Injecting a badly needed dose of style into Chrysler mid-size lineup, the 2015 Chrysler 200 goes a long way toward rejuvenating that aspect of the marque’s portfolio. Leading the way is an eye-catching new exterior design, marking the first truly good-looking Chrysler 200 since the nomenclature was coined to replace the Sebring models (arguably the last truly attractive mid-size Chrysler model). In addition to the rakish appearance, the Chrysler product planning team has endowed the new model with a host of up-to-date features to make the car an even more attractive offering. First of all, the interior treatment is at once handsome and more ergonomically friendly. Available features include remote ignition, keyless entry and start, dual zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, a touchscreen interface, navigation, text-to-voice capability, and of course Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity. Power comes from a choice of either a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine producing 184 horsepower and 173 ft-lbs of torque, or a 295-horsepower 3.6-liter V6. Front drive and a nine-speed automatic transmission are standard with the four-cylinder; while all-wheel drive is offered as an option with the V6. Blind spot warning, lane departure warning and lane keep assist, forward collision warning and mitigation, and rear cross traffic alert are also offered for the 2015 Chrysler 200.
2015 Chrysler 200 First Drive Video Review