The Chrysler 200 is a respectable option in the entry-level luxury sedan segment. It provides the basics and scores points for its first generation's optional body style as a two-door convertible.
The Chrysler 200 has been on the market for over half a decade. It hasn't had any dramatic overhauls, but the second-generation Chrysler 200 does have updates compared to the previous iteration.
Recently, the Chrysler 200's driving experience has hit its sweet spot in terms of driving experience and refinement. It now sports increased comfort and acceleration, and is much more engaging than its first iteration. The suspension has been revised and improved in 2013, helping to reduce the impact from the road.
The Chrysler 200 is a part of a fairly dense car segment with cars like the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Toyota Camry, or Chevrolet Malibu, but the 200's four-cylinder engine has comparatively subpar fuel efficiency. It didn't stand out against the other luxury sedans until the second-generation Chrysler 200 was produced. It does have one of the best V6 engines in its class, though that engine option is only offered as a sedan. The latest edition is dynamic enough to be worth checking out.
Throughout the years, the Chrysler 200 has had a lot of design tweaks. Between the standard sedan version and the convertible body style, unique configurations can help simplify the choices for the Chrysler 200. This manifests in the form of trim levels for both body styles and a few different feature packages. The Chrysler 200 comes in three different trim levels:
For the 2017 model year, the Chrysler 200 Limited was renamed Chrysler 200 Limited Platinum. It has all the same features as 2016's Limited. The convertible version has a separate set of options, including:
Notably, the S trim was later replaced with variants that focus on either a more upscale interior or a sleeker exterior. Both variants are named Chrysler 200 S Interior and Chrysler 200 S Exterior respectively. Each trim level has a subset of appearance options and technology packages. The Chrysler 200 comes in the choices of rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.
The convertible body style was no longer produced following the introduction of the second-generation Chrysler 200.
Notably, the second-generation Chrysler 200 has access to a phenomenal 3.6L V6 engine. As seen in other rival sedans, this engine helps performance out tremendously. It's only available as an optional upgrade for all models. The base model is instead a 2.4L four-cylinder engine. While this engine offers greater fuel efficiency, it may feel sluggish especially with stop-and-go city traffic. All-wheel drive is also available as an upgrade. All engines are paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission.
The first-generation Chrysler 200 came in two body styles: the standard midsize sedan and the optional convertible version. The second generation no longer produces the convertible version, but inside, Chrysler has ensured that the 200 fits the status of a luxury sedan.