The LeBaron sedan's replacement, the Chrysler Cirrus, competed in the tough front-drive compact sedan market with such nameplates as the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable and Toyota Camry. The Cirrus was positioned at the premium end of this market.
Cirrus was intended to serve as an entry-level model for Chrysler's luxury car and minivan lineup. Aimed at a younger buyer than the typical Chrysler customer, and one who would ordinarily consider an import before a domestic car, the design team focused on the five features import-intenders said they look for, styling, packaging of comfort and convenience features, safety, dependability and a fun-to-drive feel.
The Cirrus was a 5-passenger sedan with front bucket seats. It had the most rear-seat legroom and the largest trunk in its class. The trunk had a lockable pass-through, full-folding rear seats and a remote release.
Two models were available for the Cirrus sedan (LX and LXi), both equipped with the same 164-hp 2.5-liter 24-valve sohc V6 and an advanced 4-speed automatic transaxle with adaptive electronic controls. The interior featured numerous storage compartments in both front and rear, as well as cup- and juice-holders. Dual airbags, ABS, power door locks and variable-assist power steering were standard. The LXi added an 8-way power driver’s seat, theft alarm, leather upholstery, aluminum wheels and a premium sound system with power antenna.
As of August 14, 1994:
- $17,435 (1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 4DR Sedan)
- $19,365 (1995 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 4DR Sedan)
As of June 15, 1995:
- $17,600 (1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 4DR Sedan)
- $19,530 (1995 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 4DR Sedan; optional)
As of August 7, 1995:
- $17,560 (1996 Chrysler Cirrus LX)
- $19,095 (1996 Chrysler Cirrus LXi)
As of July 27, 1997:
- $18,160 (1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX)
- $535 (1995-1999 models)