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in 2012 Affordable Midsize Cars

Avg. Price Paid: $12,583 - $20,005
Original MSRP: $18,995 - $32,450
MPG: 19 City / 29 Hwy
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2012 Chrysler 200 Interior

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One of the major downfalls of the Chrysler 200 is its interior space. Trunk room and passenger space are smaller than competitors, and test drivers felt cramped. The 200’s interior materials get mixed reviews from the automotive press. Some think they feel soft and upscale, while others noticed some cheap-looking trim.

  • "Passenger and cargo room, especially in the sedan, disappoint when compared with others in this class." -- Consumer Guide
  • “Despite Chrysler's best efforts, some of the badness from the Sebring carried over, like the toy-feeling HVAC controls and the incredibly cheap sun visors.” -- Motor Trend
  • “Cheapness is now banished; or at least much better disguised.” -- Car and Driver

Seating

Reviewers are disappointed with the Chrysler 200’s interior space. They say the seats are cramped, uncomfortable and thin. They also note that the back seat is smaller than other midsize cars.

  • "In sedans, headroom is adequate, but there's no excess legroom. Generous foot room helps though. The narrow cabin rules out 3-abreast seating for all but children. Even then, a middle rider has to straddle a hump in the floor, which is odd given this is a front-wheel-drive car. The convertible's rear seat holds only two passengers and is sized for teens; accessing it requires some twisting." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Backseat space for adults is also underwhelming. The 200's backseat dimensions are smaller than the outgoing Sebring's, which didn't have a particularly roomy backseat in the first place. My knees were at the back of the front seat, and the cabin felt close in general.” -- Cars.com (200 sedan)
  • “The seats are still pizza box thin, despite the fancy new leather." -- Motor Trend

Interior Features

Automotive writers like the Chrysler 200’s soft, upscale materials and user-friendly climate and audio controls. See the full list of 2012 Chrysler 200 specs.

  • "Audio and climate controls are mounted high on the dashboard and are easy to operate." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Every spot that you're likely to lean an arm is cushioned, a feature that became welcome when I recently drove a 200 nearly 400 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles." -- Detroit Free Press

Cargo

The Chrysler 200’s 13.6 cubic-foot trunk is small compared with other affordable midsize cars. The 200 Convertible has 13.3 cubic feet of cargo space with the top up and 7 cubic feet with the top down. Reviewers think the 200’s trunk is still usable though.

  • "Top up, the convertible's trunk is nearly as large as the sedan's. Top down, there should still be enough space for a couple of golf bags." -- Consumer Guide
  • “The trunk is a snug but useful 13.6 cubic feet." -- Detroit Free Press

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