Chrysler’s flagship vehicle is entering back into the mid-size sedan market and making quite the impression. Even the luxury car manufacturers are keeping an eye on the affordable 200 as real competition.
The idea behind the new Chrysler 200 is to take a solid car built on the foundation of good car-making and add in features that put it above other cars in the same category.
The base model is the LX and starts under $23,000. The standard model comes with a 2.4-L, 4 cylinder engine and a nine-speed automatic transmission, which the driver controls with a rotary knob instead of the usual gear shift stick. It comes with what you would expect in a standard model sedan, plus a UConnect touch screen system.
If you take the features of a 2015 Chrysler 200 LX and add even more amazing features you get the 200 Limited, which is one of our favorite models here at Mancari’s. With the Limited model you get alloy wheels, chrome trim, a larger UConnect screen and Bluetooth connectivity.
The sportiest of the 200 models is the 200 S. It comes standard with a four-cylinder engine, but you can easily upgrade to the V6. The 200 S has gloss black accents on its exterior with dual exhaust tips and features that make it feel like a sportier ride, such as a sport suspension and a torque vectoring system. The interior has sport seats in partial leather to complete the overall package.
Jumping to the top of the line of 200’s is the C model. This model gets more chrome accents and leather seats and dual-zone climate control and an extra large touch screen. It also comes with a back-up camera and special LED lighting in the interior…and this is just some of the upgrades. The prices of these vehicles are amazing and your money really goes a long way. To get all the additional options added to your 200 C and make it fully loaded, the cost is a low $38,455. This is a price that is heavy competition to other car brands offering similar vehicles.
The 2015 Chrysler 200 is expected to be on sale by July and is on display at the New York International Auto Show this month. Visit Mancari’s of Oak Lawn and take a new sedan for a test drive.