2001 Concorde New Car Test Drive
Chrysler's designers did a great job with the Concorde. Three years after its debut, the bold grille and fluid lines still look terrific. Yet its design doesn't prevent it from being a practical car with a comfortable, roomy interior.
Subtle changes to the windshield pillar moldings for 2001 have reduced wind noise and help better channel water away when it's raining. The suspension was refined last year for a quieter, smoother ride. Safety has been improved for 2001 with the addition of a three-point seatbelt in the rear center position, an inside emergency trunk lid release and optional front side airbags.
Two models are available: Concorde LX ($22,510) comes with a 200-horsepower 2.7-liter double overhead-cam 24-valve V6, a cloth interior and a high level of standard equipment.
Concorde LXi ($26,755) gets a 222-horsepower 3.2-liter single-cam 24-valve V6, leather seating surfaces, antilock brakes, traction control and a 120-watt eight-speaker AM/FM/CD/cassette stereo.