Being a mom (and a Texan) living the ‘burbs, we spend a LOT of time in the car. In my earlier post, I mentioned that I refer to my SUV as an “apartment on wheels” and so the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country has been my “penthouse on wheels”. Now, I’d like to give you a quick tour of my crib…
Features of my “Penthouse on Wheels”
The exterior is about as stylish and swanky as minivans get. I personally dig the grill and details (it looks good from every imaginable angle). I especially love the depth and sparkle of the paint job (mine was “Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl” but I also fell in love with the gorgeous blue color that Sassy Mom Chicago drove). The SmartBeam® headlights were intelligent enough to do their thing without any action from me (which is only the beginning when it comes to the intuitiveness of this vehicle).
The interior looked like an uptown nightclub with it’s modern design and ambient blue lighting (absolutely grown-up and fashion blogger approved). All the storage features also kept all of our junk tidy yet accessible and power (every kind of imaginable outlet/hook-up) kind of blew of my mind a little.
The Remote Start and Keyless Enter ‘n Go™ Ignition was a big deal for us, especially in the summer because I could get the car cooled down before me and the kids got in. My 4 year old also got a big kick out of being able to remotely open the doors and trunk (which is awesome considering that I constantly have my hands full). I also never had to physically unlock the doors if I had the keys on my person because the van was smart enough to sense them and just let me in.
The “command central” enabled me to control EVERYTHING as easily, efficiently, and safely as possible. The tricked out steering wheel with it’s controls, Electronic Vehicle Information System, and touchscreen was dreamy. I seriously felt like a pilot being able to control so many things (speed, audio, navigation, UConnect touchscreen) with my fingertips and voice. It also has the brains to remember things like contacts, music, addresses, and favorite sports teams(!!!). I came to love and depend on the rear-view back-up camera and blindspot monitoring (it kept my family and a whole bunch of other people safe considering it was my first time to drive a vehicle that size).
The Town & Country was equal parts personal assistant, babysitter, and living room. A real penthouse on wheels.
Disclosure: I was loaned this swanky minivan to test drive as part of a sponsorship with Chrysler. All opinions are my own.