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7.9

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 8.6
Performance: 7.2
Interior: 8.0
Total Cost of Ownership: 9.2
Safety: 9.7
Reliability:
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2015 Chrysler 200 Review

The 2015 Chrysler 200 sits toward the bottom of our midsize car rankings. Its base four-cylinder engine is unrefined, and it has a below-average predicted reliability score.

Pros & Cons

 

  • Premium interior quality
  • Peppy available V6 engine
  • Great infotainment system

 

 

  • Below-average predicted reliability
  • Noisy base engine
  • Transmission hunts for right gear 

 

2015 Chrysler 200 Overview

Is the Chrysler 200 a Good Used Car?

The 2015 Chrysler 200 falls short of its competitors in several areas. The base four-cylinder engine is coarse, the rear seats are cramped, and fuel economy is just average. It scores well on crash tests and has an upscale interior, but there are much better used midsize cars available.

Used 2015 Chrysler 200 Performance and Interior

The 2015 Chrysler 200 comes standard with a 184-horsepower, four-cylinder engine and a nine-speed automatic transmission. A 295-horsepower, V6 engine is available. The Chrysler 200’s four-cylinder provides merely adequate power for highway passing; you’ll likely prefer the extra oomph of the V6. Additionally, the base engine is louder than rival four-cylinder engines under quick acceleration. The transmission can be slow to downshift and sometimes struggles to find the right gear. All-wheel drive is available. The Chrysler 200 is fairly athletic for an affordable midsize car, though it’s not as nimble as more dynamic competitors like the 2015 Honda Accord and 2015 Mazda6. According to the EPA, the four-cylinder 200 gets 23 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway, which is average for a midsize sedan. The V6 gets 19 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway, which is slightly less than the estimates of rival V6-powered cars.

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The 2015 Chrysler 200 seats five and comes standard with cloth upholstery. Available features include leather upholstery and power-adjustable front seats that are heated and ventilated. The Chrysler 200’s front seats offer good comfort and support, but they are mounted high. The 200’s rear seat is short on legroom and headroom compared with its rivals. For connecting child safety seats, the 200 has a complete set of LATCH connectors on the rear outboard seats and a tether anchor for the middle seat.

Standard features in the 2015 Chrysler 200 include a USB port and Chrysler’s Uconnect infotainment system. Available features include dual-zone automatic climate control, remote start, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi hot spot capability. There’s also an upgraded Uconnect system with a 5-inch touch screen and a top-of-the-line Uconnect that adds navigation and an 8.4-inch touch screen. The Uconnect system is easy to use, has intuitive controls, and is among the best in the industry.

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Used Chrysler 200 Prices

The price of a used 2015 Chrysler ranges from about $12,300 for the front-wheel-drive base LX trim with a four-cylinder engine to around $17,500 for the top-of-the-line all-wheel-drive C trim with a V6 engine. The price varies depending on the vehicle's condition, mileage, features, and location.

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We Did the Research for You: 22 Reviews Analyzed

Our used car rankings and reviews are not based on our personal opinions. Instead, we collect information like safety and reliability reports, total cost of ownership estimates, and the views of the automotive press. We analyzed 22 professional reviews for this 2015 Chrysler 200 overview.

Why You Can Trust Us

U.S. News & World Report has been ranking cars, trucks, and SUVs for a decade, and our Best Cars team has more than 75 years of combined experience in the automotive industry. To ensure our impartiality, we don’t accept expensive gifts or trips from carmakers or dealers, and an outside team handles our site’s advertising.

How Reliable Is the 2015 Chrysler 200?

The Chrysler 200 has a predicted reliability score of 2.5 out of five. That’s below average for the industry and well below the scores of most midsize competitors.

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How Safe Is the 200?

The Chrysler 200 earned five out of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in all tests except the rollover crash test, where it earned four stars. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named the 200 a 2015 Top Safety Pick+, earning the highest rating of Good in all five crash test categories.

There are no advanced active safety features standard in the 200. Available features include a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control with stop and go (which can automatically bring the car to a complete stop and then start it again), blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, full-speed forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and parallel and perpendicular park assist.

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Should I Consider Another Used 200?

The second generation of the Chrysler 200 launched with the 2015 model and includes the 2017 model. There’s no reason to consider a 2016 Chrysler 200, which is nearly identical to the 2015 model and likely more expensive.

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Which Used Chrysler 200 Is Right for Me?

The 2015 Chrysler 200 comes in four trims: LX, Limited, 200S, and 200C. The base LX comes with push-button start, a proximity key, and a Uconnect infotainment system with a four-speaker stereo and USB and auxiliary ports. The Limited model adds chrome interior accents and a Uconnect system with a 5-inch touch-screen display, a six-speaker stereo, and Bluetooth. The 200S includes satellite radio, paddle shifters, heated exterior mirrors, sport suspension, dual exhaust, and sport seats with a power-adjustable driver’s seat. At the top of the lineup is the 200C. It features remote start, leather upholstery, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a 7-inch driver information display integrated with the gauges. You’ll find the 8.4-inch Uconnect system in some S and C trims.

With the Chrysler 200’s low predicted reliability score, you should consider a certified pre-owned 200. For certified pre-owned Chrysler vehicles, the original new-car powertrain warranty is extended to seven years or 100,000 miles. CPO vehicles also get a three-month/3,000-mile Maximum Coverage Care warranty. There are restrictions related to mileage and models, so read the Chrysler warranty page carefully.

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2015 Chrysler 200 and Other Cars to Consider

Which Is Better: 2015 Chrysler 200 or 2015 Toyota Camry?

The Toyota Camry has been a best-selling car in the U.S. for decades, and for good reason: Camry models have staked their claim on impressive reliability and overall quality. It has a better base engine than the 200 and earns a near-perfect predicted reliability score. The Chrysler 200 has a nice interior and a much-better infotainment system, but the Camry has a hushed, visually appealing cabin. Overall, the Camry is the better choice.

Which Is Better: 2015 Chrysler 200 or 2015 Nissan Altima?

The 2015 Nissan Altima and Chrysler 200 have comparable strengths – nimble handling, a high-quality interior, and comfortable fronts seats – and some of the same weaknesses, including cramped rear seats. The Altima is the better choice, though, because it has better fuel economy estimates and a higher predicted reliability score. The Altima’s standard four-cylinder engine also provides plenty of power.

Which Is Better: 2015 Chrysler 200 or 2015 Hyundai Sonata?

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata and Chrysler 200 both have upscale interiors, though the Sonata’s styling is more conservative than the 200’s. The Sonata may not have the 200’s nimble handling, but its base engine offers decent power, and its two available engines provide brisk acceleration. The Sonata’s ride is comfortable and enjoyable, and its predicted reliability rating is much higher than the 200’s. We named the Sonata as our 2015 Best Midsize Car for the Money and 2015 Best Midsize Car for Families. The Sonata is the better choice.

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