Used 1996 Chrysler New Yorker

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Vehicle overview

Since 1939, Americans have been able to enter a Chrysler dealer and order a New Yorker. Not all of the vehicles that have worn this nameplate have been worthy of the premium connotations conjured by the name (the K-Car based iterations of the mid-eighties come immediately to mind), but the latest model is definitely one of the best.

This year marks the end of the line for the New Yorker nomenclature. The current car shares its body, interior and powertrain with a sport-luxury variant called the LHS, and customers have decided that the more subdued look of the LHS is what they want. Seventy percent of the cars sold in this two model series are of the LHS variety, and Chrysler is canceling the New Yorker after a short 1996 production run.

The difference between the models is slight. The base New Yorker can be equipped to LHS standards, but offers a less-expensive alternative to the fully loaded LHS. New Yorkers also have more chrome trim, and standard equipment includes a front bench seat that allows the car to carry six passengers. By moving the bench seat to the options list of the LHS, Chrysler has done away with the need for a New Yorker in the lineup.

For its final year, the New Yorker gets more standard equipment, a quieter interior, revised sound systems and a HomeLink Universal Transmitter for the garage door. Four new colors are also available.

The New Yorker is a large, speedy, luxurious sedan. Styling, like most Chrysler products these days, is attractive and contemporary, with a dash of retro thrown in for spice. Front-wheel drive and V6 power differentiate it from big honkers like the Buick Roadmaster and Ford Crown Victoria, and we prefer the less traditional interior of the Chrysler to those two jumbo sedans. Order a slow-selling 1996 New Yorker in one of the new color choices, and you're guaranteed to take possession of one car that won't be headed your way on the other side of the double yellow every time you get behind the wheel.

1996 Highlights

After a short 1996 production run, the New Yorker is cut from the lineup in favor of the more popular LHS.


Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 1996 Chrysler New Yorker.

Average user rating: 5.0 stars
2 total reviews
5 star reviews: 100%
4 star reviews: 0%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%

Trending topics in reviews

  • handling & steering
  • comfort
  • engine
  • fuel efficiency
  • brakes
  • spaciousness
  • sound system
  • maintenance & parts
  • value
  • oil
  • interior
  • climate control

Most helpful consumer reviews

4.875/5 stars, Best U.S. Car Ownened
Ralph W. Dodge,
4dr Sedan
My New Yorker was the best US car I ever owned. Chrysler Corp. discontinued this model which I believe was a mistake since they worked out all the bugs. Other than turn-ups, the A/C and car radio I started having major repairs only in these last four years. Bad roads were taken in stride; mileage 23/33 using cruse control; plenty of room front and back, and truck. First major repair: engine mounts. Electrical problem: none until now - water leakage to cable connection. Engine would not start - mech. bypassed connection. Now engine idles rough due to leaking "brake power booster".
5/5 stars, I loved my New Yorker
1995 Chrysler,
4dr Sedan
My 1995 New yorker LH is the best car I ever owned. It handled superbly and it's economy was astounding. I'd get 30 miles per gallon at 55 miles per hour. I learned to drive economically by paying attention to the computer which told me the mileage I was getting as I drove. I bought it when it had 200000 miles on it. I never had to add oil if I changed every 5000 miles. It was the most comfortable car I ever owned. I loved it's climate control

Features & Specs

MPG & Fuel
16 City / 24 Hwy / 18 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 18.0 gal. capacity
0 seats
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
V6 cylinder
Horsepower: 214 hp @ 5850 rpm
Torque: 221 lb-ft @ 3100 rpm
Basic Warranty
Length: 207.4 in. / Height: 55.9 in. / Width: 74.5 in.
Curb Weight: 3587 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 17.9 cu.ft.


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver4 / 5
Passenger4 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Side Barrier RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
DriverNot Rated
PassengerNot Rated
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front SeatNot Rated
Back SeatNot Rated
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


Is the Chrysler New Yorker a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 1996 New Yorker both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Chrysler New Yorker fuel economy, so it's important to know that the New Yorker gets an EPA-estimated 18 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the New Yorker has 17.9 cubic feet of trunk space. 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 New Yorker. Learn more

Is the Chrysler New Yorker reliable?

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

Is the 1996 Chrysler New Yorker a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 1996 Chrysler New Yorker is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 1996 New Yorker 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 1996 Chrysler New Yorker?

The least-expensive 1996 Chrysler New Yorker is the 1996 Chrysler New Yorker 4dr Sedan. Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $0.

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    What are the different models of Chrysler New Yorker?

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    Used 1996 Chrysler New Yorker Overview

    The Used 1996 Chrysler New Yorker is offered in the following submodels: New Yorker Sedan. Available styles include 4dr Sedan. The Used 1996 Chrysler New Yorker comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic.

    What do people think of the 1996 Chrysler New Yorker?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the Used 1996 Chrysler New Yorker and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the Used 1996 New Yorker 5.0 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 1996 New Yorker.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

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    Our Review Process

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    What's a good price for a New Used 1996 Chrysler New Yorker?

    Used 1996 Chrysler New Yorker 4dr Sedan

    The Used 1996 Chrysler New Yorker 4dr Sedan can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $27,895. The average price paid for a new Used 1996 Chrysler New Yorker 4dr Sedan is trending $27,294 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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    What is the MPG of a 1996 Chrysler New Yorker?

    1996 Chrysler New Yorker 4dr Sedan, 4-speed automatic, regular unleaded
    18 compined MPG,
    16 city MPG/24 highway MPG

    EPA Est. MPG18
    Transmission4-speed automatic
    Drive Trainfront wheel drive
    Displacement3.5 L
    Passenger VolumeN/A
    Wheelbase113.0 in.
    Length207.4 in.
    Width74.5 in.
    Height55.9 in.
    Curb Weight3587 lbs.

    Should I lease or buy a 1996 Chrysler New Yorker?

    Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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