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1999 Chrysler Concorde Review
A sweet American ride.
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The 1999 Chrysler Concorde is a front-wheel drive, four-door sedan that offers a nicely balanced combination of hot looks, comfort, and a fun driving experience. After a complete re-engineering in 1998, Chrysler introduced the new Concorde as the first car to ever be designed and fully brought to life by using computers. Drivers get the satisfaction of having a newly designed, more powerful engine that provides a smooth drive and improved gas mileage. An adequate supply of safety and convenience features adds to the appeal. Passengers experience a comfortable ride with plenty of room.
Engines: 2.7-liter six-cylinder, 3.2-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Chrysler Concorde LX, Chrysler Concorde LXi
The 1999 Chrysler Concorde sees only a few minor changes from the models released in 1998. Its suspension gets improvements to provide for a nicer ride. The interior gets the addition of premium carpeting. LXi models carry higher quality leather seats.
The 1999 Chrysler Concorde has approximately a 209-inch length, 74-inch width, 56-inch height, and 113-inch wheelbase. It has a sleek, elegant design that makes it one of the nicest looking sedans on the market. The Concorde features body-colored front and rear bumpers, power door mirrors, a solar-reflective windshield, tinted glass, and quad halogen headlamps with time delay shutoff. A power sunroof is optional. LX models come with 15-inch steel wheels, while LXi models sit on 16-inch alloy wheels. Twelve exterior colors are offered on both models.
The interior of the 1999 Chrysler Concorde is roomy enough to fit five passengers. In the front there are cloth bucket seats with height-adjustable head restraints, divided by a console that includes two cup holders. There are pockets in the doors and bins on the seats for easy storage. The dash contains gauges that are logically arranged for clear readability and conveniently located controls for easy use. In the rear, there is a bench seat with a fold-down armrest in the center and a cup holder included. The Concorde features power locks, one-touch power windows, passenger assist handles, and an AM/FM stereo with a cassette player included and four speakers. Leather seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel come standard on LXi models.
Performance & Handling
The 1999 Chrysler Concorde LX comes packed with a 2.7-liter six-cylinder engine that produces 200 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque. The LXi models have a 3.2-liter six-cylinder engine that cranks out 225 horsepower and 217 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are combined with a four-speed automatic transmission. Both models are capable of going from zero to 60 mph in about eight seconds and have a top speed of 130 mph.
The 1999 Chrysler Concorde is built with an independent strut front suspension with a stabilizer bar and coil springs teamed with an independent multi-link rear suspension with a stabilizer bar and coil springs. This setup provides for a smooth and stable ride on both smooth and rough road conditions. It has a rigid chassis, which allows for better handling and less body roll. Steering is predictable, allowing for precise control.
The 1999 Chrysler Concorde has driver and front passenger front-impact airbags. Child safety locks are integrated into the rear doors. There is an anti-theft system installed to provide increased security. The NSTSA gives the Concorde good crash test ratings for passenger protection during frontal and side-impact collisions. LXI models are equipped with anti-lock brakes on all four wheels and traction control for better handling.
EPA Fuel Economy
Chrysler Concorde LXi:19/29 mpg city/highway
- Roomy interior
- Nice handling
- Comfortable ride
- Good fuel economy
You Won't Like
- Rear visibility
- Lackluster V-6 power
A sweet American ride.
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