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January 20, 2017
Vehicle Details: 2017 Chrysler 200 vs. the Competition
The 200 continues to find ways to stay ahead

The midsize sedan segment accounts for one out of every six new vehicles sold in America— and Chrysler has the winning formula of style, safety and technology to succeed in that segment.

The Chrysler 200 adds even more goodies for the 2017 model year. While the 200 is already more visually appealing than many of its competitors, a new Dark Appearance Package is available, adding black moldings to the halogen headlights, gloss black trim and unique 18-inch wheels. An Alloy Edition is also available on 200S models with Titanium and Dark Bronze finishes that put Chrysler in a category by itself.

There are five available models for the 2017 200 – LX, Touring, Limited Platinum, 200S and 200C Platinum – with every model offering the good looks and value for which Chrysler has become renowned.

There are two engines available for the 2017 200. The 2.4-liter four cylinder engine prioritizes fuel economy with ratings up to 23 mpg city and 36 mpg highway, while managing 184 hp and 173 lb/ft of torque. That’s more power and better fuel efficiency than both the Toyota Camry and Volkswagen Passat. The available 3.6-liter V6 engine produces a best-in-class 295 hp and 262 lb/ft of torque, with fuel estimates rated up to 31 mpg highway. That’s more power than any other vehicle in the segment, with highway fuel economy that’s still better than the V6-equipped Camry and Passat. You can also add an all-wheel drive system that’s missing from the Camry, Passat, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima and Chevrolet Malibu. Both engines are paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Inside the 200, there’s ample room for five. Front headroom checks in at 38.7 inches (more than Passat), and the 200 holds an advantage in front and rear shoulder room over the Camry. The 200 also has an edge over the competition in the technology department with features you won’t find anywhere else, including the Uconnect® infotainment system featuring a large 8.4-inch color touchscreen. Other standout features include a 506-watt Alpine audio system, seven-inch customizable driver information display and navigation system.

The 200 was named a 2017 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, on top of a 5 Star Overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It features some of the most advanced safety equipment you’ll find in the midsize segment, including Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning Plus, Blind-Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Path detection, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Lane Departure Warning Plus and Advanced Brake Assist. A Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist feature is available, taking the worry out of fitting into a tight parking spot.

Best of all, the 2017 Chrysler 200 starts at an MSRP of $22,610 – less than the Camry.

Stop by today and let us give you a few more reasons to consider a 2017 Chrysler 200. Be sure to save some time for a test drive so you can experience the difference for yourself.

This article is presented by Perkins Motors in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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