The Chrysler Crossfire, manufactured from 2004 to 2008, is a two-door coupe or convertible based largely on the Mercedes-Benz SLK roadster. The 2008 model was offered only in the Limited Edition trim and was powered by an SLK-derived 3.2-liter V6 engine that produced 215 peak horsepower and 229 foot-pounds of torque. The Crossfire's most distinctive feature is its unusual "boat-tail" styling that recalls the Art Deco-influenced, streamlined design of many vehicles from the 1930s.
The Chrysler Crossfire seats two adults in either coupe or convertible form and comes standard with power-adjustable leather seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel in the Limited trim offered for 2008. A 240-watt sound system and dual manual air conditioning are also standard, as are power accessories, 18-inch front wheels and 19-inch rear wheels. Convertibles feature a powered cloth top with a glass rear window. A six-speed manual transmission is also standard, with a five-speed automatic as an option.
The Crossfire can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just under 7 seconds with a manual transmission. Fuel economy for the manual is estimated at 15 miles per gallon for city driving and 23 mpg for highway driving for manual vehicles. Automatic Crossfires have slightly better fuel economy, estimated at 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.