2012 Chrysler 200 Review

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Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The 2012 Chrysler 200 sedan and Convertible models are comfortable, stylish, and a decent value; but they're still far from best in class.

Just a year after its introduction, the Chrysler 200 mid-size lineup is arguably already better-established than the longtime Sebring models they replaced--thanks to a well-implemented ad campaign, and Eminem. But as fresh as the marketing was, the actual car is strictly a holdover, bridging the gap between the somewhat disastrous Sebring and this sedan's Lancia-based replacement that's probably due sometime next year.

The 2012 Chrysler 200 and 200 Convertible do carry over with the Sebring's bones, but they do away with its overwrought styling, low-buck interiors and stiff ride. Only fleet sales kept the Sebring from being a total disaster, but the reformulated 200 is the better-realized car that Chrysler should have first put on sale four years ago; it's not perfect, but it's a good match for a style-conscious, comfort-oriented buyer.

One of the most important parts of the 200's emergency transplant was its interior; Chrysler gave the 200 an all-new, beautifully sculpted interior that feels up to Volkswagen standards and includes materials and finishes that are a world better than the old hard plastics. Likewise, Chrysler has doubled up on insulation to make the 200's interior a very quiet place (except for the coarse four-cylinder engine's note), and softened the ride. Factor in the newly available 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and six-speed automatic transmission, and the 200 no longer feels a step behind.

While the 2012 Chrysler 200 is mostly up to the standards of comfort, space, and safety that you'd find in models like the Hyundai Sonata or Toyota Camry, it's still missing some of the standard features, like Bluetooth connectivity, that all shoppers are expecting. Likewise, look past the sheen of the brightwork and consider that the base 200 still only has a four-speed automatic--and fuel economy is still lackluster--and it's fair to say that this model isn't quite in the top tier...but almost.

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December 8, 2015
2012 Chrysler 200 4-Door Sedan LX

It's a lemon

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Buying a new car is supposed to be a fun, exciting and happy experience ... and not just that day for at least a couple years to come. For me it has been nothing but a nightmare the heater in my Chrysler 200... + More »
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November 23, 2015
2012 Chrysler 200 4-Door Sedan S

Good handling car on the the main highways.

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Has good speed,good features and has been a good vehicle for bothe myself and my wife.
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November 19, 2015
2012 Chrysler 200 2-Door Convertible Limited

Great looking good features

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Comfortable,nice extras like remote start remote top down,responsie engine,nice interior
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July 17, 2016
2016 Chrysler 200 4-Door Sedan C Platinum FWD

Well done Chrysler...Future Proofed Safety Surprise

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There was a "re-launch" of the Chrysler 200 in 2015. It was re-done from the bottom up. I have now had the chance of putting enough miles on the 2016 C version that I can comment on this vehicle. I will say... + More »
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November 18, 2015
2016 Chrysler 200 4-Door Sedan S FWD

Very competitive and fits in anywhere

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My 200 looks good, drives good, 33 miles per gallon, great style. No CD, but great icon next system. Sirius music with USB connection w/reverse camera. Storage very good and really nice trunk space.
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November 5, 2015
For 2016 Chrysler 200

love the car until i got some recalls..

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everything was just fine until i got some recalls on the chrysler 200..... need to replace some connectors that may cause some safety concerns .... they said it would take 4 hours to replace..... so now my car... + More »
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October 29, 2015
2016 Chrysler 200 4-Door Sedan Limited FWD

Great car, great gas mileage

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After looking at a 2014 Dodge Charger I saw this vehicle, took it for a test drive and then bought it. Recently took it on a 300 mile round trip using interstate roads going and the scenic route coming back... + More »
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October 4, 2015
2016 Chrysler 200 4-Door Sedan Limited FWD

Luxury and style

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I've always own d trucks and I came into the dealership to buy a jeep and ended up with this car. After a test drive I was in love. This car was it for me.its like sitting in your living room when your... + More »
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May 1, 2017
2015 Chrysler 200 4-Door Sedan Limited FWD

great car with a lot of features

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very very nice car , with alot of features and a very very safe car
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September 8, 2016
2015 Chrysler 200 4-Door Sedan S FWD

Lots of problems

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Current problem is dash lights go on and off. I've had the car 8 months and it has had to go to shop every month for various problems. The ride is rough. I don't like that it has nitrogen tires. It is annoying... + More »
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