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2015 Chrysler 200 Review: The ‘Basic Car for the Basic Consumer’

TIME's Bill Saporito reviews the "basic car for the basic consumer".

The 2015 Chrysler 200 is billed by the automaker as “the expression of inspiration”, but TIME Assistant Managing Editor Bill Saporito sees it a little differently.

While the aerodynamics are impressive and are a throwback to earlier models, the car still fails to impress in other areas. Starting at $22,000, the mid-size sedan has a 2.4 liter engine which throws out 185 horsepower. The 200C gives a little more boost, but will also cost you a little more, at $29,000.

A raft of safety features, including lane-drift detectors and blind spot detectors in each mirror, make this a safe and useful everyday car for families, or the “basic car for the basic consumer.”

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