May 08, 2012
Reviewed By Chad Tyson
Price as Tested $30,070
Likes

Optional 3.6-liter V6 has best in class 283 hp. Comes with impressive list of standard equipment. Front seats are quite comfortable, even after several hour-long drives. Rear seat offers plenty of headroom when top is up. Base sound system is good enough to hear clearly at 50 mph with the top down. Fast, simple, and smooth convertible top operation.

Dislikes

Not nimble, agile, or sporty. The handling is adequate and comfortable for highway and around town driving, but it’s not particularly inspired. And can you say torque steer? Despite decent engine performance, there is no fun sound to match. Just a muffled, bland exhaust note. White-faced analog clock with silver hands and hour markers is hard to read.

Verdict

The 200 is leaps and bounds ahead of the base-level Chrysler convertibles of the past, but the overall result is still mediocre. But the 200 is the lowest-priced four-seater convertible in its segment, and it also just so happens to have the most horsepower and best rear leg room. This is no sports car, but if that doesn’t bother you, in terms of value for the dollar, it’s hard to beat.

Fun to Drive
3.5 rating
Fun to Look at
3.0 rating
Overall Experience
3.0 rating
Stats
Horsepower 283
EPA Mileage 19 city/29 highway

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