1998 Chrysler Cirrus Trims and Specs

4 Dr LXi Sedan
Original MSRP: $19,995
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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
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 · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $19,995 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.5L 168 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
25MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$19,995
Invoice$17,794

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
25MPG 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

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 Legroom37.8 in
Wheelbase108 in
Length187 in
Width71.7 in
Height52.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15.7 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
The Chrysler Cirrus LXi was the only available trim for 1998 and 1999. The lower priced LX was dropped until 2000. This lone Cirrus underwent substantial revisions, including the addi... Read More
The Chrysler Cirrus LXi was the only available trim for 1998 and 1999. The lower priced LX was dropped until 2000. This lone Cirrus underwent substantial revisions, including the addition of several new features and color options. Power features like windows, doors, and mirrors were included, along with tilt steering and passenger-sensitive airbags.
The Cirrus was only offered with front wheel drive and a four-speed automatic transmission. The Cirrus predated Chrysler's AutoStick manual shifter, any many drivers commented that a 5-speed would have added to the car's sporting feel. The transmission was mated with a 2.5 liter V-6 engine, which produced 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque.
Many frequent driver complaints were directed towards the sedan's performance. The engine did not provide enough power and the transmission hesitated at full throttle. The product was 10+ second 0-60 time. The Cirrus did combine 19/26 mpg fuel efficiency with abundant interior space. This engineering feat was achieved thanks the Chrysler's cab-forward layout.