Ride & Handling

The previous Town & Country's ride quality brought to mind a big American car from the '70s; it rode softly, with a bit of wallowing thrown in. The 2011's new suspension tuning keeps body motion better in check, but still delivers a comfort-oriented experience that families will like. It also corners surprisingly well without much body roll — even when driven on winding roads.

Complementing the suspension changes is a body structure that's notably stiffer than the outgoing van's. The previous Town & Country was a creaky beast — you could hear the body flexing when traveling on uneven pavement. It didn't say "quality" when you heard it, even if that feeling came more from perception than from reality. Perceptions matter, though, and that creakiness is gone now.

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    Instrument Panel Features
    Instrument Panel Features 1 — Air Vents 2 — Instrument Cluster 3 — Shift Lever 4 — Radio 5 — Analog Clock 6 — Upper Glove Compartment 7 — Lower Glove Compartment 8 — Climate ...

    To Set A Desired Speed
    Turn the Electronic Speed Control ON. When the vehicle has reached the desired speed, press the SET (-) button and release. Release the accelerator and the vehicle will operate at the selected s ...

    Radio FM
    To switch to the FM band, say “FM” or “Radio FM”. In this mode, you may say the following commands: • “Frequency #” (to change the frequency) • “Next Station” (to select the ...