2008 Chrysler Crossfire

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$34,735

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2008 Chrysler Crossfire

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Maneuverability
  • Sporty handling
  • Automatic-transmission operation
  • Seat comfort and support

The bad:

  • Difficult entry and exit
  • Ride comfort on rougher surfaces
  • Interior space
  • Visibility

2 trims

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Notable features

  • 215-hp, 3.2-liter V-6
  • Manual or automatic
  • Electronic stability system
  • Knee airbags for driver and passenger

2008 Chrysler Crossfire review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Chrysler introduced a shapely new low-slung sports coupe for 2004. The Crossfire enters 2008 with a tire pressure monitoring system as standard equipment. Competitors include the BMW Z4, Mercedes CLK-Class and Audi TT.

The Crossfire’s bodysides are relatively tall, but glass surfaces are minimal. The Crossfire is available as both a coupe and a convertible. Either a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic gearbox teams with a 215-horsepower, 3.2-liter V-6.

Exterior
The Crossfire’s styling is a blend of edges and subtle curves. A center spine runs the full length of the coupe and serves as a dominant design feature.

A signature winged Chrysler badge up front spans the upper width of the chrome grille. The headlights have circular elements that carve their way into the car’s face. Six grooves run the full length of the long hood. Side air louvers highlight the bodysides. The rear wheels are 19 inches in diameter, while the front ones measure 18 inches.

Wide rear fenders end in large, sculpted taillights and dual exhaust pipes. A tapered boat-tail shape highlights the rear end, which emphasizes the large rear wheels, tires and fender. A retractable spoiler activates when the Crossfire reaches 60 mph.

Interior
Only two occupants fit inside the Crossfire’s twin-cockpit interior. A metallic center console flows from the top of the instrument panel through the center of the car.

The seats are trimmed in either cloth or leather upholstery. The ignition switch is on the instrument panel. The white-on-black gauges have a chrome trim ring.

Under the Hood
The Crossfire’s 3.2-liter V-6 generates 215 hp and 229 pounds-feet of torque. Either a six-speed manual gearbox or an adaptive AutoStick five-speed automatic transmission can be installed.

Safety
Side-impact airbags, a tire pressure monitoring system, all-disc antilock brakes and an electronic stability system are standard. Chrysler updated the car’s airbags for 2007, adding knee airbags for the driver and passenger, making the driver’s front airbag a multi-stage deployment one and adding an occupant-sensing passenger airbag.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

4.0

Like the sporty style. It looks and runs good

Car meets all my expectations.. hopefully I'll own it soon. Feel like a queen while driving it around town. It's my favorite color in a car.

4.9

Joy to drive. Responsive and fast.

Was just the combination of design beauty and Mercedes reliability I was looking for. Very fast and with power to spare.Acceleration was awesome. Proper Mercedes Parts readily available thrrough Chrysler Dealers.

5.0

Very nice clean car ? Very nice riding Sportscar.

The car met my needs and my wife.A smooth ride and handling.This car fits our needs. Very good on gas which I like, and we lot?s of offers to sell as well as the sportiest look.

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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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