SUM UP Stylish, but starting to show its true age.

By Automobile Magazine

What's New for 200 in 2013

The 200S used to be a stand-alone trim model on the 200 sedan, but its exterior styling cues – notably the dark grille, black headlamp bezels, projector fog lamps, and polished 18-inch wheels – are now available as part of an S Exterior Package on the mid-grade 200 Touring and high-grade 200 Limited. A new 200S Special Edition package adds a unique grille insert, matte black wheels, and interior trim designed by Carhartt...more

Overview

If the 200 isn’t the best example of how a Fiat-backed Chrysler can breathe life into dying models, we don’t know what is. No Chrysler model needed an overhaul as much as the old Sebring did; its clunky exterior, low-rent interior, and subpar ride and handling won it no friends outside the rental car lot. Its transformation into the 200 may not suddenly result in a class-leading midsize sedan or convertible, but it is impressive nonetheless. The 200 sedan finally received the powertrain, chassis tuning, and styling it originally deserved. The base 2.4-liter four-cylinder is still a bit sluggish, but the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 shines, delivering a healthy amount of pep. The 200 convertible -- with your choice of fabric or metal folding roof – remains part of the 200 portfolio; though it feels a bit soft and prone to cowl shake, its is one of the few reasonably priced drop-tops in the segment capable of comfortably seating four passengers. Better yet, it finally receives the suspension upgrades applied to the 200 sedan in 2011. Is the 200 automotive perfection? No, but it’s proof positive that it’s possible to transform an ugly duckling into quite an attractive and affordable swan.

Safety

Front, side, and side curtain air bags (except in the convertible); active head restraints for the front seats; traction and stability control; ABS; and a tire-pressure monitor are standard. Automatic headlamp controls are standard on Touring and Limited models.

Key competitors to the 2013 Chrysler 200

  • Chevrolet Malibu
  • Honda Accord
  • Toyota Camry
  • Kia Optima

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2013 200 Standard Equipment

Braking and Handling

  • Four Wheel ABS

Climate Control

  • Front Air Conditioning

Convenience

  • Auto On Headlights
  • Compass
  • Cruise Control
  • Keyless Entry
  • Power Locks
  • Power Trunk/Liftgate
  • Power Windows
  • Steering Wheel Scope
  • Trip Computer

Interior

  • Air Filtration System
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel

Safety

  • Auto Day/Night Mirror
  • Brake Assist
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Front Fog Lights
  • Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
  • Heated Outside Mirrors
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Stability Control
  • Theft Deterrent System
  • Traction Control

Seats

  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Leather Seats

Sound and Entertainment

  • Compact Disc MP3 Capable
  • Satellite Radio

Technology

  • Homelink Universal Transmitter

Tires and Wheels

  • Alloy Wheels

Trucks and Towing

  • Engine Oil Cooler
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