Wednesday, January 18, 2017

10 Best Selling Chrysler Vehicles

1) Chrysler Conquest, 1987-89

Also known as the Mitsubishi Starion, the Chrysler Conquest was one of the first intercooled turbo cars of its era; it was a four seater powered by a 2.0 liter SOHC 4G63 motor and came in two different engine configurations. The first engine was a 150 horsepower with an eight valve head and non-intercooled while the second was a much more powerful 197 horsepower 12 valve engine created to compete with the likes of outperforming the Nissan 300ZX Turbo and the Mazda RX-7. The Chrysler Conquest was the predecessor for the Mitsubishi Evo, Eclipse GSX, and the Galant VR4.

2) Chrysler 300C SRT-8 2009-present

The Chrysler 300C SRT-8 is a luxury four door that can really get down the road; while the 300C isn’t new to Chrysler’s lineup the SRT-8 package is; with a 2 valve per cylinder 425 horsepower 6.1 liter hemi. The Chrysler SRT-8 rides on 20 inch forged aluminum wheels and stops with huge Brembo brakes. The Chrysler 300C SRT-8 rockets from zero to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and clicks the quarter mile at around 13 seconds flat. Not bad for a four door heavy luxury sedan.

3) Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 2005-06

utilizing 80% Mercedes Benz components is the Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6. It uses a 3.2 liter supercharged V6 engine to produce an astounding 330 horsepower and 310ftlbs of torque. The Chrysler Crossfire uses the same five speed automatic transmission that comes right out of the Mercedes SLK32 AMG. The Chrysler Crossfire rolls on 18 inch in the front and 19 inch in the rear aluminum wheels. Even though the Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 weighs in at a hefty 3240 pounds it still manages to muster a zero to 60 mph jaunt in 4.8 seconds and breezes through the quarter mile in only 13.5 seconds.

4) PT Cruiser GT 2001-present

the Chrysler PT Cruiser is definitely a retro design reminiscent of the days of Bonny and Clyde; however they didn’t have a fuel injected and turbocharged power plant that generated 230 horsepower and 245ftlbs of torque. Offered in two different body styles, either a four door hard top or a two door convertible the Chrysler Pt Cruiser rolls on 17 inch aluminum wheels and stops with disc brakes. The automatic version of this turbocharged club sedan will go from zero to sixty in 7.2 seconds and will trim out the quarter in 15.7; not bad for an automatic cruiser.

5) Chrysler Prowler 2001-03

the Chrysler Prowler isn’t the most astounding car when it comes to performance; however it is the most stunning in Chrysler’s lineup when it comes to looks. The Chrysler Prowler takes its cues from the 1950’s, but is severely underpowered for as fast as it looks. The Chrysler Prowler is rear wheel drive and powered by a 253 horsepower V6 engine mated to a contemporary four speed automatic. Maybe they should have called the Prowler the Cruiser instead with its under powered drivetrain.

6) Chrysler Viper 1997-2003 (Europe)

badged as Chrysler in Europe the Dodge Viper is one of the best performing sports cars on the market; in this particular model year it was powered by an 8.0 liter V10 engine that produced 450 horsepower. In conjunction with all this power in the lightweight chassis the Chrysler Viper also had a host of performance suspension modification which allowed it to hold a 1.01 lateral G force skid pad test. With a 9 mpg fuel sucking V10 engine mated to a six speed manual the Viper could easily jet to sixty mph in four seconds flat and reduce the quarter mile in 12.2 seconds at more than 118 mph.

7) Chrysler Lebaron Turbo GTC 1977-1995

with six different engines and seven different transmissions to choose from the Chrysler Lebaron was a fairly versatile vehicle, during its reign it was available in either two door or four door body configurations. However the Chrysler Lebaron Turbo GTC was the best performing with its turbocharged 2.5 liter four cylinder mated to an automatic transmission it could muster a 7.2 second zero to 60 mph time and clip off a respectable 15.8; not bad for a heavy automatic convertible.

8) Chrysler New Yorker 1939-96

eleven generations and millions of the Chrysler New Yorker make it one of Chrysler’s oldest and best selling models until it was discontinued in 1996 and replaced by the LHS. The New Yorker is one of the biggest selling family sedans of all time; making its way into the number nine spot.

9) Chrysler Daytona IROC R/T 1984-93 (Canada)

224 horsepower and a Lotus designed cylinder head made the Chrysler Daytona a strong competitor with its 2.2 liter turbocharged four cylinder. The Chrysler Daytona wasn’t too shabby in the performance arena with a zero to 60 mph sprint in only 6.3 seconds; it finished up the quarter mile in just under 14.8. Pretty good figures for the times.

10) Chrysler Town and Country 1990-present

one of the best selling mini vans to date with over twenty years of service to its loyal Chrysler customer base. With over 12 million sold and constant improvements every year there’s no wonder why the Chrysler Town and Country mini van is an American favorite. The newest Town and Country boasts a 4.0 liter 24 valve V6 with 251 horsepower and 259ftlbs of torque on tap mated to either a four or six speed automatic.

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