2015 Chrysler 200 To Get Stop-Start System

2015 Chrysler 200 1 photo
Photo: Chrysler
First implemented on the Ram pickup truck range, Chrysler's first-ever Stop-Start fuel-saving feature will also be added to the 2015 model year 200 sedan this fall.
Already available in dealer showrooms, customers can opt between four different trim levels: LX, Limited, 200S or the premium 200C variant. Excluding destination charges, the entry-level Chrysler 200 LX sports a Stateside suggested retail price of $21,700. That's not a lot of money when you consider that it comes with a very long list of standard equipment and a segment-first nine-speed automatic transmission.

Two engine options are on offer: a 2.4-liter MultiAir Tigershark inline-four engine rated at 184 horsepower and 173 lb-ft of torque, as well as a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 mill with 295 horsepower and 262 lb-ft on tap. The entry-level powerplant comes standard with front-wheel drive, while the V6 model is all-wheel drive only.

As for fuel economy, the Tigershark-powered Chrysler 200 is said to achieve 23 mpg city, 36 mpg highway and 28 mpg in the combined cycle. Recently, an undisclosed insider from the Detroit-based manufacturer told Edmunds that the all-new sedan will feature a Stop-Start system starting from September.

Unfortunately, the source kept its lips sealed about how much the fuel would increase with the addition of this new tech. Nevertheless, if you take into account that the same fuel-saving feature boosted the economy of the Ram by 1 mile per gallon, we presume it will do much better on the 200 thanks to its much lower weight.

Stop-Start systems are a common sight on new cars these days as a solution to the ever-increasing pressure from government fuel economy and emissions standards. By shutting off the engine under idling conditions, vehicles fitted with Start-Stop are theoretically more frugal than those without this efficiency-boosting gizmo.

However, if you live in a state with predominantly hot or cold weather, be advised: Start-Stop systems don't usually work work in near-freezing conditions or scorching hot temperatures. Keep that in mind if you're in the market for a 2015 Chrysler 200.
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram
About the author: Mircea Panait
Mircea Panait profile photo

After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
Full profile


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories