Perhaps in a some universe, I own a Chrysler Town & Country for occasional trips to Canadian Tire, hauling offspring, catching Cheerios, and perhaps a nip over to Linen Chest for a bit of room spray and throw pillows for when company is over.
In this universe, I rented a grey 13 000 km example to haul a bunch of stuff 500 kms down the freeway without resorting to U-Haul.
Things I liked:
- Leather wrapped steering wheel
- Punchy engine (Didn’t look at fuel economy though)
- Backup camera (Useful when you can’t actually see out the back)
- High mount shift lever
- Super console
- Stow and go is pretty trick
Things I didn’t like
- Liberal application of cheesy plasti-chrome
- Analogue clock pieced together from left over plasti-chrome does a very poor job of exuding class
- Flimsy overhead console with questionable latches on the overhead bins
- Uncomfortable driver seat (For 500 km anyway, I am 6’0″)
- Key fob remote had finicky buttons that worked sometimes
- Unintuitive infotainment (Is there not one UX designer that works on satellite radios / can we all not just acquiesce to Apply CarPlay / stick to dumb radios?)
- Seems weird to put the “close tailgate” button in a spot where you have to stand in the path of the tailgate to press it, although I’m sure there’s some kind of safety sensor that I didn’t test
The bones of the car are nice. Stow and go was awesome. Engine was punchy. But you get all those things in a Dodge Grand Caravan Crew (Why they just can’t call it a “Caravan” is beyond me) for $5000 less and without suffering plasti-chrome lies. Use the $5000 to help your kids with tuition, they’ll need it.