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Segment: Compact

When the demand for more affordable compact sedans grew, Chrysler tried to get a slice of that cake.

The natural choice for a low-budget vehicle was Plymouth, and the product name was Neon. It appeared on the market in 1994, and it represented a new chapter for the American carmaker.

Designed for the younger generation, the Neon was available with a stick shift and could beat the naught to 60 mph (0-97 kph) in less than eight seconds, which were more than enough to enter the freeways. But its customers compared it with the Civic and the Corolla, and it needed to fit on the same performance specs.

But Plymouth did a smart pricing policy and, while the base version was a steal compared to other cars on the market, it showed its low price in every part, such as the 13" steel wheels with dog-dish hubcaps. The overall styling for the base version suffered from one color option (white) and unpainted door handles and mirror caps. Yet, the unusual-looking headlamps with their round design were something that didn't inspire too much appeal. In the four-door version, it allowed the driver to bring a few friends along on their way to the big parking lots in the evenings.

Since Chrysler knew that parents would want their children as safe as possible, it installed standard dual airbags. The materials' quality was not the greatest on the market, with hard plastics on the door panels and dashboard. On the other hand, it provided cup-holders in the center console. That was an appreciated feature, especially by commuters.

The Neon came with a 2.0-liter engine that provided enough power to bring a smile to its users' faces, especially when it was paired with the standard five-speed manual. A three-speed automatic was on the options list.

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PLYMOUTH Neon Sedan 1994 - 1999
  2 gasoline engines
  • 2.0i Sport 3AT (132 HP)
  • 2.0i Sport 5MT (132 HP)

PLYMOUTH Neon Sedan 2.0i Sport 3AT (132 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0i Sport 3AT (132 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1996 cm3
Power
97.1 KW @ 6000 RPM
132 HP @ 6000 RPM
130 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
129 lb-ft @ 5000 RPM
175 Nm @ 5000 RPM
Fuel System
Multi-point indirect injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
11.1 gallons (42.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
3-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drum
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/65 R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
171.8 in (4364 mm)
Width
67.2 in (1707 mm)
Height
54.8 in (1392 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.4/57.4 in (1,458/1,458 mm)
Wheelbase
104 in (2642 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.7 in (145 mm)
Cargo Volume
7.6 cuFT (215 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2513 lbs (1140 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
32.7 mpg US (7.2 L/100Km)

PLYMOUTH Neon Sedan 2.0i Sport 5MT (132 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0i Sport 5MT (132 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1996 cm3
Power
97.1 KW @ 6000 RPM
132 HP @ 6000 RPM
130 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
129 lb-ft @ 5000 RPM
175 Nm @ 5000 RPM
Fuel System
Multi-point indirect injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
11.1 gallons (42.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drum
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/65 R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
171.8 in (4364 mm)
Width
67.2 in (1707 mm)
Height
54.8 in (1392 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.4/57.4 in (1,458/1,458 mm)
Wheelbase
104 in (2642 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.7 in (145 mm)
Cargo Volume
7.6 cuFT (215 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2513 lbs (1140 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
32.7 mpg US (7.2 L/100Km)
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