Two other small but useful features are the sliding sun visors in the front row and the pull-up sunshades in the second- and third-row windows. All in all, i loved this van!!!!!! Hide-away center and rear seats. Trailer Sway Damping and power folding mirrors are now standard on Limited and optional on Touring L models. Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4 You are cutting it real close with that set up. Power sliding doors and hatches are de rigeur now for minivans, and our Chrysler had both. I will post my test data here in this thread once I get my hitch installed. The voice control works about as well as they usually do.
I have a 2003 Coleman Mesa that we bought last summer. Then the same week they dropped the price online and I drove 2hrs back to buy the car. The standard roof rack features clever Stow 'n Place crossbars that fold into the side rails when not in use. Overhead, our test car eschewed other minivans' long rack of drop-down consoles in favor of oversized rear-seat video screens for each row; with the two standard sets of wireless headphones and perhaps more from the dealer , kids in middle and in back can watch completely different shows. I am in the same situation as you. Setting it to 1 keeps you in first, 2 gives you first and second and lets you start out in second, 3 keeps in you first through third, etc; it can be used for higher engine braking.
Leather standard on all models, while Trailer Sway Damping and power-folding mirrors standard on Limited and available on Touring L. Textures have been changed throughout the car, and the colors have been carefully chosen to balance pragmatic issues avoiding reflecting in the windshield with the desire for a spacious look light pillars and roof and style two-tone seats with contrasting stitching. The SafetyTec package includes rain-sensing windshield wipers, blind-spot monitoring, rear sonar proximity sensors to help mitigate vehicle damage during tricky parking maneuvers and smart-beam headlights that automatically switch between the high and low beams depending upon traffic conditions. Are you using weight distribution hitches? There are some great features, but there are other auto manufacturers looking to get a piece of the pie. Well, not really, in the fact that I don't own a van but towing a large heavy pop with a 3500 capacity suv. I'm treading carefully with this one.
One small, easy-to-overlook item is the wide-angle conversation mirror. A separate Blu-ray-compatible, dual-screen entertainment system is a new option. The Ford Flex has just 20 cubic feet of space behind the third row, and the Honda Pilot boasts only 18. As for requirements needed for your vehicle I don't know all thats required, I would suggest to talk with Chrysler to get their say on the matter, but if I were you I would look into getting a trans cooler if at all possible. The mobile Internet system has a high initial cost but low monthly fees are low; Chrysler AutoNet can support multiple users at once, and is designed for quick handoffs between access points. No hitch or wiring came installed on it. It's likely to be much faster that way.
I can tell the other side was coming out when I asked to top the coolant off. Below is a link to my weights I added mechanic did it the heavy duty tranny cooler and 7 pin. You can slide that back as well, so that middle row passengers can use the cupholders on back, or can fill up the front cupholders for the driver. Admittedly rear passengers don't get adjustable lumbar support, but then, neither does the front passenger. Wish it was bigger inside for the kids and grandma. We just returned from an 1100 mile round trip with another couple and I got an even 27 miles per gallon mostly highway driving. Our car had the keyless ignition, with a pushbutton installed in the spot where the keys would normally go, but it also had the same keys as the standard vehicle.
A software error may result in the opposite side airbags deploying from the collision point a left side impact would deploy the right side airbags and vice versa. Other Minivans to Consider The impressed reviewers with its smooth-revving engine and strong acceleration. To us it was so much more than buying a vehicle form some lot. You can also run an old fashioned analog audio cable into the auxiliary port, though then the steering wheel controls won't work. The level of trim is the same in back, and so is the comfort.
A six-speed automatic transmission is standard, and some test drivers reported that it has fluid shifts, while others said that gear changes can be abrupt. For radio, it shows a list of presets, four per screen, with the names of the stations. When roused, it sounds like a sports car far more than a minivan; and if you slam the pedal to the metal at low speed, e. The engine and transmission work fairly seamlessly, never feeling overburdened or indecisive, and the dash-mounted gear selector is easy to master. Like Mike says, by time you add, the people, all the stuff your wife thinks you need to take for a weekend of camping, bikes, you name it, you are over.
However, this was somewhat compensated for by having physical seat and steering wheel heater buttons integrated with the rest, along with front and rear defroster buttons. The gauges have an elegant look, aside from the stubby red needles, with even white backlighting light blue at major speed and tachometer points. Is there anything else I should be considering? The transmission got a bit hot but survived. Is there a specific size cooler I should use? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk. The transmission is a 6-speed automatic. Controlling the display is easy enough, using four buttons on the steering wheel.
I have installed hitches and trailer wiring many times on other vehicles so I'm not too concerned with that portion of the job. This goes for both the front and second row areas. I have a good deal of car experience and access to a lift. Chrysler hit a home run with this van. We just bought a 2013 Chrysler Town and Country with hopes of setting it up to tow.
The console is an interesting piece, since you can slide the top back to reveal a big storage area — more than big enough for a 35 mm camera, it can take an iPad laying flat. It's very comfortable to drive and ride in. Wish it was bigger inside for the kids and grandma. This is covered in-depth in the Chrysler minivan forum. It was easy to connect to the network, which provided a strong signal within the van. Me and my family never felt more at home while just looking at a vehicle.