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2014 Chrysler 200

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2014 Chrysler 200 Review

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KBB Expert Rating: 5.5

Admittedly somewhat bland on the outside, the 2014 Chrysler 200 offers an impressive interior of quality materials and elegant style that looks entirely appropriate for a more expensive sedan. The suspension delivers a comfortable ride over irregular pavement, secure highway stability, and handling that, if not in the realm of sports cars, is still responsive. In addition to the very nice interior and competent road manners, the Chrysler 200 offers the availability of Chrysler’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, which is matched with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Chrysler 200’s shortcomings are in rear-seat comfort, where it’s a little cramped, and trunk capacity, which is on the smallish side. Pluses include an attractively affordable pricing structure and the availability of a retractable-hardtop convertible.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you’re drawn to the attractive interior at an affordable price, like the refined level of ride and handling, and are ready to spring for the powerful V6 engine, check out the 2014 Chrysler 200. The 200 Convertible offers the only retractable hardtop within this price range.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you’re after exceptional fuel-economy numbers or a more refined 4-cylinder engine, you’ll have to shop elsewhere. And, even though the Chrysler 200’s initial pricing can fit modest budgets, adding optional extras can send the final price much higher.

What's New for 2014

For 2014, the biggest change for the Chrysler 200 is that the S model is now offered on the Touring and Limited trim levels as a package, rather than as a stand-alone model.

Driving the 200
Driving Impressions

The quiet, smooth and remarkably fuel-efficient V6 is so much better than the noisy and buzzy 2.4-liter 4-cylinder base engine that we have difficulty recommending the 2014 200 without the...

... V6. Available on 200 LX, Touring and Limited models, the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 of 283 horsepower delivers impressive acceleration, getting from rest to 60 mph in just over six seconds. Merging with freeways or passing slower traffic is not a problem. As mentioned earlier, the Chrysler 200 suspension engineers have done their work quite well, and the 200 provides a smooth, compliant and entirely comfortable ride yet, when the pavement hits the twists and turns, it settles in and responds to the curves with admirable precision. The steering offers ease in tight spots with noteworthy directional stability on long interstate stretches. And, with its retractable hardtop, the 200 Convertible is surprisingly quiet going down the road.

TAUT SUSPENSION
You might expect mid-size American sedans to drive like rental cars, but the 2014 Chrysler 200’s suspension and steering place it at the top of its category. It’s a surprising and welcome pleasure.

REFINED INTERIOR
If you’re going to spend time inside a car it’s nice to have an interior as refined, artistic and elegantly styled as that of the Chrysler 200. Quality of materials is first-rate and fit-and-finish is exceptional – it really is a nice place to take a ride.

2014 Chrysler 200 Details
Interior

Chrysler interiors of the past have often been hard plastic and frumpy colors, but the 2014 Chrysler 200’s interior seems more appropriate to an Acura, Lexus or Audi, with pleasing shapes, soft-touch surfaces, tight seams and chrome highlights. The upholstery, whether cloth or leather, is tailored like a nice suit. Standard are a driver’s adjustable lumbar support and split-folding rear seatbacks. Those in front ride well but, if the front seats are slid all the way back, legroom in the rear is cramped. Finally, the noise insulation is exemplary, which is nice for using the Bluetooth or catching some tunes.

Exterior

The 2014 Chrysler 200 shows some family resemblance to the Chrysler 300, and that’s a good thing. Up front are headlights with tasteful LED accents. Chrome trim adds a touch of luxury and style, while 17- and 18-inch wheels give it a solid stance. While it remains on the bland side of high style, the 200 is at least properly finished and detailed.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

Standard equipment for the 2014 Chrysler 200 LX starts with the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine and 4-speed automatic transmission, and includes power windows, mirrors and locks, keyless entry, a remote trunk release, heated side mirrors, 17-inch wheels with covers, air conditioning with filtration, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, driver’s-side lumber and height adjustment, and an AM/FM stereo with MP3-compatible CD player. Instrumentation includes LED lighting, an outside temperature display and a stylish analog clock.

Optional Equipment

Above the 200 LX, the two up-level trims are the Touring and Limited, each of which can be equipped with the S trim package that includes 18-inch wheels, black-finish grille and blackout surrounds. Standard on the Touring and Limited is a 6-speed automatic transmission, aluminum-alloy wheels, automatic on/off headlights, 8-way power driver’s seat and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The luxury-oriented Limited adds a V6 engine, leather, heated front seats, 17-inch wheels, touch-screen audio system with a hard drive (though navigation is optional on all but the LX), foglights, Boston Acoustic audio, remote start and Chrysler’s UConnect hands-free phone setup.

Under the Hood

The standard 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine makes 173 horsepower and delivers reasonable performance and fuel economy. But it’s noisy and has never been accused of being refined. The far superior choice is the potent 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, which is smooth, responsive, quiet and almost as easy with gasoline. It makes 283 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, is matched to a 6-speed automatic and, in our opinion, is worth every penny.

2.4-liter inline-4
173 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
166 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/30 mpg (4-speed automatic), 20/31 mpg (6-speed automatic), 18/29 mpg (convertible)

3.6-liter
283 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm
260 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/29 mpg

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2014 Chrysler 200 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.0
Out of 10

Based on 158 Ratings for the 2011 - 2014 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.0/10
    Quality
    8.1/10
  • Reliability
    8.4/10
    Performance
    8.2/10
  • Comfort
    8.4/10
    Styling
    8.5/10

Chrysler Sucks

By on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 105,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
2/10
Reliability
3/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
2/10
Styling
2/10
Comfort
2/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"We've had a town & country before and we had many problems with it, the interior electronics started to break down after a year. and the engine started costing us more and more with little things that were expensive to fix. Then some years later we decided to give chrysler 1 more shot and we've regretted it since. The same thing is happening with the 200 as it did with the van. so, when anyone asks I tell them not to get a chrysler. the only good thing with the 200 was we got siriusxm, we like the satellite radio so much better then the am/fm radio"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Family Vehicle!

By on Friday, June 10, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 31,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
1/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfortable ride, Big windows for the kids to look"

Cons: "Loose steering, Car seat straps are tucked in far"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Dear future or prior owners, When I was shopping for a vehicle I would walk up to the dealership and my first words were I absolutely do not want a Chrysler 200. Every dealership had way to many so it made feel as if there were problems and why didn't people want to keep them. I finally got suckered in by my wife to purchase this vehicle and I really enjoy it. It has tons of room for the car seats, except the bars to hook the car seats onto are little weird and tucked really far back, so it is kind of a hassle hooking them up. Also the steering is very loose. I have never driven a car before where if you look at the steering wheel wrong your car is jerking all over the road. Other than I really enjoy the little features the vehicle comes with, and I love the radio functions. For a family of four I would recommend this car. It has nice pick up and go, looks very stylish and is very comfortable."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

not for me

By on Tuesday, May 24, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 31,000

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
2/10
Styling
1/10
Comfort
1/10

Pros: "at least it registers as a car"

Cons: "read the review please"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"had car almost a year and it's not what i thought it would be first the back seat is not comfortable glad i drive at least this seat is ok. when you buy a car like this i thought it would have more luxury but not. the vehicle lacks when getting on freeways so dont get the under powered 4 cylinder. blind spot from passenger rear when looking back from drivers seat good thing i check the mirrors right. note front doors are awkward to open i use my right leg to kick door open cause it weights a ton and dont get me started on closing doors. lets just say im will be going back to toyota."

Good H.T. convertible

By on Saturday, May 14, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 28,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "V 6 and steel hardtop"

Cons: "sm. back seat.That is the trade off of a conv."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"It is the best convertible for the money. We bought this car new. The headroom and legroom , even with the steel H.T. up, is fine."

great car bad city gas mileage rear seat no room

By on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 26,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "too expenceive with car loan drive very nice"

Cons: "no rear leg room small truck bad city mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"bad city mileage no rear legroom small truck drives nice easy turning and parking good engine and pickup"

3 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Rating shoule be closer to very good condition

By on Friday, April 8, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 41,700

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Excellent mecchanical condition"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Car is in extra solid good condition should come to an &8200 trade value, a retail sale from personal sale would be asking $10,000."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

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