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2001 Chrysler LHS Review
The end of an era.
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The 2001 Chrysler LHS marks the last model year for this near-luxury sedan. With good performance, elegant styling, and a wide range of standard, luxurious amenities, the LHS more than justifies its high price tag. For what it offers, the LHS actually runs a little cheaper than many comparable vehicles within its class. Oddly, this means that it represents a potential bargain against its higher-priced competition.
The main draw of the Chrysler LHS remains luxury and comfort. Even the car’s suspension is designed to ensure that the driver and passengers feel as comfortable as possible. The Chrysler LHS offers more standard equipment than the fully loaded, high-end models of many of its competitors. With a good build quality, the Chrysler LHS offers the full package expected from a near-luxury vehicle. The 3.5-liter, six-cylinder engine gives it excellent performance and acceleration. The ample features list pampers riders with luxury and comfort. Finally, the large size and elegant styling make it clear, even to people unfamiliar with the model, that the LHS is a high-quality, luxury vehicle.
Engines: 3.5-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Chrysler LHS
The 2001 Chrysler LHS receives numerous alterations to its optional equipment packages. It also receives more color options The trunk now has an emergency release lever mounted on the inside. The LHS’s interior gets somewhat redesigned with the addition of a new overhead console and an extra power outlet.
Measuring in at 207.7 inches long, the 2001 Chrysler LHS seems like a fairly large sedan. However, it is not unusually large compared to it competitors, which commonly stretch more than 200 inches long. The 2001 Chrysler LHS uses the same platform as the Chrysler 300M, so both vehicles look similar to one another. The styling appears smooth and elegant, which fits in with its image as a near-luxury offering. Alloy wheels come standard.
The interior of the 2001 Chrysler LHS feels very comfortable and features a good selection of standard amenities. An adjustable power driver’s seat, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, cruise control, a front console, a tilt-adjustable steering wheel, steering wheel controls, climate control, an AM/FM radio, a CD player, heated leather seats, a CD changer, Infinity premium speakers, a trip computer, leather trim, and electrochromatic mirrors comprise the standard equipment.
Performance & Handling
Overall, the 2001 Chrysler LHS performs quite well. The sedan’s main selling point is its powerful 3.5-liter, six-cylinder engine. This engine gives the Chrysler LHS excellent acceleration and speed, which greatly assists with passing on highways. The turning and cornering prove good as well, although they get outshined by the car’s power output.
The 2001 Chrysler LHS includes dual front airbags, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, electronic brake force distribution, traction control, and child safety seat anchors as standard safety equipment. Side curtain airbags remain available as an optional feature.
EPA Fuel Economy
- Powerful engine
- Spacious interior
- Luxurious amenities
You Won't Like
- Very few options
The end of an era.
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