The Chrysler 200 is an often-overlooked family sedan that offers a powerful V6 and lots of features for a relatively reasonable price. It may not be the newest or flashiest car there, but it represents good value in a crowded segment that's also full of lookalike models. The 200 lineup also offers the unusual option of a convertible.
In base trim, the 200 LX comes with a 2.4-liter 173-horsepower four-cylinder engine that's mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. Standard features include air conditioning, power windows, locks with remote keyless entry, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an outside temperature gauge, a four-speaker audio system with auxiliary input, and a height-adjustable driver's seat.
The uplevel Touring model adds a six-speed automatic transmission, 17-inch alloy wheels, a power driver's seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic headlamps and climate control, and a satellite radio.
The plush Limited gets a standard 3.6-liter V6 engine -- optional in the Touring -- with 283 horsepower, leather seats, an uplevel audio system, a touchscreen radio and fog lights.
The 200 S convertible -- available with four- or six-cylinder engines -- includes 18-inch alloy wheels, leather and suede upholstery, and blacked-out exterior trim and headlamp bezels.
The 200 will appeal to consumers who value power and styling above having the latest design or most feature-laden vehicle. While it's not the strongest contender in the marketplace, the 200 does possess a certain quality of its own, and with a price that's more than competitive.
The Limited lavishes a 200 buyer with many upgrades that make the car feel more luxurious. The 3.6-liter V6 is standard, along with an auto-dimming mirror, leather upholstery, more chrome on the exterior, front fog lights, heated front seats and the touchscreen radio. The Sun/Sound Group includes a navigation system with a 40GB hard drive and SiriusXM TravelLink, as well as a sunroof. Also available are 18-inch alloy wheels and Bluetooth.
The LX is equipped with the essential features of today's family sedan. That starts off with a 173-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. Air conditioning, power windows, keyless entry, heated power mirrors, cruise control and a tilt and telescoping steering wheel are standard, as are 17-inch wheels, split-folding rear seats, a height-adjustable driver's seat, an outside temperature gauge and a four-speaker audio system with auxiliary input and steering wheel-mounted controls. UConnect with Bluetooth for phone operation is optional.
The S makes for the sportiest-looking 200 with less chrome and a more aggressive profile. Outside, the S adds special 18-inch alloy wheels; a black grille and black headlamp bezels; body color door handles and exterior mirrors; and projector fog lights. Inside are revised gauges in the instrument panel and leather/suede upholstery. The S is available with either the 2.4-liter four-cylinder or 3.6-liter V6 engines.
The Touring opens up more powertrain and equipment upgrades for buyers who want more than just basic features. In addition to the LX's features, the Touring gets standard features like automatic climate control, automatic headlamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, a six-speed automatic transmission, a power driver's seat and a six-speaker audio system. Options include the 3.6-liter V6 with 283 horsepower, a sunroof, leather upholstery, heated front seats, Bluetooth, 18-inch alloy wheels and a touchscreen radio with a hard drive music storage system.
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|Build & Price|
2013 Chrysler 200$14,451 | 10,218 mi
2013 Chrysler 200$14,888 | 13,141 mi
2013 Chrysler 200$14,991 | 39,724 mi
2013 Chrysler 200$15,573 | 3,957 mi
2013 Chrysler 200$16,620 | 27,849 mi
2013 CHRYSLER 200$16,799 | 8,692 mi
2013 Chrysler 200$17,221 | 5,642 mi
2013 Chrysler 200$17,494 | 9,339 mi
2012 Chrysler 200$12,000 | 34,774 mi
2012 Chrysler 200$12,494 | 25,213 mi
2012 Chrysler 200$12,500 | 32,508 mi
2012 Chrysler 200$12,888 | 33,253 mi
2012 Chrysler 200$12,895 | 35,119 mi
2012 Chrysler 200$12,988 | 34,149 mi
2012 Chrysler 200$13,721 | 28,529 mi
2012 Chrysler 200$13,995 | 36,652 mi
2012 Chrysler 200$14,000 | 15,618 mi
2012 Chrysler 200$14,488 | 34,300 mi
2012 Chrysler 200$15,335 | 36,440 mi
2012 Chrysler 200$15,791 | 22,542 mi
2012 Chrysler 200$15,971 | 35,371 mi
2012 Chrysler 200$15,971 | 35,867 mi
2012 Chrysler 200$16,151 | 34,571 mi
2012 Chrysler 200$17,695 | 38,360 mi
2012 Chrysler 200$22,494 | 11,139 mi
2011 Chrysler 200$12,488 | 35,835 mi
2011 Chrysler 200$12,488 | 37,456 mi
2011 CHRYSLER 200$16,488 | 31,183 mi
Efficient and spacious with good driving characteristics, but has bland styling and some features restricted to high-priced trim levels
Quiet, spacious cabin with smooth engines, but handling qualities are nothing special and the interior isn't up to par with many rivals that cost less
Feature-laden even on base models with highly efficient engines, but some trims have inferior interior quality
Impressive available technology, wide range of engine choices and incredibly stylish, but not as much space inside as some rivals and the price can quickly escalate