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C 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
2015 Chrysler 200

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, "Why not drive?" Typically, the route from downtown Detroit to Manhattan is something like 10 hours, but I decided to bake some extra time into the journey and planned for the vast majority of my travels to be off the beaten path. Doing the "avoid expressways" route allows you to see parts of America you've never encountered before, and to meet people with stories and opinions that you've never heard. It's a great way to travel if you have the time. There's something uniquely serene about seeing the country in a great car on a great road. Let's talk about that "great car" line for a moment. Ideally, long stretches of backroads are best done in something fast, comfortable and involving – a Porsche 911 comes to mind. Or, another school of thought says to pick some fun little spitfire like the always-lovely Mazda MX-5 Miata, for top-down, sun-drenched fun. But for this trip, I chose the 2015 Chrysler 200, in fully loaded S guise with all-wheel drive. Now, settle down; I'm not about to compare it to either the Porsche or Mazda. The point I'm making is this: after 1,500 test miles under my butt, I can emphatically state that the new 200 is indeed a great car in its own right. We think the 200 looks killer – especially in white with the dark accents of this S model. In the interest of moving things along, I'll direct you over to my colleague Jonathon Ramsey's First Drive of the Chrysler 200, where all the nitty gritty specifications and details are listed, as well as his dissection of the car's design. To sum it up neatly, we think the 200 looks killer – especially in white with the dark accents of this S model, including the large, 19-inch Hyper Black aluminum wheels. I really dig the sloping roofline and almost Volkswagen CC-like rear end. That rear three-quarter view is my favorite, with the strong character line that extends over the back wheel wells, dropping off before the bumper. The front fascia is the one part of the design I'm not totally sold on; not because it looks bad – that's hardly the case – but because while the rest of the vehicle has plenty of defined shapes and lines, the schnoz just sort of all …
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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, "Why not drive?" Typically, the route from downtown Detroit to Manhattan is something like 10 hours, but I decided to bake some extra time into the journey and planned for the vast majority of my travels to be off the beaten path. Doing the "avoid expressways" route allows you to see parts of America you've never encountered before, and to meet people with stories and opinions that you've never heard. It's a great way to travel if you have the time. There's something uniquely serene about seeing the country in a great car on a great road. Let's talk about that "great car" line for a moment. Ideally, long stretches of backroads are best done in something fast, comfortable and involving – a Porsche 911 comes to mind. Or, another school of thought says to pick some fun little spitfire like the always-lovely Mazda MX-5 Miata, for top-down, sun-drenched fun. But for this trip, I chose the 2015 Chrysler 200, in fully loaded S guise with all-wheel drive. Now, settle down; I'm not about to compare it to either the Porsche or Mazda. The point I'm making is this: after 1,500 test miles under my butt, I can emphatically state that the new 200 is indeed a great car in its own right. We think the 200 looks killer – especially in white with the dark accents of this S model. In the interest of moving things along, I'll direct you over to my colleague Jonathon Ramsey's First Drive of the Chrysler 200, where all the nitty gritty specifications and details are listed, as well as his dissection of the car's design. To sum it up neatly, we think the 200 looks killer – especially in white with the dark accents of this S model, including the large, 19-inch Hyper Black aluminum wheels. I really dig the sloping roofline and almost Volkswagen CC-like rear end. That rear three-quarter view is my favorite, with the strong character line that extends over the back wheel wells, dropping off before the bumper. The front fascia is the one part of the design I'm not totally sold on; not because it looks bad – that's hardly the case – but because while the rest of the vehicle has plenty of defined shapes and lines, the schnoz just sort of all …
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$30,825 MSRP / Window Sticker Price

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Engine 3.6LV-6
MPG 18 City / 29 Hwy
Seating 5 Passengers
Transmission 9-spd auto w/OD
Power 295 @ 6350 rpm
Drivetrain all wheel
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