The 1995 Cirrus was introduced as Chrysler rearranged its showroom floor by replacing the LeBaron sedan. While power under the hood is adequate and reliability is excellent, the Cirrus receives poor safety ratings. Available as both an automatic or manual transmission, the Cirrus is an improvement over the LeBaron, but it is definitely not best in its class.
Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 2.5-liter V-6, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual
Models: Chrysler Cirrus LX, Chrysler Cirrus LXi
The 1195 Chrysler Cirrus replaces the LeBaron sedan. Front-wheel drive with plenty of power and decent gas mileage make the improvements significant.
The 1995 Chrysler Cirrus has over 15 color options and comes standard with 15-inch wheels, fog lights, and tinted glass. Other exterior features include alloy wheels for the LXi model, and intermittent windshield wipers for both models. The Cirrus has a sleek design that holds up well in an aging market.
The interior of the 1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX comes standard with cloth seating and leather seating in the LXi. Other standard interior features include an AM/FM/Cassette stereo system, air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, and tilt steering wheel. The LXi comes with a power driver’s seat, which is option in the LX. Other options include an AM/FM/CD audio system and a premium audio system.
Performance & Handling
A 162-hp, 2.5-liter V-6 comes standard in the 1995 Chrysler Cirrus, but a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine is available for better gas mileage. The standard engine creates 163 lb-ft of torque and has turning a radius of 37 feet. The Cirrus LXi comes with a sport's suspension package for a smoother, sportier ride.
The 1995 Chrysler Cirrus comes standard with a four-wheel Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS) to give plenty of stopping power. Also standard are passenger and driver front airbags. Fog lights are placed to increase visibility on the road. During crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Cirrus rated three out of five stars for driver side and front side and two out of five stars for rear side impact. During tests by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), the Cirrus was rated ?poor? in overall safety. In short, the Cirrus is not an especially safe sedan.
EPA Fuel Economy
Chrysler Cirrus LX: 20/29 mpg city/highway, 24 mpg combined
Chrysler Cirrus LXi: 20/29 mpg city/highway, 24 mpg combined
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- Safety ratings
Reliable, but not too safe.
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