Until 1994 for the 1995 model year, the Chrysler LeBaron was the company's entry-level car since the second generation's launch in 1982.
The LeBaron was one of the best-selling cars in America, mainly because it costed thousands of dollars less than other drop-top models. The convertible competed with such 4-seaters as the Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and the much smaller Volkswagen Cabriolet/Cabrio.
Year-to-year changes[edit | edit source]
1991[edit | edit source]
Much earlier in the 1990s, the Chrysler LeBaron consisted of a 4-door sedan, and three models each for the 2-door convertible and 2-door coupe -- GTC, Highline and Premium LX.
1992[edit | edit source]
New base models for the 2-door convertible and coupe were added to the LeBaron's lineup, along with new Landau and Premium LX 4-door sedans. The Highline models were discontinued.
1993[edit | edit source]
The Premium LX 4-door sedan was replaced by an all-new LE, and the other two Premium LX models were now just LX models. 1993 was the last model year for the 2-door coupe, with no new replacements until next year.
1994[edit | edit source]
The lineup for 1994 now only consisted of three models -- the GTC 2-door convertible, and two 4-door sedans: Landau and LE. The sedan was later displaced by the LH cars, Chrysler Concorde, Dodge Intrepid and Eagle Vision.
1995[edit | edit source]
Chrysler retained the convertible model of the venerable front-wheel drive LeBaron for 1995.
Torsional stiffness, the ability to resist flexing, of the '95 model was doubled compared to the original LeBaron convertible by welding a series of steel panels into the chassis. This improved handling and reduced the creaks and rattles to which convertibles were often prone.
The standard powertrain was a 3.0-liter sohc 141-hp V6 mated to a refined 4-speed automatic transaxle. A "one-model" strategy gave buyers all the equipment and appearance features of the former top-of-the-line GTC model. Standard equipment now included air conditioning, a center console, power top, AM/FM/cassette, a glass rear window with defroster, power windows, floor mats, tinted glass, courtesy lights, bucket seats and body-color grille, fascias, side moldings and door handles.
Options included cast-aluminum, "cathedral"-style wheels, 4-wheel disc antilock brakes, automatic door locks that actuate when the car goes in motion (above carwash speed!), remote keyless entry and power leather seats. Dual airbags were standard this year, replacing the driver-only bag that's been standard since the 1989 model year.
Retail prices[edit | edit source]
- $15,626 (1994 Chrysler LeBaron LE 4DR Sedan)
- $17,529 (1994 Chrysler LeBaron GTC 2DR Convertible)
- $18,438 (1994 Chrysler LeBaron Landau 4DR Sedan)
As of August 1, 1994:
- $17,469 (1995 Chrysler LeBaron GTC 2DR Convertible)
Shipping prices[edit | edit source]
- $505 (1993-1994 model sedans)
- $530 (1993-1995 model convertibles and coupes)