The new 2009 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan models equipped with a 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine now deliver EPA fuel economy ratings of 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway—up 8% compared to 2008’s 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.
A best-in-class aerodynamic exterior (Cd 0.33) encapsulates the optimized 4.0-liter single overhead cam (SOHC) aluminum V-6 engine that produces 251 hp (189 kW) of power and 259 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque. The engine is coupled with a re-tuned six-speed transmission and higher numerical first gear.
Smaller steps between ratios—meaning that the engine speed changes less with each shift—create a smooth driving dynamic with improved fuel economy.
Chrysler and Dodge minivans hold more than 40% of the US minivan market segment.