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2012 Chrysler 200 Fuel Economy

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Last year, Chrysler made some slight improvements to the 200's gas mileage numbers, but the truth of the matter is that it still lags at the back of the pack. At just 30 or 31 mpg on the highway, its EPA figures trail rival models (like the new 2012 Toyota Camry) by up to 5 mpg. At 19 mpg city, 29 highway, the new V-6 is closer to par for the class, although it's still far from the best.

In real-world driving, the four-cylinder 200 seems to fare even lower than its ratings suggest. Over about 300 miles of mostly gentle highway driving in a four-cylinder, we only saw about 27 mpg. Yet the opposite might be true for the V-6; in about 250 miles of mixed driving--including some city congestion--we averaged 24 mpg.

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