2012 Chrysler 200 Limited
(2.4L 4-cyl. 6-speed Automatic)
What our ratings include
Date Driven: 3/22/2011 (2011 2.4L Limited)
With the optional 283-hp V6, this midsize family sedan produces strong acceleration. Rated fuel economy with the 6-speed automatic is competitive.
Much better than the Sebring it replaces, the 200 offers solid handling and good everyday driving feel/pleasure.
The ride comfort of the 200 Sedan sucessfully walks that narrow (and rarely achieved) line between too soft and too firm.
Acoustic windshield and double-pane laminated front glass do a good job quelling wind noise, but occasional tire/road noise does find its way into the cabin.
Simple knobs for HVAC and other basic functions, but upgrading to the Limited's (and above) standard touchscreen controller (with or without navigation) unnecessarily complicates things like tuning a radio station or viewing presets.
Typical sedan sightlines, but without the option of parking sensors or reverse camera.
Seat Access & Space
Acceptable front leg- and headroom, and very good rear dimensions, but only two fixed head restraints in the rear. Access to either front or rear seats is good.
Cargo & Storage
Nothing clever or extraordinary in terms of interior storage with typical center console, glovebox, and map pocket dimensions. Standard split-fold rear seats with ski pass-through across all models expands modest 13.6 cu-ft trunk volume.
Our early-build example showed consistent gaps between body panels, but also inconsistent paint application. Inside, there were no noticeable quality or build concerns and no rattles.