2015 Chrysler 200
In the all-important midsize family sedan segment, the Chrysler 200, despite a lot of help from Eminem, hasn’t exactly been a real threat to segment leaders Camry and Accord.
Well, the all-new 2015 edition might not reach the top of the segment either, but those taking this stylish ride will be rewarded with a great daily driver, packing enough comfort and features to keep just about any family happy.
The new 200 is a collection of what Chrysler’s been doing best lately: Pentastar V6, 9-speed transmission, Alfa Romeo chassis, and smart style. And not only does it all come together here very nicely, the 200 is going where it’s never gone before. The base 2.4-liter I4 engine gets 35 miles-per-gallon highway and all-wheel-drive is now available.
And there’s lots of cool stuff inside; from a great looking gauge package, to a Ram-style rotary shifter, to a trick center console with sliding cup holders, and pass through power for the storage space below.
And thanks to the dynamic new chassis, this 200 drives like no other 200 before it.
BRIAN ROBINSON: This is the third Chrysler to get this Alfa chassis, and as far as I’m concerned, they can keep spreading the love around. The 200’s ride may be a little harsh for some, but it’s well controlled and almost athletic.
JOHN DAVIS: Seats are Euro firm, but still comfortable, and almost all materials inside are soft touch. But not all of them are quite as nice as the great looking optional real wood trim.
Base pricing is around $22,000, though to get the full, near-luxury treatment you’re closer to $30,000. Or, about what a less well equipped Camry or Accord might cost.
Engine: 2.4-liter I4
Price: Base price around $22,000