As one of the ‘Big Three’ American automobile manufacturers, Chrysler’s history lies in engineering and producing upscale and luxury vehicles for a global audience, with efforts in recent years concentrated on moving into the luxury sedan market. This is perhaps part of the legacy left by founder Walter P Chrysler who, in 1928, had the vision to pay for the construction of one of New York City’s tallest skyscrapers - the Chrysler Building.
Chrysler’s continued evolution in the luxury vehicle manufacturing sector has seen their range of vehicles emerging onto the market that tick all the boxes of what a luxury car should look like. The compact Ypsilon, sturdy PT Cruiser and sporty Crossfire are some of the more popular models from our car search database.
With a history that spans almost a century, Chrysler has had its fair share of challenging times. A successful merger with German manufacturer Daimler-Benz AG in 1998 was followed a decade later by the 2008 financial crisis, which hit Chrysler - and the rest of the automotive world - hard. What followed was negotiations with creditors, seeking a US Government bailout and declaring bankruptcy. It could have been the end of the Chrysler story, but they succeeded in staying in business. A year later, Chrysler resurfaced from the bankruptcy proceedings, seeing them principally owned by the US and Canadian governments, the United Auto Workers pension fund and Fiat S.p.A. Between 2011 and 2014, Fiat gradually acquired the joint party’s shares in Chrysler, with the Chrysler Group becoming a subsidiary of Fiat S.p.A. in mid-2014. Late that same year, Chrysler Group LLC was renamed FCA US LLC, a reflection of the Fiat-Chrysler merger.
If you are thinking about a Chrysler as your next car, read through our owner reviews below. These are unbiased opinions from people who own and drive Chrysler vehicles. You can also read our expert reviews and reviews from the Parkers car guide.