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Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2014 Jeep Cherokee and Ram 1500 and 2015 Chrysler 200 vehicles. Due to an insufficient weld, the rear shocks may detach from the vehicle at one end and possibly damage other chassis components, the tire or result in reduced braking.
Problems were not with the V6!
Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 4
Most of the bad transmission issues were with the 4 Cylinder, using the 9 speed transmission. Just opt for the bigger engine if buying used. The higher S and C packages equipped with the V6 and the same 9 speed transmisisons seemed to have mostly 'Dodged' this issue, pun intended. I still am taking my V6 in to the dealer (unavailable until late October) for the recall maintenance, just to be sure. The interior and electronics are top notch, especially the upgraded Alpine sound system. Safety Package (adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitor, lane departure warnings) were valuable included features. The engine is punchy and provides the power you want and need, but is not anything meant to be "sports car worthy" as this is the "luxury minded" Dodge branding. The exterior look and design are what sold me on the car, the rest was icing on the cake. Me and my wife literally fit inside the trunk (long held cargo space test we use) and we liked the two front seat compartments and additional (lockable) glove box. Have only had the car for about a month, so no long drives or use of the Navigation yet... but all seem fine. Yes a 9 speed transmission will have you ramping up and down into many gears at a time, but I wouldn't describe it as "jerky". Resale value on these things suck, but that's mostly due to the stink from the 4 cylinders ruining the great job they did withthe V6's. I would scrap the 4 cylinder option alltogether... I mean that's what Chevy did with the Impala's and that seemed to work out fine.
9 speed Tranny, BAD MOVE CHRYSLER
Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 2
So disgusted with my 2015 Chrysler 200! I've had the vehicle since November of 2014 and it has been a nightmare! The guys at the dealer know me by name as I've been there so frequently. Got a minute? I'll start the list of things I've been dealing with with this nightmare of a car. First, there's been at least 3 recalls which I had to waste my time taking to the dealer to get fixed, but okay, not too upset about that. Next the radio needed to be repaired once, and then replaced the second time it crapped out on me (I have the full package, navigation etc.). Again, I was pleased with the interior design of the car, and accepted that this "is what it is." However, what I'm still dealing with is this horrible 9 speed transmission! My car is currently at the dealer being fixed for the FOURTH TIME, for the same issue! The car jerks going from park to reverse or drive, jerks again going from first to second and back down to first, and they just don't seem to have the answer to how to fix it. First time I brought it back, they claimed to have fixed it. A few weeks later, same issue. Brought it back," and they attempted to fix it again. Before I left the parking lot of the dealer I was just playing with the gears to test it out, SAME ISSUE! I walked right back inside and said I'm not accepting this car. They took it back in and ultimately replaced the tranny. Now about two months later the problem is back and even worse. I'm about to get a third transmission and the car has less than 25,000 miles on it! The WORST part about this whole ordeal is that the last time they needed to take my $30,000 car for a week for repair, the rental I received was a $17,000 Hyundai Accent. And now they have me in a Chevrolet Spark! (If you don't know, this is Chevy's Smart car) I contacted Chrysler's Corporate and they assured me they would work with my dealer to give me an adequate fix to the car this time (4th times a charm I guess). They also said they would do their best to influence the dealer to put me in a nicer rental, and I ended up with a clown car! So, what do you guys think? You think I can trust that my car will be completely fixed this time around? If I dare brought up that I wanted some type of reimbursement for the fact that I keep being put in a car that is far from what I pay for, they say they cannot help me. I'm just so aggregated, and I'd say rightfully so. Chrysler, I ask you, is this how you stand behind your product? Do you expect to retain customers this way? I used to have a Dodge Charger, and I wanted a Jeep next, and now I think I have to stay away.
Come On Chrysler You Can Do Better!!!!!
Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 3
Yeah the car looks nice and has somewhat of a luxury feel but the ride is anything but luxury. The transmission SUCKS to say the least. It is very jerky. Nothing smooth about it. It was so bad I took my car back to the dealership to see what the heck was wrong. They said they would do some computer updates that should take care of it. Well, it didn't take care of it, it got worse. GREAT!!! I guess this is just the way the car is. I had a Chrysler Sebring for over 10 years, it's too bad the quality for Chrysler is going downhill. I will NEVER buy another Chrysler......well, unless they fix this issue.
Reality of Ownership. 18 months, 15k miles
Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 28.5
Purchased brand new prior to massive incentives with 18 miles on the car when I bought it. Engine sounds good when new, beautiful style, feels much more expensive than it is, at first. Then come the never ending rattles, from door panels, pillar panels, vibrations of the engine making cups rattle in the cup holders. The 4 cylinder engine that now sounds like it has a heavy piston tap when at idle in gear with the AC on. ( Don't worry they say, that's the 'Multi Air' System its perfectly normal.) Then comes the real problem, the transmission. Driving the car in the 500 mile "re-learn" period after they "update/flash/reset" the car drives as normal as it can with so many gears. Once it "learns your driving" ( I don't race my car, I drive like a responsible adult, however racing it around like an idiot does make the car seem a bit more normal) the transmission does have a number of lovely added features such as; sudden lunges when downshifting, getting stuck in 3rd gear when coming to a stop to prevent you from accelerating normally through an intersection, half way through it will suddenly drop the transmission into second giving you burst of acceleration (almost like you have turbo lag accompanied by horrendous noise ) , loss of power while making a U-turn on busy roads, lunging forward into garage walls once its put in park. Harsh shifts, are a common experience with this car, if you decide to buy it know that you will often feel like someone is kicking you under your seat as you are driving down the road. You will also experience the loving surge the car has acquired since the last "reset" when cruising along at any consistent speed in 4th or 7th gear. I've decided it must be part of a driver alertness package my car wasn't purchased with. Thanks Chrysler for the free upgrade... The car has also had its fair share of "phantoms" with the 8.4 Uconnect system, AC couldn't be controlled, freezing when phone was plugged in to the USB port, now randomly the ghost of Chryslers past (hackers) have come out to allow the Uconnect to mess with my phone if it is plugged into the USB system. I can tell the car to be on radio and it will shift back to play my phone every 2-3 minutes. If i need to charge my phone now I drive in silence with my phone turned off as well. You will meet many new people with your Chrysler 200, if its anything like mine the 10 visits to service in the 15k miles (nearly every 1500 miles, but whos counting I love being without my car, or a loaner) have allowed me to meet nearly every service advisor at both dealerships with in 35 miles of my house. In addition to talking with number of agents working at Chrysler Customer Care. My newest introduction was to a lovely lady named TRIVIA who works for the customer resolutions department, in a review of Lemon Law dispute with the car. She has a wonderful habit of not answering ANY phone calls, returns voicemails when its convenient and makes appointments with you (at your request) for phone calls which she never makes, or takes when you call her at said time. She must be incredibly overworked at Chrysler in light of the companies poor build quality, and poor customer service standards. It all makes sense now why Chrysler is discontinuing the 200 and Dart. The company will be bleeding money by the time they are done with recalls/ buybacks/ and bad public relations but America will just bail them out again... Your Tax dollars hard at work.
Just right 4 me
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Great sedan car, perfect in size for me. Good gas mileage. Cute and sleek....just right for me!
Car is victim of general bias
Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4
Car is fine. No major problems. Transmission is a bit quirky.
Beautiful Car with Add-ons & Issues
Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 3
I purchased this car thinking that the bells and whistles of the vehicle would make up for the quality I had in my Dodge Charger. Within the first 30 days of owning the vehicle the transmission seemed to be shifting really hard and the radio would not work when I attempted to change stations, etc. We took it back to the dealer and they "flashed" the radio and then applied some update to the transmission. Within 2 months I was back again with the same issues, the same repair attempts were made. Two months later we were back again and they replaced my radio this time, then applied the same updates to the transmission. Every since then the transmission has continued to get worse with the shifting but the service department indicates that Chryslar has to tell them what to do with it. The radio has started having the same issues and had to be repaired again as well. I understand some of the issues that are beyond the manufacturers control, like the component to the radio that seems to frequently fail but the transmission issues have almost caused me to be hit by another vehicle. This is no longer an issue but it is a safetly concern at this point. As of today the service department has submitted a request to Chryslar for guidance - we will see if anything comes from it.
Just drive it.
Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5
The Chrysler 200 is a step above its competition, especially at this price point. It’s smooth, stylish, elegant and well-engineered from every aspect inside and out. My impression is that it is quiet, efficient and a genuine joy to drive. Being frugal, I drive my vehicles for a long time before replacing them and bought one immediately after a test drive. I encourage anyone considering a luxurious, fuel efficient classy sedan to simply drive one before passing judgement based on the oddly conflicting reviews (some rave about aspects that others claim to be abysmal) I’ve read or seen here and other places after buying mine. As for my perspective, I’m a 6’, 200 lb, 40 something professional ($100K+ annual salary) with a graduate degree and most of my family and friends are in the same socio-economic circle. Myself, family and friends have all own, drive or at least ride in sedans ranging from Cadillacs, Mercedes, Buicks and Chryslers to Fords, Chevys, Dodges, Subarus, Kias and Hondas. Some are brand loyal to a fault and I don’t begrudge them for it. This is despite the many issues they’ve all experienced privately but don’t speak of openly and certainly don’t write on-line. Things like serious suspension issues with Cadillacs to catastrophic transmission, engine and electrical failures with Hondas, Mercedes, Subarus and Toyotas. It’s as though all a dealer or manufacture has to do is call the repair/replacement a “service update” to satisfy them their car is still the best. Besides, who cares that most of them are dissatisfied with or can’t figure out how to use their navigation systems and electronic interfaces with their smart phones which are designed to make life easier. FYI – those interfaces all work flawlessly in the Chrysler 200 in my experience so far. Since buying it, I have heard or read criticisms ranging from poor quality manufacturing (panel gaps? I’ve seen far worse in Hondas) and materials, to tight, uncomfortable interiors (one was a ridiculous clown like attempt to fold themselves into the same back seat I can effortlessly get into, out of and ride in comfortably), a ride so bad you couldn’t stand in it for more than 30 minutes before needing an ambulance rescue and even a claim of dangerous handling characteristics. I think if you just drive one and judge it for yourself based on the merits of your own impressions that you’ll be pleasantly surprised and may buy one, just like I did.
How can anyone like this thing!?
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I am currently driving the 200 as a replacement for my Acura TL SH-AWD Tech+ (not an applicable replacement, but its free) during the airbag recall. Enterprise gave me this 200 for a 6 week duration and I absolutely hate it. The transmission in this vehicle had me scared the car was damaged, but apparently that is just how these transmissions are. Beware of the slew of knobs - including the gear select - that are all huddled together as well. I have also been having an issue with keeping the car at a steady speed on the PA Turnpike, the gear ratios seem seem to lag around and be unpredictable. It is just a really cheap vehicle, I understand it is a mid-size and is not intended to be my TL, but this thing is just a cheap mess of bad build materials and quality, poor mechanics, and poor ergonomics.
My first American made car in 35 years
Like my title says,I've been driving German or Japanese sports cars. This 200C is all it says and more. Also btw Kelly on Rte.1 Lynnfield is a great dealership. The technology is so much more advanced than the Mercedes I was driving. I can not think of an adjective to describe how happy I am.
Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5
We bought this car when they first came out and we still love it . Good mileage ,good ride,very quiet in the cabin.
It's awesome but not that awesome
Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 4
This car looks classy and powerful, but it isn't as my expect. I have had some American models but through this Chrysler 200 LX 2.4L is just a low type of vehicle I ever had. I do like the interior, lights systems, and instrumentals. However, the engine handles not really good on the highway especially on the high speed (70mph+). I thought it is heavy type of sedan it should of handle pretty good, but nope it can't even beat 2.0L Ford Focus SE. Well, it is Ford so it might sound worse about how the appearance looks, but Ford now is a lot better and changed to the way the world supposed to. This 200 does give a hesitate during idling basically on the service road speeds, while you are stuck in the traffic, then when you try to idling to maintain speed, it's just immediately, woof out of no where that almost hit the car in front of it. Overall, I don't really like the car that much.
1st pick after research
The transmission is very good though I have had to learn how to best use it. In drive mode traction control is present and shifts are geared to give the car it's excellent fuel economy. Power is also accessible in D, but the transmission sometimes has to think about it. I have learned to put the transmission selector in Sport mode when I need responsiveness. I love the fuel economy. I love the power, especially in sport mode. Everything else is excellent.
I'm not so sure about this one.
Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 3
Do your research.
Close to BMW, but not there - unsafe at high speed
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There are definitely similarities to the BMW. But overall, it's just not there yet. There is an emphasis on outward style, without the inside matching what is outside. Yet, there are definitely things about this car that excel. Driving in slow traffic is easy. The acceleration is good. Visibility with the side mirrors is excellent. But it's simply not as refined as the BMW/Mercedes standard. It's the little things. Some things are unnecessary. Like the cruise control that tells you that it's ready to put the cruise control on. BMW and others have a symbol. That's all that's really necessary. The rear window visibility is poor. The acceleration on the vehicle is excellent, but not quite BMW. The main difference, though, and what makes this very American, is that driving at speeds higher than 60 or 70 in this car is dangerous and unstable. This is typical of American cars. It has electronic steering, which makes it very easy to steer and turn when making turns when backing in and out and in parking situations. But unfortunately, this translates to sloppy and dangerous steering at high speeds. You have to keep your hands on the wheel. You can feel the car go from side to side when you just turn the steering wheel very little, for example, when driving at 60 or 70. It's unacceptable. Because BMW and Mercedes have designed their cars to travel safely at high speeds for decades, it's not a big deal. But for American cars, this is make or break. There are some cars that do well at this. But not many of them are American. And this car is not one of them.
Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 2
Well I purchased this 200s my 1st new car in 10 years at first I was very excited to replace my old "06 Sebring with this new powerful 3.7L pinta star powered 200s first the engine is very fast and powerful no problem there, the 9 speed trans, well it needs a little, the 8.4" display is really nice and I liked the nav system the heater controls are a mixed bag you have to use the display and the external controls to work the climate system you have to look at the display and select to work all the functions you have to take your eyes off the road and that is not a good thing just to change the heater controls, the comfort and ride is where this car really failed me, the leather seats are fancy but very hard and very uncomfortable, and the ride is very harsh and very uncomfortable after 30min. on the highway I had to pull over I could not take it anymore and the 38psi low profile tires id not help the situation. After owning the car for 4 weeks I traded it back in lost a bunch of money on it. I purchased a new 2015 Chevy Malibu and I am much happier with it.
Best Sedan I have Ever Owned
Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5
As a point of reference, my wife and I have owned many Nissans over the years, including the Maxima and Murano. Consumer Reports typically gives very high ratings to these two cars yet they hate the 200. Sorry, but I have no idea what they are thinking. The biggest gripes seem to be the transmission and the rear seats. Okay, the transmission has too many gears, although I do get a perverse pleasure out of saying to people, "what, you only have 8 speeds?" I use the paddle shifters, which makes the transmission performed much better. This car is quite fast compared to similar vehicles. The rear seat is not that bad and certainly is comparable to the competition. If you want a roomy back seat buy the 300! I have sat in the back of quite a few cars that get better ratings and there is very little discernible difference. Measurements don't lie. Compare the rear legroom to other cars and you will see that the 200 is right up there with similar vehicles. I love the interior. The 8.4" infotainment system is hands-down one of the best you will find anywhere. Steering wheel controls (paddle shifters!) are intuitive and easy to use. Seats are very supportive without being too snug. I have the heated seats and all-wheel drive and have driven this car in the snow - no problems at all. Our Murano does better but of course it has much larger tires with deeper lugs. The suspension is a little soft, but then this is the "C" and not the "S" model. I personally don't want to be pounded by potholes and the 18" wheels are a good compromise. And despite the 295 HP and all-wheel drive, I can easily achieve 30 to 31 MPG on the highway. Fantastic! This car seems to be rather polarizing but I have no regrets after 15 months of ownership.
Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 1 Technology Rating: 1 Value Rating: 1
Bought the car with only 8000 miles. Has the car for a week and the transmission started acting up. Had to have a new transmission put in. Two weeks later started having the same problem. The repair shop has had my car more than I have. Called Chrysler resolution hopefully they will get me out of this vehicle and into something safer and more reliable.
Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5
Yes I got a 2015 Chrysler 200 with 5178 mi on it valet red $15,995 we Enjoy it very much .
Great car!! love to drive it!
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I have a 2015 200 Limited 4 cylinder. It has been awesome since day 1, Dealer serviced every 5k miles, $75 to change the oil on this car. Purchased the lifetime oil change package and an extended 7y/100k warranty. It's very good, We love driving it got the upgraded 8.4 inch screen. We love the Technology this car has and great gas mileage took a trip to Idaho from Oregon and got 38 mpg. The 9 speed transmission can be a little slow and clunky sometimes but my 6 speed fusion was very similar. I swapped out the standard noisy poor riding Ecopia tires for better Les Schwab premium tires at around 12 thousand miles, tinted the windows, The ride is very smooth and quiet, handles better. I think this car was a Good value for the money and the features are outstanding. Even though Chrysler is stopping production of this car soon. I will be looking at probably changing vehicles in the future; but overall very happy with this vehicle so far, looks stunning. only have had to go to the dealer for the uconnect system update other than regular maintenance. very on top of that
Bought it and Got rid of it
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The car looks Great. Chrysler did a great job on the looks of this car. The transmission and electronics on the other hand need a lot of work. I had this car for a month and had to have it towed due to transmission failure. It was fixed under warranty but customer service was terrible. I called multiple times and was put on hold every time for so long that the sales department kept answering and retransfering me to the service department. It was winter time when i had the vehicle and the traction was terrible in the snow. The antilock brakes failed, visibility is terrible and there was front end problems. The transmission after being serviced shifted very hard in the cold weather. Fuel economy was not good at all. I was getting about 20mpg city and 29mpg highway with this car. I will never buy a Chrysler product again. I got rid of it and got a Subaru Crosstrek instead and I am glad I did because its a great vehicle. I can't imagine how much it will cost to fix the chrysler after warranty. Don't get this vehicle and save yourself the headache.
2015 Chrysler 200s PIECE OF JUNK - Chrysler sucks
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I have purchased 3 chrysler vehicles over the past 3 years and have had issues with every single one of them. My current vehicle, a 2015 chrysler 200s has left my wife stranded in the middle of a busy intersection, not started on several occasions, and the transmission has had issues from day 1. Chrysler refuses to stand by their product (piece of junk). Went through the channels, customer care etc... got hung up on, mistreated on the phone and in general every single person involved had a lack of empathy towards the situation. I told them if they wouldnt stand by their own product, how could anyone else? They will not stand by their product, so neither am I. I will never own another, and am in the process of working out how I can get rid of every single one. The Honda CRV looks nice, I think we'll be going that route.
I am very hurt
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I have a 200 that I am scared to drive. I have not had my car for a year and the check engine light came. I went to pepboys the hooked the machine to it and told me it was a sensor. I took it to the dealer. My second issue was the fact that the shifter could move while I was driving. I was trying to turn up the radio and turned the shifter my car went into reverse with out pause. I explained this to the repair manager he did not respond. Before I got home after them having my car a week the check engine light was back on. Days after that the car dash said something about a throttle and the engine was overheating. Now the ne light is the RED one that said trans trouble service the shifter. I know I am not the smartest person in the world, but all of this and the car is not a year old!
Fantastic car for money
Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5
I have owned this car since buying it new in August of 2014. I was replacing a tired 17 year old car. I had looked at many brands and i just would find myself back at the Chrysler website. I had a set price point and I knew what features I wanted and ones that i didn't. As i would look at many different brands they just could not hit the price point i wanted, especially when it came to a fully loaded car. I also love the design they really hit it out of the park. I bought her fully loaded with the tigershark engine in the mid 20's, nobody was willing to touch that price point. I was a little hesitant to buy a four cylinder since i was used to driving a six. I will admit after testing it, it was a little underwhelming but I was willing to give it a shot. From time to time I wish I would have looked more at the V6, but now after owning it as long as I have I am used to the power and know when and how to give it the juice to get the right pickup that I need. I have had no engine or powertrain problems it has been flawless. the trans is can be rough from time to time and may hunt a little and when stopping and starting from a stop it is a little rough as it does not kick down to 1st quick enough in my eyes but if you are making a proper stop by the rules of driving than it is fine. I love the interior features and options. Seats are comfortable, the rear seating can be a little cramped for a taller person but I bought it for myself and it is great for me. The size of the 8.4 screen is perfect. I like that most of the features are accessed through the screen and are well laid out and labeled. I have had a few hiccups at the beginning with the Uconnect infotainment system but nothing that didn't fix itself within a few min but overall it is fantastic. It will also read and write text messages for you which is great. I like the digital gauge cluster, it gives you all of the info you need along with turn buy turn info to help you navigate. The buttons and switches are well laid out, I like the rotary gear shifter, a lot of people don't like it but from moving from a manual transmission car all the automatic gear shifters are toys and a waste of space. The headlights and fog lights provide perfect visibility and turn on when needed due to the auto light feature. In terms of driving, It took me a little time getting used to visibility but i have 0 problems now. If i had any bones to pick it would be the lack of a CD player, but i am just old school. I have the panoramic sunroof and I love that feature on this car. The premium sound system is great. I love the remote start on this car as the heated seats will kick on if the temp outside is below 40 deg and the A/C will kick on if it is hot out. As for the exterior i opted for the 19" wheels, I love how she looks with the 19"s, I did also buy a set of winter wheels and tires as I wanted better winter traction and I didn't want all the salt from the Chicago winters to corrode those nice wheels. To me the AWD would be nice but for me it is not needed as I have been driving in chicago winters all my life. I have only had two warranty issues , one was a turn signal that was collecting water, and the sunroof cover would pop off track, both were replaced without a problem. Other than a few small things this car has been fantastic. I have seen some reviews with people experiencing some pretty bad problems with them but luckily I have not experienced any. I would not let those few problematic reviews keeping you from considering this car. I feel they did their homework and the design is fantastic. I love driving this car and always have to give it the lookback when you are walking away from it.
A death trap
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I just want to warn everyone my chrysler 200 has got me and my family feared for our lives when 4 times this car has lost all power and all controls in which powering steering ,gas,breaks doesn't work. Right before taking a family trip I had gotten my car back from a garage once again and told chrysler that it still wasn't fixed and well the tech then told me he had found to much electricity going to the car if that's not dangerous enough what is? The fourth time this happen I was visiting family in WV and going down a mountain to enjoy taking my family to a movie when horror struck again we lost control and thank God he was with us because it wasn't fun and wasn't what i wanted after being told my car was fixed for the 4th time..Now my car is in WV once again trying to be fixed however no one will give me a promise or say FOR SURE it is but once me to spend my money and possibly risk my families life on traveling back 5 hrs with a car that has already done this 4 times to be told its all because of of BOLT in the steering get real chrysler is it going to take getting someone killed for you to realize you have sold me JUNK. OR GET A LAWYER and see if you can just push customers around and endanger families lives .....If anyone has experienced this or similar problems please let me know:) thanks
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Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating:
Ok if your an older couple. Lots of blind spots. Only good for a family of four. Not good for people who are tall. Warranty work if far. My center cup holder broke and not covered within the first year. Lots of problems with mine. Not good for people with sports. No power under the gas peedle. Gustless!
Great ride with AWD
Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 4
I bought it is at 18 k miles. A lot of people like the car and it does well in Utah. The v6 is great and pretty fast... And the AWD IS GREAT!
missed the mark
Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 2
I never was a Chrysler guy.. nore imagined me considering one.. after all my research I kept going back to this Chrysler 200 limited just something about its look but price point.. now first my intial test drive was a good experience.. The car has the means to fit anyones needs..Now I do wish this car had more room to breath with power the 4cyl 2.4 def has the get up an go but the 9 speed tranny really holds it back and keeps it clunky more than 40 per of the time.. taking corners can be alittle sketchy but overall not to bad.. road noise was good and it glides over imperfections in the road..I really wasn't a thrilled owner after 3 weeks of having the car and at barely 600 miles I had to send car in for a new tranny and headliner due to it buckled and creased front to back on driver side.. I was startingto think this was a bad purchase.. but I took a breath and figured all new cars have there hickups from time to time.. but now with the new tranny in I started to notice even more roughness with the tranny esp when coming to a stop it seems to want to buck u around like a bull at a rodeo now Chrysler says this is normal for this style and not to worry.. kinda makes you wonder with that response..now entering the car can be tricky esp if your a tall person.. I'm only 5'7 and have hit my head couple times already.. the a beams are very oversized and can block your view.. fuel economy isn't bad currently getting 33.6 highway so not far off from there projected 36.. rear seats and legroom.. this Is where your eyes can play tricks til you actually get in.. and tend to notice foot room is bare minimal and comfort lacks just alittle...My overall rating on this would be 6 out of 10.. style is great but I'm very unsure if Chrysler should stick with there 9 speed tranny.. For the money not bad but sometimes i wonder am i really getting what i truly thought i was.. guess only time will tell..
Word to the wise! 2015 Chrysler 200 c fwd
Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: Performance Rating: Interior Rating: Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating: 1
First 4200 miles car serviced for hard starting and two times for transmission failure. Before 6000 miles got recall to replace entire trans-axle unit; however, Chrysler advised it would be six months minimum before providing replacement unit. My car could not be driven but Chrysler had plenty of units for their "state of the art" assembly line. After much ado we managed to shorten time to about six weeks. 10/23/15 received recall on connector which may stall engine or shift tranny to neutral while underway with no warning. Chrysler has known of this since 2/13/15 according to NHTSA but still no part to correct this dangerous situation. Based on conversations and performance I am convinced their priority is assembly and sales- not the well being of those who purchased their product in good faith. This has been my worst new auto experience in my 70 years of life . Sorry for the wordiness but this is the SHORT version.
Sharp Looking Chrysler
Be careful not to speed, was on the highway, and have to use cruise control so I won't speed. Smooth car.
1 Year Review
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I am coming up on owning this vehicle for 1 year now. I have the C level trim with AWD and it has not been disappointing. Having come from only SUV's, I was not sure how well I would like adjusting to a sedan especially in snowy and wet weather. I did my due diligence in test driving almost every car in this segment, and this one stood out more than any of them. The most appealing for myself was having AWD and the V-6 as well as a very nice interior that is comfortable to drive on long trips and my daily commute to work that is 41 miles round trip. I really appreciate the reviews I see on here that actually tried other cars for comparison and other trim models. If I only went off the base model rentals cars I have had in the past, there would be some pretty terrible reviews but unjust reviews. You really need to try the 6 cylinder versus the 4 to get your own opinion, but it has more power and boost than any v-8 I have owned in the past. Looks (Exterior & Interior): Looks I feel are like comedy...very subjective. At very first look, I loved the rear end lines and tail lights on this car. I was not as much of a fan of the front end. What I did love about the front was the LED running lights that really stand out. As far as the interior goes, I couldn't be happier. The Nappa leather with heated/cooled seats as well as the hand stitched leather steering wheel that is heated is wonderful! The remote start (which many other brands will have as well) is amazing for those hot and cold days, as your car knows what to automatically adjust to warm or cool the car. The navigation Uconnect 8.4 is very easy to use and has great traffic and weather outlooks and updates, as well as letting you know when your favorite sports team is playing and the score. The panoramic sunroof is one of my favorite options that really opens up the ride. Performance: The quickness of the v-6 has been very impressive. I have not had any issues with any weird shifts with the v-6 so I am not sure if that is more of problem with the 4 cylinder but something I would recommend driving both. I drive mostly in dead stopped traffic both ways and will end up around 23-26MPG. When I actually get to do more freeway and long trips over the mountains, I will average around 32-34 mpg. The second day of ownership I had to drive over the mountains to the central part of the state in very large snow storm. I was very nervous coming from Jeeps that have always fared me well with their 4wd and ground clearance. Again, I was very surprised! This model uses the same base AWD system that the Jeep Cherokee uses and handles great. I have had zero slipping issues and control as been spot on. I am not recommending this as an off road AWD rig, again this is just a 4-door sedan. But if you are looking for something that is extremely safe and handles snow and other bad weather well than this works great. The 9-speed that is made by ZF which also makes the same tranny's for Bentley, Rolls Royce, Maserati (sister brand) etc... I was very concerned about so many gears, but this 9-speed has been 100 times better than my previous 5-speed Mercedes transmission that was always clunking into gear especially on hills. Conclusion This 200 and a complete 180 from the previous generation and has made leaps and bounds to make it one of the tip rated in safety, and interior qualities. The combination of the Jeeps AWD system, ZF transmission, same chassy and brake calipers as the alpha Alfa romeo Giulia (check out the 2017 model), and the award winning interior made by Chrysler has been a great combination. The lane detection feature has been great, and will easily put your car back in the lane if you drift. The park sense has many levels of sensitivity and has done a great job keeping me from scraping my wheels and has stopped my car completely in a parking lot when a car was rushing behind my car backing out. The self parking either parallel, or backing in is a nice feature but not something I use too often. The automatic cruise control has been great for long trips on the freeway as it will adjust your speed according to the car in front of you and the car spacing you set it too. I have read a lot of issues with complaints on the rear head room. This is another issue I have seen on other cars and is more of an issue if you plan to haul a lot of adults. I am not a tall individual at 5'10 and have had no issues. My friends are all around 6'3 and will definitely be more cramped in the rear. Luckily we typically never ride together as we all have our own cars. For kids, I have used this numerous times to haul my niece and nephew and getting the car seat in and out was not difficult at all. At the end of the day anyone's taste as far as looks are subjective. But I would highly recommend at least trying to test drive this model, especially the C trim. MSRP was around 38K, and got it with no money down for $28,995 with every option.
Rented for a week
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I found the Chrysler 200 4Cyl to have noticeable shift points, poor gas pedal response, poorly placed controls (shift knob, headlight switch), the sound system turned on every time I started the car even though I turned it off previously. The rental car lacked basic features of most large cars today such as Auto climate controls. Trunk space was adequate, engine power was good after a lag when depressing the gas pedal. The driver's headrest was about 1" too far forward for me, making this the drop dead feature for me not to buy a Chrysler 200. I would not recommend this car for purchase or lease.
This Car Needs An Autobahn
Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 1
*** May 2016 Update Still purring at 18,700 miles. The good and the bad: The upper backrest of the driver's seat squeaks. Every little change in throttle and braking elicits a reminder that Chrysler needs a wee bit more development budget. The seats are brilliantly comfortable and contribute to forgetting the noise. The sunglasses holder also makes an occasional annoying rattle sound. Everything else is still awesome. Engine, AWD, fabulous dash, huge trunk and head-turning bodywork and wheels make this a truly enjoyable daily driver. A Benz owner asked me if it was a Tesla! ******* Purchased new in May '15 and have 12,250 as of Nov 1st so yes, I have piled on the miles. Traded in an aging '09 Audi A8L, so my basis for comparison is a highly ranked luxury sedan. The 200S is not perfect, has some niggling little flaws, but overall is a highly capable performer that returns gobs of fun for the price that you pay. I'm ready to get a vanity plate that reads "A4Killr." My 200S is only missing the LED headlights and rear parking sensors. It has those killer wheels you see in all their ads, sport seats, UConnect 8.4, and everything else. It also has an absolutely gigantic trunk. Let's look around the cabin. Ergonomics Execution of controls is near-perfect. The large touch screen's interface is so well designed you do not need the manual to figure out ANYTHING (are you listening Audi & BMW?). Screens are logically arranged, fonts are easy to read, and the myriad of adjustments are easily found. The customization of the dash readouts is delightful, and toggling between dash screens is effortless. You can seamlessly get vehicle information (tire pressures, etc) then check the gas mileage then back to the digital speedo (or whatever else you have programmed the screen to show you). The rotary gear selector takes a little getting used to, but will be the standard within a few years as long as automatic transmission continue to pester us with paddle shifters. Interior lighting is just a hair short of phenomenal. Colors and hues blend beautifully. Night driving is truly a pleasure. The sport seats are superb. The wife just got a Volvo XC60 with it's vaunted seats, and they are spectacular...but the 200's are just as good. Teh back seats are very good for two, and a little cramped for three. Legroom is at a premium. Driving Dynamics There is a bit of a mixed bag here. The star of the show is the engine. Step on it, and it pulls. Let up, step on it again, and it pulls harder. Cruising at 90 and stomping on it gets you to 110+ RIGHT NOW. It is amazing. Every bit as fast as the Audi A8L. The brakes are confident with minimal if any fade. Handling is good, not great. "Sport" mode seems to just make the steering feel heavier, not more inspiring. "Sport" mode does the usual transmission shift adjustments, and it does them very well. It also makes the car feel more like a rear-wheel driver as it disengages the traction control and makes it feel tossable. The 9 speed tranny does occasional hunting, and will sometimes stay in a lower gear going down hills. But it also turns less than 2700RPM at 110MPH. I remember my '86 GTI droning on at 3500rpm at 70mph all the way to Florida. On several Pittsburgh to Richmond trips, a rather mountainous journey, the 200S returned an unbelievable 31.5mpg, and that's with spirited driving at sustained 85+. The suspension is taught, and the 19" wheels take a bit of the magic-carpet-ride feel away. But it is not unpleasant. Finally, there is the exhaust note. It is mean, nasty, gnarly, growlingly perfect. Perfect. Concerns Obviously the reliability issue rears its ugly head as we really don't know how this purring lion is going to hold up. I'm already experiencing a squeak from, of all places, the upper seat back of the drivers seat. At 6'1" and 185lbs I am certainly not taxing the capability of the seat too much. My other concern is the rear view mirror is so big it can actually block an SUV sitting at an intersection. I am forced to duck my head down to see under it. And yes, I've moved the seat down. **June 2016** Chrysler once again screwed me by announcing production is moving to Mexico and keeping their lease residuals ridiculously high on this car, so my $35k car in 18 months is now worth $16k at trade in. Thanks!! In 2001 when I bought their brand-new minivan they then sold it in fleets and my trade in percentage was even less! Sorry, but never ever again Chrysler. On the styling front, sad to say I can't distinguish the 200 from the Kia's and Huyndai's on the road. Say hello to my new Cadillac CTS4 with Performance Package that runs circles around the 200, is highly distinctive, and not an embarassment to hand over to the valet.
Great Car Flying Under the Radar!
Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5
We needed a car for my son who just got his drivers license. It needed to be safe, reliable, economical, and all the other things a parent looks for in their child's car. My son wanted a car with leather, nav, good audio system, good looks and "cool wheels". Oh, it also needed to be under $20,000. Impossible? I wasn't hopeful but started by perusing cars on Carmax.com. After a few hours I noticed a trend of nicely equipped Chrysler 200s right in the range I was looking for. I read a few online reviews and began to realize that this car is one of the few great deals of the current car market. I realize hat styling is very subjective but I think this is a great looking car. The MSRP of the 200C we settled on was $12,000 over the asking price at Carmax of $19,998. It had 3200 miles on it. It is front wheel drive with the 2.4 liter "Tigershark" 4 cylinder with the 9 speed auto and the optional 19 inch wheels. Not a fast car, but certainly not slow either. The full leather interior is good quality. Not quite Aston Martin or high end Audi but very nice. The 8.4" Uconnect infotainment system is really, really good. I wish there were physical buttons for the heated seats but the menu is only one layer deep on the screen so it's not much of an issue. The optional Alpine stereo sounds decent. It has a claimed 506 watt amplifier which provides decent bass. The voice control and Bluetooth are really good. I had the 8.4 Ucinnect in a 2013 Ram 1500 and the firmware seems much better now. It seems quicker and much less buggy than the earlier version. The messaging works fine with my Galaxy Note 5 but not with my son's iPhone 6S. This car will cruise all day at 80-85 (we live near Texas Highway 130 which only has two speed limits; eighty and eighty-five. After a few hundred miles we are getting an average of 26-27mpg. Most of my son's driving is around town so I am happy with the mileage so far. I was not expecting much from th 2.4 liter power plant but it seems perfect in this application. Acceleration is just fine and it s quiet. The little sound you do hear is nice. Not at all rough like some fours in midsize cars. The only complaint I have about this car is the transmission. Th 9 speed will occasionally throw out a rough shift or shift too slowly. Sometimes it will hunt for the right gear. Hopefully the software will get better with time like it did in the Uconnect system. The car was new in January of 2015 and there is no record of it ever going back to a dealer. I have no idea if there are any updates for this transmission but I will be looking into it. It's not a big issue though. I have never noticed it when I have been driving. My son is a little less decisive in his application of the throttle so that may be a contributing factor. You can probably tell that we are very happy with this purchase. We like it so much that my wife wants to get one. I think the low used price is partly due to the "rental car" nature of the previous generation of this car. I rented a 2014 just a few months ago and felt exactly like a cheap rental car. The new generation feels anything but cheap. The build quality seems really high. When you're driving it it does not feel at all like a generic mid sized car. It feels a little "special". I was not expecting that at all. The 200C is punching way above its weight. I have been shopping new ones for my wife and AWD V6 models with radar cruise control and every option in the book are selling for under $30,000. The only negatives I can think of are the slightly balky transmission and relatively poor resale value. I imagine they will eventually get the programming right in the transmission. If you're worried about the resale just buy used. This is the best I have felt about a car purchase in years. I neve dreamed we could find such a great car for such a great price. Definitely 5 stars from us.
Rating from a long time Honda/Acura Owner
Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4
Totaled my Acura RL on the highway. This rating is based on a car rental of the Chrysler 200 for 2.5 weeks. I am a long time Japanese car driver. I have rented Ford Mustangs, driven Ford Fusions ect. I never thought once about a Chrysler and this is the first time I have driven one in my life. I have driven some american made cars like Ford Taurus, Pontiac Grand Am. I have driven Lexus, bmw. I have to say, for a medium size sedan this car has decent acceleration, the drive is nice and the interior and body styling has a nice clean look. It does not have as much horsepower as my rl. But for a 4 cylinder this car can go when you need it to in traffic. I saw one on the road earlier this year and thought it looked great. I really thought this car was the size of my wife's civic. But, when I parked next to it, the car is almost the size of a Honda Accord. It takes up more space in my garage than the RL. The exterior body style has some bold and larger shapes to it than I am used to. So it throws me off a little when I try parking it. That is just a personal thing that one can get used to easily. The voice commands are easy to follow. The technology in this car is also easy to figure out rather quickly. Without reading any manual I figured out bluetooth, radio, media, voice calling ect. It is much easier to figure out than the Ford Fusion, which I am still baffled about. I didn't have time to read the owners manual driving 100 plus miles per day sometimes. I drove this car 1500 miles in 2 weeks. So, I put it to the test. The one thing I found quirky was in the voice command it is difficult to navigate to send a text message. It is easy to respond to one. But it asked me for some predefined responses to incoming text messages sometimes. And then sometimes the voice commands work, sometimes it shuts off and makes a weird noise. I think this all could be cleared up if I had time to read the book. But for the most part, the systems in the car were easy to figure out. And this is my first upgraded car with newer wireless and blue tooth since 2004. The model was a 2002 I last owned. Last new car we bought was in 2010. Cars have come a long way. Cons: the hazard light button is directly underneath the center graphic console where you access the radio/ media source ect. I found that while i was fidgeting in traffic with the radio the hazard lights would come on. I probably turned them on by accident about 15 times over the course of two weeks. They need to move that somewhere further away from a high traffic hand area. The other part that I don't necessarily like is the compartment that is underneath the console in the middle of the front seats. It is hidden underneath and a little difficult to access. Especially when I commute nearly 3 hours a day. I need to pay full attention all the time I am driving so this is not the best place for a compartment when i need to grab things. However, it does have a nice slick look to where you can't see that console. So, function is my main priority, but if you like slick looks then it does look very nice. Last thing I disliked, I felt like there was a lack of areas to put things I need access to. I commute a ton so I have to bring a bunch of things with me. I had piles of stuff on top of every surface. Even the cup holders that had cups in them had things piled on them. And when the wife took a ride I had to take the entire seat full of things out. The other cars ive owned have had bigger center consoles along with a slightly better thought out configuration that is a little more space efficient. Not a huge biggie for everyone. But when I drive hours to job sites. I need ease of access and efficiency. One thing I will say though, when I was younger I would have been in the market for a car more like this. I would say 20s to 30s. I can take a guess on price and personally I think this is a great car for the money. The interior I had only had some trim leather. The seats were fabric but the wheel and some other areas had leather. The seats were very comfortable. The black powder coated metal along with the chrome accent inside has a really nice look to it. Aesthetically, this car is really nice. Even though much of the interior is plastic, the designers thought it out. The positives far outweigh the negatives and I feel this is a great family car. This rental has given me a great first impression of Chrysler. I never really thought much about a chrysler or even contemplated ever driving one. I will say, this makes me want to test drive a Chrysler 300. The new styles they have out look very slick. It is one of the best looking cars on the road. The entire time I was test driving hybrids due to needing great epa for the driving. I drove a brand new 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid. This is also a very nice car, drives well and has a nice slick look. I think both the chrysler and Fusion have a really nice look to the body style. The car is peppy and fun.
Mama T's new 200C
This is an excellent car. The backup camera is helpful, electronics awesome, we just love this car. When on the interstate you cannot even hear any road noise or traffic it is so well insulated. Around town we average 24.9 mpg. On the interstate we average 36.5 mpg. Car is still in top shape, no mechanical problems other than a flat tire which had a nail in it.
Love this 200 Limited!
Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5
I have only just started driving this car as I just bought it this week, but I am in love with this car! It has everything I want and need At a very reasonable price point. I have owned many cars over the past 25 years, and they all have had their good points, but this 200 has it all in spades! There really isn't much to get excited about in the midsize sedan market, but the 200 maybe the game changer. I have been a loyal Nissan customer for 20 years. Overall I have found their vehicles to be reliable, attractive and a very good price-to-performance value. Most recently I owned a 2013 Nissan Murano and liked the car, but the mileage was terrible. I went for the bigger smoother V6 with AWD, but the gas was killing me and really much more room than I needed as primarily I used it as a commuter. So, after my car was totaled in a freak accident (nobody hurt but the car), I unexpectedly came on to the new car market. I knew I needed to downsize a bit, but I did not want a compact car, as they are just too small for my 6 foot frame. I am a little spoiled and want and expect all the bells and whistles, yet I had to have good gas mileage as I have a long commute everyday. I rented a 2015 Nissan Altima, and was fairly satisfied with it, not excited, but it felt solid, so I was going to go ahead and get it. Then I heard about the Chrysler 200. We had one of the first 300's on the market in 2005 and loved-it, but had to sell it for a mini-van for the kids. So having had a very good experience with Chrysler in the past, I decided to check out the new 200 before I bought the Altima. Am I glad I waited! The 200 blew away the Altima in every way! The body style was modern, Euro-classy, yet sporty. The interior appointments made the Nissan look cheap and even bad in comparison. When I compared the 200 Limited to the Altima S, it was a no- brainier. I would have to go up to the SV In an Altima and pay fairly more to get the same in the 200 Limited for much less cash. The only area I believe the Altima was better was the 4-cylinder engine was a bit more peppy, but not by much, and the engine noise was noticeably worse in the Nissan. The Chrysler is so much more refined and the interior fits like a glove. Chrysler was also offering fantastic incentives that made the purchase extremely attractive financially. Mileage is great, the center console system is attractive and very easy to use. It maybe the perfect commuter car ever! If you are thinking about an Altima, Accord, or Camry, do check this car out first as you may find, like I did, that it really can't be beat, and even is exciting!
Love my 200C
Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 4
Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 3
Impressed with the V6!! Not so impressed with tran
Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4
Overall I am satisfied with my Chrysler 200, its my first chrysler product, I love the styling of my car, its worth the extra money for a V6 and the black/grey rim option upgrade like I chose. However my only complaints is the transmission shifting, its mostly rough 2nd to 3rd gear often, also when i have my iphone plugged in to the entertainment system, the music played through my speakers is very static, bluetooth audio playback is fine, also there are misc noises rattles from sunglasses holder and center console that I shouldnt hear at 5600 miles, but I have to take it in for recall anyway. Other than that the engine is great, lots of power and looks like a nice car, I have 3 year lease, so awhile to go!! but I love it!!
Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 3
The 200 has a nice look and room enough inside but underwhelms in performance, fuel efficiency and the stereo with the uconnect system is kind of lame. So much sub but not enough power from smaller speakers makes bass heavy songs hard to enjoy. I'm an audiophile so this really irritates me, may not be as big of a deal for others. The distance between city and hwy mpg is pretty serious, about 19-22 in city and 28-40 on freeway (depends on incline/grade). The 200 also suffers from a jankey throttle response. I'll lightly press on the pedal and get nothing, a slight press drops gears fast and pulls you a bit abruptly. Not fun. It's a good start to redoing the 200, but there's several miscues that keep it from being a real hit.
Our Blue Ivy
Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 3
This is a good looking car, but it is tight on the inside. It hesitates when you step on the gas and then jumps forward. It stalls when pulling a hill. Very Good on GAS!!! We love the technology, blue tooth and all but wish it had a cd player as well. While it is not a family car, just a little more room would really be nice. It does give a smooth ride but you can hear all kinds of road noise, not quiet at all. Update: Since my last review our 200 actually stopped on us and we had to have it towed back to the dealership. The tow truck drive could not get it started and could not get it to go into gear. He had to pull the console apart to put it into "N", and the car started smoking from under the hood, tow driver said it was an electrical problem, however the dealership said it was just the battery...but they kept our car 2 weeks??? And from day one we smelled like electrical burning, but thought it was maybe the newness wearing off. Now after the dealership fixed the problem the second day I smelled that smell again. WE ARE AFRAID TO DRIVE THIS CAR, AND WE ARE SCHEDULED TO GO OUT OF TOWN, AND WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR A RENTAL CAR. Please HELP !!!
2.4 is "a pleasant surprise"
Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4
Only reason I am giving a 4 for reliability is because of Chrysler's previous track record with this car. So far I have had 0 issues. I saw the 200's when they came out and loved the new styling. I'll admit it is a bit conservative but I think that's what gives it more of a classy look rather than a more aggressive look that will not age well. Originally I was going to get the 200s with the V6 for that tremendous power, but after comparing the two, I preferred the way the 4 cylinder composed itself and handled. Even though the 200's 0-60 is 9 sec, in normal driving it feels much more powerful and very smooth. The transmission was a little quirky at first but after break in it smoothed out.
Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5
The V6 has plenty of power and the suspension soaks up bumps nicely. Materials and fit and finish are first rate. Styling in and out are not flashy but very tasteful. I got the linen interior which is striking but very rare. The car feels very solid. For the price its an enjoyable car and a great value.
Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating: 1
My last new Detroiter was an'08 Buick Enclave. A great car until the SECOND transmission went out at 156k, so on to the Germans for me. Tiring of $1000 repair bills every visit, I rolled the dice on a 2015 200S with every option sans LED lights and adaptive cruise. We'll be piling on the highway miles over the next 3 years, so the claimed 29mpg for an AWD vehicle sold me. The only other AWD sedan that came close was the Subaru Legacy, larger interior, more safety features, but it was an absolute dog on the highway. Got 18% off sticker and the ext warr for half price: made them throw in the True Coat (see: Fargo, the movie). ***Last Update*** Resale value in the toilet.....thanks, Chrysler for your draconian lease terms driving buyers away in hoards. Traded in for a Cadillac CTS4 which is just better in every department (except fuel mileage, and I can certainly live with that).
I was never a Chrysler fan but when I saw the 200 in the street I went into the dealer to take a look. The design really blew me away. It shows the Italian side of Chrysler. Kind of a Maserati look to it. After I took the test drive and saw the price, I was sold. I bought the 200C with the V-6 and leather package which brings the Navi package. The car is built solid and definitely drives like a car $10000 higher in price. Interior is well designed and comfortable. High quality leather not the cheap material other cars have. A real looker. With it's 5 year 100k mile warranty, it's a no brainer. Me being a patriot, buying American was also a big plus. I'm shocked it isn't on the top 10 list
I bought a 2015 V6 200C in July, 2014. My wife and I love the car. Quiet, solid and a pleasure to drive. Electronics are easy to use. Stands out against its competitors.
Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4
Purchased a 200C AWD with every option available at the end of July. To date, have 7000 miles. I am very impressed with the performance, comfort, and features of this car. This one has the Pentastar V6 and has consistently returned 30+mpg overall fuel economy. I'm blown away by this combination of efficiency and V8-like power. The car accelerates very strongly. It's been in for one warranty repair to fix a locked up media player. A software update set all right again and the car has been flawlessly reliable since. A recent snowstorm gave the AWD system a good test and the car performed exceptionally well. It feels very safe. A worthy contender for a spot in anyone's driveway.
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Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5
I picked up my new 200 Limited less than a month ago and love it so far. The styling, in and out, is above all the other mid size sedans out there. I love the rotary shift and the 9 speed works well. The car feels like a quality auto. The doors and hood close with a quality sounding thunk. Much better than my wife's Rav 4 in terms of quality build. Chrysler has made a quantum leap from the previous 200. THe ride is quiet and comfortable without being floaty. The engine is smoother than Rav or Altima. I am excited to drive this car to work every day. I am getting about 34 mpg in everyday mixed driving. I drove Camry, Accord, Altima, Fusion, Sonata with the 200 coming out on top. Try it. Update at over 20,000 miles. Still love the car overall but the tranny is beginning to try my patience (more the programming than the hardware. The programming has been updated 3 times and every time it gets worse than the previous generation. I really had no major issues with the initial programming except the cold (below 20 degrees) first 1-2 shift seemed very lethargic. That didn't change but then the highway downshifts from 9th would only go to 7th then up to eighth etc. Now, after the last update, the downshift, when coming to a stop, has become very rough and jarring and some 1-2 shifts are very jarring. My wife even commented on it. It is going in again next week for another reflash of transmission module, so we will see if anything has been remedied. Otherwise, I love the car and it features. It is super comfortable and doors, hood and trunk sound extremely solid when closed. Toyota could take some lessons. Still getting 34 mpg in mixed driving. Update at about 28,000 miles. Still love the car and the tranny is behaving much better after the last reflash. This is the most comfortable car I have ever owned. Seat comfort is superb and the features are great.
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