The 2017 Chrysler 200 is a case of being more of the same in comparison to the previous year's model, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. While it still carries some weaknesses, this midsize sedan continues to feature smart looks, overachieving safety ratings and an optional tech interface that's a cinch to use.
In appearance, the 2017 Chrysler 200 is practically identical to the last two variants, both inside and out. The car's looks have always been a strong point, so we can see why they have stayed the same. The exterior is sleek and modern, and the interior continues this aesthetic. The interior, in particular, benefits from the upgraded materials and the optional 8.4-inch UConnect interface found in the 200S and 200C trim levels. However, the 200 carries the smallest interior space of the midsize sedan segment and it feels that way.
Under the hood of the 2017 Chrysler 200 is the standard but stubborn 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission that was in last year's version. While we're not particularly impressed with the sluggish speed, sound and performance from the engine, we're happy to see that the 3.6-liter V6 is still available in the 200S and 200C Platinum levels. It raises the car from being one of the slowest of the segment to one of the fastest. Additionally, all-wheel drive is available as an option with the V6.
Safety continues to impress in the 200, which achieves excellent crash-test scores. The SafetyTec upgrade available in the 200C Platinum comes with everything you need to ensure you'll safely travel from Point A to B. Once there, SafetyTec will assist in your parallel or perpendicular parking.
The 2017 Chrysler 200 now features six trim levels, up from the four available last year. They range from the standard LX and the Touring to the Limited Platinum, with its larger UConnect screen with easier interface and leather interior, to the more upscale and luxurious 200S, 200S Alloy Edition and 200C Platinum.These last trim levels redefine most aspects of the car's tech, safety and cosmetics. There's also more than a handful of option groups, should you need further refinement.
While the base 2017 Chrysler 200 may not be perfect in any sense of the word, the model does create enough wiggle room with its trim levels and options to accommodate most customers' needs. Let Edmunds help you find the 2017 Chrysler 200 that's perfect for you.
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