Compare 2012 Chrysler 200 vs 2012 Ford Fusion vs 2012 Hyundai Sonata

2012 Chrysler 200
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2012 Ford Fusion
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2012 Hyundai Sonata
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2-Door Conv Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
200 2-Door Conv Limited 19 29 $30,520 $31,950
200 2-Door Conv S 19 29 $30,980 $32,450
200 2-Door Conv Touring 18 29 $25,924 $26,955
200 4-Door Sedan LX 21 30 $18,765 $18,995
200 4-Door Sedan Limited 20 31 $23,620 $24,685
200 4-Door Sedan S 19 29 $25,732 $26,980
200 4-Door Sedan Touring 20 31 $20,750 $21,565
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fusion 4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD 41 36 $26,437 $28,775
Fusion 4-Door Sedan S FWD 22 29 $19,381 $20,705
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 23 33 $21,217 $22,975
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SEL AWD 17 25 $26,613 $28,970
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD 23 33 $23,423 $25,425
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SPORT AWD 17 25 $26,797 $29,175
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SPORT FWD 18 27 $25,043 $27,225
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4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited 22 34 $26,345 $28,195
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited w/Wine Int 22 34 $26,345 $28,195
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic SE 22 34 $23,400 $24,745
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS 24 35 $19,916 $20,795
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS PZEV 24 35 $19,916 $20,795
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Hybrid 34 39 $24,434 $25,850
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited 24 35 $24,725 $26,445
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited PZEV 24 35 $24,725 $26,445
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited PZEV w/Wine Int 24 35 $24,725 $26,445
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited w/Wine Int 24 35 $24,725 $26,445
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic SE 24 35 $21,952 $23,195
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual GLS 24 35 $18,971 $19,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,520
$26,437
$26,345
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,950
$28,775
$28,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$533 / month
$480 / month
$470 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Chrysler 200 sedan and Convertible models are comfortable, stylish, and a decent value; but they're still far from best in class. The 2012 Ford Fusion stays at the top of its game, especially as a Hybrid, with perky handling and its cut-above looks. After more than a decade on the market, the latest Hyundai Sonata's an overnight success--thanks to great gas mileage, grabby styling, and exceptional value for the dollar.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 41 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 36 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Sedan Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.7 54.0 55.2
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 36.7 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.7 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
44.2 53.3 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 57.4 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.4 99.8 103.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.8 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
47.1 56.5 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.3 45.5
Passenger Capacity
4 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
108.9 107.4 110.0
Liftover Height (in)
31.2 - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 72.2 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 61.7 62.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
194.8 190.6 189.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 56.9 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.7 61.3 62.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.3/7.0 11.8 16.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 1.0 - TBD - 11.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 0.4 - TBD - 11.2 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 17.5 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 - TBD - 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.7 16.0 14.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 37.7 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R18 P225/50VR17 P225/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
TQP T7C NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R18 P225/50VR17 P225/45R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact T125/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
TQP T7C NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4000 3720 3452
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 17 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 17 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 - TBD - 2.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD - 110
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas/Electric I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4400 - TBD - 269 @ 1750-4500
Engine Order Code
ERB 993 NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 2.5L/152 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
283 @ 6400 191 combined 274 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 39 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 36 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 41 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 2.57 2.89
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 NA 1.39
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.12 - TBD - 4.65
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.28 NA 1.84
Trans Type
6 1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 - TBD - 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 NA 2.83
Trans Order Code
DG2 44H NA
Summary
Body Style
Convertible 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chrysler 200 Ford Fusion Hyundai Sonata
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Short-Long Arm MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.6 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.9 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 4.7 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 9 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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