Windsor, Ontario – Chrysler Canada has announced that its 2009 minivans equipped with a re-tuned 4.0-litre V6 and six-speed automatic transmission (standard in the Town & Country and optional in the Grand Caravan), offer fuel economy ratings of 12.2 L/100 km in the city and 7.9 L/100 km on the highway, or eight per cent better than last year’s 3.8 and 4.0-litre V6 engines.

“Chrysler and Dodge minivans continue to lead the segment Chrysler invented 25 years ago,” said Mark Bosanac, Vice-President, Marketing. “We optimized both the engine and the transmission to give our customers the fuel economy they want, and the power and responsiveness they expect.”

Both vans have received the U.S. government’s top five-star crash test rating in both front and side impacts. The Chrysler Town & Country has a starting price of $37,695, while the Dodge Grand Caravan SXT with optional 4.0-litre V6 starts at $33,345.

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