Chrysler 200 vs. Honda Accord
Chrysler 200 vs. Honda Accord
Posted on October 1, 2015
The similarities between the 2014 and 2015 model year Chrysler 200s are few and far between. Chrysler rebuilt this vehicle from the ground up in order to gain ground against its competitors in the ever popular, ultra-competitive, mid-sized 5 passenger sedan segment. With new technology, enhanced performance and a sleek, sophisticated new look the Chrysler 200 stands out among its competitive models are just some of the reasons why the Chrysler 200 has an edge against its competitor in the Honda Accord.
Chrysler has not always been known for its high-end vehicle technology features, but that has begun to change. The 200 has a large list of advanced features, both interior and safety, that gives it the technological edge over the Honda Accord. These interior features include Chryslers Uconnect, an 8.34 inch touch screen video with 3D navigation, live weather radar, built in Wifi, and a stunning rear view backup camera. Some of the safety features include 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. Honda’s HondaLink infotainment system fails in comparison to Chrysler’s Uconnect. Although the Accord does have some of the same safety features as the 200, it does not contain the full suite of technologically advanced features that Chrysler boast. We did a similar comparison on Ford’s MyFord Touch in our Ford Fusion model comparison
Power and performance are not always the top features for choosing a mid-sized sedan, however they can be a big difference maker in your overall satisfaction of the vehicle. 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 Honda Accord. This 200’s engine pumps out a class leading 295-hp while the Accord only give out 289-hp on its 2.4-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
The interior of the Chrysler 200 present a luxurious feeling level of sophistication much like what we say in our Ford Fusion model comparison. The Honda Accord however 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 improvement Chrysler has made to the 200’s performance, class leading technology and interior storage and safety features make this car our top pick for 5 passenger mid-sized sedans. Although the Honda Accord has been a common choice for many years, the redesigned Chrysler 200 looks to become the new class leader. 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.