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2013 Chrysler 200 Driving Impressions


The standard powerplant for the Chrysler 200 is the 173-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder world engine Chrysler shares with Mitsubishi and Hyundai. With dual variable valve timing, the power is good at both low and high rpm, and its 166 foot-pounds of torque are sufficient for the demands of its owners. The engine has proven itself reliable, over the years around the world, while delivering good gas mileage.

Fuel economy is an EPA-rated 20/31 mpg City/Highway with the 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 6-speed automatic transmission in a Chrysler 200 Touring sedan.

In models equipped with the inline-4, we were impressed by how smooth and solid the 200 feels. Even the convertible feels like it's put together well. We noticed very little road noise, and the ride was smooth and solid. The Chrysler 200 also corners really well, with little body roll.

The 6-speed automatic transmission is seamless and not over-programmed. We strongly recommend it over the 4-speed automatic that comes standard on the base model.

The optional V6 engine makes 283 horsepower and 260 foot-pounds of torque. During our test drive we noticed some wind and tire noise at highway speeds. But this is the price you pay for more aggressive tires, and we wouldn't call it unbearable.

Using third and fourth gears on the mountain two-lanes, the V6-powered Chrysler 200 showed off its ample power and acceleration. According to Chrysler, the engine makes more than 90 percent of its peak torque from 1600 rpm all the way up to redline 6400, and our mountain driving supports that, as we had plenty of torque and acceleration coming off slow corners. The engine has a nice, powerful growl when it's working, and you can't hear it when it's not.

The V6 gives up very little to the four-cylinder in fuel mileage, with a strong EPA rating of 19/29 mpg City/Highway.

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