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2015 Chrysler 200

For the last seven years, the Chrysler Sebring/200 has been a car that few people have managed to say anything good about. When you saw one on the road, it was probably silver and you probably assumed it was rented – especially if it was a convertible. In fact, this writer has never been in one. Ever. I've only watched them go by, trailed always by a roiling wake of invective and vituperation, a lone defender or two asserting meekly and in vain, "It's actually not that bad..." With roughly 2.3-million units sold every year in the midsize sedan segment where the 200 lives, even... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
3.6L V6
Power:
295 HP / 262 LB-FT
Transmission:
9-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$25,995
As-Tested Price:
$33,420
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    A small number of units of the 2013 Chrysler 200 (inset) and 2013 Dodge Avenger are being recalled over a broken control valve in the fuel tank assembly. The potential 1,785 sedans were manufactured late last year, and if affected with a broken control valve could suffer from stalling or fuel leakage. A bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety ...

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    Official: IIHS says these are the safest cars of 2013
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    Report: NHTSA opens investigations on Chrysler 200 and Ford Explorer
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    Report: Chrysler employees to get first profit-share payouts since 2005
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    Report: Chrysler to axe Dodge Avenger, focus on 200?
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    Automotive News reports Chrysler may finally send the Dodge Avenger out to pasture. Reuters spoke with Reid Bigland, head of the Dodge brand, who said Chrysler would look to focus on a single mid-size car in the next three years or so, and that focus would likely alight on the recently refreshed Chrysler 200. Both the Avenger and the 200 enjoyed a sales ...

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