Chrysler 200 -It’s not a shock that one of the first things that has people at Chrysler after the company emerged from bankruptcy its perennially underwhelming Sebring was replaced. What may surprise you, but just how much better the Chrysler 200 than the previous model. While it is not 200 total redesign was thoroughly to a certain extent that comparisons are largely irrelevant to its predecessor revised. In addition to modest exterior styling tweaks and a slightly sportier stance, the 200 gained a powerful V6 and an appealing made-over interior.
These changes have increased the 200 to be a respectable choice for a midsize family sedan. The 200 also scores points as one of the few midsize models to provide a convertible body style. There are many ways for a midsize sedan, and most continue to hold advantages in terms of fuel economy, interior space and a reputation for reliability. However, considering the mid-size sedan, Chrysler is finally worth at least.
Current Chrysler 200
The Chrysler 200 is a mid-sized model, which is offered as a sedan or two-door convertible. There are four trim levels and a choice of two different engines. Entry-level LX, Touring and mid-top-of-the-line Limited models are all powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that puts 173 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of powered torque. A new 3.6-liter V6 that puts out 283 hp and 260 lb-ft is standard on the sporty S version and is available as an option for all but the base LX model offered. Putting the power to the front wheels of the LX is a four-speed automatic transmission. The rest of the lineup features a six-speed automatic transmission.
Even the base LX model comes reasonably well equipped with air conditioning, keyless entry, full power accessories and cruise control. Touring models add a nice-to-have extras such as alloy wheels, automatic climate control, a power driver seat and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio. Limited and S models get even more upscale touches, including leather upholstery, heated front seats, Bluetooth, and a premium audio system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen and a 28-gigabyte hard drive. A sunroof and a navigation system are optional. For the 200 Convertible, Chrysler offers a choice of fabric or steel roof. The latter is more expensive and slightly heavier, but provides better safety and noise reduction.
2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible
The 200 has a much more elegant look outside accentuated than its predecessor, with distinctive LED daytime running lights and brake lights. The quiet, comfortable interior also has a sophisticated look, with a sleek design and high-quality soft-touch materials. The rear seat and trunk are a bit on the small side, but folding rear seat back provides some additional cargo-carrying flexibility.
On the road, the Chrysler 200 offers adequate acceleration with the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. Some competing models offer superior performance and fuel economy, but we suspect to be the four-cylinder is adequate for many buyers’ needs, especially when it comes with the six-speed automatic transmission. With 110 HP more than the four-cylinder 3.6-liter V6 is quite energetic, delivering strong acceleration without a tremendous sacrifice in fuel economy.
Used cars Chrysler 200 Models
The Chrysler 200 was new for 2011 and there have been no changes since then. Until this year, this model was known as the Chrysler Sebring.