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2015 Chrysler 200S AWD [UPDATE]

I love road trips. Honestly, one of the best parts about this job is the freedom we're given to experience the open road, whether at new car launches or while bombing around with whatever we're testing on our home turf. But the longer-form road trip is equally special to me, and it's something I'm always eager to do. Air travel stinks – that's not news. So if I can drive, I will. And without our dear TSA to fight with, I can pack all the chainsaws and gallon jugs of chocolate milk that I want. So when it came time to attend the 2014 New York Auto Show this past April, I thought,... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
3.6L V6
Power:
295 HP / 262 LB-FT
Transmission:
9-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$28,695
As-Tested Price:
$34,465
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