LH (Dodge Intrepid, Chrysler Concorde - LHS - New Yorker, Eagle Vision)
1993-97 Specifications

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1997 Chrysler Concorde vs the world: competitive comparisons

Chrysler Concorde

Concorde’s clear early advantages were being challenged four years after its birth. Toyota Avalon had an upscale, luxurious feel, but had poor cornering and a bare-bones interior at that point. The main American competitors were the Buick LeSabre and an upscale version of the Ford Taurus dubbed Mercury Sable (the Lincoln Continental was also essentially the same car).

LaSabre actually had greater interior volume, including more legroom, trunk space, and headroom, albeit with far less hiproom (width). Sable was smaller inside, but with more front headroom, nearly the same legroom, and less rear hip room and trunk space. Concorde’s power easily beat Sable, at the cost of fuel economy; LeSabre was almost evenly matched.

Concorde was still distinguished by its cornering and “connected” driving experience.

1997 Sedans Chrysler Concorde Buick LeSabre Mercury Sable GS*
Cost: base,
  top trim
LX: $20,985 Custom: $22,620
Limited: $26,779
GS: $20,295
LS: $23,350
Weight 3,468 3,441 3,388
Interior volume 104.4 109.2 101.8
Front headroom 38.4 38.8 39.4
Rear headroom 37.2 37.8 36.6
Front leg room 42.3 42.6 42.6
Rear leg room 38.7 40.4 38.9
Total leg room 81.0 83.0 80.5
Front hip room 56.1 54.6 55.8
Rear hip room 58.8 54.4 56.3
Cargo 16.6 17.0 16.0
Base horsepower 214 205 GS: 145; LS: 200
Base torque 221 230 GS: 170; LS: 200
Transmission 4-speed auto 4-speed auto 4-speed auto
MPG (automatic) 17/26 19/30 20/28 (GS)
Towing 2,000 1,000 1,250
Wheelbase 113.0 110.8 108.5
Length x Width 203 x 74 201 x 74 200 x 73

Compared with Sabre, Concorde had a higher residual value and lower base price; standard power driver’s seat, remote trunk release, cruise, power mirrors on both sides, stereo cassette, speed-sensitive power steering, and 16-inch wheels.

Compared with Sable, Concorde had standard speed-sensitive intermittent wipers, higher resale value, cruise, and power locks.

Chrysler LHS

Before the 1999 redesign, the LHS had the same wheelbase as every other “LH car,” gaining a stretch via greater overhangs. Afterwards, 300M was smaller and the LHS was larger.

The Park Avenue had a definite edge in power, though its greater weight used that up unless one ordered the supercharged engine — which was quite rewarding to drive. The LHS had a more small-car feel despite its size, with better cornering but less of a luxury feel. The LHS redesign brought a more powerful standard engine, running 250 horsepower on midgrade fuel. Park Avenue had greater legroom and cargo space, LHS had more interior width (less exterior width).

1997 Sedans Chrysler Concorde Buick Park Ave
Cost: base,
  top trim
$30,850 $30,425 Base
$35,660 Ultra
Weight 3,625 3,788
Interior volume 108.2 112.3
Front headroom 39.3 39.8
Rear headroom 37.8 38.0
Front leg room 42.3 42.4
Rear leg room 40.6 41.4
Total leg room 82.9 83.8
Front hip room 56.9 56.5
Rear hip room 61.2 55.7
Cargo 17.9 19.1
Base horsepower 214 205 (240 opt)
Base torque 221 230 (280 opt)
MPG (automatic) 17/26 19/28 (std)
Towing 2,000 1,000
Wheelbase 113.0 110.8
Length x Width 207 x 74 207 x 75

LHS also had standard Infinity sound with spatial imaging with 11 speakers, while Park Avenue had a six speaker base system. Leather was standard on LHS, optional on Park Avenue.

Specifications, 1994

Type of car Front engine, front wheel drive, 5-6 passenger, 4 door sedan
Wheelbase 113.0 in.
Length 201.6 - 201.8 in.
Width (at mirror tips) 80.5 in.
Track 62.0 in.
Turning diameter 37.7 ft.
Curb weight 3,400-3,550 lbs.
Transmission 42LE four speed automatic
Engines 3.3L V6 3.5L V6
Type OHV 12 valve SOHC 24 valve
Fuel Delivery Sequential Multi-Point Fuel Injection
Fuel Requirement 87 octane unleaded
89 octane unleaded
Net Power (bhp @ rpm) 153 @ 4800 (1993)
161 @ 5300 (1994+)
214 @ 5800 (1993-1995)
214 @ 5850 (1996-1997)
Net Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) 177 @ 3200 (1993)
181 @ 3200 (1994+)
221 @ 2800 (1993-1995)
221 @ 3100 (1996-1997)
Bore and Stroke (in.) 3.66 x 3.19 3.78 x 3.19
EPA Fuel Economy (city/hwy.) 20/28 18/26
Acceleration 0-60 m.p.h. 10.3 sec.
8.7 sec.
8.3 sec. w/Performance package
Wheels and Tires
(All are all-season radials;
steel wheels with covers were
standard, while premium
wheels were aluminum)
Standard: P205 70SR15 Michelin XW4

Premium: P225 60SR16 Goodyear Eagle GAs

Performance & Handling Package:
    P225/60VR16 Michelin XGT V4 ASR

 

1953 Plymouth
Cranbrook
1995 Plymouth
Neon
1994 Intrepid
Wheelbase 114 104 113
Length 189 172 202
Width 73.4 67 80.5
Height 61.75 54.7 56.3
0-60 21 seconds 7.8 - 8.0 10.3 (base)
Road clearance 7.4 4.9 5.9
Headroom (front/rear) 36.6 / 36.6 39.6 / 36.5 38.4 / 37.5
Legroom (front/rear) 44.5 / 42.5 42.5 / 33.9 42.4 / 38.8
Hip room (front/rear) 59.8 / 58.9 50.8 / 50.6 56.2 / 58.1
Shoulder room (front/rear) 53 / 54 52.5 / 52.3 59 / 58.9
Std Horsepower/Torque 97 (gross) / 177 132 / 129 (net) 153 / 177
Price $ 1772 $11,000+ $17,690
Price in 2009 dollars $14,357* $15,614* $25,822
Weight (pounds) 3,200 2,400 3,400
Drag coefficient   .34 .31

 

Sample Eagle Vision features

  • AGC - 16" Wheel & Tire Group
  • BARS - 90 Amp Alternator
  • BCDS - 500 Amp Maintenance Free Battery
  • BRT - Anti-Lock 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • CACP - Low Back Bucket Seats
  • CGDS - Front Height Adjust Shoulder Belts
  • CGWS - Next Generation Front Air Bags
  • CUFS - Full Length Floor Console
  • GACS - Tinted Glass Windows
  • GFAS - Rear Window Defroster
  • GNAS - Rear View Day/Night Mirror
  • GNCP - Sun Visors w/Illum Vanity Mirrors
  • GTSS - Power Heated Mirrors, Fold-Away
  • GXRP - Keyless Entry
  • HAAS - Air Conditioning
  • HGAS - Hood Insulation
  • JFHS - Tachometer
  • JHAS - Var Intermittent Windshield Wipers
  • JJAS - Cigar Lighter
  • JJBS - Dual Note Electric Horns
  • JKAS - Locking Glove Box
  • JPCS - Power Trunklid Release
  • JPDP - Power Windows, Driver One-Touch
  • JPVP - Power 8-Way Driver Seat
  • JRSP - Power Driver Recliner Seat
  • LACP - Illuminated Entry
  • LARS - Message Center
  • LBJP - Ignition Halo w/Time Delay Lamp
  • LCAS - Front Courtesy/Map Lamps
  • NHMP - Speed Control
  • RCGP - 6 Speakers
  • SDCS - Touring Suspension
  • SUAS - Tilt Steering Column
  • TRUP - P225/60R16 BSW AS Touring Tires
  • WNJP - 16X7.0 Aluminum Wheels
  • 4A2 - Fuel Preheating System

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