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2015 Chrysler 200C
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I handed the keys to the Sonata over and picked up the keys to this 2015 Chrysler 200C AWD this week. I noticed the key fob itself seemed heftier than that of the Sonata and I immediately wondered how that translated to the car itself.

I jumped into the Chrysler 200 and headed back to the office and immediately was struck by a few things. The sound of the V6 engine in the Chrysler was pleasing, certainly much more so than the ticking the Sonata possessed when cold. The interior of the 200 was much improved over the previous generation, but at first glance seems very disjointed.

2015 Chrysler 200C
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Then I got back to the office and found out that I’m driving an all-wheel-drive 200C, with the Pentastar V6 and nine-speed transmission and that it is priced at over $40,000 — that was the shocker.

So a car that I thought would be the perfect comparison to the Sonata that I just dropped off was now getting close to competing with the Genesis I had a few weeks ago, interesting change of pace.

This car is loaded with technology, including park assist (parallel and perpendicular), navigation, HID headlamps with LED day-time running lamps, blind spot detection, adaptive cruise with stop and go and much more.

A day later and I still think the interior is a little disjointed — but more on that later.

Pricing: 2015 Chysler 200C AWD
Base price: $32,495
Options: SafetyTec Group — $1,995; Sun/Sound — $1,495; Premium — $995; Premium Lighting — $895; Uconnect — $550; 19-inch wheel package — $595
A/C tax: $100
Destination: $1,695
Price as tested: $40,815

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