WASHINGTON – The 2016 Chrysler Town & Country minivan earned a four-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Five stars is the highest rating.
The 2016 Town & Country received fours stars in the front crash test, five stars in the side crash test and four stars in the rollover crash test.
Chrysler dealerships will begin offering the 2016 Town & Country this fall.
Standard safety features include a rearview camera, electronic stability control, traction control and seven airbags, including a driver-side inflatable knee blocker.
Standard on Touring-L, Limited and Limited Platinum models is the SafetyTec Group consisting of rain-sensitive windshield wipers, auto high-beam headlamps, ParkSense rear park assist system, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-path detection.
This is a carryover model with minimal changes for the new model year.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not rated the 2016 Town & Country.
The 2015 Town & Country earned a “poor” rating from the IIHS in the small overlap front crash test, which is designed to replicate what happens when the front corner of a vehicle collides with another vehicle or an object like a tree or utility pole. It earned “good” scores in all other tests.
Key Town & Country competitors include the Honda Odyssey, Kia Sedona, Nissan Quest and Toyota Sienna.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers keeping score should note that the 2016 Honda Odyssey, Kia Sedona and Toyota Sienna earned the highest five-star safety rating from NHTSA. The 2016 Nissan Quest has not been rated.