Chrysler 200

Chrysler is one of the oldest players in the market and is one of the fore founders of the automotive industry. With this experience, Chrysler has produced a perfect entrant for the mid-sized family sedan. The Chrysler 200 is a perfect example of how proper expertise utilized correctly can create a great car.

The styling used for the 200 is unique; it possesses modern edges and sleek lines to construct an extremely elegant outline. The 200 comes in two variants, the S and the C. Both trims have aggressive front ends with matte mesh grilles and redesigned front headlights and fog lamps. The split intakes are a pleasant feature that adds presence to the car. The slightly flared wheel arches add for a sportier appeal to the 200. Aerodynamics has also played a vital role in the designing of the car; Chrysler tried to minimize drag without hindering style.

There are two engines variations used in the 200. The first unit is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 184 horsepower and 173 pound-feet of torque. The second unit is a powerful 3.6-liter V-6 that produces 295 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Both engines are mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission for better torque distribution and power delivery. A paddle shift option is also offered to drivers for more control of the car in sport shifting mode.

The 200 comes as front-wheel drive standard however, an all-wheel drive option is available as well for the driver who wants even more control of the vehicle through all four tires. The AWD system has been based loosely on the technology used in the Jeep Cherokee where both the one-speed power transfer unit and a rear-driveshaft module disconnecting when the situation allows, decreasing parasitic losses. Sport mode on the 200S and 200C takes advantage of the AWD with the aim of better traction and handling, and it is able to send almost half the torque to the rear wheels while sharpening the steering, shift points, yaw control and stability control.

The cabin of the 200 has been designed skillfully to master the art of ergonomics and luxury. The perfect blend can be found within the interior of the car with high quality materials and excellent artistic design. The use of layering in the car has really brought a different outlook to the 200, the leather surfaces allow for an overall deluxe feel while inside the cabin.

The 200 comes with an array of options and driver aids and passenger entertainment facilities. The centerpiece of the technology being the Chrysler's multimedia center, occupied by either a five-inch touch screen or the 8.4-inch Uconnect touch screen. Other conveniences include USB and Aux connections, 12V outlet, Keyless go and Push Start, Adaptive Cruise Control blind spot monitoring, rear cross path detection and lane departure warning.

The starting price for the Chrysler 200 is $25,995 and ranges up to $33,420 depending on what trim and model is chosen.