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

2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring

8.9

starting from

$31,095

Reasons to buy the Chrysler Town & Country Touring

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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
2012 Ford Transit Connect Cargo XLT

8.9

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
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.8
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring Winner: Town & Country Touring
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  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Town & Country Touring's power seats; not available on the Transit Connect Cargo XLT
Cost 7.8 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 $7,510 cheaper (more than 20% less), $23,585 vs $31,095
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  • Caution: these vehicles make wide turns
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  • Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
  • Neither offers a folding rear seat
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Overall 8.9 vs 8.9

Luxury Features

Chrysler
Town & Country Touring
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring
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 Touring'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 Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Cost

Chrysler
Town & Country Touring
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring
2012 Ford Transit Connect Cargo XLT Ford
Transit Connect Cargo XLT
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MSRP $31,095 vs $23,585 Both are priced reasonably
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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 Touring 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

Safety Features

Chrysler
Town & Country Touring
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring
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 Touring has great airbag coverage, but the Transit Connect Cargo XLT does not (missing Knee, Head / Curtain, Rear Curtain, Side)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Drum The Town & Country Touring'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 Touring; 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 Touring
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring
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 Touring
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring
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 Touring is fairly powerful, but the Transit Connect Cargo XLT is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 4 The Town & Country Touring 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 Touring'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 Touring
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring
2012 Ford Transit Connect Cargo XLT Ford
Transit Connect Cargo XLT
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Passengers 7 vs 2 The Town & Country Touring 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 Touring 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 Touring is OK
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a folding rear seat
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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 Touring'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 Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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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 Touring
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring
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 Touring; no amount of money can buy it on the Transit Connect Cargo XLT

Road Tests

Chrysler
Town & Country Touring
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring
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 Touring 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 Touring'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 Touring-L 2011 Dodge Journey Lux Town & Country Touring-L vs Journey Lux
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring-L 2011 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS Town & Country Touring-L vs Suburban 1500 LS
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LT Town & Country Touring vs Traverse LT
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 2011 Toyota Sienna SE Town & Country Touring vs Sienna SE
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 2011 Dodge Durango Crew Town & Country Touring vs Durango Crew
2012 Ford Transit Connect Cargo XLT 2011 Honda Element EX Transit Connect Cargo XLT vs Element EX
2012 Ford Transit Connect Cargo XL 2011 Mercedes-Benz Transit Connect Cargo XL vs Sprinter 2500 Cargo
2012 Ford Transit Connect Cargo XLT 2011 Ford E350 Super Duty Cargo Transit Connect Cargo XLT vs E350 Super Duty Cargo
2012 Ford Transit Connect Cargo XLT 2011 Ford E150 Cargo Transit Connect Cargo XLT vs E150 Cargo
2012 Ford Transit Connect Cargo XLT 2012 Ford Escape Limited Transit Connect Cargo XLT vs Escape Limited

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