2004 Chryslers, Dodges, and Jeeps "Official" Changes from 2003
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2004 Dodge Intrepid
In its last year, there were three models of Intrepid: Dodge Intrepid SE, Dodge Intrepid SXT and Dodge Intrepid ES.
Dodge Intrepid SXT was loaded with features and priced below $24,500, including the high-output 3.5-liter "300M" SOHC Magnum® V-6 engine that delivers 250 horsepower (186 kW) at 6400 rpm and 250 lb.-ft. (339 N.m) of torque at 3900 rpm. It had standard 16-inch chrome wheels, P225/60R16 all-season touring tires, an independent front and rear touring suspension, decklid spoiler, and bright exhaust tip. Interior features included a premium AM/FM stereo/CD radio with six speakers and 120-watt amplifier, leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob, 60/40 split folding rear seat, eight-way power driver seat, keyless entry and power windows, mirrors and door locks.
Dodge will continue to offer the value-priced Intrepid SE and top-of-the-line Intrepid ES.
Safety features included next-generation driver and front passenger air bags, four-wheel disc brakes, child seat anchor system in the rear seat, three-point shoulder/lap belt for all rear seat passengers, internal emergency trunk release and optional supplemental side air bags offering additional protection for front occupants.
Dodge Intrepid was manufactured at the Brampton, Ontario, Canada Assembly Plant, where the Chrysler 300M and Chrysler Concorde were also built.
2004 Dodge Neon
For 2004, the Dodge Neon family included the popular SE model, the value-packaged SXT model, the sporty R/T model and the award-winning Dodge SRT-4.
As Sport Compact Car magazine's 2003 Sport Compact Car of the Year, the 2004 Dodge SRT-4's 2.4-liter turbo-charged engine produces 230 horsepower (172 kW) at 5300 rpm and 250 lb.-ft. (339 N.m) of torque from 2200 to 4400 rpm. A new engine control module with an updated calibration widened the torque range. A new torque-sensing limited-slip differential was standard equipment for 2004, as were BF Goodrich KDW2 three-season tires. Unique bright pedal pads were a new feature for 2004, while an optional sun roof package was also available.
The 2004 Dodge Neon SE offered a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, 14-inch wheel covers, bright grille highlights and AM/FM stereo with cassette and four speakers as standard equipment. Speed control, a CD player, air conditioning, an electronic adaptive four-speed automatic transaxle and four-wheel disc brakes with ABS were also available on the Neon SE.
The Dodge Neon SXT included power mirrors, power front windows, air conditioning, AM/FM stereo with CD player and six speakers, remote keyless entry, a power trunk lid release and 15-inch all-season touring tires with aluminum wheels as standard equipment. A sport appearance group was optional on the SXT model and included a spoiler, unique 15-inch aluminum wheels, fog lamps and a body-colored instrument panel and automatic shifter bezel. Other Neon SXT options included an electronic adaptive four-speed automatic transaxle, rear spoiler, sun roof, 15-inch chrome wheels, a six-disc CD changer, speed control and four-wheel disc brakes with ABS.
The 2004 Neon R/T featured a High Output 2.0-liter Magnum® engine, five-speed transaxle, four-wheel disc brakes, a dual exhaust, performance-tuned steering and suspension packages, 16-inch aluminum wheels, a rear spoiler and four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes. A power sun roof and a leather interior group were also available.
Midnight Blue was the new color available on 2004 Dodge Neon SE, SXT and R/T models. Electric Blue replaced Solar Yellow in the SRT-4 color palette, which also included Flame Red, Black and Bright Silver Metallic for 2004.
All Dodge Neon models were built at the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Illinois.
2004 Dodge Stratus Coupe
The 2004 Stratus Coupe featured a new Satin Silver finish on the center dashboard bezel and door trim panels, while the white gauges in the cluster added to the sporty cockpit design.
The Dodge Stratus Coupe was built at the Mitsubishi Motor North America Manufacturing Division Assembly Plant in Normal, Illinois.
2004 Dodge Stratus Sedan
Dodge offered four models of Stratus sedan for 2004: Dodge Stratus SE, Dodge Stratus SXT, Dodge Stratus ES, and Dodge Stratus R/T.
Dodge Stratus sedan got a restyled front end and new appointments for 2004. In addition to a front-end appearance on all Stratus sedans, Dodge Stratus R/T models featured a monochromatic grille.
Dodge Stratus sedan got a freshened interior in 2004 including new door trim panels, new seat fabric and color-keyed accents on the instrument panel. An available electrochromic rearview mirror helped to reduce headlamp glare. Audio steering wheel radio controls were available for convenience.
For 2004 Dodge Stratus sedan featured BeltAlert(TM), an enhanced seat belt reminder system. If driven without the driver being properly belted, the system will periodically activate a chime and illuminate a light in the instrument cluster to remind the driver to buckle up. (Sound familiar?)
Additional Dodge Stratus sedan safety features included a rigid body structure and trim for improved impact protection, internal trunk latch release, best-in-class brakes with optional ABS Plus and available supplemental side-curtain air bags.
Dodge Stratus sedan earned a Five Star frontal crash safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In addition, it received a favorable rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for 40-mph frontal offset performance.
Dodge Stratus sedan was manufactured at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan, where the Chrysler Sebring Convertible and Chrysler Sebring sedan are built.
2004 Dodge Viper SRT-10
For 2004, the Dodge Viper SRT-10 would be available in vibrant new Viper White paint, in addition to Viper Red, Viper Black and Viper Bright Silver Metallic. Further refinement features included standard red brake calipers, trunk carpet and a folding tonneau cover.
The Dodge Viper SRT-10 claimed some of the highest performance targets ever for a production vehicle: 0-60 mph in less than four seconds, 60-0 mph braking in less than 100 feet, 0-100-0 mph in less than 13 seconds, a top speed of 190 mph, and 1.15g lateral acceleration.
The Dodge Viper SRT-10 was built at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit.
2004 Dodge Caravan and Grand Caravan
November 2003 marked the 20th Anniversary of the Minivan. Since inventing the minivan in 1983, the Chrysler Group has sold more than 10 million minivans worldwide and still has a 36 percent share of the minivan market. Dodge Caravan is the world's best-selling minivan and has been since its inception 20 years ago. Dodge sells more than 300,000 minivans every year, and has more than a 20 percent market share in the segment, the highest of any nameplate.
To celebrate 20 years of minivan leadership, Dodge offered a limited Anniversary edition model based on the Dodge Grand Caravan SXT. This special model will offer unique Anniversary edition badging, unique two-tone leather seating, six-disc CD/DVD changer, 16-inch chrome wheels, embroidered anniversary edition floor mats, and a no extra charge Rear Seat Video® entertainment system.
Five versions of Dodge Caravan are available for the 2004 model year, including two standard-wheelbase and three extended-wheelbase models. Standard-wheelbase models include Dodge Caravan SE and Dodge Caravan SXT. Extended-wheelbase models include Dodge Grand Caravan SE, Dodge Grand Caravan SXT, and Dodge Grand Caravan SXT All-Wheel Drive (AWD).
New features for 2004 included a tire pressure monitor warning lamp, an integrated key/remote keyless/Sentry® key design, and updated audio/entertainment packages.
Dodge Caravan and Grand Caravan were manufactured in St. Louis, Missouri and Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
2004 Dodge Dakota
The 2004 Dodge Dakota added a new 210 horsepower V-6 to round out the most powerful engine lineup in the compact pickup segment. (This means that the Liberty V6 replaced the old 3.9 LA V6).
For 2004, Dodge Dakota offered style with a "Stampede" package on Regular Cab and Club Cab® Sport models. The Stampede model featured unique monochromatic custom front and rear body-color fascia moldings, ground-effect bodyside moldings, 16 x 8-inch aluminum wheels, wheel flares and rear stabilizer bar.
Like its big brother, the Dodge Ram, Dakota Quad Cab offered four full-size doors, but in a compact pickup. For 2004, bucket seats were standard on Quad Cab.
The Dodge Dakota R/T model and the 5.9-liter Magnum V-8 were discontinued for 2004.
Molten Red was new to Dakota's color palette for the 2004 model year.
All Dodge Dakota models were built at the "Dodge City" Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Warren, Michigan.
2004 Dodge Durango
2004 Dodge Ram 1500
The 2004 Dodge Laramie package added a new, all-chrome grille surround and chrome billet grille center to the boldest grille in town. Chrome bodyside moldings and a revised interior, with silver trim adorning the door panels and the instrument panel bezels, further distinguished the Laramie from the SLT. The Laramie edition also featured a unique and more distinctive leather seat design, with higher contrast color seat inserts.
Also for 2004, UConnect(TM) hands-free cellular with Bluetooth(TM) technology and a new integrated radio/navigation system were available in the fall of 2003.
The 5.7-liter HEMI Magnum engine increased the Ram 1500's Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) by 500 lbs. to 14,000 lbs., versus the 5.9-liter Magnum-equipped Ram 1500. The Gross Trailer Weight Rating (GTWR) increased by 550 lbs. to 9200 lbs. Fuel efficiency was also improved by 10 percent over the 5.9-liter, while the new HEMI Magnum engine was approximately 60 lbs. lighter in weight.
For 2004, Dodge Ram gained more versatility with a full-time four-wheel drive system and electric shift transfer case. The full-time system delivered 48 percent of the torque to the front wheels and 52 percent to the rear wheels under normal driving conditions. The system included a locking transfer case that featured four-wheel drive "high" and "low" modes.
The 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 also had a new "Tow/Haul" feature that provides crisper shifts and reduces gear searching when towing. The system also selected a lower gear in downhill conditions to utilize the engine's braking capability.
A new 34-gallon gas tank was optional on Ram Quad Cab standard bed trucks.
The Dodge Ram "Off-Road" package added unique 17-inch aluminum wheels and unique LT275/70R17 off-road tires, the 3.92 rear axle, a limited-slip differential, transfer case skid plates, skid plates for the front axles and unique shocks to an already class-leading off-roader. The package also included tow hooks, fog lamps, a heavy-duty cooling system and "Off-Road" badging.
Combining all of the virtues and durability of the standard Dodge Ram 1500, the "Work Special" package provided an affordable work truck for those who value the capability of Ram 1500 yet need even more gritty functionality. Ready for the dirt, "Work Special" consisted of a unique steel rear bumper, dark gray, color-coded front fascia, gray grille surround and bars and steel wheels.
The first full-size pickup to offer side air-curtains, the Dodge Ram was awarded the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) highest crash test rating in the Institute's offset frontal crash-test.
For 2004, Dodge added adjustable rear seat head restraints to all Quad Cab models.
The 2004 Dodge Ram also included a standard LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child seat anchorage system. The LATCH system worked in conjunction with the standard child seat tether anchors to create safer child seat attachments.
Deep Molten Red was added as a new exterior color for 2004.
Dodge Ram 1500s were built at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Warren, Michigan, and at the St. Louis (Mo.) North Assembly Plant. The 5.7-liter HEMI Magnum was built in Saltillo, Mexico.
2004 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty
For 2004, Dodge Ram Heavy Duty featured a new automatic transmission for the High Output Cummins Turbo Diesel, a new "Off-Road" package and a factory-built "box off" option for the commercial market.
The 2004 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty now offered a new 48RE automatic transmission, expanding the capability of the Cummins High Output Turbo Diesel. Built to a durability test aimed directly at commercial customer use, the Ram Heavy Duty was tested in conditions ranging from -40&Mac251;F to +130&Mac251;F and running the equivalent of 150,000 miles at 95 percent of their on-the-job abuse level.
Brash, tough and delivering best-in-class power and capability, the Dodge Ram Heavy Duty took Motor Trend Truck of the Year honors with ease. Added to the proven Cummins diesel engine lineup and the most powerful standard gas V-8 available, the award-winning 5.7-liter HEMI® Magnum V-8, these enhancements solidify the Ram Heavy Duty's status as Truck of the Year.
For 2004, the Dodge Laramie package added a new, all-chrome grille surround and chrome billet grille center to the boldest grille in town. Chrome bodyside moldings and an updated interior, with silver trim adorning the door panels and the instrument panel bezels, further distinguish the Laramie from the SLT. The Laramie edition also featured a unique and more distinctive leather seat package, with higher contrast color seat inserts.
Also for 2004, UConnect(TM) hands-free cellular phone system with Bluetooth(TM) technology and a new integrated radio/navigation system were available. Sport models received body color side moldings and Ram added Deep Molten Red as a new exterior color for 2004 models.
For 2004, the high-pressure common-rail injection High Output Cummins Turbo Diesel engine became more user friendly, adding the optional 48RE automatic transmission. Producing 305 horsepower (227 kW) at 2900 rpm and 555 lb.-ft. of torque (753 N.m) at 1400 rpm, the Cummins Turbo Diesel provided prodigious torque and a class-leading Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 23,000 lbs. A Standard Output Cummins Turbo Diesel is also available, delivering 250 horsepower (186 kW) at 2900 rpm and 460 lb.-ft. of torque (624 N.m) at 1400 rpm.
For 2004, the Magnum V-10 was dropped from the Ram lineup.
The 2004 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty offered a class-exclusive side curtain air bag system and power adjustable pedals (on both automatic and manual transmission-equipped trucks). Ram also provided standard ABS brakes, pre-tensioning and the first constant force seat belt retractors in a heavy-duty pickup truck. For 2004, Ram Heavy Duty added standard rear-seat head restraints on Quad Cab models.
The Dodge Ram Heavy Duty was built at the Saltillo, Mexico, and St. Louis (Mo.) North Assembly Plants.
2004 Dodge Ram SRT-10
With 500 horsepower (372 kW), 525 lb.-ft. of torque (712 N.m), 505 cu. in. and a 500-watt ear-melting sound system, Dodge dominated in every category. The 2004 Dodge Ram SRT-10 was the new performance truck icon. Topping 150 mph in maximum speed and reaching 60 mph in just over five seconds, Dodge recalibrated expectations for truck performance.
The Dodge Ram SRT-10 featured a Performance Vehicle Operations (PVO) modified suspension. Working with the fully hydroformed Dodge Ram frame, one of the stiffest in the industry, PVO added a custom-tuned suspension, dropping the Ram SRT-10 one inch in the front and 2.5 inches in the rear. New front and rear strut assemblies and a rear sway bar were added to handle the increased cornering loads.
Standard Ram shock absorbers were replaced by Bilstein mono-tube shocks. Also new were performance-tuned springs, unique aerodynamic aids to keep the Ram SRT-10 planted at high speeds and 22-inch custom "Viper-style" wheels fitted with 305/40R22 Pirelli Scorpion tires for extra adhesion. The wheels were the largest available from the factory on any production pickup.
The Dodge Ram SRT-10 featured standard ABS-equipped brakes fitted with new 15-inch rotors on the front brakes. Rear brakes were modified Ram Heavy Duty brakes with 14-inch rotors. Front and rear brakes featured unique red calipers. The new front fascia incorporated brake cooling ducts to provide plenty of cooling for track sessions.
Drawing heavily on the Dodge tradition of producing powerful trucks with a strong sense of style, the Ram SRT-10's chiseled features were sculpted courtesy of the Chrysler Group's new wind tunnel and with a subtle nod to the Dodge Ram NASCAR truck series entry.
The Dodge Ram SRT-10 featured a deep front fascia with a splitter and a subtle rear wing. The lift values for the Ram SRT-10 were similar to those of a sports car, not a truck. The rear wing was not only functional, providing a reduction in lift, but also provided a reduction in drag, rare for a wing.
The most noticeable exterior feature of the new 2004 Dodge Ram SRT-10 was a unique hood that features a wide power bulge and scoop sitting atop the signature cross-hair grille. "Viper Powered" badges on either side of the hood scoop leave no doubt as to what resides underneath.
Keeping things simple, the Dodge Ram SRT-10 was available in black, red or silver.
The 2004 Dodge Ram SRT-10 was built at DaimlerChrysler's Saltillo, Mexico, Assembly Plant. The 8.3-liter V-10 was built at the Conner Road Assembly Plant in Detroit.
2004 "Dodge" Sprinter
The Mercedes Springer was being imported from Germany as the Dodge Sprinter, with the Freightliner version being phased out. Unique (in the US) Dodge features included the premiere of the Sprinter Cab/Chassis, Electronic Stability Program (ESP) on 2500 models, and an array of new features and options including heated windshield with rain sensor, crew van option; cargo van with windows all around vehicle, California Air Resources Board (CARB) emissions certified engine*, new 16-inch aluminum wheels*, revision of option packages to improve flexibility for the customer, new standard fabric for all vehicles and additional interior fabric choices for passenger vans.
The debut of an Electronic Stability Program* (ESP) was an industry first for the U.S. commercial van segment. ESP reduces the danger of skidding and helps the driver handle critical situations more effectively. On the road, the ESP computer constantly compares the actual behavior of the van with pre-calculated target values. If the vehicle deviates from the line indicated by the driver's steering commands, a specially developed "logic" ensures that the system intervenes in an instant to aid vehicle handling.
Dodge Sprinter cargo vans, passenger vans and Cab/Chassis were manufactured in DaimlerChrysler's state-of-the-art Sprinter plant in Dusseldorf, Germany. Cargo vans (and soon Cab/Chassis) were delivered in a semi-assembled state to DaimlerChrysler's plant in Gaffney, South Carolina. Passenger vans were delivered fully assembled.
2004 Chrysler 300M
A navigation system was available for the first time in both the 2004 Chrysler 300M and the Chrysler 300M Special, as they enter their final year of production. The navigation system featured turn-by-turn voice prompts and comes with a premium 360-watt sound system. It was easy to use, with controls built into the stereo system. The screen on the receiver was enhanced to display navigation information.
The Chrysler 300M was manufactured at the Brampton, Ontario, Canada Assembly Plant along with Chrysler Concorde and Dodge Intrepid.
2004 Chrysler Concorde
Chrysler offered three Concorde models for 2004: LX, LXi and Limited. All 2004 Chrysler Concordes had V-6 power, four-speed automatic transaxles, four-wheel disc brakes, and four-wheel independent suspension.
All Chrysler Concorde models were manufactured at the Brampton, Ontario, Canada Assembly Plant.
2004 Chrysler Crossfire
There appeared to be no changes.
2004 Chrysler Pacifica
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Chrysler expanded its 2004 PT Cruiser lineup to include a new 180-horsepower (134 kW) turbocharged engine option on Touring and Limited Edition models. With 180 horsepower (134 kW) at 5200 rpm and 210 lb.-ft. (285 N.m) of torque from 2800-4000 rpm, this latest engine option joined the 2.4-liter naturally aspirated engine and the 220-horsepower (164 kW) High Output turbocharged engine to round out the 2004 PT Cruiser engine family. The 180-horsepower (134 kW) engine option included a standard four-speed automatic transaxle, body-color front fascia with larger lower opening, a unique "2.4L Turbo" liftgate badge, large diameter chrome exhaust tip and new 16-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels. The addition of the 180-horsepower (134 kW) engine offered an affordable, yet powerful option to the PT Cruiser lineup.
An expanded Chrome Accents option was available on all 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser models. It includes bright pedals, a new leather-wrapped steering wheel with Satin Silver painted spokes, a chrome/body-color front fascia, chrome bodyside moldings, a chrome exhaust tip, a bright fuel filler door, chrome door lock knobs, front door sill scuff plates with bright winged logo inserts, a chrome shifter bezel on automatic transaxle vehicles and a Satin Silver shift ball.
A liftgate-mounted body-color spoiler was a new option on PT Cruiser entry-level, touring and limited edition models, and was standard equipment on the PT Turbo.
Available on all models, a new Sirius(TM) Satellite Radio Receiver option was factory-installed for 2004 and includes a one-year subscription. Also offered on Touring, Limited and PT Turbo 2004 models was a UConnect(TM) Hands-free Communication option, which uses Bluetooth(TM) technology to provide hands-free, in-vehicle communication. Integrated into the PT Cruiser's electrical architecture, the audio was heard through radio speakers, with the customer's own cellular phone conveniently placed anywhere in the vehicle.
2004 entry-level Chrysler PT Cruisers featured new standard body-color front and rear fascias and a Sentry Key® engine immobilizer. New options on this model included an aluminum wheel/touring group (16-inch painted cast-aluminum wheels, 205/55R16 all-season touring tires and a touring suspension) and a disc/drum ABS brake system.
Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Edition vehicles also featured the following new brake system options: a disc/drum ABS brake system on naturally aspirated engine vehicles and a performance four-wheel disc ABS brake system with low-speed traction control on 180-horsepower (134 kW)-equipped vehicles. A new 16-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheel option was also available on Touring Edition vehicles with 180-horsepower (134 kW) turbo engines.
Limited Edition PT Cruiser models with naturally aspirated engines also had the new disc/drum ABS brake system option. The new performance four-wheel disc ABS system option on vehicles with 180-horsepower (134 kW) engines included low-speed traction control. New 16-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels were standard equipment on Limited Edition vehicles with the 180-horsepower (134 kW) turbo engine option.
A leather-trimmed interior with specially bolstered performance seats became standard on 2004 PT Turbo models, as do the power moon roof and 17-inch chrome-plated aluminum wheels. A leather-wrapped steering wheel with bright silver painted spokes, a new bright pedal package, chrome door lock knobs and a new "2.4L Turbo High Output" liftgate badge were standard 2004 PT Turbo features.
New exterior color options for 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser models were Deep Plum Pearl Coat, Bright Seamist Green Metallic Clear Coat and Cool Vanilla Clear Coat.
All Chrysler PT Cruiser models were built at the Toluca Assembly Plant in Mexico
2004 Chrysler Sebring Convertible.
Chrysler offered four versions of America's best-selling convertible for 2004: Chrysler Sebring Convertible, Chrysler Sebring Convertible GTC (manual transmission), Chrysler Sebring Convertible Touring, and Chrysler Sebring Convertible Limited.
All 2004 models featured a restyled front fascia with scalloped headlamps, new grille and wheels. A new "Radiation" 16-inch painted aluminum wheel design was standard on Touring and available on the base model. New "Bladerunner" chrome-clad aluminum wheels were standard on Limited.
Inside, the 2004 Chrysler Sebring Convertible featured audio steering wheel controls for improved driver con-venience as standard on Touring and Limited.
For 2004, Chrysler Sebring Convertible was equipped with BeltAlert(TM), Chrysler Group's new enhanced seatbelt reminder system. If the vehicle was driven without the driver being properly belted, the BeltAlert system will periodically activate a chime and illuminate a light in the instrument cluster to remind the driver to buckle up.
Chrysler Sebring Convertible was manufactured at Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan, alongside Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Stratus sedans.
2004 Chrysler Sebring Coupe
The 2004 lineup included the Chrysler Sebring Coupe and the Sebring Limited models. See the Dodge Stratus Coupe section for more details on this Mitsubishi-designed-and-built vehicle.
2004 Chrysler Sebring Sedan
Chrysler offered three Sebring sedan models for 2004: Chrysler Sebring sedan, Chrysler Sebring sedan Touring and Chrysler Sebring sedan Limited.
Consistent with the new appearance of the 2004 Chrysler Sebring Convertible, the 2004 Chrysler Sebring sedan had a restyled fascia with scalloped headlamps and grille. In addition, the 2004 Sebring sedan offered new 16-inch painted aluminum wheels on the base and Touring models, and new chrome-clad aluminum wheels on the Limited model.
The 2004 Chrysler Sebring sedan also offered new interior amenities, including an available electrochromic rearview mirror and steering wheel radio controls.
2004 marks the first year Chrysler offered a Sebring sedan Limited model that features bright exhaust tips, leather seating, leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel with radio controls.
Chrysler Sebring sedan received the highest frontal crash rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In addition, it received a favorable rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for 40-mph frontal offset performance.
Safety features included an advanced occupant restraint system, beefed-up body structure and trim for improved impact protection, internal trunk latch release, best-in-class brakes with optional ABS Plus, traction control, and available supplemental side curtain air bag.
Chrysler Sebring sedan was manufactured at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan, alongside the Chrysler Sebring Convertible and Dodge Stratus sedan.
2004 Chrysler Town & Country
To celebrate 20 years of minivan leadership, Chrysler offered a limited edition Chrysler Town & Country Platinum Series vehicle based on the Chrysler Town & Country Touring. The special model featured 16-inch chrome-clad platinum finish wheels, two-tone leather seating, Rear Seat Video® entertainment system, six-disc CD/DVD changer, rear cargo organizer, chrome interior door handles, embroidered "Platinum" floor mats, body-color cladding, and Platinum Series badging as standard equipment.
For 2004, the Chrysler brand offered seven minivan models: one standard-wheelbase model and six extended-wheelbase models. The standard-wheelbase model is Chrysler Town & Country, powered by a V-6 engine. Extended-wheelbase models included Chrysler Town & Country LX, Chrysler Town & Country Touring, Chrysler Town & Country Platinum Series, Chrysler Town & Country Limited, Chrysler Town & Country Touring All-Wheel Drive (AWD), and Chrysler Town & Country Limited AWD.
New features for 2004 included a tire pressure monitor warning lamp, an integrated key/remote keyless/Sentry® key, and updated audio/entertainment packages.
For the 2004 model year, Chrysler discontinued its Voyager nameplate but continued to offer a standard wheelbase Town & Country minivan with a V-6 engine.
Chrysler Town & Country minivans were manufactured in St. Louis, Missouri; Windsor, Ontario, Canada; and Graz, Austria.