The front-drive Concorde was introduced in 1993 as an affordable alternative to higher-priced luxury sedans. It competed with the Acura Legend, Lexus ES 300, Olds Eighty Eight and Buick Park Avenue. It was aimed at affluent, mature families and those just entering the luxury car market.
Year-to-year changes[edit | edit source]
1993[edit | edit source]
There was only one trim level, but a choice of two engines, a 3.3-liter 161-hp ohv V6 or a 3.5-liter 214-hp 24-valve sohc V6. Both engines were mounted longitudinally (front-to-rear), as opposed to the transverse (sideways) engine placement of most front-drive cars. This placement improved front-to-rear weight distribution somewhat, for better handling and vehicle stability. Both engines were mated to a 4-speed electronically controlled transaxle.
Other standard equipment included dual airbags, 4-wheel disc antilock brakes, power windows and door locks, dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors, speed-proportional variable-assist power steering, heated power side mirrors, cruise control, tilt steering wheel, power trunk release and door beams that met 1997 federal side-impact protection requirements. Safety options included an integrated child safety seat, an alarm system, and illuminated keyless entry. A power glass moonroof was also available as an option.
Chrysler's much-touted "cab-forward" design, which pushed the wheels toward the corners of the car and extended the windshield forward over the front axle line, resulting in more interior room than most of its competitors, and the Concorde was officially listed by the EPA as a Large Car.
1995[edit | edit source]
Five new exterior colors of the Concorde were offered for 1995.
Retail prices[edit | edit source]
As of August 1, 1994:
- $20,550 (1995 Chrysler Concorde)
As of August 7, 1995:
- $19,445 (1996 Chrysler Concorde)
As of July 27, 1997:
- $20,435 (1997 Chrysler Concorde)
Shipping prices[edit | edit source]
- $535 (1994-1995 models)
- $550 (1996-1997 models)