5 Best Options and Packages for the 2015 Chrysler 200
The 2015 Chrysler 200 is a car that has been completely re-imagined. From the ground up, Chrysler took its time crafting an elegant, stylish, aggressive exterior and comfortable and feature-packed interior to stand out in the highly-competitive mid-size sedan segment.
Starting at a low $21,795, the base 200 LX provides the absolute basics that budget conscious buyers would want, but does leave something to be desired. Move up to the Limited, S, or C level trims, however, and there are more than enough options and packages to provide luxury, performance, and convenience for an affordable price.
If you’re looking into the 2015 Chrysler 200 lease or purchase as an option for your next new car, here’s a quick rundown of some of the best options and packages you should consider to make your purchase much more enjoyable over the long haul.
While the 2015 Chrysler 200’s base 2.4-liter four-cylinder MultiAir engine is good for 184 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque, those looking for more overall power need to spring for the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6. This reliable, test engine is used in other Chrysler-owned brands, such as Dodge and Jeep, powering performance cars like the Dodge Challenger and Charger.
The V6 in the new 200 is tuned less for rough and raw performance than those models, but it still provides a great amount of power: 295 horsepower and 274 lb-ft of torque. This allows the 2015 200 to get from 0-60 mph in about 6 seconds flat, according to testing by Car and Driver. Compared to other mid-size sedans powered by V6 engines, that’s the second-fastest 0-60 time recorded. And for a car designed mainly as a alternative luxury car, the affordability is hard to match.
UConnect 8.4-inch Touchscreen Dash System
One of the absolute best features the 2015 Chrysler 200 offers is the UConnect 8.4 dash unit. This is one of the largest touchscreen systems featured in any car today, and is packed with incredible features you’ll quickly wish you had should you pass on this option.
It offers all of the basics you’d expect: AM/FM radio, auxiliary input, USB input with iPod integration, Bluetooth, navigation, and Sirius XM radio.
And while that might be enough for some manufacturers, Chrysler offers much, much more. The 200’s Bluetooth integration includes a voice command system that allows for easy hands-free calling and voice text reply so you don’t have to sacrifice safety to stay connected.
You also get a 12-month subscription to UConnect Access+, a service that offers vehicle diagnostics, reports, emergency assistance, and other unique safety and convenience features. It is a paid service once your trial period is over, but it worth it to stay safe in case of emergencies and connected to your vehicle’s overall health.
If you spring for navigation with your UConnect system, you’ll get access to an advanced system that includes 3-D landmark, city models, and even terrains. You’ll also be able to quickly get going with one-step voice entry for your destination.
The system is standard on many of the higher-level trims of the 2015 Chrysler 200, but can be added on or found on many affordable Limited models here at Miami Lakes Automall.
Comfort Group Package
With the 200, Chrysler’s mission was to offer a vehicle that looked incredible on the outside, yet offered affordable comfort and luxury on the inside. Adding the Comfort Group package to your 200 really improves the driving experience in ways you won’t notice until you want them. And for only a $695 add-on, it’s a bargain compared to packages offered by other mid-size sedans.
The Comfort Group package adds auto temperature control and dual zone climate controls to keep everyone in the front and back happy during both short and long trips all-year round. It also adds heated front seats, which would normally be a much more expensive single add-on, but is only a small part of the affordable Comfort Group package with the new Chrysler 200.
It even includes a remote start system, which is another high-end feature likely offered separately at a high price with most sedans. You can get your car’s interior warmed up on cold days or get it nice and cool when summer comes around.
Convenience Group Package
Where the Comfort Group package really improves the interior experience of the 2015 200, the Convenience Group is meant to add a little bit of flare, comfort, and practicality to the mix.
With body-color heated mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power 8-way driver seat, and 4-way driver lumbar support adjustment, the package adds a few of the practical and comfort features many need to customize their seating and driving experience for maximum enjoyment.
The Convenience Group package also includes the ParkView rear back-up camera to ensure you’re not missing anything in your path when you’re reversing out of your driveway or backing into a type parking spot. It can detect things in your path and alert you so you can safely make adjustments or wait until the path is clear.
On top of all of this, the Convenience Group package comes with SiriusXM Satellite Radio and a 1-year subscription.
Spring for the 200C Trim for Luxury and Refinement
If you’re in the market for a 200, you’re probably motivated by its new looks and refined interior, so picking the trim level with the best luxury features is probably the one for you, right?
Well, for the 2015 model, that would be the 200C trim level. This doesn’t offer any of the sport features from the 200S, but offers more comfort for those more interested in an enjoyable driving experience than overall performance.
Check out some of the most standout features from the list of standard features you’ll receive when you upgrade to the 200C:
- Leather Seating and Interior
- ParkView Backup Camera System
- Remote Start System
- Dual Zone Climate Control
- Rear Climate Control Settings and Dedicated Air Ducts
- Heated Seats
- 7-inch Digital Gauge Cluster
When you buy a 2015 Chrysler 200, you’re making a statement that luxury isn’t attached to a name and that you can still afford an incredibly powerful and luxurious vehicle when you buy smart.