2015 Chrysler 200: Explaining the Trim Levels

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A redesigned player enters the mid-size sedan segment about twice a year, making it one of the most hotly contested segments as well as a best-selling one. The current-generation Chrysler 200's sales for 2013 were 122,480, which was near the bottom of the mid-size sedan segment. It garnered roughly a third of the Honda Accord's 366,678 yearly sales, which is the country's second best-seller to the Toyota Camry and its 408,484 in yearly sales.

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The 2015 Chrysler 200 only has one direction to go when it hits dealerships this spring. Potential buyers of the slickly styled redesigned sedan will be confronted with varying standard features on the four trims levels, including two engine choices and front- or all-wheel drive.

There are some show-stopping standard features like keyless entry and keyless start, but items such as map lights aren't available until you've moved up to the second-highest trim level. Rear passengers only get their own air vents with option packages or on the highest trim level, the 200C. We help navigate the differences here.

200LXTrimLevel

  • Chrysler 200 LX $22,695

Basics: A 184-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine; nine-speed automatic transmission; 60/40-split folding rear seats; 17-inch steel wheels; body-colored door handles and side mirrors; power windows with driver's window automatic up/down operation; and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel

Interior & Tech: Steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, USB input and four-speaker stereo system

Miscellaneous: Keyless entry, keyless start, LED taillights and rear armrest with cupholders

Options: UConnect 5.0 adds the multimedia system that's standard on the Limited and higher trims.

200LimitedTrimLevel

  • Chrysler 200 Limited $24,250

Basics: The Limited trim adds 17-inch aluminum wheels and automatic up/down operation for the front windows to the LX features.

Interior & Tech: Bluetooth connectivity and six-speaker Uconnect 5.0 multimedia system with 5-inch touch-screen

Miscellaneous: Compass gauge and compact spare tire

Options: For this trim, the Comfort Group adds dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, rear vents, auto-dimming rearview mirror and remote start. The Convenience Group adds power heated side mirrors, leather-wrapped steering wheel, a backup camera, power driver's seat and illuminated vanity mirrors.

200STrimLevel

  • Chrysler 200S $25,490

Basics: This sport-oriented trim level adds the following to the Limited trim: sport suspension, more aggressive transmission, paddle shifters, 18-inch aluminum wheels, fog lamps, heated folding side mirrors and map lights.

Interior & Tech: No additions from Limited trim

Miscellaneous: Dual exhaust tips, acoustic front door glass and black grille

Optional: A 295-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine is a single available option. The Comfort Group for this trim includes dual-zone automatic climate control, rear climate controls and ducts, auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote start, backup camera, heated steering wheel and illuminated vanity mirrors. The Premium Lighting Group adds high-intensity-discharge headlamps with LED running lamps and fog lamps. The Navigation and Sound Group adds the Uconnect 8.4 multimedia system with Bluetooth, navigation, 506-watt amplifier, 8.4-inch touch-screen display, nine-speakers and subwoofer; auto-dimming rearview mirror; and a 7-inch digital gauge cluster.

200SAWDTrimLevel

  • Chrysler 200S AWD $29,690

Basics: When you opt for the 200 S with all-wheel drive, the V-6 engine is standard, as is an eight-way power driver's seat with four-way power lumbar.

Interior & Tech: No additions from S trim

Miscellaneous: No additions from S trim

Options: Same as 200 S.

200CTrimLevel

  • Chrysler 200C $26,990

Basics: The top trim level doesn't feature the sport suspension or standard paddle shifters of the S trim, but the 200C adds a leather interior, backup camera, remote start, dual-zone climate control, rear climate controls and ducts, auto-dimming rearview mirror, illuminated vanity mirrors and heated front seats. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder is standard.

Interior & Tech: 7-inch digital gauge cluster

Miscellaneous: Footwell lamp and universal garage door opener

Optional: The 3.6-liter V-6 engine is a single available option. The Premium Group adds heated two-tone leather-wrapped steering wheel, premium leather seats with ventilation, and real wood and chrome interior accents. The Premium Lighting Group adds high-intensity-discharge headlamps with LED running lamps and fog lamps. The Navigation and Sound Group adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror and the Uconnect 8.4 multimedia system with Bluetooth, navigation, 506-watt amplifier, 8.4-inch touch-screen display, nine speakers and subwoofer. The SafetyTec Package adds adaptive cruise control, brake assist, blind spot and rear cross-path detection, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, park assist, rain-sensing windshield wipers and SmartBeam headlamps.

200CAWDTrimLevel

  • Chrysler 200C AWD $31,190

Basics: Like the S trim, when you opt for the 200C with all-wheel drive, the 295-hp V-6 engine is standard. Paddle shifters, 18-inch polished aluminum wheels and dual exhaust tips are also standard.

Interior & Tech: No additions to C trim

Miscellaneous: No additions to C trim

Options: The Premium Group adds heated two-tone leather-wrapped steering wheel, premium leather seats with ventilation, and real wood and chrome interior accents. The Premium Lighting Group adds high-intensity-discharge headlamps with LED running lamps and fog lamps. The Navigation and Sound Group adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror and the Uconnect 8.4 multimedia system with Bluetooth, navigation, 506-watt amplifier, 8.4-inch touch-screen display, nine speakers and subwoofer. The SafetyTec Package adds adaptive cruise control, brake assist, blind spot and rear cross-path detection, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, park assist, rain-sensing windshield wipers and SmartBeam headlamps.

All prices include a $995 destination fee.

Comments 

CSC

When will the 2015 Chrysler 200 C AWD be available for sale?

CSC

When will the Chrysler 200c AWD be available for sale?

Troy S.

What other vehicles are available with AWD in the 32K price range?

Steve

While a nice improvement, this still will have no chance of putting up any competition against Honda or Toyota or even Ford. I don't think the Malibu will lose sales to this either. Sales will improve and that is a good thing. The Dart isn't selling like hotcakes, so Chrysler better be careful to not overly hype this car and rush it's 15 minutes.

The dart isn't selling like hot cakes because they have major issues, I made the mistake of buying one, I've had 15 rental cars in the last 12 months and it still isn't fixed, they are taking their time in answering my buy back request. hopefully the 200 will not be the same thing, but it is built on the same premise as the dart so its likely.

Rob

I just recently bought a 2015 Chrysler 200 limited. Why are there rear door speakers in this model even though they are non-functional and not wired?

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