When it comes to mid-size family sedans, you have a lot of options. In fact, it’s one of the most crowded segments in the automotive market. It takes a special car to stand out from the pack. The 2015 Chrysler 200 is that special car.
The Chrysler 200 stands out for its style, performance, affordability and exceptional features. The car offers a little something for everyone. It is a good choice for families, new drivers, professionals, retirees and more.
Here are 10 things you should know about the model (and 10 reasons why you should start looking for a 2015 Chrysler 200 for sale:
1. It Offers Exceptional Performance
The 2015 Chrysler 200 has two engine options: A 2.4-liter engine that puts out 184 horsepower and 173 pounds per feet of torque and a 3.6-liter V6 engine that puts out 295 horsepower and 262 pounds per feet of torque.
Between the engine and the 9-speed automatic transmission, the car offers the power drivers need for fast and adept handling. The Chrysler 200 offers quick steering, sharp cornering and fast acceleration.
Whether you are driving to the office or you are tooling around for a bit of weekend fun, you’ll love driving the 2015 Chrysler 200.
2. It Shares a Platform with the Alfa Romeo
The Alfa Romeo is a sexy, Italian sports car that is as powerful as it is stylish. Yet it is also beyond the budget of most people. The 2015 Chrysler 200 shares a platform with the Alfa Romeo, providing the same performance without the high sticker price.
The Chrysler 200 offers a wonderful ride and will make you feel like you’re jetting around the Italian Riviera even when you’re just driving through downtown.
3. It Offers Optional All-Wheel Drive
If you want even more power and performance from your 2015 Chrysler 200, you can opt for all-wheel drive.
With all-wheel drive, you’ll be able to handle more terrain and you’ll feel even more powerful on the road.
You won’t have to worry about sliding around in the snow and ice or getting stuck in the mud or gravel. Even if you aren’t a big fan of off-roading, you’ll find this benefit handy on more occasions than you might think.
4. It Gets Great Fuel Efficiency
No matter what vehicle you drive, fuel efficiency is important. Without good fuel economy, you’ll spend far more than you’d like on gas over the time that you own the car. That could add up to thousands of dollars.
The 2015 Chrysler 200 gets 23 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway, for a combined rating of 28 mpg. The all-wheel drive system automatically turns off when it’s not needed, which contributes to improved fuel efficiency.
The fuel economy is 5 mpg better than the outgoing model.
5. Cameras Cover All Sides of the Car
A lot of accidents happen because you don’t see unexpected obstacles.
A car comes into your blind spot, there’s a low shrub or pole behind you that doesn’t pop up in your rearview mirror, or there’s an unexpected concrete bumper in front of your parking spot.
The 2015 Chrysler 200 comes with cameras that cover all sides of the car, protecting you from forward collision, blind-spot obstacles and rear accidents. Not only do the cameras keep you safer, but they also make your drive more convenient. You don’t have to crane all around to see what obstacles might be lingering.
The package is available on the S and C models.
6. It Has a Whole New Look
When Chrysler designed the 2015 model for the 200, it created a whole new look. The 2015 model has a sleek, aerodynamic look that is reminiscent of the Italian model from which it borrowed its platform.
It’s by no means the Alfa Romeo’s look-a-like, but it definitely takes some cues from the sports car.
Design elements include winged LED head lights, aluminum wheels, wide rear fender, and a slightly elevated spoiler. Overall, the 2015 Chrysler 200 distinguishes itself from its competitors, which focus on practicality rather than style. The Chrysler 200 offers both.
7. It Includes an Improved Interior
The exterior of the Chrysler 200 isn’t the only thing that got an update. The interior design has also been improved. The seats are wide and have soft upholstery, making for a comfortable ride for both driver and passengers. The console is pared down for a sleek look and easy navigation.
Some notable features include the deep console storage and the audio system, which has rejected the once standard CD system. USB ports and Bluetooth connectivity are available to play MP3s, which have become the standard for personal musical entertainment. The ports can also be used to charge phones and other personal electronics.
8. It Has a UConnect Navigation System
The UConnect navigation system includes an 8.4-inch touchscreen and offers turn-by-turn directions anywhere you need to go. You just have to say the city or address, and the navigation system does the rest. It will show where you’re going on the map and will speak the directions out loud.
The screen also displays information about the car and the entertainment, such as the musical selection playing on the radio.
9. It Has a Shifting Knob
With nine gears available, a traditional shifting stick would take up a lot of space in the console. Instead, the 2015 Chrysler 200 has a shifting knob that looks more like a radio dial. Just turn it to select your gear.
Some drivers report that it takes some adjustment getting used to the knob but that once they do, they find it to be convenient and intuitive.
10. It’s Affordable
You can find a base model 2015 Chrysler 200 for sale starting at $21,995, which is quite affordable considering everything the car has to offer. The Limited model starts at $23,950, and the Sport model starts at $25,170. Even the high-end trim model, the C, is affordable, starting at only $26,625.
The low price means you can afford to add the luxury option packages without breaking the budget. However, with all the features the Chrysler 200 includes, you won’t need the option packages to get your money’s worth.
Adding the packages will just enhance the enjoyment you get, making the car even more luxurious.