|Midsize car; Built in USA|
|Good condition price range: $6,900 – $21,500*|
2011 Chrysler 200 Front
2011 Chrysler 200 Rear
2011 Chrysler 200 Interior
2011 Chrysler 200 Front-2
2011 Chrysler 200 Rear-2
2011 Chrysler 200 Front-3
2011 Chrysler 200 Interior-2
2011 Chrysler 200 Front-3
While the 200 might borrow some of its design from the often-panned Sebring, Chrysler made enough changes to this midsize duo, so they might as well be all-new cars. At least with the available V6 engine, the Chrysler 200 is powerful, smooth, and refined. The convertible appeals for its choice of a soft top or the all-weather security of a power-retractable hard top. Passenger and cargo room, especially in the sedan, disappoint when compared with others in this class. Overall, though, 200 is not easily dismissed, especially considering its aggressive pricing when new–which may translate to moderate purchase prices secondhand.
Launched for 2011, the Chrysler 200 was this brand’s new midsize car. Originally rumored as the Chrysler Nassau, the 200 came as a four-door sedan or a two-door convertible, sharing elements of its basic design with the now-discontinued Chrysler Sebring. Trim levels for the 200 sedan included LX, Touring, Limited, and S. Convertibles came in Touring and Limited form. Standard on all but the S and Limited convertible was a 173-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. It teamed with a four-speed automatic transmission on the LX, and a six-speed automatic on the Touring and Limited. Optional on both Touring models and the Limited sedan (standard on the S and Limited convertible) was a 283-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 paired with a six-speed automatic. That engine was capable of running on gasoline and/or E85 ethanol-blended fuel.
Standard safety features included all-disc antilock braking, traction control, an antiskid system, curtain side airbags, and front side airbags. Leather upholstery was standard on the Limited and S. Heated front seats, a wireless cell-phone link, and 30-gigabyte hard drive for storing digital-music files were standard on Limited and S models and optional for the Touring. A sunroof could be mounted on all but the LX. A navigation system was optional on the Limited. S versions got specific wheels and trim. Touring convertibles had the four-cylinder engine as standard, while the Limited soft-top held the V6 (which was optional for the Touring). All convertibles had a standard power soft top; a power-retractable hard top was optional on the Limited. Chrysler’s 200 sedan competed against the Buick LaCrosse, Ford Taurus, Kia Optima, Toyota Camry, and Honda Accord. Chrysler remained the only mainstream manufacturer to offer a traditional convertible, apart from Volkswagen’s Eos, so competitors had to come from the sporty and premium segments.
Minor trim changes were the only modifications to the 2012 Chrysler 200. Convertibles got two new body-color choices, plus a new interior color scheme for the Limited model.
Chrysler make some trim and equipment revisions to the 200 for 2013. The sport-themed S sedan was discontinued, but much of its equipment gets rolled into the top-line Limited trim. The S convertible remained a part of the lineup. As for the car itself, it received some suspension upgrades designed to improve body control and steering response.
There were no major changes to the 2014 Chrysler 200.