We have taken the 200 on several long trips and enjoyed everything about the new Chrysler. After driving both the V6 and four-cylinder versions of the Chrysler 200, we came away impressed with the improvement it represents over the outgoing Sebring. Three old V6 engines, the 3. Again, biggest concern is lack of head room, dash alignment. Even with the top down, there is reasonable trunk room.
I can only describe the consequences: Chrysler's aging 2. That's subpar, given that many four-cylinder family cars get 26 or 27 mpg. If you're looking at the low end of the scale for a four-cylinder import from Detroit, perhaps you'd be more interested in the Ford Fusion non-hybrid which offers better economy and technology. Tech specs Model 2011 Chrysler 200 Trim Touring Power train optional 3. This isn't the time to let your wallet alone dictate which new battery to buy. New designs for the front suspension cradle and mounts, as well as retuned dampers, help keep body motions in check during moderate cornering and braking, but make no mistake—like the Sebring, the 200 remains a smooth-riding cruiser decidedly calibrated for the leisure set.
The recall began on November 19, 2013. Upgrades to the steering system and retuned suspension help it corner flatter and without as much push or lean. A twin-clutch automated manual comes later in 2011. They revalved all the shock absorbers, stiffened the front springs by 15 percent, added a rear stabilizer bar where there was none on the previous model, and stiffened the front and rear subframe mounts by 400 and 70 percent, respectively, and the front subframe about 200 percent vertically. Kept this car longer than anything except my Jeep Wrangler! Most of what's new in the 2011 Chrysler 200 will be recognized right away by your eyeballs and your fingertips.
To make the car handle better, the engineers widened the rear track one inch, and retuned nearly every piece, part and system in the front and rear suspensions. I have never noticed any noise nor unusual blind spots. Just one or two unwelcome relics reconnect the 200 to the Sebring, tiny but noticeable details like the the green-lit displays that indicate gear choice and trip functions. I have had no mechanical issues and this car has been a great performer! Chrysler group sales were up 30 percent year-over-year, with 120,394 vehicles sold. The suspension isolates bumps with refinement similar to the Malibu and most Camrys, and the cabin keeps road and wind noise low. Just remember, there's no other convertible of the 200's size at its price point, since the Pontiac G6 convertible creaked out of existence.
We'll update this review when official gas mileage ratings for the 2011 Chrysler 200 are published. More Than Lipstick on a Pig Were the 200 merely a reskinned Sebring, we would dismiss it as lipstick on a two-ton pig, hardly worthy of a new moniker. Driving Impressions The standard engine for the new Chrysler 200 is the 173-horsepower, 166 foot-pounds 2. My 200 Touring comes with uconnect so I can use my iPhone hands free, 1 year satellite radio, nice black cloth seats, leather wrapped steering wheel and leather accents, a sunroof, digital reading of average mpg, tire pressure reading, and exact number of miles left til empty. On the 200 Convertible, it's noticeable how the seats backs are flatter than bottom cushion. My only complaints are a smaller passenger cabin, i.
Problem is, the Sebring's small dimensions live on. I absolutely love driving this car. The Problem: Certain 2012 models equipped with the Pentastar V-6 may experience a connecting rod bearing failure due to debris inside of the engine block. The 200 convertible fares better as a straight-line cruiser. The 200's suspension has been overhauled, Chrysler says; indeed, the pogo-stick effect is mostly gone, but there are still moments of floaty turbulence over broken pavement.
You will have to acquaint yourself with the 502 page Owners Manual. There's a 200 S sedan with nearly every feature offered, but pricing has not been revealed. The 200 comes standard with the same 173-horsepower, 2. The rear seats also have their own spot for cup holders and arm rest. There are programming hiccups we'd erase with a new firmware release, if it were our drivetrain department. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
The cabin is more modern and the materials are more luxurious in appearance and to the touch. The 200 convertible, meanwhile, comes in Touring and Limited trims. This failure could… Several vehicles from Chrysler Group will receive a price drop for the 2012 model year. Unlike the sedan, it has more than enough seat travel up front. A navigation system grafts on it as an option; Boston Acoustics speakers are offered separately. In sum So, should you buy the Chrysler 200? Dig a little deeper, however, and some warts begin to emerge. Chrysler's number for this recall is S61.
Ours is black and it looks like a Mercedes or Audi convertible except we didn't have to take out a mortgage to buy it. Set in the new soft-touch dash is an analog clock that wouldn't be out of place under a French cuff and worsted wool. At the top of the center stack is this cheap-looking analog clock. Sales associate Craig did shoot me fairly straight however he did not get back with me once the vehicle was 'ready'. From Terrible to More Than Tolerable The carry-over 173-hp, 2.