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2014 Chrysler 200 Sedan and Convertible Preview

Pros: The 2014 Chrysler 200, unlike other midsize sedans on the Canadian market, is also available as a cabriolet. Both body styles house an optional V6 engine that endows the car with superb power. In fact, you won't find a more potent engine in this segment. In addition, the 200's low entry price belies its upscale and roomy interior.

Cons: The biggest weakness of this American contender is the 4-cylinder engine/4-speed transmission combo -- you should definitely avoid it. While the cabin offers seating for five, the trunk is a bit limited. Overall, as good as the 200 is on its own, it loses most comparisons with other midsize cars.

2014 Chrysler 200 Price: The sedan comes in four trim levels including LX ($17,395), Touring ($20,895), Limited ($23,595), and S ($25,895). Meanwhile, the 200 Convertible offers the same models: LX ($29,395), Touring ($36,195), Limited ($38,195), and S ($39,195).

2014 Chrysler 200 Fuel Economy: The average fuel consumption for a 4-cylinder Chrysler 200 is just under 10L/100km. With the V6, expect a number in the 10.6-11L/100km range.

Improvements and Changes: Nothing major, but interior fit and finish has slightly improved.

2014 Chrysler 200 Powertrain:
The standard engine is a 2.4L 4-cylinder that produces 173 horsepower. All trim levels benefit from a 6-speed automatic transmission except the base LX, which makes do with an obsolete 4-speed unit. The alternative is Chrysler's remarkable 3.6L Pentastar V6 generating 283 horsepower through a 6-speed autobox with manual mode.

Cargo Capacity: The 2014 Chrysler 200 sedan has a 390-litre trunk, which is a tad smaller than most rivals. The 200 convertible can swallow 370 litres of gear.

Safety: ABS, brake assist, electronic brake force distribution, stability control, and traction control all come standard. Let's not forget the six airbags and the active front head restraints.

Comparing the 2014 Chrysler 200:
The midsize segment is one of the most competitive with the likes of the Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Mazda6, Nissan Altima, Subaru Legacy, and Toyota Camry. The 200 is the only model that offers a cabriolet, however.

2014 Chrysler 200 convertible rear 3/4 view and 2014 Chrysler 200 front view
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Référence : L’Annuel de l’automobile 2014

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