Chrysler

Given Chrysler's history that dates back to the 1920s, and the name itself being associated as one of America's “Big Three” automakers, you'd think that the Chrysler brand would have a lot of cars in its lineup. The truth is, however, that while Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is considered a main player, Chrysler itself hardly exists. Over the years, its lineup has continued to get smaller and smaller, and today, the company sells just two models – a minivan and a large sedan. If it wasn't for the Chrysler name being part of FCA's nomenclature, Chrysler would probably be belly up right now. It does consider its self somewhat of an “entry-level luxury automaker.” While this may be true to some extent, and its higher-trimmed models can compete with more luxurious offerings on the market, Chrysler isn't exactly a popular brand these days. It even goes so far as to consider the Pacifica Hybrid as a standalone model so that it has at least 3 models in its lineup.

What is the Least Expensive Chrysler?

Chrysler’s cheapest vehicle used to be the 200 sedan, but that car went belly up in 2017. It was a decent car, but Chrysler’s poor build quality (just ask 300 owners about clunky front ends and constantly failing, $100, HID headlights) and lack of differentiation in design amongst models eventually led to the car’s demise. Today, the cheapest Chrysler you can get is the entry-level Pacifica, which starts out at $26,985 – not even $3,000 less than the entry-level Chrysler 300 sedan.

What is the Sportiest Chrysler?

Since Chrysler fancies itself as an entry-level luxury automaker, the brand doesn’t know the slightest about “sporty.” The only model that even comes close is the Chrysler 300C, but it looks more like a luxury sedan with cues stolen from a 2000’s Bentley and hair of German DNA hidden here and there. The only thing that helps its case is the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 under the hood that’s good for 363 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque. It tops out at 149 mph and will get to 60 mph in just over six seconds. Of course, this is actually kind of amazing considering how boxy it is and the fact that it weighs nearly 4,400 pounds. It’s not exactly a corner bender, either, so it might be quick in a straight line and is RWD, but that’s about all it has going for it.

What is the Most Popular Chrysler?

The most popular Chrysler model is the Pacifica Minivan. For that last two years, Chrysler has managed to more than 118,000 examples of the Pacifica each year (double what it sold in 2016.) Its only runner up; the 300 sedan, saw sales figures of 46,593 in 2018, which accounts for the sixth year in a row that its sales have declined. At this rate, the Pacifica won’t only be the most popular Chrysler; it’ll be the only Chrysler. In the mid-2000s, Chrysler was able to move more than half a million vehicles each year. Today, its total sales, two-thirds of which come from the Pacific, totaled just 165,964 models for 2018, and that’s down from 188k the year before, 239k the year before that, and more than 300,000 in the years before that.

What is the Most Expensive Chrysler Model

Chrysler’s most expensive vehicle is the Pacifica Hybrid in limited trim. That’s the range-topping hybrid model and comes with an MSRP of $45,795 – just shy of $6,000 more than the entry-level Pacific Hybrid at $39,995. The range-topping Pacific Limited (non-hybrid) comes close at $44,695 while the Chrysler 300C – the range-topping 300 model – comes in at $41,945.

What is the Fastest Chrysler

No surprises here – the fastest Chrysler is the 300C sedan with the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 that delivers a reasonable 363 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque. It’ll hit 60 mph in around six seconds and tops out at below 150 mph. You didn’t think we’d say the Pacifica, did you?

Are Chryslers Reliable?

Chrysler’s have a bad rapport for being poorly put together, clunky, and generally undependable. And, rightfully so, the last-gen 300C had a horrible front suspension design that was always clunky and the whole headlight fiasco with HID ballasts failing once a month made things worse. Today, however, Chrysler is ranked No. 17 by J.D Power in its yearly, 2019 vehicle dependability study. That places it in the middle of the pack and one spot higher than Ford (sorry Ford guys) but below other industry leaders like Lexus, Porsche, Toyota, Buick, Mini, and even Volkswagen and Subaru. On that note, it’s the highest-ranking FCA company, however, with Jeep, Ram, Dodge, and Fiat falling much lower on the list. Fiat, for example, is ranked worst at No. 32. When you have only two models in your lineup, you kind of have to build reliable vehicles, right?

As far as cost of ownership goes, Repair Pal ranks the Chrysler brand, as a whole, at four out of five stars. It reports that the average annual repair costs only amounts to $531 — $100 below average – while the frequency of unscheduled repairs among all Chryslers on the road is 0.3 times per year. Only 11-percent of Chrysler’s unscheduled repairs are said to be severe. Perhaps Chrysler has made some improvement over the last decade.

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