2018 Chrysler 200 Interior Exterior

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The clean, straightforward design of the 2018 Chrysler 200 Interior is let down only by the turbo model’s excessive add-ons.

Styling and performance

The 2018 Chrysler 200 remains a stylish, comfortable, and appealing sedan. The shape is smooth, rounded, and capped with a refined grille and front end. It almost picks up where Saab left off, and it’s an elegant appearance that looks more expensive than it is. The roofline is long and tapers down to the tail and its short, flush deck lid. The design helps to hide the short wheelbase that is a result of the car’s compact car roots.

2018 Chrysler 200 Interior Performance

Inside, the 200 is superbly detailed. All the functionality is there, with sliding cupholders and plenty of cubbies, while the dash is covered with top-notch materials, fits, and finishes. A number of design touches are both functional and distinctive—like the pass-through storage area in the center console, and the rotary shift controller.
In terms of performance, the 2018 Chrysler 200 rides quite well, and its handling is predictable but unremarkable. It’s neither as soft and comfort-oriented as the current Altima nor as sporty as the Fusion. The 200 is built on an extended version of the Dart compact-sedan platform, and it shares the Dart’s strut front/four-link rear end and electric power steering. Overall, driving the 200 is pleasant and progressive, with a firm yet muted feel to the way that it goes down the road. READ ~ Vw Caddy 2020 Interior

Two engines are offered, both found in other FCA models. At the base level, there’s a 184-horsepower, 2.4-liter inline-4, while the 295-hp V-6 is the counterpunch to turbocharged inline-4 offerings elsewhere. The base engine is just adequate, while V-6 versions have strong acceleration and are well-damped, although not the sharpest-handling. Manual-shift modes and paddles to bring out the best of the V-6, but there is a bit of torque steer unless you opt for all-wheel drive. We’ve found that the 9-speed automatic can, at times, shift abruptly and unpredictably.

The 4-cylinder 200 earns an EPA rating of 23 mpg city, 36 highway, 27 combined. The 200’s optional V-6 automatic earns 19/31/23 mpg, and with all-wheel drive those numbers fall to 18/28/22 mpg.

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Interior, safety, and features

While the Chrysler 200 feels roomy from the front seats, it’s a bit less useful in back. The door cutlines make the rear seat a little difficult to get into, and if you’re more than 6 feet tall the swoopy roofline exacts a penalty. However, there is a useful flip-down armrest with built-in storage, all models have a 60/40-split back seat with a trunk pass-through, and the trunk is fairly large.

The 200 has earned excellent crash-test ratings from both U.S. agencies. It also offers an impressive package of safety equipment that includes lane-departure warnings and prevention, forward-collision warnings with automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitors with rear cross-traffic alerts.

Relative to most of its peer set, the 2018 Chrysler 200 LX remains one of the most affordable. It comes with a decent feature set, but it lacks Bluetooth and rear air ducts for heating and cooling.

The Chrysler 200S model gets a sportier look that includes fog lamps, bigger 18-inch wheels, a sport suspension, and other upgrades. Meanwhile, the top 200C model adds such niceties as dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a 7.0-inch configurable instrument panel display, and remote starting.

Styling

The 2018 Chrysler 200 doesn’t easily let on that it’s closely related to the Dodge Dart. It looks far more sophisticated, with its sheet metal flowing effortlessly over the arched roofline and cockpit. It’s a nice counterpoint to the taut, sportier look of the Dart.

The elongated roofline helps hide the fact that it’s a mid-size car built on the wheelbase of a compact car, but the wheels that sit well inboard give it away.

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We see lots of passing resemblances in the 200’s exterior design, but none of them are a bad thing. From the Saab-like front end to the roofline that’s been passed down from the Audi A7 and Ford Fusion to elegant detail bits from the Genesis G80 and Lexus LS, the 200’s exterior is very attractive and really doesn’t have a bad angle. We’re even growing to like the downturned shoulder line that drops to the rear.
All Chrysler 200 sedans have LED taillights while LED fog lamps and running lights are available. Most Chrysler 200 sedans have bright trim around the windows, but the 200S wears gloss black instead.

The 200’s real showpiece is its cabin. It’s convincing in its quality and its refined, tech-centric premium-car ambiance. The dash is split vertically, allowing a carved-out space below, and it’s all adorned in some unusual and attractive colors and grains, including an open-pore wood on the 200C that’s simple and beautiful. The gauges and center display float together in a sleekly curved cut-out from the soft-touch dash.

Interior details surprise and delight. There’s an embossed Detroit skyline in the under-console on its protective rubber mat (though neither the car nor the company hail from the city itself), volume and seek controls are located on the back of the steering wheel, and Chrysler even offers a natty interior trim with black surfaces, blue piping, and a blue cast on the dash trim.

The lower controls don’t surrender any functionality for the layout. Chrysler provides a space-efficient rotary shift knob and big dials for volume and air speed, and they’re laid on a separate plane atop a console with open storage beneath, a la Volvo. There’s also a slide-back portion under the cupholders that reveals charging and power ports, as well as a very large bin.

The best value in 2018 Chrysler 200 Interior is a base model with manual gearbox, but it’s still decently priced after adding fancy audio, leather, and a moonroof.

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