Bottom line: The 2016 Chrysler 200C is an excellent value for families looking for a comfortable, safe and fuel-efficient midsize sedan that also imparts class. Ride, acceleration and handling: It gets good marks in all three areas, meaning it would satisfy most of us.
Head-turning quotient: It is pretty inside and out, with a well-crafted interior.
Body style/layout: The Chrysler 200 is a mid-size sedan with four side doors and traditional notchback trunk. It is available with front-wheel or all-wheel drive and is marketed in four trim levels — LX, Limited, S and top-line C.
Engine/transmission: The Chrysler 200 comes standard with a 2.4-liter, 16-valve in-line four-cylinder gasoline engine with variable valve timing (184 horsepower, 173 pound-feet of torque). The engine is linked to a nine-speed automatic transmission. A 295-horsepower gasoline V-6 is available along with all-wheel drive.
Capacities: Seating is for five people. Cargo room with all seats in place is 16 cubic feet. The fuel tank holds 15.8 gallons of gasoline. Flex fuel (85 percent ethanol, but hard to find) works, as does 89-octane gasoline.
Mileage: I got 36 miles per gallon in highway driving.
Safety: Standard equipment includes ventilated front and solid rear disc brakes; four-wheel anti-lock braking assistance; emergency braking preparation and postcollision safety system; tire-pressure monitoring; traction and stability control; and side and head air bags.
Recommended option: The Safety Tec advanced electronic safety suite ($1,295).
Pricing: The 2016 200C starts at $27,225. Estimated dealer’s invoice price on the base model is $25,000. Price as tested is $33,195 including a total $4,975 in options and a $995 factory-to-dealer shipment charge. Estimated dealer’s price as tested is $31,000.