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Re: Chrysler aimed 200 at Fusion - DetNews

2015 Chrysler 200 snags EPA ratings of 18 mpg city and 29 highway - Autoblog
By Chris Bruce
Mar 25th 2014

...295-horsepower and 262-pound-feet 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, nine-speed automatic and all-wheel drive as getting 18-miles-per-gallon city, 29-mpg highway and 22-mpg combined.

Last year's front-wheel drive 200 with a less-powerful version of the Pentastar was rated at 19-mpg city, 29-mpg highway and 22-mpg combined. That means that buyers are getting more power and all-wheel drive traction at almost no loss in economy. However, compared to current, all-wheel drive sedan competitors, the Chrysler comes in the middle. The Ford Fusion with all-wheel drive with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder has 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque is somewhat down on power but bests it in economy at 22-mpg city, 31-mpg highway and 25-mpg combined. The current Subaru Legacy 3.6R loses in both metrics with 256 hp and 247 lb-ft and a rating of 18-mpg city, 25-mpg highway and 20-mpg combined...

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& from "Smellhound" @ GMI
I don't think the way Chrysler uses the gearing in the 9 speed is set up for out-of-this-world epa numbers. In some reviews, we read that some of the tested vehicles with the nine speed never hit 9th and rarely hit 8th. That tells us that the gearing at the high leves is VERY steep. So what does that mean in the real world?
That means it should perform slightly better than a typical 6 speed in EPA tests, but in the real world (where many people drive 70-80mph on the highway, not topping out at 60 like the EPA tests),
it should perform much better than the current 6 speeds.


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Anyone want to look up the current MKZ with 3.5-Awd?
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I'll be very interested in how the not-so-future MKZ with NanoV6-Awd and significantly more hp (imho) than the 200 will rank....
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Re: Chrysler aimed 200 at Fusion - DetNews

Seat Time: 2015 Chrysler 200 - Autoline.tv
March 21st, 2014


"......Overall I liked the new 200, it’s definitely a step up from the previous model. But as I mentioned it’s in a very competive segment, so the company is going to have to find a way to break through and get the attention of car buyers."
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Re: Chrysler aimed 200 at Fusion - DetNews

I finally got to see this video
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hope this unseen-by-me-yet video is the right one...
...via 'Crash' @ CarSpyShots, "...The Fast Lane review is pretty positive (and they tend to be fairly spot on / fair)..."

[video=youtube;w-NRd3cOCmM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-NRd3cOCmM[/video]
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think it's worth viewing if you haven't yet

around 7:26 there's a driver reaction I liked
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my main take-aways are
-- Chrysler did a "shotgun approach" offering distinct varieties from very affordable (I'm taking their word for that) to SPORT version and LuxLUX version...
-- they kept mentioning LEXUS when talking about nice-ness (esp interior) for their LuxLUX testcar
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here's a followup that's more comparo-ing to the competitors that Chrysler provided
[video=youtube;XYk1VV9-V2k]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYk1VV9-V2k[/video]

^imho^cool^ [spoiler alert]
that they end up fighting about which is better
the 200 or the FUSION!
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Re: Chrysler aimed 200 at Fusion - DetNews

^^^ How much did they pay for that ad?
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