Sep 23, 2004
Reviewed By Bengt Halvorson
Price as Tested $34,495

Beautiful styling; classy interior, with simple, elegant switchgear and interior fitments; capable handling; powerful brakes.


Steering feels artificially heavy and lacks real feedback; ride is jarring on rough pavement; poor rearward visibility; built in egg-scrambler—flat-floor cargo area lacks tie-downs or nets and hot sun beams in.


The German-built Crossfire is a balanced sports car, more fun to drive than its close cousin, the outgoing Mercedes SLK320. Yet DCX is having a hard time moving the metal and is offering sweetheart leases. Perhaps the sorts of buyers who frequent Chrysler stores are looking for a cushy American cruiser—or most everyone who wants this sort of coupe parked a TT in the garage four years ago.

Fun to Drive
4.0 rating
Fun to Look at
0.0 rating
Overall Experience
3.0 rating