Chrysler Crossfire Review

Chrysler Crossfire
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Chrysler Crossfire Review

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Chrysler have given the interior of the Crossfire the theme of twin cockpits, with a central spine running down the head lining.

How It Looks - Interior

Chrysler have given the interior of the Crossfire the theme of twin cockpits, with a central spine running down the head lining. We particularly liked the heated leather seats embossed with Chrysler’s logo and the design of the curved interior mirror. The switchgear was well laid out and functional.

It is extremely unfortunate that Chrysler decided to insert a terrible plastic trimmed centre console into the Crossfire. If it had been made of another material, perhaps carbon fibre effect or a real metal (if this had been allowed for safety reasons) then we would have scored the interior styling more highly.

The interior is in keeping with the exterior, maybe not as adventurous, but otherwise pleasant.

Infotainment

The Chrysler Crossfire is fitted with an Infinity branded Modulus system, which comprises of a single slot CD player and radio. This is backed up with a six-channel 240 watt amplifier and four door-mounted and two rear bulkhead-mounted speakers. We weren't blown away by the sound quality but neither were we disappointed. Although we did think that in a car of this price bracket an auto-changer should be standard fitment. - Satellite Navigation is available for the factory fitted price of £ 1025.

Rivals
  • Audi TT, BMW Z4, Nissan 350Z, Mazda RX-8 & Porsche Boxster
What We Liked
  • Exterior styling
  • The engine and automatic gearbox combination
What We Disliked
  • The silver coloured centre console
What We'd Like To See
  • Xenon headlights
  • Centre console materials replaced for a carbon fibre effect or a real metal trim
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Chrysler Crossfire Road Test Data
Model ReviewedChrysler Crossfire 3.2 V6
  
Body TypeCoupe
ColourGraphite Metallic Clearcoat
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph6.5 Seconds
Top Speed 155 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed automatic with autostick and driver selectable summer/winter mode
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban19.8 mpg
Extra Urban36.7 mpg
Combined28 mpg
  
Insurance Group18
Euro NCAP RatingNo Data
Warranty3-year/60,000 mile mechanical warranty
Price (when tested on the 11/01/05)£ 26,240 OTR
Model tested £ 26,640 includes £400 metallic paint option

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