The 2002 Chrysler Concorde marks the fifth year for the model, and it continues to be a very attractive sedan offering a solid choice for those wanting an elegant, family-style automobile. The cabin seats five passengers comfortably. Several safety features give drivers peace of mind when carrying children. Large gauges and plush seats grace the interior. The inside ergonomics look good as well. The only slight downfall concerns the enhanced window, which gets narrower than on previous models, creating a large blind spot. The Concorde has a timeless appeal for most drivers however, having adopted the styling of the discontinued LHS.
The Chrysler Concorde gets exceptional fuel economy even with the powerful engine options. It also includes many luxury features, as one would expect from such an eloquent-looking sedan.
The owners of previous Concorde models seem adequately impressed and satisfied with the room, style, comfort, fuel economy, and excellent handling abilities.
Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 3.5-liter V-6, 2.7-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Chrysler Concorde LX, Chrysler Concorde LXi, Chrysler Concorde Limited
The adoption of the styling from the LHS integrates into the design of the 2002 Chrysler Concorde in the form of rear and front enhancements. The 2002 model now offers a new trim level called the Limited. Additional power comes from the engine as well.
The 2002 Chrysler Concorde has a beautiful exterior and body style that sits on a 113-inch wheelbase, which measures 207 inches overall. The length seems small compared to the Buick Park Avenue or Cadillac DeVille, so it has that advantage. Another benefit to the Concorde comes from the oval-shaped, large crosshatch grille sitting close to the ground and the elegant-looking, wraparound headlights.
The LXi and LX ride on 16-inch wheels while the Limited uses the 17-inch wheels for a more luxurious look. The rear styling of the 2002 Concorde also looks unique with a smaller back window and a different rear fascia that proudly displays the Chrysler winged emblem. Chrysler offers a number of colors from which to choose to fit any preference, as well as optional additions and packages.
The Chrysler Concorde has more advantages than disadvantages, providing the consumer with a very spacious interior and an exceptionally roomy trunk. The cargo area measures approximately 18.7 cubic feet even without a folding rear seat. The higher roof line affords the passengers more headroom, but has a small disadvantage: the narrow back window can sometimes hinder visibility for drivers.
Some of the interior features in the 2002 Chrysler Concorde include steering-wheel-mounted stereo controls, a premium sound system, air-conditioning, a tilt steering wheel, keyless entry, and power accessories.
Performance & Handling
The 2002 Chrysler Concorde Limited comes fitted with a 3.5-liter V-6, producing 250 horsepower. The LXi employs the same engine, but with a slightly upgraded 234 hp. The LX uses a 2.7-liter V-6 that makes a satisfactory 200 horses. The Limited produces a good amount of horsepower and gives the sedan a confidence in passing and accelerating on the freeway. The spirited acceleration does not mark the only benefit however; the performance and quiet ride is top notch. Every Concorde comes with an automatic four-speed transmission.
The 2002 Chrysler Concorde provides traction control and anti-lock brakes as standard equipment on the Limited and optional ABS for the LXi and LX. The option to add side-impact airbags also remains available. Crash testing scores show improvement with the inclusion of the airbag feature. The Concorde now earns a “Good” rating from the IIHS.
EPA Fuel Economy
Chrysler Concorde LX: 18/26 mpg city/highway
Chrysler Concorde LXi: 16/24 mpg city/highway
Chrysler Concorde Limited: 16/24 mpg city/highway
- Excellent styling
- Good handling
- Roomy interior
- Up to 250 horsepower
You Won't Like
- Blind spots
- Fussy stereo controls
- Some cheap interior portions
- Unrefined power delivery
Handsomely designed and very spacious, making the sport sedan an excellent choice for its class.
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