The completely renewed Chrysler 200 is certainly one of the most interesting additions to the Fiat-Chrysler lineup. There aren’t plenty of similarities left between the brand new car and the 2014 model. Sure, it’s still a midsize sedan, but pretty much everything else was upgraded, including the exterior, the interior, and the options you’ll find under the hood.
But how well do all of these upgrades work together? Is Chrysler 200 the mid-size sedan to get in 2015? Well, here are three reasons why the answer to both of these questions is a straight “yes”:
So let’s start with the upgrades to some of the most important features of any vehicle – engine and transmission. The 200 is available with two engine options: a standard 2.4 liter Tigershark 4-cylinder which generates 184 hp or a mighty 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 which peaks at 295 hp. The latter rating is the best in the vehicle’s class – you simply won’t find another mid-size sedan in the US market which could match the 200’s capability.
The vehicle is also available in AWD in addition to the standard FWD option. The AWD system is the most technologically advanced in the car’s class and features a fully-disconnecting rear axle and an infinite number of available torque split combinations, allowing you to drive safely and steadily in any weather conditions.
The 200’s transmission is definitely worth a mention as well: the car is available with a modern 9-speed automatic gearbox which enables you to get the most out of the engine while being incredibly efficient in the area of fuel consumption.
Another reason to get the 2015 Chrysler 200 is the abundance of modern technology you’ll find in the vehicle’s interior. The car comes with the largest touch-screen interface among all mid-size sedans out there, so you can comfortably use the integrated navigation system, utilize a wide selection of apps, or listen to your favorite music through satellite radio or a Bluetooth connection.
In addition, the 200 features a fully customizable display behind the steering wheel, a rotary gear shifter, an electronic parking brake, a keyless entry system, and even a personal WiFi hotspot. You’ll feel the benefits of modern technology every time you’re parking your 200. It can be equipped with a ParkView rear back-up camera with dynamic gridlines to show exactly where the vehicle’s going to go.
You can also choose a 200 with parallel and perpendicular parking assist technology which does all the steering for you whenever you’re parking. All you have to do is accelerate, brake, and switch the gears when it’s necessary – the car will do the rest on its own.
Finally, the brand new Chrysler 200 looks much more modern than any of its previous counterparts. The front fascia has been completely revamped and now features a set of narrow headlights, a dynamic grille, and chrome trim to make it all work together flawlessly.
The aggressive looks are complemented by the vehicle’s body shape. The new model spent more than 600 hours in the wind tunnel to achieve the best drag coefficient in the vehicle’s class. So the sedan’s new appearance is as practical as it is good-looking.
There are many more reasons to get the 2015 Chrysler 200, including the five-star safety and great mileage, but you can find these features in some of the mid-size sedans manufactured by Chrysler’s competitors. The best-in-class features listed above are unique to the 200, so if you’re in the market for a new sedan, we could hardly think of a better choice.
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