2015 Chrysler 200: EPA Announces Partial Fuel Economy Numbers | Edmunds

2015 Chrysler 200: EPA Announces Partial Fuel Economy Numbers


Just the Facts:
  • The 2015 Chrysler 200 midsize sedan equipped with the 3.6-liter V6 engine, nine-speed automatic transmission and optional all-wheel drive returns 18 mpg in city driving and 29 mpg on the highway.
  • The outgoing Chrysler 200 was front-wheel drive only, so this first set of numbers from the EPA are critical bits of information for consumers.
  • Chrysler said the base 2015 Chrysler 200 will get expected highway fuel economy ratings of 35 mpg.

WASHINGTON — The 2015 Chrysler 200 midsize sedan equipped with the 3.6-liter V6 engine, nine-speed automatic transmission and optional all-wheel drive returns 18 mpg in city driving and 29 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.

The outgoing Chrysler 200 was front-wheel drive only, so this first set of numbers from the EPA are critical bits of information for consumers.

"The Chrysler 200 sedan's innovative available all-wheel-drive system is the first to deliver an automatic fully disconnecting rear axle, improving fuel economy by reducing parasitic loss when all-wheel drive is not needed," Chrysler said in a statement on Saturday.

The system operates in front-wheel drive when all-wheel drive is not needed.

The all-wheel-drive and V6 combination is available on the uplevel 2015 Chrysler 200S and 200C.

Chrysler said the base 2015 Chrysler 200 will get expected highway fuel economy ratings of 35 mpg when equipped with the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. Chrysler said the new standard "Tigershark" four-cylinder engine delivers fuel-economy improvements of 13 percent.

The EPA has not announced fuel economy numbers on the front-wheel-drive version of the 2015 Chrysler 200.

In comparison, the base 2014 Chrysler 200 with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and four-speed automatic transmission returns 21 mpg in city driving and 30 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. The 2014 Chrysler 200 with the 3.6-liter V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission returns 19 mpg in city driving and 29 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.

Gas prices have been creeping up recently. The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report on Monday pegged the average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in the U.S. at $3.52 versus $3.39 a month ago.

The redesigned Chrysler 200, which competes with the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata and Toyota Camry, arrives at dealerships this spring.

The 2015 Chrysler 200 starts at $22,695, including a $995 destination charge, reflecting a $95 price cut over the 2014 model. The top-of-the-line 2015 Chrysler 200C with all-wheel-drive starts at $31,190, including shipping.

Edmunds says: Consumers can expect across-the-board fuel economy improvements for the 2015 Chrysler 200.

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