From Three V-6 Engines to One

Last year, Town & Country shoppers had a choice of three V-6 engines, but for 2011 all models are powered by a 283-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 that teams with a six-speed automatic transmission. This is Chrysler's new Pentastar V-6. It's used widely in the automaker's lineup, and it feels strong enough in this van. The automatic shifts smoothly, and the drivetrain gets an EPA-estimated 17/25 mpg city/highway on regular gas. The minivan also includes an Econ mode that improves gas mileage by altering the transmission's shifting behavior.

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    Call Continuation
    Call continuation is the progression of a phone call on the Uconnect™ Phone after the vehicle ignition key has been switched to OFF. NOTE: The call will remain within the vehicle audio syste ...

    Shift Lever Override — 5 Speed Transmission
    If a malfunction occurs and the shift lever cannot be moved out of the PARK position, you can use the following procedure to temporarily move the shift lever: 1. Firmly apply the parking brake. ...

    Fluid And Filter Changes
    Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals. If the transmission is disassembled for any reason, the fluid and filter should be changed. ...