2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible
With much Super Bowl fanfare, the four-door Chrysler 200 displaced the Sebring sedan this past winter. And we knew that when warm weather finally arrived, a 200 Convertible would as well, and now it's here. Its decidedly upscale exterior mirrors the 200 sedan with its large chrome grille front and center. 17-inch alloys are standard. The S Package adds 18's and smokey trim.
Body-side lines point to a long rear deck that shares more with its Sebring predecessor than on the sedan. But it's very clean as the top stows flat under a hard tonneau cover. The power top is fully automatic with no latches like domestic rivals. Both cloth and steel tops are available, and when down, leaves enough trunk space for two golf bags.
Body rigidity is well suited for cruising with a soft suspension that handles potholes without excessive body flex. But for driving excitement, Mustang and Camaro droptops are better choices. Both 4-cylinder and new Pentastar V6 power are available, and 6-speed automatic transmissions are standard. The 200 continues the Sebring's reputation as a drop top suitable for four adults.
But interior quality is a step up from Sebring. Chrome and piano black trim, combined with a high center analog clock, match well the elegant pretentions of the exterior. Still, we feel even more deplasticizing is in order.
Available now, Chrysler 200 Convertible pricing starts at just over $27,000.
Engines: 4-cylinder, or Pentastar V6
Pricing: Starts at just over $27,000