Inspired by iconic American design, the all-new Chrysler 200 sedan was introduced into the American marketplace last year. Delivering beautiful craftsmanship and using high-quality materials, the 200 sedan offers understated elegance, and is loaded with state-of-the-art technology and safety features.
The 200 sedan, with its muscular yet soulful presence, embodies a strong, sculptured exterior that drivers will want to touch and feel. The restrained design is not ornamental or full of line work; instead it showcases sensual lines and fluid surfaces which highlight the coupe-like appearance.
The athletic Chrysler 200S model delivers an exclusive style – darker, more sinister – not found on other models in the lineup, or in the mid-size sedan segment. The 200S features gloss black trim and accent pieces rather than the standard bright trim. The exclusive design of the daylight opening trim, the area surrounding the side windows, is gloss black. Integrated dual exhausts are standard and the available 19-inch Hyper Black aluminum wheels complete the look. The more sinister appearance of the 200S complements the sportier driving experience the S model delivers.
Offered in LX, Limited, 200S and 200C trim levels for the 2016 model year, Chrysler has fine-tuned the lineup in response to customer feedback. Changes include: standard rear backup camera on Limited and S models; standard heated steering wheel on 200C; improved front driver and passenger seat firmness; and Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection now a standalone option on Limited.
Additionally, there are three new exterior paint color choices for the 2016 model year: Black Forest Green Clear Coat, Maximum Steel Clear Coat, and Redline Tri-coat Pearl Coat.
Base power is generated by a 2.4L MultiAir2 Tigershark four-cylinder engine. A 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine is standard when coupled with the available all-wheel drive system and optional for front-wheel drive Limited model. Torque is communicated to the street for all models through a 948TE/9HP48 nine-speed automatic transmission.
The optional state-of-the-art all-wheel-drive system includes a “sport” driving mode and delivers excellent performance in all driving conditions. The all-wheel-drive system also features a segment-first fully disconnecting rear axle that improves fuel economy by operating in front-wheel drive when all-wheel drive is not needed. The system features a one-speed power transfer unit (PTU) and uniquely disconnects and reconnects the rear axle – automatically and seamlessly – as needed and at any speed. The disconnecting rear axle disconnects at both the PTU and rear drive module, which improves fuel economy by reducing parasitic loss when all-wheel drive is not needed.
The Chrysler 200 is the first mid-size sedan to utilize Chrysler Group’s Compact U.S.-wide (CUS-wide) platform, the basis for smooth on-road performance. The new body structure, including laser-brazed roof welds, delivers increased torsional stiffness, resulting in a more connected driving experience. The Chrysler sedan’s chassis was engineered to deliver sporty European handling dynamics and steering precision with ride and comfort characteristics tuned for North American roads, resulting in excellent handling for the driver with maximum comfort for both the driver and passengers. The sedan’s exceptional balance is accomplished through the suspension bushing tuning and the exceptional body structure, including the front aluminum cradle, rear upper/under body structure reinforcement and superior suspension attachment stiffness.
The interior of the Chrysler 200 sedan is exquisitely crafted with high-quality materials and attention to detail. The passenger cabin is inviting and comfortable and rewards drivers and passengers on commutes as well as longer journeys.
A clever design for the center console, made possible by the state-of-the-art full electronic gear shifting with rotary shift knob, is beautiful as well as functional. A unique pass-through storage feature that the driver and front-seat passenger can both access is enabled by the rotary-dial electronic shifting, a segment first. A clever opening at the rear of the pass-through area allows wires and cables from items stored in the pass-through area to route directly to the hidden power supply located in the covered center console. The center console features innovative sliding cup holders with smooth, furniture-like movement, allowing drivers and passengers to use the space in a way that best fits their needs.
Dimensions & specifications
Wheelbase: 108.0; overall length: 192.3; width: 73.6; height: 58.7
All vehicle measurements are in inches.
Engine: 2.4L four-cylinder – 184 hp at 6,250 rpm and 173 lbs-ft of torque at 4,600 rpm; 3.6L V6 – 295 hp at 6,350 rpm and 262 lbs-ft of torque at 4,250 rpm.
Transmission: nine-speed automatic
EPA Fuel Economy: 2.4L four-cylinder – 23 city/36 hwy.; 3.6L V6 – 19 city/32 hwy. (FWD), 18 city/29 hwy. (AWD).
Cargo capacity: 16.0 cubic feet
Dual front airbags, dual front seat mounted side-impact airbags, dual head curtain side-impact airbags, front seat knee bolster airbag, four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock, brake assist, traction control, electronic stability control, automatic headlamps, automatic power door locks, Keyless Enter ‘n Go, security alarm, engine immobilizer, and tire pressure monitoring system. Limited adds Bluetooth hands free phone system. S adds fog lamps. C adds universal garage door opener, ParkView rear backup camera, and remote start system.
Optional safety features include: navigation system, blind spot monitoring system, rear cross path detection, high-intensity discharge headlamps, LED daytime running lamps, LED fog lamps, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, advanced brake assist, full-speed forward collision warning plus, lane departure warning plus, parallel and perpendicular park assist with stop, rain sensitive windshield wipers and SmartBeam headlamps.
Basic: 3-year/36,000 mile, Bumper-to-bumper
Powertrain: 5-year/100,000 mile
Corrosion: 5-year/100,000 mile
The base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2016 Chrysler 200 sedan starts from $21,995 for the LX up to $31,785 for the 200C AWD. Destination charges add $995.