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2017 Chrysler 200 Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2017 Chrysler 200 was new.

Scorecard

Interior: 7.8

Reviewers have plenty of warm words for the interior of the 2017 Chrysler 200, likening the contemporary layout and high-grade materials to what you might find in a luxury model. Available embellishments include real wood, bronze chrome, and piano black trim, and even the humbler base model presents a well-constructed, comfortable cabin. The straightforward infotainment system found in all but the base model is very user-friendly. Unfortunately, the cramped quarters of the back seat aren't as pleasing.

  • "The Chrysler 200's thoroughly modern cabin design is one of its highlights. It's shown in its best light in the 200S and 200C with their upgraded materials and optional 8.4-inch Uconnect interface. Its large touchscreen is intuitive, with large virtual icons and a simple menu structure. Just about anyone should be able to figure it out. That said, we've also spent time in a Limited model with cloth upholstery and the standard 5-inch audio display. It doesn't look quite as state-of-the-art, but it's still a comfortable and functional interior furnished with decent enough materials." -- Edmunds
  • "The 200 is a beautifully conceived sedan, and from behind the thick-grip steering wheel, it feels more like an upscale luxury car. Soft-touch materials are generously scattered throughout the cabin, as are a number of innovative features such as the rotary-knob gear selector and the optional 8.4-in UConnect touchscreen infotainment system. The cabin is well-isolated from outside noise, and the 200's ride is smooth and compliant." -- Autotrader (2015)
  • "… the dashtop and door tops are padded, a nice touch at this price level. Available two-toning helps give the interior a richer look, as does some bright trim (mostly black on the sporty S) and 'colorful' styled instruments and controls. Also aiding the ambiance is that the gearshift is a large, classy-looking rotary knob on the console. While perhaps not everyone will like it, I'm a real fan." -- Consumer Guide (2015)

Seating

The five-seat 2017 Chrysler 200 comes standard with cloth upholstery and front seats that offer six-way manual adjustments. The rear seat has a 60/40 split and a trunk pass-through. Available features include leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, and an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat.

The 200 has anchors to fasten child safety seats into all three rear seats. You should have no problem finding the tether anchors. The lower anchors – which are mounted in the outboard seats or can be borrowed for the middle seat – are a little harder to locate and may take some digging to find in the seat cushion.

Most test drivers find the front seats comfortable, with a suitable amount of adjustments and good visibility for the driver. The 200 has as much space inside as the average midsize car, but reviewers frequently report that the back seat feels constricted. Taller passengers will find headroom to be an issue when getting into the back. Once on the road, the ride is quiet and smooth.

  • "Unfortunately, the 200 isn't as roomy for people and in fact is smaller than all of its midsize sedan rivals. There's less hiproom up front, and headroom might feel a bit tighter, while there is considerably less leg- and headroom in the back. Unlike other midsize sedans, it will be a struggle for one 6-footer to sit behind another. The lower, sloping roof also restricts visibility and might make the 200 feel a bit claustrophobic in back as well." -- Edmunds
  • "Regrettably, all the luxury in the world can't compensate for the 200's smallish rear seat and snug headroom." -- Kelley Blue Book (2016)
  • "The cabin is well-isolated from outside noise, and the 200's ride is smooth and compliant." -- Autotrader (2016)

Interior Features

The 2017 Chrysler 200 comes standard with push-button start, proximity key, a rearview camera, four speakers, an auxiliary jack, a USB charging port, and audio controls on the steering wheel. Features available in upper trims and add-on packages include navigation, infotainment systems with 5- or 8.4-inch touch screens, Bluetooth, satellite radio, HD Radio, a leather steering wheel, a heated steering wheel, a nine-speaker Alpine premium sound system, a dual-pane sunroof, dual-zone climate control, remote start, a 115-volt power outlet, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, park assist, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and automatic high beams.

The cabin of the Chrysler 200 is not only functional – with ample cabin storage and a user-friendly layout – but it's high-class as well. Refined qualities extend even to smaller details, and soft-touch materials are plentiful. The Uconnect infotainment interface (standard in every model above the base LX) is straightforward and responsive.

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  • "Inside, this is a different Chrysler than we're used to. Every surface has been attended to, resulting in a comfortable, quiet respite with gorgeous matte wood accents, especially on higher trim levels. The adjustable, sliding center console cover/cup holder is Audi-grade, with premium hardware and a damped slider mechanism. Door panels feature soft materials top-to-bottom even on base LX trim models, while contrast stitching and muted copper accents lend a designer touch to nearly every surface" -- Autoweek (2015)
  • "The real wood inlays in the optional Premium Group package are especially striking, as they feature exposed edges inspired by the iconic Eames chair. That said, we've also spent time in a Limited model with cloth upholstery and the standard 5-inch audio display. It doesn't look quite as state-of-the-art, but it's still a comfortable and functional interior furnished with high-quality materials. All models feature a USB port that strategically routes your power cord to a handy storage shelf in the center console." -- Edmunds (2015)
  • "We're big fans of Uconnect's seamless operation and ease of control, and the unit in the 200 did nothing to dissuade us from that stance." -- Left Lane News (2015)

Cargo

The 200 has a 16 cubic-foot trunk, which is one of the largest in this class. Storage can be expanded by folding the 60/40 split rear seat or by using the back-seat pass-through. The seats don't fold completely flat, though, which limits the 200's usability when it comes to hauling larger items.

  • "At 16.0 cubic feet, the 200's trunk offers more space than the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima and Mazda 6. Its 60/40-split folding rear seat also includes a small trunk pass-through that allows longer items to be carried along with four passengers in the car." -- Edmunds (2016)
  • This is about as good as cabin storage gets in a midsize sedan, at least in terms of sheer volume. Slightly less impressive is the trunk. It's decently large, and the rear seatbacks fold down to expand the space, but they rest a few inches above the level of the cargo floor, so you can't just slide long items in. Also, the pass-through is rather restricted in size." -- Consumer Guide (2015)

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