2012 Chrysler 200

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45 reviews
Available Price Range $5,983-$15,551 Trims7 Combined MPG 23-25 Seats 4-5

Our Take on the 2012 Chrysler 200

Our Take

Chrysler introduced the 200 to the competitive midsize-sedan segment for the 2011 model year.  It's offered as a five-seat sedan and a four-seat convertible and is available with four-cylinder or V-6 power. Competitors include the Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord and Toyota ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Brakes
  • Dated multimedia interface and controls
  • Ride comfort (convertible)
  • Small trunk
  • Undersized backseat (convertible)
  • Lackluster four-cylinder
  • Insufficient front-seat travel (sedan)

Notable Features

  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Sedan or convertible
  • Convertible offered with a power-folding hardtop or a soft-top
  • Standard automatic transmission

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

The 2012 Chrysler 200 and I got off to a rough start. It stole 45 minutes of quiet time — courtesy of my napping daughter — while I tried installing her child-safety seat in the midsize sedan. After a few choice words and frustration that ended in tears, I still couldn't get the car seat installed. My husband also tried to install it, with no success. He declared that if we&a... Read full review for the 2012 Chrysler 200

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Consumer Reviews

4.3

Average based on 45 reviews

200 S=Not a bad ride

by Sportscars Forever from DC on February 28, 2012

I normally prefer sports cars (or anything with a nice V-8) but I wanted a car that would be could good on gas , but also be a V-6 so I wouldn't have V-8 withdraws, and save on insurance. So I started... Read Full Review

7 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Chrysler 200 LX

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NHTSA Ratings

Based on Chrysler 200 LX

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36mo/36,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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