Used 2001 Chrysler LHS

Pros & Cons

  • Powerful engine for its class, high-end standard features.
  • 300M performs better, no AutoStick, hard to maneuver in tight spaces.
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Chrysler LHS for Sale
2001
List Price Estimate
$1,373 - $3,302

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Think of it as a 300M for those who prefer old-school American luxury-car ride and handling (read: soft).

Vehicle overview

So you call yourself a luxury buyer? Then you've stopped at the right place. The Chrysler LHS, with its fluid lines that echo those of its stablemates, is a full-size sedan that is both affordable and easy on the eyes. It's built on the same platform as the Chrysler 300M, but the LHS is longer and has more luggage space than its sibling. It's got cavernous amounts of space both front and rear, and your in-laws won't find too much to complain about when you tote them for a Sunday jaunt.

If you're torn between the two, keep in mind that the LHS is more of a road pillow - its four-wheel independent suspension is tuned for leisurely driving, whereas the 300M's optional European-tuned suspension is all about performance.

Unfortunately, the LHS' softer suspension results in some body roll while cornering, and although minor steering correction is required, we have to admit it still boasts agile handling despite a front-wheel-drive setup. It's outfitted with a four-speed overdrive automatic transaxle, and Chrysler does not offer an AutoStick into the equation (it gives you manual control of your automatic tranny). While the AutoStick isn't a substitute for having a real manual transmission, since it shifts itself if it deems you too lax, Chrysler would sure score brownie points for making it available, at least as an option to consumers.

The LHS is powered by the same all-aluminum, 253-horsepower, 3.5-liter, SOHC 24-valve V6 that gives life to both the 300M and the Prowler. Though it makes 39 more horsepower than the last-generation LHS, we'd love to see what a V8 could do to this car. Still, 253 horsepower competes well against the output of luxury cars like the Oldsmobile Aurora and Lincoln Continental, both equipped with eight-cylinder engines. It's both quiet and refined, and gives spirited performance.

Among the lavish standards are 17-inch wheels, heated and leather-trimmed seats, eight-way power front seats, and Indiglo-style gauges. Keep your eyes bolted to the road while tuning out those insipid morning talk show hosts, thanks to the new steering wheel-mounted audio controls. You'll find the seamless dash with its analog clock to be gentrification-cool. Options include side airbags, real wood trim, and an in-dash four-disc changer.

You'll increasingly find a dearth of full-size American sedans for around 30 grand, but there are still ones that won't make you feel like you've made a compromise. Though the LHS may be a step down in performance from the 300M, it's tough to beat this luxury car with handsome styling and an affordable price.

2001 Highlights

An optional luxury package includes automatic adjusting side mirrors, electrochromic driver-side mirror, walnut wood trim and an overhead console-mounted vehicle information display. There's an additional electrical power outlet in the center console, an overhead console with a driver information display, standard steering wheel-mounted stereo controls and three new interior colors. The LHS' 17-inch wheels now come in a Sparkle Silver finish while aluminum replaces the chrome window molding trim and two new exterior colors, Black and Deep Sapphire Blue Pearl Coat, further dress up this upscale sedan. For safety's sake, an internal trunk release and a center shoulder belt for the rear seat come standard while side airbags are now optional for front passengers.

Scorecard

Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2001 Chrysler LHS.

Average user rating: 4.4 stars
18 total reviews
5 star reviews: 61%
4 star reviews: 28%
3 star reviews: 5%
2 star reviews: 6%
1 star reviews: 0%

Trending topics in reviews

  • comfort
  • appearance
  • value
  • handling & steering
  • reliability & manufacturing quality
  • sound system
  • ride quality
  • road noise
  • climate control
  • steering wheel
  • dashboard
  • acceleration
  • wheels & tires
  • driving experience
  • maintenance & parts
  • fuel efficiency
  • doors
  • seats
  • transmission
  • visibility
  • electrical system
  • interior
  • spaciousness
  • engine

Most helpful consumer reviews

4.625/5 stars, Great Value!
EC ACE,
4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
I truly believe there could be no better value in a luxury car. Everything from style, comfort and performance cannot be beat at this car's price. My wife and I have driven this car 55000 miles and have yet to put a single dollar toward anything other than routine maintenance. It is a pleasure to own and drive, and we get daily compliments on its appearance and style.
4.25/5 stars, 215000 and still going strong
Deb,
4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
This is the best car I've ever owned.
4.875/5 stars, Best car ever owned
Golferbill,
4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Had two Cadillacs before this car. Fell in love with LHS design when it first came out. Waited two years and monitored owner bulletin boards until all bugs and complaints seemed to have been worked out.
4.875/5 stars, 150000 miles on original battery
TW,
4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Best car I have owned. I have driven this thing 150,000 miles and it has only had 2 malfunctions. Shift Cable broke which I discovered was a design flaw in the cable. Also had to replace the Control Module. Still have the original battery though. Love to drive this car on the highway. I hugs the curves and holds speed through the mountain roads. I can't find a car that gives this styling, features and ride.


Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$28,680
MPG & Fuel
16 City / 24 Hwy / 19 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 17 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Engine
V6 cylinder
Horsepower: 253 hp @ 6400 rpm
Torque: 255 lb-ft @ 3950 rpm
Basic Warranty
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 207.7 in. / Height: 56 in. / Width: 74.4 in.
Curb Weight: 3573 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: N/A

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver3 / 5
Passenger4 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Side Barrier RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver4 / 5
Passenger3 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front SeatNot Rated
Back SeatNot Rated
RolloverRating
RolloverNot Rated
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact TestNot Tested
Roof Strength TestNot Tested
Rear Crash Protection / Head RestraintNot Tested
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Acceptable


FAQ

Is the Chrysler LHS a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2001 LHS both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Chrysler LHS fuel economy, so it's important to know that the LHS gets an EPA-estimated 19 mpg. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Chrysler LHS. Learn more

Is the Chrysler LHS reliable?

To determine whether the Chrysler LHS is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the LHS. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the LHS's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2001 Chrysler LHS a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2001 Chrysler LHS is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2001 LHS is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2001 Chrysler LHS?

The least-expensive 2001 Chrysler LHS is the 2001 Chrysler LHS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $28,680.

Other versions include:

  • 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $28,680
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What are the different models of Chrysler LHS?

If you're interested in the Chrysler LHS, the next question is, which LHS model is right for you? LHS variants include 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A). For a full list of LHS models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2001 Chrysler LHS

Used 2001 Chrysler LHS Overview

The Used 2001 Chrysler LHS is offered in the following submodels: LHS Sedan. Available styles include 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A).

What do people think of the 2001 Chrysler LHS?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the Used 2001 Chrysler LHS and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the Used 2001 LHS 4.4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the Used 2001 LHS.

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Our Review Process

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What's a good price for a New Used 2001 Chrysler LHS?

Used 2001 Chrysler LHS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

The Used 2001 Chrysler LHS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $29,360. The average price paid for a new Used 2001 Chrysler LHS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A) is trending $28,133 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $28,133 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $1,227.

The average savings for the Used 2001 Chrysler LHS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A) is 95.8% below the MSRP.

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