The Chrysler Concorde is a 4-door sedan that was introduced for the 1993 model year. The vehicle replaced the Chrysler Fifth Avenue in Chrysler's vehicle lineup. After a n11-year production run, the Concorde was discontinued following the 2004 model year. The Chrysler 300 is considered the vehicle's successor. As a full-size sedan, the Concorde competed directly with such vehicles as the Pontiac Bonneville, Oldsmobile Eighty Eight and Toyota Avalon.
Chrysler Concorde Styling
Built on the Chrysler LH platform, the Concorde is structurally similar to the Chrysler LHS, Chrysler New Yorker, Dodge Intrepid and Eagle Vision. The vehicle went through two generations of body design, with the newest version debuting for the 1998 model year. The new design boasted a more rounded appearance with a sportier front-end and grille. The vehicle also grew in length and height. Overall dimensions for the final Concorde design included a length of 207.7 inches, width of 74.4 inches and height of 56.2 inches.
Inside, the Chrysler Concorde accommodates five passengers (six with the optional front bench seat). Front and rear headroom came in at 38.3 inches and 37.2 inches, respectively. Total cargo volume was a healthy 18.7 cubic feet.
Chrysler Concorde Trim Levels
The 2nd-generation Concorde was available in three trim levels – LX, LXi and Limited. The base LX trim came standard with such features as leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel with radio controls, air conditioning with automatic climate control, stereo system with CD player, automatic headlights and automatic day/night rearview mirror. The LXi added luxury features such as heated front seats, driver memory system, heated power mirrors and 8-way power passenger seat.
The top-tier Limited trim added such amenities as power sunroof, upgraded stereo system with 6-disc in-dash CD player, leather steering wheel with wood accents, interior wood trim and vehicle information system.
Chrysler Concorde Performance
The 2nd-generation Chrysler Concorde LX came standard with a 2.7-liter DOHC engine that delivered 200 horsepower and 190 lb-ft. of torque. LXi models initially received a 3.2-liter V6 engine that mustered up to 225 horsepower and 225 lb-ft. of torque. This engine would be replaced in the 2002 model year by a 3.5-liter V6 that upped performance to 234 horsepower and 241 lb-ft. of torque. The Limited upgrade package included powertrain upgrades to this engine that brought performance to 250 horsepower and 250 lb-ft. of torque.
All Concorde models came with a 4-speed automatic transmission. The base engine delivered EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. All other engines delivered 19 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. Other notable performance features available on the Limited include an upgraded suspension and traction control.
Chrysler Concorde Safety
Standard safety features available on the Chrysler Concorde included dual front airbags, 4-wheel disc brakes and an emergency inside trunk release. Antilock brakes were available as an option and standard on the Limited trim. Front side airbags were also an available upgrade. In NHTSA government crash tests, the Concorde scored a perfect 5-star rating in the category of rollover resistance. A 4-star rating was awarded in the categories of driver front impact, passenger front impact and driver side impact. The vehicle earned a 3-star rating for rear passenger side impact.