2016 Chrysler 200 V-6 FWD

2016 Chrysler 200 V-6 FWD
2016 Chrysler 200 is one of the 10 worst cars of year 2016 as per consumer report. Chyrsler did compete against Honda Accord and Toyota Camry who remain top sellers. 200 standard came with 2.4 liter four cylinder and 200S equipped with 3.6 liter V-6 Pentaster with all wheel drive. 2016 version front wheel drive is somewhat better having V-6 producing 295 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque, is good looking with Black Green Pearl paint. This version can be termed as better improvement in trim and colors.

Now with 108 inches wheelbase. Rear seat having less legroom and less headroom due to sloping roofline, front space seat is spacious comparatively with 16 cubic foot trunk space. 200LX comes in four cylinder engine, while 200S and 200C gets equipped with V-6 having all whee drive options. Platinum version includes some addons as 8.4 touchscreen, leather trimmed seats, Uconnect infotainment system, while V-6 engine comes with bigger brake rotors, better interior door trim, leather wrapped steering wheel, remote start, dual zone automatic climate control power folding heated exterior mirrors , heated seats.

Limited Platinum price is nearly 20 percent lower to Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, none offering six cylinder power (Subaru Legacy, VW Passat, Nissan Altima) producing 262 lb-ft of torque. 2016 Chyrsler 200 V-6 paired with nine speed automatic. Shifts are generally smooth, transmission supports fuel economy by holding in high gear for longer time. Steering wheels has audio controls along with manual shifters. Takes 5.7 seconds to reach 60 mph from zero, weighed 267 pounds more to 2015 version. 200 comes with fine tuned independent suspension at both axles. Brakes got better with somewhat larger rotors depending on single piston sliding calipers. Goodyear tires takes 181 feet to stop from 70 mph which too long. Noise cancellation due to V-6 is ok enough. Brakes, throttle and steering remains good in response and balance. Interior comes with better storage bins and cubbies, along with UConnect system.

With better and improved version, 2016 Chrysler 200 will get into buyer's choice list.

Starting Price $27,480
Vehicle Type 4 door sedan, front engine, front wheel drive
Engine DOHC 24-valve V-6, port fuel injection
Transmission 9-speed automatic, manual shifting mode
Horsepower 295 hp @ 6350 rpm
Torque 262 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm
Displacement 220 cu in
Wheelbase 108 in
Length 192.3 in
Width 73.6 in
Height 58.7 in
Curb weight 3544 lb
Passenger volume 101 cu ft
Cargo volume 16 cu ft
0-60 mph 5.7 secs.
0-100 mph 14.3 secs.
Top speed 121 mph
Rolling start (5-60 mph) 5.9 secs.
Top gear(30-50 mph) 3.1 secs.
Top gear(50-70 mph) 4.2 secs.
Braking (70-0 mph) 181 ft
Fuel economy (city/highway) 19/32 mpg
Pros acceptable chassis, powerful V-6
Cons braking takes too long to stop, missile like look