Plymouth Acclaim Origins
The Plymouth Acclaim maintains an attractive exterior for all its models and tends toward the curvier designs early in its production. It generally escapes the more box-like shapes of its age range. As a midsize sedan, the vehicle fares well in fuel economy EPA ratings. However, possibly due to the range in its various engine sizes and options, the fuel economy varies considerably from one trim to another, even in the same year.About the Plymouth Acclaim
The Plymouth Acclaim earns recognition for straddling user markets, with the Plymouth Acclaim LE serving the economy range and the Plymouth Acclaim LX serving the high-end market and almost entering into the luxury class. The exterior provisions and features of the Plymouth Acclaim incline more towards aesthetics to appeal to a high-end market.
As with all vehicles, the Plymouth Acclaim too saw its recall moments with the safety belts receiving major criticism in 1991 as they appeared not to be secured sufficiently to support the crash weight of the user. The braking system of the 1991 edition of this vehicle also caused several safety concerns, resulting in recalls.
The 1994 edition also suffers complaints on its seat belt fitting, which can potentially come loose in an impact situation. The earliest recall however came in 1990 because the valve cover on this edition’s engine leaked oil. Generally, as a safety precaution, engines and fuel of any kind stay separate because contact with a hot engine could potentially lead to an engine-ignited fire.Plymouth Acclaim Features
The 1995 Plymouth Acclaim represents the last of this range to be released, and the vehicle leaves the market with praise. It offers three engine options, namely the 2.5-liter I4, which runs on a five-speed manual transmission drivetrain. This engine earns an EPA rating of 23/27 mpg city/highway. The second engine, the 2.5-liter I4, turbocharged engine, pairs with a five-speed automatic transmission or a three-speed automatic transmission. The third engine, a 3.0-liter V-6, comes standard with a three-speed transmission and offers a four-speed transmission as an option. This engine gets 20/27 mpg city/highway.
The 1995 Plymouth Acclaim has an impressive exterior with the body standing on a wheelbase of 103.5 inches and measuring 181.2 inches in length, 55.5 inches in height, and 68.1 inches in width. The vehicle provides ample interior space with 41.9 inches of legroom and 38.4 inches of headroom, 54.3 inches of shoulder room, and 51.7 inches of hip room in the front. The rear of the vehicle offers 37.9 inches of headroom, 38.3 inches of legroom, 55 inches of shoulder room, and 52 inches of hip room.
For safety and comfort the vehicle comes fitted with air-conditioning as a standard feature on all the trims. Other standard features include driver and passenger airbags and cruise control.Plymouth Acclaim Evolution
The 1991 Plymouth Acclaim includes ABS as a standard safety feature on all the trims, while the 1992 Plymouth Acclaim comes fitted with the 3.0-liter V-6 engine as the only available engine on all the trims. The 1993 editions see some major changes to the exterior appearance of the Plymouth Acclaim, and the vehicle sports a fancier grille and incorporates a lot more stainless steel finishes. Factory tinted glass comes as an option. The 1995 Plymouth Acclaim does not come fitted with ABS as a standard option and the transmission options also thin as the industry expects new technologies in safety and speed to come into play.