The style of the 2015 Chrysler 200 is certainly a lot more desirable than the outward bound model, but it will need more than simply good aim to remove the bad taste its predecessor left behind. The current-generation Chrysler 200’s sales for 2013 were 122,480, which was near the bottom of the mid-size sedan section. It garnered roughly a third of the Honda Accord’s 366,678 annual sales, which is the country’s 2nd best-seller to the Toyota Camry and its 408,484 in yearly sales.
Design and Styling
The brand-new Chrysler 200 is the very first version to feature this new style language from Chrysler. It gets an entirely brand-new grille and headlights, plus an updated Chrysler badge. The model will certainly be supplied with typical full-LED daytime running lamps (DRL), LED fog lights and LED taillamps.
The new 200S will be differentiated by a darker look, thanks to its gloss-black trim and accentuates not provided on the conventional variation. The version will likewise be provided with optional 19-inch Hyper Black aluminum tires and incorporated dual exhausts.
If it’s not too extremely apparent, the 2015 Chrysler 200 is based on the same system as the 2014 Dodge Dart, albeit stretched to accommodate the 200’s midsize physical body. That’s not a bad this though, as the Dart’s framework in fact receives quite higher marks– the performance, on the other hand, not so much. The good news is, the 200 does not discuss its whole engine schedule with its smaller coz.
The interior combines the highest-quality materials, with all the current modern technologies from Chrysler. The brand-new 200 attributes a “creative” facility console that houses a rotary shift knob and a rotary-dial digital changing– a first in its class. Additionally readily available is a seven-inch LED full-color instrument collection that offers specifics on fuel economy, turn-by-turn navigation, compass, outside temperature level, speed, time and various other valuable information.
Additionally available on the new 200 is a Uconnect system that utilizes an 8.4-inch touchscreen command facility. It is attractive, intuitive and simple to use. This device keeps you around day on all of the latest things, like gas rates and motion picture directories, plus it minimizes motorist distraction by delivering voice-activated navigation, handsfree voice commands and voice-to-text. Furthermore, No American automobile would certainly not be comprehensive without cutting-edge mug owners, and the 200 provides with its sliding cup owner system that constantly keeps you Big Gulp within reach. In fact, this feature is more to optimize storage area, but our discussion seemed cooler …
Under the hood and Safety
Power will be given by either a 2.4-liter four-cylinder ‘Tigershark’ four-cylinder engine, making 184 horsepower and 173 pound-feet of torque, or a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 that makes 295 hp and 262 lb-ft right here. The 200 is, like its predecessor, primarily a front-wheel-drive automobile, although it will supply all-wheel drive as an alternative on all trimmings except the base-level four-cylinder model. And no matter which engine, and whether you get front- or four-wheel drive, you’ll get a nine-speed automated transmission.
Chrysler hopes that V-6, all-wheel-drive versions of the 200 will stand out for their strong performance. The American Axle– provided all-wheel-drive system in the 200 (in fact the same device as used in some variations of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee) completely disconnects from the rear wheels during loosened up driving– to help boost gas performance– and it collaborates with the transmission and draws from greater than 20 separate change charts to cater to the road/driving environment. EPA fuel economy numbers aren’t out yet, however Chrysler states that with the most popular powertrain combo– the four-cylinder, front-wheel drive– the 200 will satisfy or beat a 35-mpg EPA score on the road. That’s thanks partly to a best-in-segment 0.27 coefficient of burden.
The brand-new Chrysler 200 is improved an extended-and-strengthened variation of the very same platform that underpins the Dodge Dart, however aside from the MacPherson strut front suspension and four-link back system, it has a full-width light weight aluminum crossmember that functions as part of the body framework and assists decrease torsion and flexing. There’s likewise a brand-new dual-pinion steering rack that was made for electric power guiding from the start– so, in brief, we’re expecting advantages from the 200 in the flight and handling department.
All 200 designs are fitted with twin front, front side, front knee and whole side curtain airbags along with footing and stability control.
The 200C trim level can be made more secure still with the optional Safety Tech Group, which brings an ahead accident cautioning device that alerts the driver to impending crashes and could apply the brakes to prevent or relieve the impact; a dead spot cautioning device with a cross road detection system that cautions the vehicle driver of moving toward traffic in back-up scenarios; and a street separation advising plus device that provides an alert if the 200 begins to roam in to a surrounding lane and could actually guide the car back onto the proper course.
The 200 midsize sedan goes head-to-head with some of the best-rounded and most preferred models on the market. These consist of the fine-tuned, smooth Honda Accord; the sophisticated and tech-packed Ford Fusion; the curvy, fuel-thrifty and fun-to-drive Mazda Mazda6; and the reasonable Chevrolet Malibu.
2015 Chrysler 200 Price & Verdict
The 2015 Chrysler 200 will begin at $21,700 and sales will start in the second quarter of 2014. There are no other prices details to pass along, however we’re certain option can drive the price well into the $35k assortment.
The brand-new Chrysler 200 brings bunches of awesome brand-new attributes that makes it a bit more attractive compared to the version it replaces. The new nine-speed transmission will certainly make its mark in the sales numbers, but is a new transmission, updated body and upgraded exterior enough to get over the flooded midsize car market?
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