo XLT Ford
Transit Connect Cargo XLT
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Town & Country Limited's power seats; not available on the Transit Connect Cargo XLT
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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 Transit Connect Cargo XLT only offers cloth seats

Safety Features

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Town & Country Limited
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited
2012 Ford Transit Connect Cargo XLT Ford
Transit Connect Cargo XLT
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Unknown vs Unknown
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Airbags 6 vs 2 The Town & Country Limited has great airbag coverage, but the Transit Connect Cargo XLT does not (missing Head / Curtain, Knee, Rear Curtain, Side)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Drum The Town & Country Limited's brakes will perform better than the Transit Connect Cargo XLT's brakes
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child door locks Standard vs Not Available Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the Town & Country Limited; optional upgrade on the Transit Connect Cargo XLT
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Roadside assistance system Uconnect vs Crew Chief

Crash Test Ratings

Chrysler
Town & Country Limited
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited
2012 Ford Transit Connect Cargo XLT Ford
Transit Connect Cargo XLT
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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 Transit Connect Cargo XLT Ford
Transit Connect Cargo XLT
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Horsepower 283 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 136 HP @ 6,300 RPM The Town & Country Limited is fairly powerful, but the Transit Connect Cargo XLT is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 4 The Town & Country Limited has more gears, but the Transit Connect Cargo XLT has very few
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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 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 16.4 lb/hp vs Unknown
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.1 ft vs 39.0 ft Caution: these vehicles make wide turns

Practicality

Chrysler
Town & Country Limited
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited
2012 Ford Transit Connect Cargo XLT Ford
Transit Connect Cargo XLT
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Passengers 7 vs 2 The Town & Country Limited has the usual number of seats, while the Transit Connect Cargo XLT has very few
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Highway driving range 500 miles vs 400 miles The Town & Country Limited has OK highway range, but the Transit Connect Cargo XLT is very limited
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Cargo space 143.8 ft3 vs 129.6 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 59.7 ft3 vs 65.2 ft3 The Transit Connect Cargo XLT has roomy front seats and the Town & Country Limited is OK
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folding rear seats Optional vs Not Available The Town & Country Limited offers an optional folding rear seat for extra cargo room; not available on the Transit Connect Cargo XLT
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Standard vs Not Available Need to carry bulky cargo? The Town & Country Limited's standard roof rails are great, meanwhile the Transit Connect Cargo XLT cannot be configured with them at any price
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navigation system Standard vs Optional The Town & Country Limited's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Transit Connect Cargo XLT
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Cupholders Unknown vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

Chrysler
Town & Country Limited
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited
2012 Ford Transit Connect Cargo XLT Ford
Transit Connect Cargo XLT
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Number of speakers Unknown vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Unknown 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 Unknown vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer Unknown vs Unknown
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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 Transit Connect Cargo XLT

Road Tests

Chrysler
Town & Country Limited
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited
2012 Ford Transit Connect Cargo XLT Ford
Transit Connect Cargo XLT
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0-60 mph 8.1 seconds vs 12.5 seconds The Town & Country Limited can accelerate to 60mph quickly, but the Transit Connect Cargo XLT is pretty bad
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Braking distance at 60mph 130 ft vs 135 ft Both have average braking ability for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 16.3 s @ 86 mph vs 18.7 s @ 74 mph The Town & Country Limited's 1/4 mile time is average, but the Transit Connect Cargo XLT's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration 0.73 g vs 0.75 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 2012 Ford Transit Connect Cargo XL Town & Country Limited vs Transit Connect Cargo XL
2012 Ford Transit Connect Cargo XLT 2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring Transit Connect Cargo XLT vs Town & Country Touring
2012 Ford Transit Connect Cargo XLT 2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring-L Transit Connect Cargo XLT vs Town & Country Touring-L

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