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1998 Chrysler Concorde

  • 1998 Chrysler Concorde LX Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      30
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      200/190
    • ENGINE
      2.7L V6
    • MSRP
      $21,305
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1998 Chrysler Concorde Review

Affordability in a unique package.

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Overview

The 1998 Chrysler Concorde has an especially sleek look and is available in two models: the LX and LXi. 1998 was its first year, and it was fully designed with computers. Two engines are available: a 2.7-liter 200-horsepower V-6 and a more powerful 3.2-liter V-6. Both engine choices have a reduced emissions output.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 2.7-liter V-6, 3.2-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Chrysler Concorde LX and Chrysler Concorde LXi

What's New

The 1998 Chrysler Concorde is an all new model.

Exterior

The 1998 Chrysler Concorde gets body-colored front and rear bumpers, and the paint is monochrome and accented with a chrome grille in the front. The entry system is keyless, and the entryway is lighted to help avoid stumbling. The rear window is equipped with a defroster that gets rid of fog or frost on the windows. It comes equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels.

Interior

The 1998 Chrysler Concorde gets bucket seats in the front, and the option is available at no extra charge to have a front bench seat installed. Bench seats are in the rear, and all seats are upholstered with premium quality cloth. The driver seat is six-way adjustable, and the front passenger seat is four-way adjustable to maximize comfort. The door trim and headliner are also premium quality cloth. Its instrument panel has a simulated wood trim insert that adds style to the interior, and an audio system is available with a cassette player, four speakers, and a window grid antenna. One 12-volt outlet is offered for utility use in the front. The steering wheel is tilt adjustable and wrapped with leather in the LXi. Leather trim is also standard on the shift knob in the LXi.

Performance & Handling

The 1998 Chrysler Concorde LX is equipped with the 2.7-liter V-6 engine that's adequate for daily use. However, it doesn't have the extra power that LXi has with its 3.4-liter V-6. This particular engine is also quieter and does not vibrate like its smaller counterpart in the LX. Some competing brands do have a leg up; it's quicker and has more responsive steering and handling.

Safety

The 1998 Chrysler Concorde has four-wheel anti-lock brakes, driver and front passenger airbags, and traction control as standard safety features.

EPA Fuel Economy

Chrysler Concorde LX: 19/29 mpg city highway
Chrysler Concorde LXi: 17/26 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Greater fuel efficiency in the LX
  • More power in the LXi
  • Leather trim in the LXi

You Won't Like

  • Lack of power in the LX
  • Engine is rated as having significant problems
  • Transmission, steering, suspension, air-conditioning, and heating systems tend to have moderate problems

Sum Up

Affordability in a unique package.

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