When Chrysler first released it, the 200 looked like a great product that could erase consumer’s memories of the Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Avenger sedans. However, despite the promising start, the 200 has proven to be below average in its class. The 200 has a cool, modern look, which is a great accomplishment in a class full of interesting designs. However, the quality was not great and the reliability score was less than average.
Also, the rear passengers have problems with comfort and the 2.4-liter four cylinder is not a particularly fast or powerful engine. Automotive journalists have published a lot of articles explaining why the 200 failed to hit its mark. So, after the 2017 model year, they will discontinue this car. Many car fans hope Chrysler will replace it with something remarkable to repair their damaged reputation.
The compact sedan class is very competitive on US market and for decades ow, it seems like Chrysler cannot come up with decent product which could compete with Chevrolet, Ford as well as with the import models. The 200 has the design but the features, interior, driving dynamics and quality is just not there.