All new second generation of Chrysler 200 brings updated look for a mid-size sedan. Chrysler’s horse for sedan markets is now much sportier and looks more sophisticated. There are four available grades in which 200 is offered and these are LX, 200 Limited, 200S and 200C.
2015 Chrysler 200 Review
Former two have the base engine under the hood which makes 184 hp and 173 lb-ft of torque. Beside base 2.4L I-4, Chrysler 200 offers stronger 3.6L V6 engine in top couple of tiers. V6 develops 295 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque which is a great step forward in strength and speed, but another solid step backwards in terms of fuel efficiency. 9-speed automatic gearbox is offered across the lineup, and 200S and 200C also come with available all-wheel drive.
As already mentioned, Chrysler 200 has an all new design which is much more appealing and almost sinister-looking. Contrasting mesh grille and lower air intake are divided by a bumper and can be chrome-bound on higher tiers. Lower nose comes with new sharp headlights. Profile offers a view of a perfect arching roofline, while out back 200 comes away with trapezoid tail-lights and angular exhaust tips.
Interior design is also lavish and designers really outdone themselves, especially because we’re talking affordable cars here, not luxury ones. Of course, you won’t swim in wood and leather, but you’ll still get premium cloth seats in first couple of grades and leather upgrade with heat and vent options in top tiers.
Dashboard itself is rather simple with curvy design and with the same type of controls. All models have a small screen in the middle of it, while top model has a 7-inch display with reconfiguration ability. Satin chrome door handles and ambient lighting are available across the lineup, while most of the models have leather-wrapped steering wheel.
As far as safety goes, 200 offers advanced airbag system, stability control and anti-lock brakes with brake assist. Automatic parking assist and blind-spot monitors are also included, while optional safety package adds lane-departure warning, forward-collision warning, adaptive cruise control and auto braking.
Base models are rated at 23 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway, while V6 engines lower the fuel economy ratings by no less than four notches in both categories. Optional all-wheel drive deteriorates the numbers further as the models with it are rated at 18/29 mpg.
Entry level 200 is available from $21,700, while top 200C costs at least $25,995. Addition of V6 powertrain costs $1,950, while all-wheel drive costs $4,200 which will raise the price considerably if chosen.
2015 Chrysler 200 is a solid and affordable mid-size sedan, at least in its base forms. Superb exterior and meticulous interior designs are its main advantages, but its other pros come with cons attached to them. If you choose bigger and stronger engine with 4WD drivetrain, you’ll have to pay much more, and your fuel efficiency ratings will suffer in accordance.
More informations: http://www.chrysler.com/en/200/c/