1996 Chrysler New Yorker Review

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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.

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Best U.S. Car Ownened
Ralph W. Dodge,10/14/2008
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".
I loved my New Yorker
1995 Chrysler,12/04/2007
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

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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    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 Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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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.

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