If you are in the market for a convertible with a lot of interior luxury and standard technology, then check out the 2014 Chrysler 200 Convertible. It delivers a fun, open-air driving experience and it comes at a very affordable price.
The Chrysler 200 Convertible is a true mid-size convertible that comfortably seats four adults and has baggage room in the trunk, even with the power top down. It comes with a choice of two automatically latching power tops — a body-color painted steel retractable hardtop or a cloth soft top. Both can drop with the press of a button on the key fob or the center console.
The design of the Chrysler 200 Convertible is clean and sleek, with the signature Chrysler grille and winged badge up front, LED light pipe accents in the front projector headlights, LED taillights, a very nice interior with “soft-touch” armrests and onepiece instrument panel and premium touch points throughout the vehicle.
There’s a choice of two powertrains — the 3.6-liter 283 hp Pentastar V-6 (19/29 mpg) engine or a 2.4-liter 173 hp I-4 gas engine (18/29 mpg) — both mated to the 62TE sixspeed automatic transmission. Three models — Touring, Limited and S — are offered with a long list of standard equipment:
Touring — powered by the 2.4-liter I-4 engine mated to the 62TE six-speed automatic transmission (the Pentastar V-6 engine is optional). Standard equipment includes power cloth top (retractable metal hardtop is optional), advanced multistage driver and front passenger air bags, supplemental frontseat mounted driver and passenger air bags, active head restraints, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, electronic stability control, traction control, Sentry Key engine immobilizer, illuminated keyless entry, security alarm, speed control, power locks, power windows, power top down via the key fob, rear window defroster, power trunk lid release, acoustic laminated front windshield glass, Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), 17 inch aluminum wheels, six-way power driver and front passenger seats, Media Center 130 CD/MP3 radio, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls and a tilt/telescoping steering column.
Limited — adds dual bright exhaust tips, leather seats, Media Center 430 CD/DVD/MP3 and a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Uconnect handsfree phone, iPod connector, fog lights, bright exterior mirrors and door handles, 18-inch aluminum wheels, express up/down key fob, remote start and windscreen.
Optional equipment includes retractable hardtop, Boston Acoustics speaker system, Uconnect Voice Command, remote USB port and Bluetooth streaming audio.
S — adds Premium Boston Acoustic speakers, “S” heated leather front and rear seats with suede inserts, perforated leatherwrapped “S” steering wheel, 18-inch aluminum “S” wheels with black painted pockets, body color mirrors and door handles, “S” Grille with black painted bars, “S” headlamps with black background, “S” fog lamp bezels and a unique Chrysler winged badge with black inlay.
The MSRP on the 2014 Chrysler 200 Convertible ranges from $21,795 to $33,445.
Ron Beasley is the automotive editor for Miami’s Community Newspapers. He may be contacted by calling 305-662-2277, ext. 261, or by addressing email correspondence to LetsTalkCars@aol.com.