New 2009 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan models equipped with a 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine now deliver EPA fuel efficiency in the city of 17 mpg and 25 mpg on the highway, the automaker reports.
An aerodynamic exterior encapsulates the optimized 4.0-liter single overhead cam (SOHC) aluminum V-6 engine that produces a powerful 251 hp (189kW) and 259 lb.-ft. (350 N·m) of torque.
A re-tuned six-speed transmission and higher numerical first gear launches Chrysler and Dodge minivans more briskly than a comparable four- or five-speed transmission. The engine also provides smaller steps between ratios, which means the engine speed changes less with each shift, creating a smooth driving dynamic, with improved fuel economy.
The end result is a fuel economy improvement of up to 8 percent when comparing the previous 2008 engine's fuel economy of 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.
New 2009 Chrysler Town & Country
The new 2009 Chrysler Town & Country offers a contemporary appearance, three different models, two seating and storage systems, unmatched entertainment systems and safety features.
The Chrysler Town & Country has 40 new and improved features over the previous generation, including a 4.0-liter V-6 engine mated to a minivan-first six-speed transmission and more standard equipment including Electronic Stability Program (ESP).
The Swivel 'n Go seating system offers second-row seats that swivel 180 degrees to face the third row with a removable table that installs between the two rows, covered storage bins in the floor and the second row, third-row uncovered storage, and fold-in-the-floor third-row seating.
The 2009 Chrysler Town & Country received the U.S. Government's Five Star crash test rating in both front and side impacts. The MSRP of the new 2009 Chrysler Town & Country LX is $26,500, which includes $770 destination.
New 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan
The new 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan has 40 new or improved features over the previous generation including the exclusive Swivel 'n Go seating system, turning the minivan into a "family room on wheels."
The vehicle also offers an entertainment system with dual DVD players and uconnect studios SIRIUS Backseat TV with family programming channels that include Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network Mobile.
The 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan received the U.S. Government's Five Star crash test rating in both front and side impacts. The MSRP of the new 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan SE is $24,300, which includes $770 destination.