Dodge 400

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Dodge 400
'82 Dodge 400 Coupe (Orange Julep).JPG
Overview
Manufacturer Chrysler Corporation
Production 1981–1983
Model years 1982–1983
Assembly Saint Louis Assembly, Fenton, Missouri
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size
Body style 4-door sedan
2-door coupe
2-door convertible
Layout FF layout
Platform K-body
Related Chrysler LeBaron
Chrysler Town & Country
Dodge Aries
Plymouth Reliant
Powertrain
Engine 2.2 L K I4
2.6 L Mitsubishi G54B I4
Transmission 3-speed A413 automatic
3-speed A470 automatic
Chronology
Successor Dodge 600

The Dodge 400 was a mid-size car built by Dodge. It was similar to the Chrysler LeBaron of the same era. The 400 was introduced for the 1982 model year but renamed and merged into the Dodge 600 lineup just two years later.

Model years[edit]

1982[edit]

The 400 was intended to be a more upmarket version of the Aries and a corporate twin of the downsized LeBaron. It was available in three bodystyles: two-door coupe or convertible and a four-door sedan.

This was Dodge's first convertible since the 1971 Challenger and the first domestically-manufactured convertible since 1976, when Cadillac had phased out the Eldorado convertible.

The 400 was available in two trim levels: base and LS. Engine choices were limited to a 2.2 L I4 engine or an optional Mitsubishi-sourced 2.6 L "Silent Shaft" 4-cylinder. The convertible came with the Mitsubishi-sourced engine as standard.

1983[edit]

There were no major changes made for 1983 other than the LS trim being omitted from the lineup. During 1983, the 400 sedan was replaced by the Dodge 600. The coupes and convertibles were rebadged as Dodge 600 from 1984.

1983 Dodge 400 Convertible

Sales[edit]

Production
Model Year Units
1982 31,449
1983 25,952
Total 57,401

External links[edit]

Media related to Dodge 400 at Wikimedia Commons