Chrysler's 200 soldiers on in 2012, as both a 4-door sedan and 2-door convertible.
Sedans are offered in LX, Touring, Limited and S models. All but the S are powered by a 2.4L 16-valve 4-cylinder that makes 173 horsepower and 166 ft-lb of torque. It's efficient too--the EPA estimates it's capable of 30 mpg on the highway. A 3.6L V6 is standard on the S and optional on all trims, and it makes 283 horsepower. The LX utilizes a 4-speed automatic transmission, while the rest of the model range is fitted with a 6-speed automatic, with AutoStick driver interactivity for clutchless manual shifting.
Convertible 200s come in Touring, Limited and S trims, with the Touring powered by the 2.4L engine and the Limited and S models drawing on the 3.6. All convertibles come with the 6-speed automatic with AutoStick.
The 200 LX is solidly equipped with anti-lock brakes, power everything, remote keyless entry, air conditioning, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat and a 4-speaker CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input. Safety features include standard traction control and a host of airbags. Touring trim adds automatic headlights, aluminum wheels, a 6-speaker CD stereo, satellite radio, a power driver seat, automatic climate control and a tire pressure monitor.
The Limited model features 18-inch wheels, remote start, a 40GB hard-drive-based audio system with 6.5-inch touch-screen display, Bluetooth and heated leather seats. The top-of-the-line S trim includes Boston Acoustics speakers, special leather seating, a tire-pressure monitor, and more.
The Touring sedan can be outfitted with a power sunroof. On the Limited, a Media Center 730 with a hard drive, navigation system and Bluetooth is optional.
Following its debut in 2011, the Chrysler 200 in both sedan and convertible guise is little changed for 2012.