2011 Chrysler 200
The 2011 Chrysler 200 sedan is a freshening of the auto formerly known as the Chrysler Sebring. But changes are so dramatic, that it warranted a new name, a new mission, and became the centerpiece of Chrysler's Imported-from-Detroit Super Bowl commercial.
The 200's mission is to provide mid-size customers craftsmanship and elegance for an unheard of value. That's a pretty tall order, and not one previously attained by Chrysler products.
Based on our first driving impressions, we think they've succeeded for the most part; with the biggest transformation happening inside the 200's cabin, where material quality has gone from being among the worst in class to vying for the best. Ride quality has been firmed up a bit, which is a good thing, providing much improved handling. Steering also gets a more direct feel. While none of this makes the 200 a sports sedan, time behind the wheel is now far more entertaining.
"Lower, tighter, and much nicer inside. It's exactly the rework the bread-and-butter Sebring needed. The Pentastar V6 is a great addition for those that love power, much like myself. And the carry over 2.4's still available, too. For those who want to be a little more thrifty at the pump." – Ben Davis
The Chrysler 200 sedan is in dealerships with prices starting at $20,000. A convertible will arrive later this year.
Price: Starting at $20,000