2013 Chrysler 200: nice mid-sized sedan reviews
May 6, 2013 Auto Reviews
The 2013 Chrysler 200 is based on the last-generation Sebring, which leaves this mid-sized car lagging behind competition like the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata and Chevrolet Malibu.
The five-seat 2013 Chrysler 200 sedan comes in three trim levels: LX, Touring and Limited. The four-seat 200 convertible is available in three trims: Touring, Limited and S. The convertible has either a power cloth top or retractable hard top. The 200 was last redesigned in 2011. Since it hasn’t changed much since then, this overview uses applicable research and reviews from 2011 and 2012, as well as the current model year.
For the 200 sedan, the former S model is now available as a package for the Touring and Limited trim levels. The S Appearance Package includes 18-inch aluminum wheels and black accents for the grille, fog lamp bezels, headlights and badges. The S Package builds upon it with the addition of leather-trimmed seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Chrysler’s newest audio units feature mapping by industry-leader Garmin. Not only is the system intuitively simple to operate, the large 6.5-inch screen makes it easy for older eyes to navigate the on-screen commands.
The 200 convertible, meanwhile, receives an overhauled suspension that includes a larger front stabilizer bar, revised shock damping and new spring rates for a more engaging driving experience, according to Chrysler.
When designing the Chrysler 200 interior, engineers have set several main goals including convenience, maximized comfort and optimal usage of space. The designers have been inspired by expensive and natural materials that were united with contemporary concepts. The interior offers new instrument panel with heating and cooling outlets. The chosen color scheme creates a contrast with the vehicle’s exterior.
Security Testing of 2013 Chrysler 200
In government crash testing, the 200 sedan received an overall rating of four stars out of five, including four stars for frontal impacts and just three stars for side impacts. The convertible was not tested. The independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the 200 sedan and convertible its top rating of Good in every category, except that the convertible wasn’t tested for roof strength.