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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 21 30 $18,765 $18,995
4-Door Sedan Touring 20 31 $20,750 $21,565
4-Door Sedan Limited 20 31 $23,620 $24,685
2-Door Convertible Touring 18 29 $25,924 $26,955
4-Door Sedan S 19 29 $25,732 $26,980
2-Door Convertible Limited 19 29 $30,520 $31,950
2-Door Convertible S 19 29 $30,980 $32,450
4-Door Sedan S FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD S 22 29 $19,381 $20,705
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 23 33 $21,217 $22,975
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 23 33 $23,423 $25,425
4-Door Sedan FWD SPORT 18 27 $25,043 $27,225
4-Door Sedan FWD Hybrid 41 36 $26,437 $28,775
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 25 $26,613 $28,970
4-Door Sedan AWD SPORT 17 25 $26,797 $29,175
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,765
$19,381
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,995
$20,705
Monthly Payment Estimate
$317 / month
$345 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Chrysler 200 sedan and Convertible models are comfortable, stylish, and a decent value; but they're still far from best in class. The 2012 Ford Fusion stays at the top of its game, especially as a Hybrid, with perky handling and its cut-above looks.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Cars Mid-Size Sedan
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.4 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.0 56.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 52.6 54.0
Second Leg Room (in) 38.4 37.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) 52.8 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.3 100.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.7 190.6
Height, Overall (in) 58.4 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.7 61.3
Wheelbase (in) 108.9 107.4
Liftover Height (in) 31.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.5 72.2
Track Width, Front (in) 61.7 61.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.6 16.5
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x 0.4 - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x 1.0 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 17.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.7 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.5 39.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/55R17 P205/60VR16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code TR1 T7E
Spare Tire Order Code TBC - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P225/55R17 P205/60VR16
Rear Tire Order Code TR1 T7E
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3403 3285
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 173 @ 6000 175 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4400 172 @ 4500
Engine Order Code ED3 99A
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.31
Trans Type 4 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.21 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 1.84
Trans Order Code DFF 446
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.91 4.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 3.45
Summary
Vehicle Name Chrysler 200 Ford Fusion
Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Short-Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.6
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.6 7.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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