2012 Chrysler 200

LX FWD 4-Dr Sedan I4 auto trans

2012 chrysler 200 Reviews and News

2012 Chrysler 200
2012 Chrysler 200
No Chrysler product needed a makeover as desperately as the old Sebring. Awkward styling, a low-rent interior, and subpar dynamics did the Sebring no favors in one of the industry's most cutthroat, competitive segments. Thankfully, the 200, which debuted as an all-new model for the 2011 model year, banishes many of the Sebring's most unloved qualities. New exterior styling, including front and rear clips patterned after the 2009 concept car of the same name, lend the 200 an upscale appearance, but the most welcome change lurks within. The blocky, rock-hard plastic surfaces are largely a thing of the past. Soft-touch materials are applied to the dashboard and door panels; 200S models go even further, adding larger wheels, dark exterior trim, and fancier seating materials. The 173-hp, 2.4-liter in-line four remains the base engine; a six-speed automatic transmission is standard for most trims, but the entry-level LX retains an antiquated four-speed transmission. It's worth the extra money to step up to Chrysler's new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, which is available only with the six-speed automatic. With 283 hp on tap, it offers a surprising amount of power and doesn't drink much more fuel than the four-cylinder. While new suspension geometry, dampers, and stiffer springs lend the sedan a sportier feel, the 200 convertible feels less refined, exhibiting some of the flex and shimmy that plagued its predecessor. Still, it's a comfortable cruiser and one of the few mid-size convertibles on the market.
2012 Chrysler 200 Limited Convertible Front Left View
In recent years, automakers have become infatuated with retractable hardtops, favoring them over conventional softtop convertibles. However, one major problem with retractable hardtops is that often compromise the design. The Chrysler 200 convertible perfectly illustrates that problem.

2012 Chrysler 200 Limited Convertible

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Chrysler’s long string of monthly sales gains continues to grow even longer. The company announced June U.S. sales across its Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, and Fiat brands amounted to 144,811 vehicles. For those keeping score, that makes last month Chrysler’s best June in nearly five years. “June was another solid month for the Chrysler Group, with U.S. sales up 20 percent and second-quarter sales increasing 24 percent compared to 2011,” said Chrysler sales chief Reid Bigland in a prepared statement. “June also marked our 27th consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth. Continuous improvement remains a key focus at Chrysler as we have steadily increased sales, improved quality, added production, and created jobs.” According to Chrysler, each of its five core brands saw sales increase last month. Fiat led the way by jumping 122 percent, followed by Chrysler sales rising 63 percent, and Jeep volumes improving by 23 percent year-to-year. Ram saw sales of its truck range increase 11 percent in June, but Dodge only mustered a two-percent uptick – perhaps that may soon be bolstered by the 2013 Dart, which is still trickling into dealers nationwide. What Was Hot? Chrysler 300: Chrysler’s big sedan continues to post some big growth. 6971 cars were sold last month, which is a 179-percent jump over the 2500 sold in June of 2011. This isn’t a new trend, as 300 sales for the first half of 2012 – some 40,801 vehicles -- are up an equally amazing 198 percent over the same period last year. Incentives may have a hand in this growth, but so could a full-fledged 300 portfolio, which now includes 300S, 300C, 300 Luxury Series, and 300 SRT8 variants. Fiat 500: The second largest jump on Chrysler’s spreadsheet appears to be the cheeky little 500; as June 2012 volumes totaled 4004 units while June 2011 sales amounted to only 1803 cars, it appears to be a 122 percent jump. That said, the figure is a bit tricky: in June 2011, the 500 had only been on sale in the U.S. for all of two months, and volumes were still ramping up. Further complicating the matter is the June 2012 figure also accounts for two variants – the 500C and 500 Abarth – that were unavailable last year. Dodge Avenger: Who says milquetoast midsize sedans don’t sell? Volumes of the aging Avenger jumped 68% last month to 9404 vehicles. Avenger sales have risen nearly 73 percent in the first half of the year, totaling a commendable 52,862 units. We wouldn’t be too surprised if June incentives – which placed nearly $3000 on the hood of every Avenger – helped spur last month’s sales. Chrysler 200: The Avenger’s mechanical twin also saw sizable growth last month, as 200 sales increased 51 percent to 10,871 deliveries. Year-to-date volumes have more than doubled, amounting to 69,102 cars thus far in 2012. Could incentives – which match the $3000 offered on the Avenger – be playing a part, or are consumers still resonating with the “Imported from Detroit” campaign? Jeep Liberty: The Liberty isn’t Jeep’s volume leader –that honor still falls to the Wrangler – but the Liberty, which is due to be replaced by a Fiat-derived vehicle early next year, did see an uptick in sales in June. Sales totaled 7892, which represents a 50% increase over the same timeframe last year. Year-to-date totals are on the rise, but a bit more modestly: that figure, some 42,339 deliveries, is up 35 percent over last year’s 31,300. What May Soon Be Hot? Dodge Dart: Production of Dodge’s latest-and-greatest small car only began in May, but some cars began trickling to dealers in select regions last month. Lo and behold, 202 cars slid off the lot. Expect this number to grow considerably over the next six months. What Wasn’t So Hot? Dodge Grand Caravan: Chrysler’s Town & Country people mover saw its sales rise 32 percent in June, but its Dodge sibling wasn’t so lucky. Grand Caravan volumes rose ever-so-slightly from 10,822 units in June 2011 to 10,901 last month. Year-to-date, however, the Grand Caravan has witnessed a 21-percent growth in sales, ringing in at 68,964 vehicles. Dodge Durango: one of the only Dodge models to post a double-digit drop in sales that isn’t discontinued, or slated to die in coming months. Sales slid 43 percent to 3295 units this past month, down from 5827 last June. Year-to-date totals are also sliding, albeit not quite as much: in the first six months, Dodge has sold 21,446 Durangos, down 9 percent from the 23,571 units it sold in the same time span last year. Jeep Compass/ Patriot: These two won’t be replaced until the summer of 2014, but sales did slide last month. Patriot sales fell four percent to 5590 vehicles last month, but Compass volumes tumbled 15 percent from 4763 to 4070 vehicles. Year-to-date volume changes don't exactly mirror June's result: Compass sales in 2012 have thus far amounted to 20,513 (down 1 percent from last year's 20,761), while Patriot sales are up 12 percent to 32,707 units. What’s Dead Yet Still Selling? Dodge Caliber: Production ended in December 2011, but dealers are still clearing out Calibers to make way for the 2013 Dart. 18 Calibers were sold in June 2012, which is a fraction of the 1185 sold in June 2011. Only 104 examples were sold in the first six months of this year. Dodge Nitro: Production ceased in late 2011, yet 81 Nitro SUVs found new homes in June 2012. Amazingly, 3137 have been sold in 2012, which is a quarter of the volume sold in the first six months of 2011. Ram Dakota: Dodge’s midsize pickup seems to never die – it keeps popping up in sales results despite the fact production ended in August 2011 -- but it may finally be close to its deathbed. 18 units were sold last month, and only 459 have found new homes in the first half of 2012. Source: Chrysler
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Chrysler’s seen modest success with its radar-guided adaptive cruise control on models like the Chrysler 300 and Jeep Grand Cherokee, but according to some spy shots we’ve found, it looks like the upcoming, Dodge Dart-based Chrysler 100 hatchback will also receive the high-tech feature.
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March was a month with little surprises in the midsize sedan segment. The winner's list reads almost exactly the same as last month, and as we said last month, there's something of a natural pecking order among the competitors. Three of the cars from the middle of the pack, the Chrysler 200, Dodge Avenger, and Chevrolet Malibu, ended up making the fight a little bit more interesting.
2012 Chrysler 200 S Front Three Quarter
A year-over-year increase of 40 percent brought Chrysler Group its best February sales since 2008 -- and the 23rd consecutive month in which Chrysler sales gained versus a year earlier. The company sold 133,521 vehicles in the U.S. in February, up 40 percent compared to February 2011. In fact, every single vehicle sold by the Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep brands saw sales gains.

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$13,175

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2012 Chrysler 200 Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.4L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
21 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
30 MPG
Horsepower:
173 hp @ 6000rpm
Torque:
166 ft lb of torque @ 4400rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
100,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 36 months
Roadside
36,000 miles / 36 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:10
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 CHRYSLER VEHICLES, INCLUDING 200 AND TOWN AND COUNTRY MODELS, DODGE VEHICLES, INCLUDING CHARGER, DURANGO, GRAND CARAVAN AND JOURNEY MODELS AND JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 31, 2011, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 13, 2011, THAT ARE EQUIPPED WITH 3.6L ENGINES. THESE ENGINES MAY EXPERIENCE CONNECTING ROD BEARING FAILURE DUE TO DEBRIS INSIDE THE ENGINE BLOCK.
Consequences
CONNECTING ROD FAILURE MAY LEAD TO ENGINE SEIZURE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE ENGINE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT NOVEMBER 18, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Potential Units Affected
667
Notes
CHRYSLER GROUP LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Sebring and 200 vehicles manufactured June 28, 2011, through December 13, 2012; model year 2011-2013 Dodge Avenger vehicles manufactured June 25, 2011, through January 14, 2013; model year 2011-2012 Dodge Nitro vehicles manufactured June 17, 2011, through December 15, 2011; and model year 2011-2012 Jeep Liberty vehicles manufactured June 17, 2011, through August 15, 2012. Electrical over-stress of a resistor in the occupant restraint control module may lead to the non-deployment of the active head restraints during a rear impact collision.
Consequences
In the event of a crash necessitating the deployment of the active head restraints , their non-deployment could increase the risk of injury.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will flash the Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) or replace the occupant restraint control module, as needed, free of charge. The recall began on November 19, 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N38.
Potential Units Affected
442,320
Notes
Chrysler Group LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Sebring and 200 vehicles manufactured June 28, 2011, through December 13, 2012; model year 2011-2013 Dodge Avenger vehicles manufactured June 25, 2011, through January 14, 2013; model year 2011-2012 Dodge Nitro vehicles manufactured June 17, 2011, through December 15, 2011; and model year 2011-2012 Jeep Liberty vehicles manufactured June 17, 2011, through August 15, 2012. Electrical over-stress of a resistor in the occupant restraint control module may lead to the non-deployment of the active head restraints during a rear impact collision.
Consequences
In the event of a crash necessitating the deployment of the active head restraints , their non-deployment could increase the risk of injury.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will flash the Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) or replace the occupant restraint control module, as needed, free of charge. The recall began on November 19, 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N38.
Potential Units Affected
442,320
Notes
Chrysler Group LLC


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
4
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
3
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
4
NHTSA Rating Overall
4
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2012 Chrysler 200

Depreciation
20.8%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$6,392
20.8%
Insurance
$6,745
21.9%
Fuel Cost
$10,188
33.1%
Financing
$1,447
4.7%
Maintenance
$4,096
13.3%
Repair Costs
$1,586
5.2%
State Fees
$334
1.1%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $30,788 What's This?
Value Rating: Below Average