|Reviewed By||Tony Piff|
|Price as Tested||$29,170: 2.4-L I4, 9-speed 948TE automatic, Comfort Group, Navigation and Sound Group, Premium Lighting Group, Blind Spot and Cross Path Detection|
Reasonably sized for the modern American road and modern American human. Not too big and not too small. Lots of glass, decent visibility. Roomy trunk. 2.4-L 4-banger wants to spin. Car gets going quick, but that’s due more to the responsive 9-speed gearbox than horsepower. Comfortable, supportive seats with nice seat heaters. I usually don’t care for heated steering wheels, but this one changed my mind. 23/36 mpg seems reasonable. Optional blind-spot monitor is unobtrusive and effective. Nice ride as optioned for under $30k.
Bland styling, bland identity. Too-black interior offsets the brightness of all the glass and creates a coffin-like atmosphere. Lighter-colored headliner and pillars would brighten the cabin. The paddle-shifted Sport mode feels like a silly affectation on such an un-sporty car, but it’s well executed for what it is.
The 2015 Chrysler 200S blends right in on the freeway and in the parking lot, and the buyer for this car will think that’s just great. Same goes for the performance and handling, which won’t distract you with greatness or incompetence. The car feels safe and comfortable and goes where you point it.
|Fun to Drive|
|Fun to Look at|
Jan 26, 2015