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2013 Chrysler 200 Limited

2013 Chrysler 200 Review

(0 Stars)  Stylish, but starting to show its true age.

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New for 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.
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.

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2013 200 Limited Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.6L Pentastar V 6 DOHC and variable valve timing
E85 / unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 14 MPG city, 21 MPG highway, 16 MPG combined and 270 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
16.9gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 283 hp @ 6,400 rpm; 260 ft lb of torque @ 4,400 rpm
Secondary fuel economy:

'13 Chrysler Limited Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Compass
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Trip Computer
  Interior  
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Air Filtration System
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
  Trucks and Towing  
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Engine Oil Cooler
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