2017 Chrysler 200
The 2017 Chrysler 200 is a mid-sized car with seating for 5 people. It has an upscale cabin which is more luxurious than other cars in the same class. It comes with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive and a choice of two engines up to 295 horsepower.
The modern-upscale cabin is one of the better features of the Chrysler 200. It also comes with a wide range of standard features and optional safety features. The Chrysler 200 has a larger trunk than its rivals.
On the downside the 200 has an underperforming automatic transmission and the back seats are quite cramped. It also has below average fuel economy with 18 mpg in the city and 28 on the highway for the more powerful engine.
The 2.4 liter 4-cylinder engine that comes with the base trim is uninspiring. The fuel economy for this engine is 23 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. This engine is generally fine for daily driving around the city but it does lack the power of other rivals.
The upgraded engine for the Chrysler 200 is the 3.6 liter V6 and it does give you that extra acceleration to reach highway speeds quickly. The V6 feels energetic but it will cost you in fuel economy with an estimated 19 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
The interior of the 2017 Chrysler 200 is its defining point and makes the car look more like a luxury model than a regular sedan. It features plenty of soft-touch materials, rearview camera, USB charging port, push-button start, steering wheel audio controls and plenty of options for upgrades.
Some of the optional extras are the heated and ventilated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, sunroof, leather upholstery and an upgraded 9-speaker Alpine sound system. The base trim doesn’t include an infotainment system but all of the higher trims include Chrysler’s Uconnect infotainment system which comes with a 5-inch touch screen.
The 2017 Chrysler 200 has a starting price of $22,115 for the Chrysler 200 LX. It comes with a 4-speaker audio system, push-button start and rearview camera. If you upgrade to the Touring trim or above you’ll be able to choose the larger 3.6 liter V6 engine with all-wheel drive. The Touring trim also comes with a 5-inch touch screen, voice commands and a leather-trimmed steering wheel.
The 2017 Chrysler 200 has one of the nicest cabins in the class but is let down but an underperforming engine and clunky transmission. Some other options in the mid-sized car class are the 2017 Hyundai Sonata, 2017 Toyota Camry and the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu.