For auto consumers seeking a mid-size sedan a cut above the generic family hauler, the Chrysler 200 offers a sleek, upscale alternative to the very vanilla Toyota Camry. With an elegant design and thoughtful interior features, the 2017 Chrysler 200 offers a comfortable driving experience in a handsome package.
Let’s not kid ourselves. The Toyota Camry is a solid mid-size sedan. Its reliability and quality design have made it a sales leader. However, it’s not very exciting, and its interior design feels a little spare to many. The Chrysler 200 offers drivers a reliable, mechanically sound sedan that’s fun to drive and which will stand out from the crowd.
Exterior & Interior Design
The Camry isn’t known for being a show horse. It’s the sensible shoes of automobiles—reliable, but boring. The Chrysler 200 offers drivers a car they can truly enjoy. The sloped hood and front windshield give the car a more elegant, dashing look than the more pedestrian Camry. Good angles and curves along the rest of the body also give the vehicle a more high-end appearance. Although the Camry has undergone a recent redesign, Toyota has yet to break the vehicle’s stodgy mold.
The 200 offers an upscale look for the cabin, with high-quality surfaces and upholstery throughout the vehicle. Convenient storage areas also make managing a busy job or family on the road much easier.
The Chrysler 200 offers two engines. A standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder produces 184 horsepower and 173 lb. ft. of torque. Upper trim levels of the Chrysler 200 offer a 3.6-liter V6 that cranks out 296 horsepower and 262 lb. ft. of torque. The V6 is where the Chrysler 200 really shines, offering zero to 60 acceleration in 6.2 seconds, putting the 200 among the quickest vehicles of its size.
The Camry’s base engine is slightly less powerful, providing 178 horsepower and 170 lb. ft. of torque. The Chrysler 200’s V6 also outpaces the Camry’s, which offers just 268 horsepower and 248 lb. ft. of torque.
Safety is another of the Chrysler 200’s strong points. The new Chrysler 200 earned a perfect five-star overall crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as well as five stars for front and side impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 200 a Top Safety Pick+.
The Camry also gets a five-star overall rating, but it does have some four-star ratings for driver front crash protection and rollover protection.
The Chrysler 200 is slightly more expensive than the Camry. A base-level Chrysler 200 has an MSRP of $24,500, while the base-level Camry has an MSRP of $23,995. Considering the superior design, more comfortable interior, and top-tier safety the Chrysler 200 provides, it’s a small price to pay.
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