2013 Chrysler 200 Limited Convertible

By Mauricio Lezcano / carsntravel.com

For 2013, the Chrysler 200 Convertible provides consumers a fun, open-air driving experience featuring elegant craftsmanship inside and out, an extraordinary level of standard content, innovative technology at a price that is pleasing to the wallet and improved ride and handling dynamics resulting in a lively, responsive driving experience.

Chrysler 200 Convertible is unique in the standard specialty segment as a true mid-size convertible that comfortably seats four adults and has room in the trunk, even when the power top is dropped. Consumers can choose from two automatically latching, power tops, a body-color painted steel, retractable hardtop, or a cloth soft top, both of which can drop with the press of a button on the key fob.

With clean, sleek lines, the signature Chrysler grille and winged badge, LED light pipe accents in the front projector headlamps, LED tail lamps, a well-crafted interior including a one-piece instrument panel, soft-touch armrests and premium touch points throughout the vehicle, the 2013 Chrysler 200 Convertible delivers a design with purpose and attainable luxury.

Key for 2013 model year, the 200 Convertible sports an upgraded suspension, which results in a responsive, lively driving experience. For better balance and more controlled roll, the front stabilizer bar was increased from 25mm to 27 mm, rebound spring was added to the front struts and damping rates were revised. In addition, the rates for the front springs were increased from 180 pounds per inch to 201 pounds per inch.

At the rear of the 200 Convertible a new rear jounce bumper, revised shock damping and rear spring rates that were increased from 220 pounds per inch to 270 pounds per inch all contribute to more controlled body roll and a smoother, more connected drive. Last but not least, tuning to the springs, dampers and sway bar was revised for better ride and motion body control. Drivers of the 2013 Chrysler 200 Convertible will feel connected to the road and enjoy the open air experience with a responsive, comfortable ride.

The Chrysler 200 Limited Convertible model is powered by the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, which provides outstanding horsepower and exceptional fuel economy, mated to the 62TE six-speed automatic transmission. The 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine produces 283 horsepower (211 kW) and 260 lb.-ft. (353 N•m) of torque and has an estimated U.S. EPA fuel economy rating of 19 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.

In addition, standard features include dual bright exhaust tips, leather seats, Media Center 430 CD/DVD/MP3/40GB hard drive with 28 GB available storage and a 6.5-inch touch screen, Uconnect hands free phone, iPod connector, fog lamps, bright exterior mirrors and door handles, 18-inch aluminum wheels, express up/down key fob, remote start and windscreen.

Optional equipment includes: retractable, body color hardtop, Boston Acoustics speaker system and Uconnect 730 CD/DVD/MP3/HDD/navigation media center with 6.5-inch touch screen display, Uconnect voice command, remote USB port and Bluetooth streaming audio.

My driving impression of the 2013 Chrysler 200 Limited convertible, is a true midsize convertible that provides comfortable seating for four adults, elegant craftsmanship inside and out, the choice of a power soft or hardtop and an improve, fun and refine driving experience at a value that customers will appreciate.

The 200 Convertible is built in the United States at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan. The manufacturer’s suggested starting retail price is $32,095.00. mlezcano@carsntravel.com

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Emilio Lezcano

Journalist - Editor - Photographer
Professional Race Car Driver

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