So why does the 200 feel much smaller? In part, it's the seemingly smaller glass areas, but it's also the tall dash structure, dark interior colors and the big, wide front seats that feel fine, if not overly supportive. It's also a little less easy to slip into the back seats, since the actual door openings are quite a bit smaller than the door skins themselves. The 200's cabin space is there, but visually it reads more confining, not at all airy, and some of the circa-2007 body structure just won't let it be any other way.
Chrysler has stuffed the 200 with more sound deadening than the Sebring, which does the most good to mute out the sins of the past. There's some noise that intrudes through the rear wheel wells, which could make it tougher for a family of four to conduct one conversation, but the laminated windshield drops out the highway-drone frequencies very well.
On the 200 Convertible, it's noticeable how the seats backs are flatter than bottom cushion. Even with the roof lowered, road noise is acceptable--and there's a moderate ruffling when the windscreen is snapped into place behind the front seats. The Convertible's rear seats actually are usable by adults for short trips, but any ride back there of more than an hour should get a doctor's approval. As for trunk space, there's still enough when the top is stacked for a couple of weekend bags.