After decades of missing the mark with midsize sedans (anyone remember the Dodge Stratus?), Chrysler introduced the 200. With attractive sheetmetal atop a reasonably competent platform, along with an available V6 and all-wheel-drive powertrain, the 200 appeared to have midsize mojo. But that was then, and this is now.
The 200 is being dropped from Chrysler's already-limited product portfolio. So deals on 2016s and the limited number of assembled 2017s are widely available. But before looking at the deal, take a look at the car.
Designed to occupy the same space as Honda's Accord, Toyota's Camry and Nissan's Altima, the 200's profile is more four-door coupe than sedan. Interior access comes up short. If the 200 is going to carry you, your spouse and a child seat, it'll work. If it's you, the spouse, the child seat and two teenagers, you'll be better served elsewhere.
In reviewing the Chrysler 200 in 2015, Autoblog contributor Steven Ewing described it as "not a sports car, but with plenty of power," "a transmission that's willing to play along" and "a well-judged chassis." Ewing wrote, "It's easy to like the 200. There's a lot to enjoy about the whole package, really – sleek style, an interior with outstanding refinement (even if it's cramped in back), and class-leading in-car technology."
One example for sale is a V6-powered front-wheel-drive model. It has an MSRP of just over $34,000, but a dealer discount – which may include factory-to-dealer incentives – of $5,696 and a factory rebate of $2,000. So the net selling price is $26,314 plus destination, taxes, title and registration.