Big car that seats 5 comfortably, yet has a performance component unmatched by most faimly sedans.
Low brand recognition, and controversial styling.
Chrysler's LH-series of sedans has redefined the traditional American sedan. The Chrysler Concorde emphasizes the luxury portion of the equation, while the Dodge Intrepid has mid-America squarely within its gunsight grille. Eagle's Vision is designed to appeal to those of us who want a dash of flair and sophistication in our family haulers. It is the most sporting and European of the trio, with a distinctive look all its own. However, if Chrysler's sales charts are any evidence, there are few takers for this recipe in the marketplace.
Product planners gave enthusiast drivers a good reason to buy a Vision in 1996. The Vision TSi is equipped with a driver-controlled, four-speed shiftable transmission called Autostick. An auto manual transmission similar to Porsche's Tiptronic, Autostick allows the transmission to operate in two modes. It will operate in a regular Drive mode, with the transmission automatically shifting the gears, or the driver can manually shift the transmission with the Autostick engaged. Drop the stick into the lowest shifter position, and then flick the stick to the left for downshifts and to the right for upshifts, all without lifting your foot off the accelerator. Despite the innovative Autostick, decent performance and fairly attractive looks, the Vision continues to be a sales loser. Now that Autostick is available in more Chrysler products, we expect sales to drop even lower for the unpopular Vision.
It's too bad the Vision doesn't sell, because it's a great car. Perhaps the jutting grille with its big bird's beak emblem puts potential customers off. Maybe the Eagle division, formed in 1988, hasn't developed the brand image necessary to move the merchandise. Could be that people don't think car' when told to drop by their local Jeep-Eagle dealership for a test drive. No matter. Eagle has been heavily advertising the Vision to get the car noticed. It seems that pitchman Greg Kinnear has been getting more mileage out of these ads than Eagle has.
The changes to the Eagle Vision in 1997 are limited to new colors, a better base stereo and an option that will allow ESi drivers the chance to experience the 3.5-liter V6 power currently limited to the TSi.
Vision offers rakish styling, a long list of standard features, and more interior room than all of its competition. It handles very much like its LH brethren, which is to say, extraordinarily well for a big sedan. We think the Vision is a logical choice for sedan buyers who want a little pizzazz in their daily commute, and sales types are likely to wheel and deal more aggressively than the boys at the Dodge or Chrysler dealer to get the slow-selling Vision onto highways and into driveways.
The 3.5-liter engine, formerly exclusive to the TSi, is now available on the ESi. Automatic transmission refinements are intended to improve shifting. Eagle Vision ESi gets an improved stereo. A new color, Deep Amethyst Pearl, is now available.
Read what other owners think about the Used 1997 Eagle Vision.
This is easly one of the best cars I've
owned in this class. It is reliable,
fast off the line and very comfortable
maintenance has been minamal and the
handeling is good. It makes me miss my
1969 Chevelle. Although I'm not happy
with Chryslers powertrains of late
(with the transmission problems they
have) I'm hoping for the best from this
5 out of 5 stars
a great car, beats ever new model of other makes
TSi 4dr Sedan
easily one of the best cars i ever owned.
wish that they were still being made.
i would own a new one now.
got 32 to 34 mpg on
the open high way.
5 out of 5 stars
BEST CAR EVER MADE IN THE USA
TSi 4dr Sedan
I can say that these cars are Fantastic! The 3.5L Makes this car really get up and go! The mileage Is about 25 mpg, And parts for these vehicles are very Inexpensive, It is to bad they do not make them Any more. THE BEST VEHICLE EVER MADE IN USA!!!
5 out of 5 stars
Hi Performance Sedan
ESi 4dr Sedan
I've always liked sedans for their
ride and have nothing but compliments
for this car. Even after six years
this car still has great acceleration
and handling. Only two minor
problems...power steering pump years
ago and hard starting some times
(cold). Otherwise, terrific!
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Driver4 / 5
Passenger4 / 5
Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Driver4 / 5
Passenger3 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
Front SeatNot Rated
Back SeatNot Rated
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
Side Impact Test
Roof Strength Test
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
Moderate Overlap Front Test
More about the 1997 Eagle Vision
Used 1997 Eagle Vision Overview
The Used 1997 Eagle Vision is offered in the following submodels: Vision Sedan. Available styles include TSi 4dr Sedan, and ESi 4dr Sedan.
The Used 1997 Eagle Vision comes with front wheel drive.
Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic.
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