The Dodge Intrepid is a large 4-door full-size front-wheel-drive sedan. It shares a basic design with the Chrysler's Concorde and the Eagle Division, but with different styling. It has a cab-forward design: that is, the wheels are pushed out to the end of the car to produce more space.
The Dodge Intrepid was offered in two generations; the first came out in 1993 and lasted for four years. It also shared its platform with the discontinued Eagle Vision. The second generation of Dodge Intrepid was introduced in 1998 but ended its production in early 2004. Unfortunately, due to some reasons, the Dodge Intrepid along with the other LH cars was dropped by Chrysler in its 2005 model line-up and was replaced by the LX series.
But in the late 1990s, Chrysler used the Dodge Intrepid as a research platform for a hybrid electric vehicle in a diesel-electric configuration so three variations of Dodge Intrepid were built, the Dodge Intrepid ESX, ESX2, and ESX3. The Intrepid ESX was built in a series hybrid configuration, whereas the Intrepid ESX2 and the Intrepid ESX3 were considered mybrids or mild hybrids. Each of them has its own power to show off because ESX's team has set a goal of making the vehicle reliable.
But the Dodge Intrepid body parts have something to boast also. The exterior is just a proof. The sloping cowls sweeps into a steeply raked windshield, on top of the well-formed roof and down to the short-deck lid reminiscent of past fastbacks. Its body panels are sculpted like a work of art. Another thing to brag is the Intrepid's integrated bumper/grille, the wrap-around cats-eye headlight lenses that flow into the sweeping hood line. Dodge Intrepid's interior parts are also exemplary.
These are the reasons why Dodge Intrepid was included in the Ten Best vehicles on Car and Driver magazine, for 1993-1994. Up till now, they still exist and every year, they have something new to offer.