2004 Chrysler Concorde

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$23,480

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2004 Chrysler Concorde

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Passenger space
  • Driving ease
  • Ride comfort on most surfaces
  • Reasonably nimble handling
  • Performance of 3.5-liter V-6

The bad:

  • Final year for this model
  • Resale value
  • Rear visibility
  • Performance of 2.7-liter V-6

3 trims

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Notable features

  • FWD layout
  • Choice of three V-6s
  • Curvaceous design
  • Optional side-impact airbags

2004 Chrysler Concorde review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Little has changed for Chrysler’s full-size front-wheel-drive (FWD) Concorde sedan, which went on sale in the spring as an early 2004 model. A new BeltAlert system activates a chime and warning light that reminds the driver to buckle up.

For 2005, a completely different LX sedan will replace the Concorde. The new model will be equipped with rear-wheel drive (RWD) rather than FWD. Chrysler has not offered a RWD sedan since 1989.

The Concorde is built on the same platform as the Dodge Intrepid, and it’s related to the sporty Chrysler 300M, which has different styling and is shorter overall. Starting in July 2002, all Chrysler vehicles gained a new 7-year/70,000-mile powertrain warranty that is transferable to subsequent owners.

Exterior
Even though its low-nose/high-deck profile is similar to that of the Intrepid, the Concorde has a look all of its own that features plenty of curves. Wraparound headlights flank a wide, oval-shaped crosshatch grille. The rear end’s styling is also different because it features a back window that is smaller than the one on the Intrepid.

The tires on the LX and LXi measure 16 inches in diameter, while 17-inchers are installed on the top-of-the-line Limited. The Concorde measures 207.7 inches long overall on a 113-inch wheelbase, and it comes with a four-wheel touring-tuned independent suspension.

Interior
Front bucket seats are standard in all models. A 50/50-split front bench that expands total capacity to six passengers instead of the standard five is available for the LX and LXi. Steering-wheel stereo controls are included with the optional Infinity sound system.

Like the Intrepid, the Concorde has large doors, a spacious interior and a roomy trunk. Because of its higher roofline, backseat passengers get slightly more headroom in the Concorde.

Under the Hood
A 200-horsepower, 2.7-liter V-6 engine goes into the LX. The LXi gets a 232-hp, 3.5-liter V-6, and the Limited’s 3.5-liter V-6 is rated at 250 hp. Each engine works with a four-speed-automatic transmission.

Safety
Side-impact airbags for the front seats are optional on all models. Antilock brakes and low-speed traction control are standard on the Limited and optional on the LXi.

Driving Impressions
Beyond the Concorde’s still-striking appearance lies a roomy and functional sedan that rides pleasantly, is easy and enjoyable to drive, and feels more nimble than many big cars. Even before the LXi’s engine was enlarged to 3.5 liters, it delivered spirited acceleration — unlike the 2.7-liter V-6 in the LX, which doesn’t quite pack the muscle to propel a car of this size with full force. The 250-hp Limited should be even more confident when passing and merging.

The Concorde’s ride doesn’t quite rank as gentle, but it is smooth on most pavement surfaces. All of the seats have short bottoms and are on the firm side, but both the front and rear promise plenty of space to stretch out. Because the small back window is positioned behind a high parcel shelf, rear visibility could be a problem for shorter drivers.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.1
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value for the money 4.0
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 3.8

Most recent consumer reviews

1.0

I went in to get my car fixed

I went in to get my car fixed because my check engine light was on. It was turned off when I picked up the car. But two days later it came back on. I called and got the runaround. So I paid $318 for nothing. Why waste your time with this dump

4.0

Comfortable with lots of room

Everything you could ask for from 2004. Heated leather seats, premium stereo system multi disc CD, cassette and radio. Power everything with lots of room for long legs or luggage in the trunk. Good 3.5 six cylinder engine with pick up and comfortable ride. Power sun roof that vents and retracts all the way back. No smokers and I have kept it very clean inside and out. Great for 45 mile commute each day. Have enjoyed this car, but need to downsize.

4.9

Most reliable car I ever owned

This car meets all of my needs it has plenty of legroom and I love the way it rides. The features are wonderful everyone in my family love it

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chrysler
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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