Chrysler 200 vs. Toyota Camry
Chrysler 200 vs. Toyota Camry
Posted on October 1, 2015
Chrysler rebuilt the 2015 Chrysler 200 and redesigned it so much so it is almost incomparable to the 2014 model year in terms of look and performance. This move was because Chrysler knew it had to gain some ground in the ever popular, ultra-competitive, mid-sized 5 passenger sedan segment. The 200’s sleek, sophisticated new look, cutting edge new technology and enhanced performance under the hood make the vehicle stand out amongst its competitive models. These are just some of the reasons why the Chrysler 200 has an edge against its competitor in the Toyota Camry.
Chrysler has introduced its Uconnect technology package into the all-new 200 and it is a welcome fit. The Uconnect has some really cool features such as an 8.34 inch touch screen video with 3D navigation, live weather radar, built in Wifi, and a stunning rear view backup camera. Camry does feature it’s on Entune system but its smaller screen and poor usability make it a feature to not write home about. This “infotainment” technology starts to set the 200 apart from the Camry, but where the stark difference lie is in the advanced safety technologies. These include feature such as lane detection and lane assist, forward collision warning, a blind spot monitoring system, parallel and perpendicular park assist and rear cross path detection. The 200 also has a downloadable app that can keep you updated on your vehicles information when on the go. The 200 is a clear cut winner when it comes to “infotainment” and safety technology.
Not all midsized sedans in this class offer a choice between 4 Cylinder and V6 engines. Both the 200 and Camry however do. Both also offer AWD. When looking at the V6 models of these two ,the new power and performance behind the Chrysler 200’s 3.6 liter V6 engine is something drivers want to take note of when comparing to the Camry. This 200’s engine pumps out a class leading 295-hp while the Camry only give out 268-hp on its 3.5-liter V6. The 200 is also built on same platform as Alfa Romero Julieta, the body has been rigorously tested by Chrysler’s engineers, logging over 600 hours of wind tunnel time fine tuning the exterior to give this car unsurpassed aerodynamics in its class. If a mid-sized Sedan with a deep, throaty growl and class leading horsepower is your kinds of car than look no further than the Chrysler 200
Similar to the Chrysler 200 the Camry also had a complete redesign a couple of years ago. Let’s compare the exterior of the two models. The 200’s long roofline and downturned shoulder line give it a very distinctive, smooth, graceful, and proportioned look. The Camry’s “bold” (as quoted by Toyota) look gives the car a little more edge than the previous design but does not keep pace with other models in its class. This is very similar to a comparison we made in our Honda Accord Model comparison Moving to the interior, the Chrysler 200 present a luxurious feeling level of sophistication. The Toyota Camry however, even after its redesign, still boasts a very simple middle of the road interior. The Chrysler 200 has some outstanding subtle and not so subtle features inside. Classy chrome-trim, ambient lighting and real wood grain materials add to the premium feeling. A cup holder that in the front cabin that can slide back to reveal some extra needed storage space and a rotary shift knob makes for more interior storage space than Honda Accord or any other model in its class.
The Toyota Camry has long been a popular choice in the mid-sized sedan category. Yet due to new innovation on models like the Chrysler 200 the Camry may start to lag behind. The Chrysler 200’s high-end power, industry leading technology, and classing safety features and aesthetic are exactly what Chrysler wanted to achieve when setting out to redesign the 200. Crosstown Chrysler Jeep Dodge is your best choice for picking up your new Chrysler 200. So come on down to the dealership or check out our Chrysler 200 New Car Inventory online today.