The Chrysler Group 200 C vehicle is unveiled during the the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. Fiat SpA, the Italian carmaker that's buying U.S. auto producer Chrysler Group LLC, will keep Sergio Marchionne as chief executive officer at least three more years to push company growth, Chairman John Elkann said. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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By TIME Video
August 8, 2014

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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