Used Chrysler Ypsilon (2011 - 2015) Review

Review by Simon McBride on
Last Updated: 10 Oct 2011
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Looks can be deceiving. At first glance Chrysler's new Ypsilon compact hatchback appears to be a three-door, but look closer and you'll see that it’s actually a five-door.

Chrysler Ypsilon (11-15)
Sporty looks, low exhaust emissions, proven engines
Little feedback from steering, short on low-down pulling power

New price range:

£9,995 - £15,695

Used price range:

£948 - £4,705

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

Looks can be deceiving. At first glance Chrysler's new Ypsilon compact hatchback appears to be a three-door, but look closer and you'll see that it’s actually a five-door. The rear door handles are neatly tucked into the C-pillar giving the Chrysler a svelte appearance and, from the front, you might call it striking. The distinctive headlights sitting either side of the shield-shaped grille set it apart from the other, more generic hatchbacks and when you move around to the rear, the drama continues: the well-sculpted LED tail-lights at either side of the boot-opening give the car a unique, yet satisfyingly rounded rear end.

The Ypsilon has certainly got a European design (that’s a good thing) and it's much more curvy than Chrysler's more sizeable hatchback, the Delta. The Ypsilon has the underpinnings of the Fiat 500 and the Ford Ka but it has a longer wheelbase (the same wheelbase as the 2012 Fiat Panda). So, it's a looker (of sorts) and should appeal to those after 'something different'.

Can it gather fans like the 500, and is it as good to drive as a Ford Ka? Read on to find out…

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3 out of 5

Performance

3 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

2.5 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

5 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

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