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A deeper look into the Fifth Avenue, including features and specifications
A New Look
In 1992 the Fifth Avenue (and the entire New Yorker line) received a facelift; a rounding of the front and rear fascias that really served the car well. Four new colors were available, and the ornamentation was updated slightly. Inside, a new small center console cubby under the center of the dash added storage, an overhead cubby contributed still more to the storage nook department, and the automatic time delay headlamps and automatically dimming rear view mirror made their debuts.
End of an Era
Last bastion of traditional luxury
These were definitely 'old time' cars, with the floaty suspensions and soft easy-chair seats made famous by earlier generations of domestic luxury cars. The key advantage was the extra room in the back; it made for a wonderful highway cruiser for four. Five fit nicely, but the car wasn't any wider than a lesser model New Yorker, based as it was on the venerable K platform. The last generation of cars created from the K platform (the second generation minivans closed out the K with a 1991 debut), the Fifth Avenue was a large improvement in looks, as it stepped away from the 'it looks like a K car' lines of the previous New Yorker (which shared its dash and many body panels with the lowly Reliant) and presented a stately, reserved attitude of understated luxury. The Fifth (and Imperial) were the last gasp of the 'traditional luxury car' era at Chrysler, their last year (1993) was spent alongside the new, aerodynamic and thoroughly modern Concorde. The New Yorker continued in 1994 as an offshoot of the Concorde before the name was retired in 1996 in favor of the sister LHS.
A High Level of Content
Drivers' side airbag
Dual power outside mirrors
Power windows & locks
Power six way drivers seat
Leather wrapped steering wheel
Four cupholders (two front, two rear)
Overhead console with twin map lights & storage bin
Message center: door open, trunk open, washer fluid low
Automatic rear load leveling suspension
Easy to Customize
Visorphone hands-free cell phone
Automatic delay headlight system
Automatic locking doors
Driver/passenger 8 way power seats
Anti lock brakes
Mark Cross leather
Automatic trunk pull down
Automatic day/night mirror
Overhead vehicle information center
Automatic air suspension front/rear
Cast aluminum wheels
To emphasize the higher level of luxury of the Fifth Avenue and Imperial, those models were covered under Chrysler's Crystal Key Owners Program, which provided 5/50 bumper to bumper, 7/70 engine and powertrain, and 7/100 outer body rust through protection. The protection afforded lesser models was a 1/12 bumper to bumper and 7/70 engine/powertrain along with the 7/100 corrosion coverage. Note that this coverage is only mentioned in the 1990 and 1991 brochures, the 1992 brochure just says 'see your dealer for details' without mentioning Crystal Key at all. The 1993 brochure only offers the choice of 3/36 bumper to bumper OR 1/12 bumper to bumper along with 7/70 engine powertrain. 7/100 corrosion came on all cars. This seemed to emphasize the phasing out of the luxury K based sedans.
Head Room F/R: 38.3"/37.8"
Leg Room F/R: 42.0"/43.7"
Hip Room F/R: 51.2"/51.9"
Shoulder Room F/R: 56.4"/55.6"
Trunk/Cargo Volume: 16.5 cu. ft.
Overall Height: 55.1"
Track - Front/Rear: 57.6"
3.3L V6 - 147 hp / 183 lb-ft torque Compression 8.9:1
3.8L V6 - 150 hp / 203 lb-ft torque Compression 9:1
Transaxle: 4 spd. electronically controlled auto
Front Suspension - Gas charged position sensitive struts, antisway bar and coil springs
Rear Suspension - Trailing beam axle, coil springs, gas charged shocks, antisway bar, automatic load leveling and height control
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