1997 Chrysler Cirrus Trims and Specs

4 Dr LX Sedan
Original MSRP: $18,695
1 national listing
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 · 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 $18,695 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.4L 150 hp I4
2.5L V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
28MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$18,695
Invoice$16,637

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
28MPG 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/Moonroof--
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 165 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 Volume15.7 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity1,500 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
The the LX trim continues to serve as the entry point of Chrysler's mid-size Cirrus sedan. The LX would be temporarily discontinued after this year, leaving the more luxurious LXi as t... Read More
The the LX trim continues to serve as the entry point of Chrysler's mid-size Cirrus sedan. The LX would be temporarily discontinued after this year, leaving the more luxurious LXi as the only Cirrus model. The LX was now available with the Gold Package of options, including an in-dash CD changer and a trip computer.
The LX had two engine options. The base version was a 2.4 liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine which made 150 horsepower. The upgrade was 2.5 liter V-6, producing 164 horsepower and 163 pound-feet of torque. Both engines were teamed with a four-speed automatic transmission. While the Cirrus offered a responsive sport-tuned suspension, its acceleration off the line was a bit slow (9.4 seconds).
The Cirrus series was steadily hampered by build quality and reliability problems. Some drivers went as far as claiming that their Cirrus experience has turned them away from Chrysler forever. Many problems were minor hiccups and inconveniences, but other led to costly service stops. Owners included accounts of brake hose leaks, transmission problems, excessive underbody corrosion, and leaky engine valve cases in their reviews.
4 Dr LXi Sedan
Original MSRP: $20,900
1 national listing
Adds to 4 Dr LX Sedan:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System 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: chrome
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $20,900 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.4L 150 hp I4
2.5L V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
28MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$20,900
Invoice

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
28MPG 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/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
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 165 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--
After this year, the Cirrus LXi would temporarily become the only version of the mid-size sedan. In 1997 chrome wheels became standard, and a CD changer and trip computer were added as... Read More
After this year, the Cirrus LXi would temporarily become the only version of the mid-size sedan. In 1997 chrome wheels became standard, and a CD changer and trip computer were added as options. The Cirrus continued as one of Chrysler's best besting models, and the LXi offered some additional luxuries.
The Cirrus aimed to draw attention away from the ever expanding crowd of Japanese import sedans. In many cases, the Cirrus offered a lower MSRP, but performance and luxury were commensurate with price. The LXi was equipped with an abundance of standard features, including ABS, cruise control, keyless entry, and A/C. The more upscale LXi also offered leather trim and other luxury add-ons.
However, constant build quality and reliability issues surrounded the Cirrus throughout its six years of production. Aside from common problems like electric motor failure and leaky brake hoses, quality issues with the transmission also impeded performance. Although the relatively light and very aerodynamic LXi was powered by a 168 horsepower V-6, it accelerated from 0 to 60 in almost ten seconds. While the power supply seemed more than adequate, the hesitant 4-speed automatic transmission failed to deliver it in the lower speed range.