Chrysler 200 vs. Honda Accord: Which Sedan is Best for You?

March 26th, 2015 by

There are many excellent sedans in the market, but when it comes down to it-which car should you choose? That’s why this month we’re compare two beautiful and affordable midsize sedans: the new Chrysler 200 and Honda Accord. Let’s see how they stack up against one another.

Performance
The Honda Accord has two engine options. The choice is between the 4-cylinder with 185-horsepower and the V6 with 278-horsepower that get up to 27 city MPG and 37 highway MPG.

The Chrysler 200 also has two engine choices: the 184-horsepower 2.4L 4-cylinder that gets 23 city MPG and 36 highway MPG and the Best-in-Class 295-Horsepower 3.6L Pentastar V6 that gets 19 city MPG and 32 highway MPG.

The Chrysler 200 also features the a class-exclusive nine-speed automatic transmission, as compared to the Honda Accord’s six-speed manual transmission.

Exterior
Both cars have smooth muscular exteriors with graceful lines and aesthetic curves. They also boast many convenient modern-day features like heated side view mirrors that won’t fog up on cold, wet winter days.

Interior
Both cars have elegant interiors with excellent features like audio touch screens and navigation systems. However, the Chrysler 200 stands out with superior ergonomics, improved luxury and Ward’s Top-10 Interior Award for 2015.

Safety
Both cars are exceptionally safe with some of the most up-to-date and advanced safety-technology on the market, including rear view cameras and Lane Departure Warning systems. The difference is the Chrysler 200 has more advanced standard and available safety features than any other vehicle in its class along with a coveted 5-Star safety rating from the NHTSA.


Conclusion
As you can see, this is an exceptionally close race. Both cars are superb leaders in their class and they deserve the utmost respect. Yet the facts and awards don’t lie, the Chrysler 200 is the clear winner based on performance, comfort, style and safety.

In 1905 Walter P. Chrysler borrowed $5,000 to buy a car (a huge sum in those days). He took the car apart entirely by hand, analyzed it, and then put it back together, one painstaking piece at a time. He wanted to understand every last detail of this car at its deepest level.

This bold act was the genesis of the Chrysler name becoming a symbol of American quality in automotive engineering. That same attention to detail is back today with “America’s Import,” the new Chrysler 200.

At Bettenhausen Automotive, we maintain a large inventory of Chrysler 200 vehicles in Chicago, Illinois. Peruse our inventory on this website or simply give us a call. Our friendly staff is delighted to serve you. Come take a test drive and see for yourself what all the buzz is about today at Bettenhausen Automotive.

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