2015 Chrysler 200 First Drive Review
Sleek, fluid, and poised.
These are but a few of the adjectives applicable to the appearance of the 2015 Chrysler 200. Where the look of the outgoing model could best be described as an amalgamation of disparate ideas from a discordant committee wholly at odds with one another—this new 2015 Chrysler 200 seems to have been drawn by one very tasteful and highly focused person.
Further, the new Chrysler boasts a wonderfully cohesive interior treatment, a pair of smooth engine choices, and the first nine-speed automatic transmission ever applied to a mass-produced mid-size passenger car. What’s more, the 2015 Chrysler 200 also possesses a nimble suspension system capable of delivering a smooth and quiet ride. And, in addition to all of those attributes, the new Chrysler returns quite reasonable fuel economy.
If it sounds like we’re viewing Chrysler’s latest effort with considerable favor, it’s because we are. However, there are also many naysayers who will decry the design as derivative (and yes, there is a lot of Audi in the look of the car). They will also deride its tech quotient as merely keeping up—rather than breaking new ground. Some will also berate the Chrysler’s interior treatment as being nothing really new. And yes, there is a seed of truth in all of those criticisms.
Given the 2015 Chrysler 200 is positioned to compete in one of the most hotly contested segments of the marketplace, the car does a have a tough row to hoe. If the home team is looking to displace the imported perennial frontrunners: yeah, their car really could use every advantage it can get.
But we’re about to be getting ahead of ourselves.
First things first; let’s cover the new Chrysler’s pertinent details.