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The Chrysler Concorde was a large four-door, full-size, front wheel drive sedan produced by Chrysler from 1993 to 2004. It replaced the Dodge Dynasty-twin Chrysler New Yorker on the lineup. One of Chrysler's 3 original LH-cars, it was related to the Dodge Intrepid, Chrysler LHS, Chrysler New Yorker (now an identical twin to the LHS), and the Eagle Vision. It was on Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list for 1993 and 1994.

1993 Chrysler Concorde
Chrysler Concorde
Chrysler Corporation
Production 1993-1997
Class Intermediate
Body Style 4-Door Sedan
Length 201.7"
Width 74.4"
Height 56.3"
Wheelbase 113"
Weight 3300-3500 lbs
Transmission 4-Speed Automatic, FWD
Engine 3.3L (201 cid) V6
3.5L (215 cid) V6
Power 153-214 hp
Similar Chrysler New Yorker
Chrysler LHS
Dodge Intrepid
Eagle Vision
Platform LH

GenerationsEdit

The first generation of the Concorde debuted at the 1992 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as a 1993 model. The first generation lasted until 1997; the Concorde was completely redesigned for 1998. The Concorde Limited, which was 4" longer than the standard Concorde, debuted in 2002 to replace the nearly identical Chrysler LHS. The Concorde, along with the Intrepid, saw its last year of production in 2004. The Chrysler 300M (which replaced the Eagle Vision in 1999) was also discontinued that year. The Chrysler 300 replaced the 300M in 2004 as a 2005 model.

Year-to-year changesEdit

First generationEdit

  • 1994: For this year, the touring suspension became standard. Also, base engines gained 8 hp, and a 3-seat front bench seat became available. Power steering added more assist, to reduce turning effort for parking but deliver greater feel at higher speeds.
  • 1995: Not much changed this year except for a modification to the optional remote keyless entry system and the addition of a cancel feature to the cruise control.
  • 1996: There were little changes for 1996, however, extra sound insulation and revised structural engineering promised to make the Concorde quieter.
  • 1997: The only major change for this year was that on the base LX model, the 3.3 L V6 was dropped as the standard engine.


1998 Chrysler Concorde LXi
Chrysler Concorde
DaimlerChrysler
Production 1998-2004
Class Intermediate
Body Style 4-Door Sedan
Length 203.7"
Width 74.7"
Height 55.9"
Wheelbase 113"
Weight 3300-3500 lbs
Transmission 4-Speed Automatic, FWD
Engine 2.7L (168 cid) V6 (1998-2004)
3.2L (197 cid) V6 (1998-2001)
3.5L (215 cid) V6 (2002-2004)
Power 200-250 hp
Similar Chrysler LHS
Dodge Intrepid
Platform LH

Second generationEdit

  • 1998: The Concorde was completely redesigned for the 1998 model year.
  • 1999: Suspension revisions were the major change for 1999; it was softened to enhance ride comfort and reduce road noise. Thicker carpeting was installed inside, and a new standard cargo net went into the trunk. The LXi package added a CD player and Chrysler's Sentry Key theft-deterrent system, which disabled the ignition unless the proper key was used to start the engine.
  • 2000: For this year, a sunroof could be installed on the base model as well as the upscale LXi. The Concorde also earned additional suspension changes designed to provide a quieter, smoother ride. Tires grew to 16 in for the LX, to match those of the LXi. The LXi edition gained standard speed-sensitive, variable-assist steering, as well as an optional 4-disc in-dash CD changer.
  • 2001: Optional front side airbags and a 3-point safety belt for the rear seat's middle position were added for 2001. The LX's 22D option package now included alloy wheels. Also, the LXi's optional Infinity sound system gained steering wheel-mounted controls.
  • 2002: Adopting the body of the discontinued Chrysler LHS, a trim level was added, the hyper-luxury Limited for 2002. At midyear, Limited models got an optional Pro-Am Edition Group that included 2-tone leather upholstery, unique interior trim, and a special golf bag.
  • 2003:For 2003 no major changes were made except that the optional 4-disc in-dash CD changer was replaced with an optional 6-disc in-dash CD changer.
  • 2004:For 2004 no major changes were made; the Concorde was replaced by the Chrysler 300 for 2005.
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DesignEdit

The design was based on the 1987 concept Lamborghini Portofino. The Portofino was heralded as a design triumph, setting in motion Chrysler's decision to produce a production sedan with the Portofino's revolutionary design, called "cab-forward". The cab-forward design was characterized by the long, low-slung windshield and relatively short overhangs. The wheels where effectively pushed to the corners of the car, creating a much larger passenger cabin than the contemporaries of the time.

Main CompetitorsEdit

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