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1993 - 1997 Eagle Vision Pre-Owned Review

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Khatir Soltani

Stylish, Spacious and Sporty

I particularly liked the Eagle Vision when it debuted in late 1992 as a 1993 model. I thought it looked similar to

Of the first generation LH cars from Chrysler Group, I found the Eagle Vision looked the sportiest and most influenced by European design trends. (Photo: DaimlerChrysler Canada)
Honda's sporty Prelude from the front at least, which was a good thing to my eyes. Of the three first generation LH cars, including the Chrysler Concorde and Dodge Intrepid, the Vision looked sportiest, and was by far the most influenced by European design trends.

All the LH cars were rakish compared to anything Chrysler Group had put out up to that point. They were the first to incorporate "cab forward" design, where the base of the expansive windshield glass stretched out over a large portion of the front hood to actually line up with the center of the front wheels, making the front third of the three "box" design appear much shorter than on any previous design. Added to the larger greenhouse were rear wheels pulled backwards to the outer extremities of the car. The end result was stunning good looks, and also the radically new approach to design which was precisely the

Thanks to its unprecedented styling and decent levels of performance the Vision was a hit right from its debut. (Photo: DaimlerChrysler Canada)
image Chrysler Group needed to portray as it attempted to separate itself from the stodgy past of K-car derived boxes.

For obvious reasons the Vision was a hit in the market. It offered unprecedented style, impressive interior and trunk room, plus decent levels of performance. That last point was fulfilled via one of two engines. Base ESi models drove the front wheels through a 153 horsepower pushrod 3.3-liter V6 with 177 lb-ft of torque. While the base model's output wasn't particularly poor with respect to its segment rivals, those wanting more performance needed top opt up for the sport-oriented TSi, which included an all-new for 1993 214 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 with 221 lb-ft of torque. This engine was touted as achieving zero to 60 mpg (96.6 km/h) in about 9 seconds, which even by today's standards isn't too far off the mark of similar domestic sedans unless, of course, it is being compared to the 2005 Chrysler 300C.

Khatir Soltani
Khatir Soltani
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As a car enthusiast, he tests and compares vehicles from different categories through the eyes of the consumer, ensuring relevant and objective reviews.
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