A few years ago, Chrysler joined forces with Fiat. The resulting model range became an odd mix of compact European-style hatchbacks - which are essentially rebadged Lancias - and traditional US-style boulevard cruisers. The Chrysler Grand Voyager offers one of the best space-per-pound ratios in the people carrier market, while the Chrysler 300C is an intriguing alternative in the executive saloon class.
Potential buyers should be aware that Chrysler will pull out of the UK by 2017.
- Grand Voyager
[size=32]Chrysler 300C[/size]The 300C was conceived when Chrysler was partnered with Mercedes, and is based on the old Mercedes E-Class. It looks and feels enormous, whether you opt for the saloon or estate version, and the styling is very distinctive, especially when compared to the Audi A6, Mercedes E-Class or BMW 5 Series. The Chrysler 300C can’t match its rivals in the driving department, but the interior is comfortable and the soft ride is comfortable on longer journeys. The 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel engine delivers 236bhp and does 39.8mpg. All models get high levels of standard equipment.
Chrysler 300C saloon4 Doors
2.2 / 5
[size=32]Chrysler Grand Voyager[/size]The seven-seat Chrysler Grand Voyager is simply enormous, and majors on space and practicality. The latest version is better built than its predecessor, is more versatile and has plenty of standard equipment. However, the Chrysler Grand Voyager is not as good to drive as its rivals, and the 2.8-litre diesel engine isn't particularly quiet or economical.
Chrysler Grand Voyager MPV5 Doors
2.5 / 5
[size=32]Chrysler Ypsilon[/size]The Chrysler Ypsilon is one of the first products of Chrysler's partnership with Italian firm Fiat, and is essentially a rebadged version of a Lancia premium supermini. The Chrysler Ypsilon is based on the Fiat 500, and the main differences between the two are that the Chrysler Ypsilon comes with five doors and a more luxurious interior.
Chrysler Ypsilon hatchback5 Doors
2.4 / 5