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2015 Chrysler 200 vs. Its Competition

 
2015 Chrysler 200
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Based on Chrysler’s far more style- and design-oriented approach to the new 200, this mid-size sedan will likely no longer be sold primarily on value, features, and sticker price, but on look and feel—as well as performance, efficiency, refinement, and comfort.

But its competitive set is particularly tough and up to the task.

The Ford Fusion was completely redesigned a couple of years ago and still stands as one of the most sophisticated models in this class—feeling like a premium car in many respects.

The Kia Optima is now one of the older designs in this group, but it still stands out and has a good list of features for the money.

Otherwise the Volkswagen Passat is one of the most comfortable offerings here, and it has available high-mileage diesel power (the Fusion, Optima, and Accord are offered as hybrids).

The Honda Accord appeals more on interior space and comfort and has a more traditional look, but it’s one of the best-riding, best-performing cars here; and like the Chrysler 200, it offers an available V-6.

The Chevrolet Malibu stands in contrast here as the plainest entry in the group; its no-nonsense look and feel remind us of what the rest of the segment was like just five years ago.

The Chrysler 200’s nine-speed automatic transmission will likely be a strong selling point as it should enable strong acceleration as well as some of the segments higher (for the power) fuel economy ratings.

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7.8
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The 2015 Chrysler 200 can fetch a premium for its style and its horsepower--but rear-seat room and handling are better bargains elsewhere.
8.4
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The 2015 Kia Optima meets all your needs in a sensible four-door sedan, but exceeds expectations for more flair and features.
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Chevy has taken a look elsewhere in its lineup, and in the market, and made the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu a stronger offering--with an emphasis on better gas mileage and more space.
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The 2014 Ford Fusion has stunning good looks, satisfying performance, and top-notch safety and fuel economy--all without skimping on the interior space and ride comfort that really means something to mid-size sedan shoppers.
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The 2014 VW Passat gains a good new four-cylinder, while it keeps its grip on TDI economy, excellent interior room, and top-notch crash-test scores.
MSRP From    
$21,700$21,650$22,340$21,970$20,845
Gas Mileage    
18 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-5
EPA Class    
Mid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMidsize CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan LX FWD4-Door Sedan LX4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS4-Door Sedan S FWD4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual S *Ltd Avail*
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/A4N/AN/A
Body Style    
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD

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