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2016 Chrysler 200 Review

The 2016 Chrysler 200 scores low in our rankings for its poor reliability rating, lackluster base engine, tight rear seats, and limited standard features.

Pros & Cons

  • Classy interior with user-friendly tech
  • Loads of available safety features
  • Large trunk
  • Dismal reliability rating
  • Unrefined base engine and below-average fuel economy
  • Scant standard features list
  • Cramped back seats




Critics' Rating: 8.3
Performance: 7.5
Interior: 8.1
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.9
Safety: 9.8
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2016 Chrysler 200 Overview

Is the 2016 Chrysler 200 a Good Used Car?

The Chrysler 200 offers very good safety ratings, an easy-to-use infotainment system, and plenty of trunk space. However, its poor reliability rating is just one of many reasons the 200 is difficult to recommend. Other midsize sedans offer roomier interiors, better fuel economy, stronger base engines, and more standard features in their lower trims.

Why You Can Trust Us

We do not base our used car rankings and reviews 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 25 professional evaluations for this 2016 Chrysler 200 review to help you make an informed buying decision.

Our experienced team of writers, editors, and analysts has been ranking and reviewing the best cars, trucks, crossovers, and SUVs since 2007. We remain unbiased by refusing pricey gifts and trips from auto manufacturers and employing an independent agency to manage the advertising on our site.

How Much Is the 2016 Chrysler 200?

Based on the more than 1,600 listings on our site for the 2016 Chrysler 200, you can expect to pay between $11,500 and $20,000. The average list price is $14,800. Prices vary depending on the vehicle's condition, mileage, features, and location.

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How Much Does the 2016 Chrysler 200 Cost to Own?

Estimated five-year costs for gas, insurance, maintenance, and repairs for the 2016 Chrysler 200 are about $23,900. That’s a lot more than most competitive 2016 midsize sedans will cost. The 2016 Kia Optima will cost you an estimated $21,900 over five years, the 2016 Honda Accord will cost around $23,100, and the 2016 Hyundai Sonata will cost roughly $21,300.

Is It Better to Buy a Used or New 200?

You can’t buy a new Chrysler 200. Production stopped after the 2017 model year.

If you’d like a new car for about the same price as a used 200, there aren’t a lot of options. In fact, you’d have to step all the way down to the subcompact class to find something. The 2018 Honda Fit starts at $16,190 and is one of the few subcompact cars that offers more storage space than the 200. It’s also one of the highest rated cars in the class.

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How Reliable Is the 2016 Chrysler 200?

The 2016 Chrysler 200 earns the lowest reliability score that J.D. Power gives: two out of five. Every other midsize sedan has a higher rating.

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2016 Chrysler 200 Recalls

As of this writing, there is one recall for the 2016 Chrysler 200. Handling and steering capabilities may be affected by improperly torqued fasteners. Make sure the recall is fixed before purchasing this vehicle.

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Which Model Year of the Chrysler 200 Is Best?

The 2016 Chrysler 200 is part of a generation that includes the 2015 and 2017 model years. Aside from reshuffling some trims and features, these three vehicles are basically identical. Save some money and buy the 2015 model. Older 2013 and 2014 models are best avoided. They earn low scores (7.3 and 7.4, respectively) and have none of the benefits of the 2015 redesign.

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Which Used Chrysler 200 Model Is Right for Me?

The 2016 Chrysler 200 comes in four trims: LX, Limited, 200S, and 200C. For most shoppers, the 200S will offer the best value. It comes with sport seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, satellite radio, a sport suspension, and exterior style enhancements. For the best performance, look for models with the available V6 engine. A notable package is the Premium Group. It adds a household power outlet and steps up the luxury with leather upholstery and interior wood and bronze accents.

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What Does Chrysler's Certified Pre-Owned Warranty Cover?

Chrysler has a certified pre-owned program for vehicles less than five years old and with fewer than 75,000 miles. Buyers get the balance of the 7-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty. They also receive a 3-month, 3,000-mile maximum care warranty that covers most major components and is good from the date you purchase your CPO Chrysler. If your CPO Chrysler has any of the original 3-year, 36,000-mile new-vehicle warranty remaining, the maximum care warranty kicks in when the new-car warranty expires. Chrysler CPO vehicles must pass a 125-point inspection. Additional benefits like towing and 24-hour roadside assistance may be available, so read Chrysler’s warranty page carefully.

Chrysler has one of the worst CPO programs among affordable carmakers, according to our analysis. Kia, Hyundai, Chevy, Ford, Honda, and Mazda are all better.

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How Safe Is the 200?

The 2016 Chrysler 200 has great safety scores. The front-wheel-drive 200 earned five out of five stars in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s frontal and side crash tests, and four stars in the rollover crash test. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 200 a 2016 Top Safety Pick+, the agency’s highest award.

The 200 Limited trim comes with a rearview camera. The SafetyTec package (available with the top 200C trim) adds advanced safety features like adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and park assist.

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2016 Chrysler 200 Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: 2016 Chrysler 200 or 2016 Honda Accord?

The 2016 Honda Accord is a much better car than the 200. It has sharper handling and a more comfortable ride. The Accord's base engine feels more potent than the 200’s, and the Honda has a spacious interior.

Which Is Better: 2016 Chrysler 200 or 2016 Ford Fusion?

The 2016 Ford Fusion and Chrysler 200 possess sporty handling, upscale cabins, and spacious 16-cubic-foot trunks. They also share some of the same troubles, including subpar fuel economy and a lackluster base engine. The big difference between these two is reliability; the Fusion’s score is much higher. In the end, the Fusion is the better choice.

Which Is Better: 2016 Chrysler 200 or 2016 Chrysler 300?

Like its smaller sibling, the 2016 Chrysler 300 offers a well-made cabin with useful features, such as the Uconnect infotainment system and available advanced safety features. However, the Chrysler 300 boasts a powerful engine lineup, and its base engine produces ample power. It also offers plenty of rear-seat room for passengers. The 300 is the superior choice.

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2016 200 Performance

How Does the 2016 Chrysler 200 Drive?

The Chrysler 200 is equipped with a 184-horsepower four-cylinder engine as standard, but a 295-horsepower V6 is available. A nine-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are standard. All-wheel drive is available.

The Chrysler 200's base engine lacks refinement and is noisy under hard acceleration. The available V6 engine offers potent acceleration that makes the 200 fun to drive. The nine-speed automatic transmission can sometimes be slow to downshift with the base engine, but it shifts smoothly when matched with the V6.

Does the 2016 Chrysler 200 Get Good Gas Mileage?

The EPA estimates that the base 200 gets 23 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway, which is on the low end for a midsize car. The V6 model gets 19/31 mpg city/highway, which is a bit lower than the fuel economy estimates of the 200’s V6-powered competitors. The all-wheel-drive 200 is rated at 18/28 mpg.

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2016 200 Interior

How Many People Does the 2016 200 Seat?

The Chrysler 200 seats five and comes standard with cloth upholstery. Available features include leather upholstery and front seats that are heated, ventilated, and power-adjustable. The 200's front seats are comfortable and supportive, but the rear seats have poor legroom and headroom compared with some competitors.

How Many Car Seats Fit in the 2016 Chrysler 200?

The Chrysler 200 has complete sets of LATCH child-seat connectors in the outboard rear seats, as well as a middle-seat tether anchor. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated the Focus’ LATCH system as Marginal, its second-lowest score. The IIHS said the lower anchors are buried too deep in the seats, and the anchors’ angles make it difficult to secure the child seat latches.

2016 Chrysler 200 Features

Standard equipment in the 2016 Chrysler 200 includes a four-speaker stereo, a USB input, and Chrysler’s Uconnect infotainment system. Available features include dual-zone automatic climate control, remote start, a 115-volt power outlet, a nine-speaker audio system, satellite radio, Bluetooth, HD Radio, Wi-Fi hot spot capability, an upgraded Uconnect system with a 5-inch touch screen, and a top-of-the-line Uconnect system with navigation and an 8.4-inch touch screen. The user-friendly Uconnect infotainment system is quick to respond to inputs and is one of the best in the class.

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2016 Chrysler 200 Dimensions

Chrysler 200 Cargo Space

The 2016 Chrysler 200 has 16 cubic feet of trunk space, which is well above the midsize segment’s average of 14.2 cubic feet. The 200’s 60/40-split-folding rear seats expand cargo space to accommodate long items, but they don’t fold flush with the trunk floor.

2016 200 Length and Weight

The Chrysler 200 is about 16 feet long. The 200 has a curb weight of 3,473 pounds and a gross vehicle weight rating of 4,612 pounds.

Where Was the 2016 Chrysler 200 Built?

The 2016 Chrysler 200 was built in Michigan.

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