The 2014 Chrysler 200 Convertible, the wild-child in the 200 family, is one of the few full-sized convertibles left on the market and available here at Perkins Motors in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Featuring seating for four, room for all their stuff and your choice of a power-operated cloth soft-top or a class-exclusive power retractable steel hard-top, the 200 Convertible was named “Best Full-Size Convertible” by the Southern Automotive Media Association (SAMA).
“We are truly honored that the members of SAMA have chosen the Chrysler 200 Convertible as the ‘Best Full-size Convertible’ at the third annual ‘Topless in Miami’ Event,” said Saad Chehab, Chrysler Brand president and CEO “The Chrysler 200 Convertible is packed
with an exceptional level of standard content, exquisite style and a dynamic, open-air driving experience, at a surprising value.” The 200 Convertible also earned “Best 2013 Total QualityTM
” honors in Strategic Vision’s annual Total Quality IndexTM
(TQI) in the “Best Convertible under $30,000” category.
Built in Michigan at the Chrysler Sterling Heights Assembly Plant, the two-door 2014 Chrysler 200 Convertible (MSRP $27,950) is available in Touring, Limited and S trims. In the 200 Convertible Touring, a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine produces 173 hp and 166 lb/ft of torque through a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission with AutoStick driver-interactive manual control. Drivers can expect an EPA-estimated 18 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.
Standard in 200 Limited and S trims (and available in the Touring) is the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, previously named to Ward’s “10 Best Engines” list. Power is bumped up to 283 hp and 260 lb/ft of torque through a six-speed automatic transmission, and fuel economy is excellent at 29 mpg highway and a surprising 19 mpg city that actually bests the four-cylinder.
Since plenty of time will be spent cruising around in the 200 Convertible, a MacPherson strut front and multi-link independent rear suspension are standard and provide a comfortable, controlled ride. Passengers in the back will be happy, too, because they get the most rear-seat legroom in the segment. Touring models feature 17-inch wheels, while Limited models come with 18-inchers. The 200 S features gloss-black 18-inch wheels with painted pockets.
Outside, nine exterior colors are available, and foglamps, bi-function halogen projector headlamps and heated exterior mirrors are all standard. The cloth soft-top is standard across the lineup, and the retractable hardtop is available in Limited and S trims. Inside, the 200 Touring features air conditioning with air filtration, an LED instrument cluster, an Electronic Vehicle Information Center, leather wrapped shift knob and steering wheel, premium cloth upholstery, and a six-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Limited trims add a HomeLink universal remote control, LED interior reading lights, remote start, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather seating surfaces, heated front seats and the Uconnect® 430 infotainment system with Voice Command and Bluetooth. The 200 S has a darker look with trim-specific grille with black painted bars, headlamps with black background, foglamp bezels, and black inlay for the Chrysler winged badge. The S further adds a unique black interior with black accents, premium-leather-covered seats with “S” suede inserts, and a Boston Acoustics speaker system. The Uconnect 430® system can be upgraded in Limited and S trims to a Uconnect® 430N that adds navigation. You can carry up to 13.3 cubic feet of cargo in the 200 Convertible with the top up, and a respectable seven cubic feet with the top down.
Safety features for the 200 Convertible include multistage front airbags, Electronic Stability Control and a tire-specific Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Every 200 Convertible is covered by a fully transferrable five-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, a three-year/36,000-mile Basic Limited Warranty and five years/100,000 miles of Roadside Assistance. Ford, Toyota and Honda powertrain warranties all end at 60,000 miles.
Stop by today and see how easily you can make 2014 your year of the convertible.