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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".

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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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