Front styling is also unique, although there are the corporate grille and Chrysler wings to identify the car. Along the hood are horizontal "stripes" or indents that serve primarily to strengthen the hood, but also give it an interesting character. Since most hoods are either flat or curved or have some simple shape to them, this is different, as one would expect.
Under the hood is a 3.2-liter V6 that delivers 215 horsepower. Power reaches the rear wheels through a 5-speed automatic transmission with a manual mode and lockup torque converter. I found the engine/transmission combination to be very good, and while it was possible to shift manually, it wasn't necessary. It's possible to leave the car in automatic and let it do its own thing. If you really want to get sporty on curvy roads, then you might want to shift manually, but again, it isn't necessary.
At speed, there is some wind noise through the cloth top, but I didn't find it intrusive. In general, the engine has a nice "sports car" sound to it.
The instrument panel features three dials with white-on-black gauges. The speedometer was in the center, tachometer on the right, and fuel and water gauges on the left.
In the brushed aluminum center console the HVAC controls are different, especially with regard to temperature and fan setting. These are wheels that you adjust, rather than conventional knobs. Once you get the hang of it, they're easy to use.
The audio system was very good, with an AM/FM stereo radio and in-dash CD changer.
Storage areas included pockets in the doors and a small cubby in the center console that was ideal for a cell phone. There was no space behind the seats, although the glove box was a decent size.
Vanity mirrors behind the visors were small.
With the top up, some rear visibility is lost. This is exacerbated when the spoiler is deployed. You can deploy it with a switch on the dash to impress the neighbors and teenagers, or it will deploy automatically when the car reaches 60 mph. However, when the spoiler is deployed it improves the rear-end styling.
The leather-covered seats offer excellent side support, and with the capabilities of the Crossfire, this is necessary.