Chrysler’s smaller sedan just entered its second generation and received all new design which is surely going to last for at least a few years. This means that mid-size sedan will surely be carried over for the 2016 Chrysler 200 model since there are no reasons to make significant changes after only one year.
For starters, 200 is offered in four distinctive grades: 200 LX, 200 Limited, 200S and 200C. First two are offered with a 2.4 liter inline 4 engine which is able to reach the peak power of 184 hp and 173 lb-ft of torque, while latter two come with a bigger and stronger 3.6L V6 engine which develops 295 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. All of them however are offered with the same 9-speed automatic transmission. as an option there is all wheel drive that can be combined only with more powerful engine.
New exterior design which is heading over to the 2016 is both striking and sophisticated like it was the case with 2015th model. Starting up front, Chrysler 200 has mesh curvy trapezoid lower air intake and smiling mesh grille with Chrysler’s wings upon it. Headlights are unconventionally shaped in order to follow grille’s lines, but they look really good. From the profile, 200 looks just like it should, simple and straight to the point with nice arching roof. Rear end is also simplified and comes away with trapezoid tail-lights and parallelogram exhaust tips.
Release Date Of 2016 Chrysler 200
If exterior design is very good, interior part is superb. Chrysler’s designers showed meticulous attention to detail which is rare in affordable vehicles. There are no wood accents, but who needs them when 200 comes in all black or black/linen color themes. First two grades have premium cloth bucket seats, while 200C has heated front seats in leather upholstery. 200S has cloth/leather sport seats with available heat-vent option, just like in top tier. Dashboard has a curvy design with oval trapezoid instrument panel between two air vents. While all models offer display screen in the instrument panel, only top grade comes with reconfigurable premium 7-inch display.
Whole lineup however, benefits from interior ambient lighting which additionally raises its interior appeal. The 2016 Chrysler 200 is also safety-rich while coming with standard airbags and stability control. There’s also an optional rearview camera with parking assist and blind-spot monitors, while top model has the option to get adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, forward-collision warning and autonomous braking. Entire list of features is quite long you certainly should take a look at the official presentation of this model.
When it comes to fuel economy 23 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway are the numbers you’ll see from base 4 cylinder engine, while stronger V6 is rated at 19/32 mpg or 18/29 mpg with FWD and 4WD respectively. Prices won’t change and base model will be quite affordable, starting at $21,700. 200C will cost $26,000 which is also a bargain for leather-trimmed mid-size sedan, but additional equipment can raise the prices considerably.
2016 Chrysler 200 Review
The 2016 Chrysler 200 will be the exact copy of its predecessor and should still offer sufficient number of choices in powertrain and cabin trim department. Fuel efficiency is also solid and stands in average numbers thanks to a 9-speed gearbox which always allows engine to stay in optimal rpm range bringing the best efficiency.