Read the complete 2015 Chrysler 200 Review at AutoGuide.com200 Times Better Than Before
by Craig Cole
Step by step, day by day Chrysler is revamping its lineup. The Pentastar brand’s products are better than ever and their latest models give rival automakers serious competition. Vehicles like the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Dart and latest Ram trucks prove there’s plenty of dedication in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
Chrysler employees have been working overtime to pull themselves out of the lurch they were left in following Cerberus Capital Management’s disastrous reign. Probably one of the last vehicles on the market that dates back to those dark days is the Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan.
Of course the car formerly known as Sebring was refreshed with surprising success a few years ago. To draw attention and drum up sales, the company employed rapper Eminem in their groundbreaking “Imported from Detroit” ad campaign. The rebranding of the 200 was a mechanical rebuke of the three-headed dog from **** (that’d be Cerberus).
But in spite of this redesign, the car still wasn’t all that competitive. Better? Yes. Class leading? No. It was worlds ahead of the moribund Sebring but still not up to the level of a Honda Accord or Volkswagen Passat for instance. But that all changes for the 2015 model year; this iteration of the Chrysler 200 is all new.