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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 (ever so slightly) more legroom, trunk space, and headroom, albeit with far less hiproom (width). Sable was smaller inside, but with less leg room, and less rear hip room, and lower 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 SedansChrysler ConcordeBuick LeSabreMercury Sable GS*
Cost: base,
top trim
LX: $20,985Custom: $22,620
Limited: $26,779
GS: $20,295
LS: $23,350
Weight3,4683,4413,388
Interior volume104.4109.2101.8
Front headroom38.438.839.4
Rear headroom37.237.836.6
Front leg room42.342.642.6
Rear leg room40.640.438.9
Total leg room82.983.080.5
Front hip room56.154.655.8
Rear hip room58.854.456.3
Cargo 16.617.016.0
Base horsepower214205GS: 145; LS: 200
Base torque221230GS: 170; LS: 200
Transmission4-speed auto4-speed auto4-speed auto
MPG (automatic)17/2619/3020/28 (GS)
Towing2,0001,0001,250
Wheelbase113.0110.8108.5
Length x Width203 x 74201 x 74200 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 SedansChrysler ConcordeBuick Park Ave
Cost: base,
top trim
$30,850$30,425 Base
$35,660 Ultra
Weight3,6253,788
Interior volume108.2112.3
Front headroom39.339.8
Rear headroom37.838.0
Front leg room42.342.4
Rear leg room40.641.4
Total leg room82.983.8
Front hip room56.956.5
Rear hip room61.255.7
Cargo 17.919.1
Base horsepower214205 (240 opt)
Base torque221230 (280 opt)
MPG (automatic)17/2619/28 (std)
Towing2,0001,000
Wheelbase113.0110.8
Length x Width207 x 74207 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 carFront engine,
front wheel drive, 5-6 passenger, 4 door sedan
Wheelbase113.0 in.
Length201.6 - 201.8 in.
Width (at mirror tips)80.5 in.
Track62.0 in.
Turning diameter37.7 ft.
Curb weight3,400-3,550 lbs.
Transmission42LE four speed
automatic
Engines3.3L V63.5L V6
TypeOHV 12 valveSOHC 24 valve
Fuel DeliverySequential
Multi-Point Fuel Injection
Fuel Requirement87 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 3.193.78 x 3.19
EPA Fuel Economy
(city/hwy.)
20/2818/26
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
Wheelbase114104113
Length189172202
Width73.46780.5
Height61.7554.756.3
0-60 21 seconds7.8 - 8.0 10.3 (base)
Road clearance7.44.95.9
Headroom (front/rear)36.6 / 36.639.6 / 36.538.4 / 37.5
Legroom (front/rear)44.5 / 42.542.5 / 33.942.4 / 38.8
Hip room (front/rear)59.8 / 58.950.8 / 50.656.2 / 58.1
Shoulder room (front/rear)53 / 5452.5 / 52.359 / 58.9
Std Horsepower/Torque97 (gross) / 177132 / 129 (net)153 / 177
Price$ 1772 $11,000+$17,690
Price in 2009 dollars$14,357*$15,614*$25,822
Weight (pounds)3,2002,4003,400
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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