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STYLING | 8 out of 10
distinctive lines and dynamic proportions
great styling ... will no doubt be a future collectible
Kelley Blue Book
a blend of edges and subtle curves
The 2008 Chrysler Crossfire coupe and roadster are the last of their breed: A rebodied version of the last-generation Mercedes-Benz SLK, the Crossfire has already been dumped from the Chrysler lineup due to slow sales.
The draw with the Crossfire has always been its muscular exterior styling, complemented by a twin-cockpit interior, finished in metallic accents. Cars.com says “the Crossfire's styling is a blend of edges and subtle curves. A center spine runs the full length of the coupe and serves as a dominant design feature. A tapered boat-tail shape highlights the rear end, which emphasizes the large rear wheels, tires and fender,” while Auto Spectator praises the 2008 Chrysler's "distinctive side view" and "poised stance." Jalopnik declares the Chrysler Crossfire "flashy enough for even the most jaded Hollywood types." Edmunds deems it “quasi-nautical” and points out “there's still nothing else on the road that looks like the Crossfire.” Kelley Blue Book loves the "great styling” and feels the Crossfire “will no doubt be a future collectible." The roadster and coupe are nearly identical, with the convertible top and short trunk lid keeping the coupe’s look nearly intact on the open-air version.
The distinctive exterior doesn’t really hide the fact that the Crossfire is a teensy two-seater, albeit one with a fancy, aluminum-trimmed interior. Cars.com says “only two occupants fit inside the Crossfire's twin-cockpit interior. A metallic center console flows from the top of the instrument panel through the center of the car.” Motor Trend notes "the steering wheel is a rich-looking piece with accents of aluminum echoed in the column's stalks." Edmunds adds that “the Crossfire's interior is pleasing enough to the eye, what with its two-tone color scheme and abundant metallic trim.” Automobile observes, “The switch-gear works flawlessly, the surfaces are attractive, and the silver trim brightens things up.”
The 2008 Chrysler Crossfire still draws attention with its retro-flavored lines.