Introduced in 2011, the 200 has seen two upgrades so far. The 200 took over from Chrysler’s previous Sebring and was named "200" with the hope that it will evoke the Chrysler 300, a high-performing and popular vehicle. Significant effort was put into the 200 from the very beginning to include technologies that decreased noise, vibration, and harshness to create a smooth and quiet ride. It comes in a four-door sedan and a convertible model.
Highlights of the current and forthcoming Chrysler 200 (the 2015 model is being rolled out now) will potentially include a choice between 2.4- and 3.6-liter engines—the latter mated to an all-wheel drive system — and the possibility of a nine-speed transmission. New push-button start will come standard in the 200, as well as a bevy of digital amenities such as a 7" LED full-color panel that allows the driver to adjust vehicle actions seamlessly, a 9-speaker subwoofer audio system, and a dual panoramic sunroof. Finally, with the newly available Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist System the 2015 200 can practically park itself. This guidance system gives you help with onscreen directions for gear position, brake, and accelerator. The MSRP starts at $21,795.
In the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) testing, the Chrysler 200 received the highest rating — “Good” — on 23 out of 25 measurements. Safety features on the new Chrysler 200 include eight airbags, adaptive cruise control, and blind spot monitoring. In addition, the 200 is the only car in its class to include an automatic brake parking system so that if you inadvertently exit without putting the car into park, the system will engage.
NOTEWORTHY ABOUT THE CHRYSLER 200
In 2013, the IIHS awarded the Chrysler 200 their Top Safety Pick, which recognized the 200 as a car that earned good or acceptable ratings in the new small overlap test as well as top marks in other safety evaluations.