The brand new 2015 Chrysler 200 is recommended by Autotrader.com as a Must Test Drive vehicle. With its game-changing build quality, performance, fuel-efficiency, and pricing, it's rapidly rising to the top of consumer buy lists.
In the past, drivers had no choice but to settle for less refined sedans like the Ford Fusion. But Chrysler is setting a new standard for what a driving experience should be.
Made in a state-of-the-art factory that was created just for its production, the 200 is the model to beat this year. With a starting price of just $21,700, it price sticker is lower than other comparably equipped models in the same segment, including the Fusion.
And over the long-term, the 200 is a vehicle that will help you save big time. With an unbelievable EPA rating of 36 miles per gallon, Chrysler has expertly engineered the 200 to make it as efficient as possible.
A tank will definitely last you longer than in the Ford. And with the Fusion, you'd end up paying a lot more money to get a model with increased fuel-efficiency.
Though the Chrysler 200 and Ford Fusion have engines that are similar in size, the 200's is specifically tuned to give you a more exhilarating ride. It produces 184 horsepower to play with, while the Fusion can only deliver 175. And if you're hoping to upgrade for an added kick, you'll pay a lot more for power if you go with the Ford.
In the 2015 Chrysler 200S, you can have 295 ponies for under $25,000. You simply can't get a Fusion that offers that much capability. And to get as close as possible, you're likely to end up spending over $30K.
One factor that contributes to the 200's prowess on the pavement is a superior 9-speed automatic transmission which complement's the sedan's 2.4-liter Tigershark engine extremely well.
The transmission is also partially responsible for the outstanding fuel conservation the 200 sees. With its impeccable transitions and silky smooth ride, driving feels like a revolutionized experience. In the Fusion, the 6-speed transmission is okay, but it doesn't come close to equaling the extraordinarily composed performance of the 200.
And with 17" wheels, an inch larger than the Fusion's, the 200 also offers superior handling. It's designed to hug the turns and attack the straightaways so you can get your adrenaline fix.
When Chrysler designed the 200 for 2015, their goal was to offer a polished, upscale vehicle at a stunningly reasonable price, and they succeeded.
You can see it in the thoughtful planning and craftsmanship of the 200's cabin. All the little touches demonstrate the difference between regular expectations and design that goes above in beyond.
In the 200, all of the driver-centered details will make you feel like royalty. You can adjust the height of your bucket seat, slide the front armrest into the perfect position, and relax against premium cloth material.
That's not the case in the Fusion where your seat height cannot be altered, and the armrest offers you only one position: stationary. Plus you can expect your average material in the Ford; there's nothing to write home about.
The Fusion doesn't offer much convenience for passengers in the rear of the cabin either. It lacks the armrest and cup holder that the Chrysler 200 has built in. So if you're looking for a chic appearance matched by absolute comfort, you'll find that the 200 is much more sophisticated than its competitors.
That's why it was recognized by Ward's as being one of the ten vehicles on the market with the best interiors.
Chrysler also understands that your initial investment isn't the only important thing. You need to have the kind of coverage that gives you peace of mind. So their Powertrain Warranty will take you up to 100,000 miles. That's 40,000 miles more than the package that Ford offers with the Fusion.
And Chrysler will also provide you with Roadside Assistance for the same number of miles, again surpassing Ford's services by a long shot. Buying a new vehicle is no small venture. When you spend your money, you want to know that you're not only getting the car of your dreams, but also that's it's going to last.
The Chrysler 200 is built to maximize reliability. In the factory, its seams are brazed with lasers instead of welded. Every nook and cranny is inspected by humans and by highly perceptive robots that can detect even the smallest imperfections.
Because so much time, effort, and precision goes into the making of each 200, Chrysler is absolutely willing to stand behind their vehicles and their dependability.