2012 Chrysler 200 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,777 - $12,397
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
173-283
Seats
4-5
Color:  Bright Silver Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,777 - $12,397
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
173-283
Seats
4-5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.0 Overall Score
Performance 3.1 Comfort 3.4 Styling 3.0 Value 2.7

You'll Like The 2012 Chrysler 200 If...

If you covet a nicely detailed mid-size all-American convertible that can comfortably seat four adults with usable room in the trunk, even when the power top is dropped, this is your car.

Chrysler 200 Models & Trims

Touring $7,777 - $10,104
Horsepower: 173 hp - 283 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas/Ethanol V6
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.5, 18 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Limited $8,815 - $11,954
Horsepower: 173 hp - 283 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas/Ethanol V6
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
S $9,116 - $12,397
Horsepower: 283 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Ethanol V6
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LX $8,805 - $10,444
Horsepower: 173 hp - 283 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas/Ethanol V6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.5, 18 x 7.0 (in.) - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.01

184 Reviews

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Chrysler beautiful sleek looking vehicle.

I hate that I to already put money in just shortly after buying it. Major repairs had to be done just after warranty had ended. Love the color they call it gray but looks sky blue to me. Very good on gas mileage. I really like slippery part of options because we do get quite a bit of winter weather. I hate the space between the front seats. Everything seems to get lost in it and completely a hassle to get things that fall in. I like that it tells me when tire is low on pressure because I live on a road that has a lot of bumps with a lot of garbage and screws and nails.

- Cheryl M

Pros and cons of the Chrysler 200.

Performance and reliability of this car is so far fantastic! There was a recall with the safety restraint, but it was taken care of very quickly and easily. It gets good gas mileage. Is great as an everyday driver or for shorter trips. We have taken it on a few 10 hours plus trips and its not very comfortable after a while. Also, there isn't much leg room in the backseat if you have passengers with you normally this should be considered. Otherwise we love it and as we have no small children, or any passengers on a frequent basis it's great for us!

- Laura B

Fully loaded and everything at your fingertips!

My 200 limited is six yrs old and I absolutely love it! Knock on wood, there’s been one mechanical issue. The o2 sensor went bad in 2016. It was replaced and so far everything has been good since. I gave up an SUV because gas was pretty high at the time but this is loaded- all the way from leather interior, heated seats, Bluetooth, every button at your fingertips, satellite radio, and great fuel economy (34 miles on the highway). I would recommend to anyone that is car buying.

- Shawnee R

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$7,777 - $10,104
$8,815 - $11,954

Horsepower

Horsepower
173 - 283 (hp)
173 - 283 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Standard

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC SMPI 16
3.6L VVT FLEX
2.4L DOHC SMPI 16
3.6L VVT flex
3.6L VVT FLEX
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.4 (in.)
42.4 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.9 - 40.1 (in.)
37.9 - 40.1 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.5 - 38.4 (in.)
33.5 - 38.4 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.3 - 38.4 (in.)
36.3 - 38.4 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13.6 (cu. ft.)
13.6 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
4 - 5
4 - 5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/50R18
P225/50R18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
108.9 (in.)
108.9 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.5 - 37.7 (ft.)
37.7 (ft.)

Length

Length
191.7 - 194.8 (in.)
191.7 - 194.8 (in.)

Width

Width
72.5 (in.)
72.5 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3403 - 4000 (.lbs)
3403 - 4000 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
283 (hp)
283 (hp)

Torque

Torque
260 (ft. lbs.)
260 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 (.lbs)
100 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.9 (gal.)
16.9 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
24 (mpg)
24 (mpg)

City

City
19 (mpg)
19 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
29 (mpg)
29 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side
  • Roof Strength N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front N/A
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall
  • Mechanical
  • Powertrain Quality
  • Body & Interior Design
  • ‌Features
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (4)

Engine And Engine Cooling Sep 26, 2011
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 26, 2011
NHTSA Campaign:
11V487000
Summary:
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 CHRYSLER VEHICLES, INCLUDING 200 AND TOWN AND COUNTRY MODELS, DODGE VEHICLES, INCLUDING CHARGER, DURANGO, GRAND CARAVAN AND JOURNEY MODELS AND JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 31, 2011, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 13, 2011, THAT ARE EQUIPPED WITH 3.6L ENGINES. THESE ENGINES MAY EXPERIENCE CONNECTING ROD BEARING FAILURE DUE TO DEBRIS INSIDE THE ENGINE BLOCK.
Consequence:
CONNECTING ROD FAILURE MAY LEAD TO ENGINE SEIZURE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE ENGINE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Air Bags , Electrical System Jul 2, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 2, 2013
NHTSA Campaign:
13V282000
Summary:
Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Sebring and 200 vehicles manufactured June 28, 2011, through December 13, 2012; model year 2011-2013 Dodge Avenger vehicles manufactured June 25, 2011, through January 14, 2013; model year 2011-2012 Dodge Nitro vehicles manufactured June 17, 2011, through December 15, 2011; and model year 2011-2012 Jeep Liberty vehicles manufactured June 17, 2011, through August 15, 2012. Electrical over-stress of a resistor in the occupant restraint control module may lead to the non-deployment of the active head restraints during a rear impact collision.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating the deployment of the active head restraints , their non-deployment could increase the risk of injury.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will flash the Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) or replace the occupant restraint control module, as needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N38.
Seat Belts, Air Bags Sep 15, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 15, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V668000
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Chrysler 200, 2010 Chrysler Sebring, 2010-2012 Dodge Caliber and 2010-2014 Jeep Patriot, Compass and Dodge Avenger vehicles. The Occupant Restraint Control (OCR) module may short circuit, preventing the frontal air bags, seat belt pretensioners, and side air bags from deploying in the event of a crash.
Consequence:
If the frontal air bags, seat belt pretensioners, and side air bags are disabled, there is an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants in the event of a vehicle crash that necessitates deployment of these safety systems.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the OCR, free of charge. Interim letters informing owners that parts are not available yet were mailed on October 26, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available in June 2017. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S61.
Air Bags, Seats Oct 10, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 10, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V640000
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2012 Jeep Liberty and 2012-2013 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger vehicles. A component within the occupant restraint controller (ORC) may fail and prevent the active headrests from deploying in the event of a rear-end crash.
Consequence:
If the active headrests do not deploy in certain rear-end crashes, the front seat occupants have an increased risk of injury.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ORC as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 29, 2017. Owners may contact FCA customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA's number for this recall is T56.

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