1996 Chrysler Cirrus Trims and Specs

4 Dr LX Sedan
Original MSRP: $18,095
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Power door locks
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · Tire type
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $18,095 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.4L 150 hp I4
2.5L V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
26MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$18,095
Invoice

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
26MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
26MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engines

2.4L 150 hp I4
Power 150 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque 167 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
2.5L V6

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16 gal
Front Legroom42.3 in
Back Legroom38.1 in
Wheelbase108 in
Length186 in
Width71.7 in
Height52.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
In 1996, the Cirrus LX replaced the base V-6 engine with a new DOHC 4-cylinder. The 2.5 liter V-6 was now available as an option. For the second year, rear seat headrests were also ad... Read More
In 1996, the Cirrus LX replaced the base V-6 engine with a new DOHC 4-cylinder. The 2.5 liter V-6 was now available as an option. For the second year, rear seat headrests were also added.
The new 4-cylinder led to a slight drop in horsepower, down to 150. The optional V-6 produced 164 horsepower and 163 pound-feet of torque. Gas mileage and performance differences were marginal from one engine to another. The 0-60 mph time remained between 9 and 10 seconds, and drivers could expect mpg averages around 25 in mixed driving.
The Cirrus was cheered by owners and reviewers as a very fun car to drive. While sedan didn't exactly jump off the line, the power supply seemed adequate for acceleration through the higher speed range, especially with the V-6. The suspension was tuned stiff, for increased responsiveness and more agile handling. Reliability was the most frequently listed owner complaint.
4 Dr LXi Sedan
Original MSRP: $19,630
Adds to 4 Dr LX Sedan:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: power · Cassette · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Suspension Sport Suspension
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $19,630 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.5L 168 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
26MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$19,630
Invoice

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
26MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

2.5L 168 hp V6
Power 168 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque 170 lb-ft @ 4,350 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16 gal
Front Legroom42.3 in
Back Legroom38.1 in
Wheelbase108 in
Length186 in
Width71.7 in
Height52.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
This Cirrus upper level trim included a new torque converter for 1996, for better engine response. A power sunroof also became available as an option this year. The LXi did not offer ... Read More
This Cirrus upper level trim included a new torque converter for 1996, for better engine response. A power sunroof also became available as an option this year. The LXi did not offer the option of a 4-cylinder engine like its lower priced counterpart LX.
The LXi was only available with a 2.5 liter V-6 that generated 164 horsepower and 163 pound-feet of torque. The Cirrus had a light aerodynamic build, which allowed for the very reasonable fuel economy rating of 20/28 mpg. Much to the chagrin of many drivers, the LXi could only be had with a four-speed automatic transmission. Every Cirrus rode on front wheel drive, and firm suspension.
The upscale LXi offers several additional fine touches and creature comforts, like leather seats and a premium sound system. It certainly offered all the handling and ride benefits of the LX, but it was also plagued with same reliability problems. Brakes, wiring, transmission, and steering pumps were all common issues.