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2001 Chrysler Concorde Review
Sport and luxury for a bargain.
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The 2001 Chrysler Concorde is a perky sport sedan that offers exciting styling, good performance, a large interior, and a solid list of amenities all in one package. The well-made Concorde satisfies drivers on just about every level. It outmaneuvers many competitive vehicles on the market and still offers a very comfortable ride. While the Concorde does come with a higher price tag, the amenities more than justify the cost. Even with standard equipment, the Concorde offers consumers more than many fully-loaded sedans within the same class.
In fact, the only major reason to pause before buying the Concorde has nothing to do with its design at all. While the Concorde used to occupy a somewhat unique area within the Chrysler sedan lineup, it now sits between the higher-end Sebring and lower-end LHS and 300M models. The Concorde offers a very good vehicle in its own right, but the Chrysler lineup just has too many similar—and equally as good—sedan models to choose from.
Engines: 2.7-liter six-cylinder, 3.2-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Chrysler Concorde LX, Chrysler Concorde LXi
The 2001 Chrysler Concorde now offers side airbags as an optional safety feature. More color options give consumers a much greater selection. Also this year, the Chrysler Concorde now meets low-emission vehicle standards.
Measuring in at 209.1 inches long, the 2001 Chrysler Concorde serves as a very large sedan. Despite the Concorde’s long length, its styling remains very sporty. From a distance, the Concorde looks shorter, since it resembles a coupe body adapted into a sedan. The distinct look of the Concorde emphasizes its perky design.
The interior of the Chrysler Concorde feels very comfortable, with a good selection of standard amenities. An adjustable driver’s seat, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, cruise control, a front console, a tilt-adjustable steering wheel, steering wheel controls, air-conditioning, and an AM/FM radio mark standard equipment in both Concorde models. The more expensive Concorde LXi adds power leather seats, a trip computer, a CD player, climate control, and leather trim.
Performance & Handling
Performance seems good overall for the 2001 Chrysler Concorde. Both model options offer high-powered, six-cylinder engines. Whether you choose the 2.7-liter or the 3.2-liter engine, acceleration is good no matter what. The 2001 Concorde also feels very agile, and it maneuvers quite nicely. Roughly speaking, the Chrysler Concorde usually beats out the Chrysler Sebring, but it does not outperform the Chrysler LHS or the 300M.
The 2001 Chrysler Concorde includes dual front airbags, electronic brake force distribution, and child safety seat anchors as standard safety equipment. Side curtain airbags and traction control remain available as optional features.
EPA Fuel Economy
- Excellent handling
- Attractive appearance
You Won't Like
- Too similar to other Chrysler sedans
Sport and luxury for a bargain.
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