The all-new 200 is the new face of Chrysler, and it’s raising expectations for what a midsize sedan can and should be. When you get into the 2015 200 that's on sale here at Perkins Motors in Colorado Springs, Colorado, you immediately see that Chrysler took the time to do things right and created an interior that’s arguably the best in the segment.
When the all-new 200 was released about a year ago, it caused an immediate sensation, and sales of the 200 have been red-hot, increasing 155 percent from March 2014 to March 2015––specifically, 19,190 sold––an all time best for the brand.
Automotive journalists have had high praise for the new 200 and its interior, as well.
For example, AutoTrader editors said, “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-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system.”
Autoweek writers were also impressed: “Every surface has been attended to, resulting in a comfortable, quiet respite with gorgeous matte wood accents, especially on higher trims 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 [levels], while contrast stitching and muted copper accents lend a designer touch to nearly every surface.”
It’s not surprising that the new 200 has won awards and recognition. It is a Consumers Digest “Best Buy,” and it was selected as “Mid-Size Car of Texas” by the Texas Auto Writers Association. The 200 cabin also won a place on the Ward’s “10 Best Interiors” list. “Designers paid extraordinary attention to detail in the new Chrysler 200C interior design and it shows. Specially engineered wood veneer sweeps across the instrument panel and has a wonderful natural feel,” said Drew Winter, editor-in-chief of WardsAuto World magazine.
Chrysler continues to enhance the 200. For 2015, the 200 offers two additional interior colors – Ambassador Blue leather (available in the 200S) and Mocha leather (available in the 200C).
“The Chrysler 200 is resonating with consumers looking for a car that delivers a timeless, elegant design, a great driving experience and is packed with features drivers and passengers appreciate,” said Chrysler brand President and CEO Al Gardner. “By adding two new interior choices, the Chrysler 200 offers fresh options for the driver who wants a car that exudes a style not typically found in the midsize sedan segment.”
The Ambassador Blue leather scheme is in addition to the black leather or black cloth with Ambassador Blue leather trim choices that are already available on the 200S. For the 200C, the premium Mocha leather interior is added to the Black or Linen interiors that feature heated and ventilated front seats.
Two great powertrains provide quite a bit of substance behind all the style, including EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to 36 mpg highway. All-wheel drive is available, and the 200 offers 60 standard and available safety and security features (the most in the segment), including class-exclusive Keyless Enter ‘n Go, Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist System, Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus, and Full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus. The 200 earned a 2015 “Top Safety Pick+” rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, something the Honda Accord, Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Nissan Altima, and Hyundai Sonata failed to achieve.
Designed and built right here in America, the 2015 Chrysler 200 starts at an MSRP of $21,800 and is on sale now. Schedule your test drive today.