Chrysler is making a stab at replacing the aging Sebring with a new mid-size convertible. For 2011, they introduced the 200. It comes with two engines, a 2.4L 4-cylinder that makes 173 horsepower and 166 lb-feet of torque is standard on all 200s. It's efficient too--the EPA estimates it's capable of 29 mpg on the highway. A powerful 3.6L V6 is optional on all trims, and it makes 283 horsepower. There are two transmissions available--a 4-speed automatic is standard and a 6-speed automatic with Autostick manual control is available on the Limited trims.
The base 200 is solidly equipped with anti-lock brakes, power everything, remote keyless entry and a CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input. Safety features include standard traction control and a host of airbags. The Touring trim adds automatic headlights, aluminum wheels, a 6-disc CD changer, satellite radio, a power driver seat, automatic climate control and a tire pressure monitor.
The Limited model adds 18-inch wheels, remote start, a 30GB hard-drive-based audio system with 6.5-inch touch-screen display, Bluetooth and leather heated seats.
The 3.6L V6 is optional across the lineup, as is the 6-speed automatic. Electronic stability control can be had on any model, and satellite radio and power seats can also be added to any trim as well. The Touring coupe can be outfitted with a power sunroof. On the Limited, a Media Center 730 with a hard drive, navigation system and Bluetooth is optional.