Chrysler Corp. has raised prices on nearly every line of its cars and trucks. The increase averaged $90 on a sales-weighted basis, according to Automotive News' analysis.
Ford Motor Co. also got into the act by adding $100 to the stickers of its 3-month-old Super Duty F-250 and F-350 pickups.
Chrysler's increases were $50 to $150 on 83 of its 115 models.
Few lines escaped the boost. Among the untouched were the Chrysler Concorde and Dodge Intrepid, the Chrysler LHS and M300 sedans, the Dodge Durango and the Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The $90 increase was Chrysler's 10th pricing action since the 1998 stickers were announced last August. At that time, Chrysler reduced prices an average of $13. Prices have moved up steadily.
An Automotive News analysis finds Chrysler's prices are an average of $169 higher than prices in effect at the end of the 1997 model year.
Rebates to customers range from $500 to $1,500 on many of the lines in Chrysler's May increase.
Ford's $100 increase on the Super Dutys added about $3.50 to the average vehicle price.
The Super Duty boost means that Ford has increased all its truck prices this spring. Last month, other trucks went up $50 to $150.
Ford, like Chrysler, held the price line at introduction time last summer. Automotive News estimates Ford prices have risen an average of $155 per vehicle since then.