Though it's not yet been rated by the EPA for its fuel economy, the new Chrysler 200 series has improved on the old Sebring's numbers, according to the company's estimates.
It's still far from a class leader, however. The 200 V-6, for example, gets an estimated 19/29 mpg from its six-cylinder, six-speed automatic powertrain. A Hyundai Sonata 2.0T will clock in at 23/34 mpg, about the same as a Honda Accord four-cylinder automatic--while the base Sonata six-speed manual will hit 35 mpg on the highway.
The four-cylinder model manages just 2 mpg more than the V-6 in highway fuel economy, leaving it primarily as a low-cost option for buyers.
We'll update this review when official gas mileage ratings for the 2011 Chrysler 200 are published.