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Chrysler Crossfire Review Australia | Features, Specification, Price

Chrysler Crossfire Review Australia

 

Fresh out of North America, The Chrysler Crossfire, made Australia the first-ever country, this vehicle was introduced. Chrysler avoided bankruptcy by joining hands (A merger) with Daimler Benz. Two versions of the Chrysler Crossfire exist out there, The Convertible and The Coupe. Chrysler Crossfire introduced SRT, Street and Racing Technology sports car (with “and” in SRT making a major difference). The first in the line of Chrysler SRT were The Chrysler Crossfire and The Roadster SRT followed. The SRT model was first introduced in 2005.

 

The engine of the Chrysler Crossfire:

The Chrysler Crossfire 2005 is equipped with a hand-built, supercharged, 3.2-liter V6, six-cylinder engine. This model of Chrysler (the racing part of the SRT) is a combination of benefits from Motorsports by Chrysler, Development by the Dodge Viper, and Performance parts expertise from the Mopar. The engine produces about 246 kW of power and 420 Nm of torque with about 53 percent more power and 30 percent more torque over the ‘base or standard model. The Chrysler Crossfire comes in five-speed automatic transmission and six-speed manual transmission. Most sold models in Australia are the five-speed automatic with manual mode gates.

 

What does the Chrysler Crossfire look like from the outside?

The Chrysler Crossfire comes in a distinctive look, with crease marks up and downside on the bonnet. This design is specifically drawn to make it look as if the car was going really fast - a little cartoonish touch. It is a two-door classic coupe vehicle with a long nose and a shorter rear. The Chrysler Crossfire comes with larger wheels at the rear end, making it a rear-wheel-drive car. Meaning it contains alloy wheels with 18 inches in the front and 19 inches in the rear. The wheelbase for both front and rear is identical.

 

Following are the dimensions of the Chrysler Crossfire Convertible (2009):

 Height: 1315 mm

 Width: 1766 mm

 Length: 4059 mm

 Wheelbase: 2400 mm (similar in both; coupe and convertible)

 

Below mentioned are the dimensions for the Chrysler Crossfire Coupe (2009):

 Height: 1305 mm

 Width: 1766 mm

 Length: 4059 mm

 

In the Chrysler Crossfire Convertible, the roof has to be manually unlatched. Once it is done, it takes about 22 seconds for the roof to electronically fold into the hatch.

 

Inside of the Chrysler Crossfire:

The Chrysler Crossfire is a two-door, two-seater motorsport, giving some legit luxury vibes. The vehicle comes in a power steering wheel, leather and heated seats, cruise control, automatic climate control with dual temperature zones, and leather steering. If we talk about the safety features in the Crossfire, it consists of four airbags, ABS braking (Antilock Braking), traction control, electronic stability, and electronic brake-force distribution. For security purposes, the Chrysler Crossfire comes with remote control central locking and an engine immobilizer. The steering wheel of the Crossfire just telescopes, it doesn’t tilt. The inside of the car might seem a little small (lesser headspace) for tall people. It is also hard to reach for anything in the hatch while sitting in the front seats but is easily accessible from the outside. The hatch size is reasonable but obviously lessens when the roof is lowered in the convertible.

 

There is no screen inside, the dashboard is pretty simple and tidy. It consists of a CD player along with six speakers stereo and subwoofers (x2). There is a space for a small cup holder in the center console. The Chrysler Crossfire comes with only one power window switch and with one front spoiler. It consists of internally vented brake discs that are larger in size.

 

How much does the Chrysler Crossfire Cost?

The price for Chrysler Crossfire varies depending on the model or trim you choose to purchase. The price tag can fall somewhere from $10,500 and it might go all the way up to $20,240 (for the latest year model).

 

Specifications of the Chrysler Crossfire:

Following are the exterior and interior list of specifications of The Chrysler Crossfire.

 

Exterior Specs of the Crossfire:

 18 x 7.5 inches alloy wheels (front)

 19 x 9 inches alloy wheels (rear)

 Crease marks on the Bonnet (upper and lower side)

 3.2-litre Supercharged

 Rear-wheel drive

 V6 engine

 Five-speed automatic transmission or Six-speed manual transmission

 Electronic top (in the convertible)

 Fog lights in the front

 Rear Spoiler

 Power windows

 Power mirrors

 

Interior Specs of the Crossfire:

 Four airbags

 Anti-lock braking

 Automatic Climate control with dual temp. zones

 Anti-theft remote or alarm system

 Cruise Control

 Brake assist

 Electronic Brake Force Distribution

 Electronic Stability program

 Central remote-control locking

 Leather Steering wheel

 Traction Control System

 6 Speaker Stereo

 Leather and heated front seats

 

Pros of buying the Chrysler Crossfire:

 The supercharged V6 engine is pretty amazing

 Distinctive and unique design, surely stands out from the crowd.

 Performance of the car is quite good

 The weight of the car is distributed nearly even on both sides.

 Mechanical stability

 

Cones of buying the Crossfire:

 The electronic features need to be checked

 Too much plastic inside the vehicle (for some people)

 Some people might not like the design 

 Hard to find its spare parts

 No sound control in the steering wheel

 Smaller headspace

 

The Final Verdict:

When buying the Chrysler Crossfire, it should be taken through a thorough professional inspection first. Check for the dampness in the carpets of the convertible. Look for race seats, roll cage or any other extra equipment used in competition. Check for any damage caused due to a crash or accident. Make sure that the automatic transmission or manual gearbox of the vehicle works fine before making the purchase.

 

The Chrysler Crossfire in general is an amazing muscle package. The size of the hatch in the Crossfire is fairly reasonable. It is amazing motorsport and definitely an attention grabber. The seats of Chrysler Crossfire are pretty comfortable but as mentioned earlier, the headroom can be an issue for tall people (as in 6 ft tall). But overall, the car gives you a quality feel to it. 

 

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