2011 Chrysler 200 EPA Mileage
With the rising gas prices, and the state of the economy, Chrysler is in the midst of a new revised product onslaught. The 2011 Chrysler 200 sedan is the first to arrive. This car may look a little familiar to some people because it was known previously as the Chrysler Sebring. Everyone had a good idea of what the new 2011 Chrysler 200 would look like but no one knew what kind of mileage to expect.
With a base engine, the car has a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that gives out 173 horsepower and 166 lb-ft- of torque. Based on this information, the car would get 20 miles in the city and 31 miles on the highway miles per gallon with the new six-speed automatic transmission. If you would rather have the four-speed automatic on the LX the only mileage difference would be one mile more in city driving. The highway miles per gallon would stay the same.
Looking at the miles per gallon highway, the car does pass the 30 miles highway per gallon, but is it enough to get it noticed. Other cars on the market are getting over 35 miles highway per gallon. With it hovering near the 30 miles highway per gallon, you may just find this sedan at the end of the pack in regards to fuel economy.
The gas prices on the average is around $3.00 a gallon but the government is predicting that by the summer of 2011, gas could be at or above the $4.00 a gallon. They have figured that if the gas does increase, the average family could be paying approximately $750 extra a year just in their gasoline budget. If this prediction is true, people are going to be looking for fuel economy, and 31 miles per gallon highway will just not be what the American family will not be choosing a car with this gas mileage.
The American family may be selecting the Toyota Cambry or the Ford Fiesta. These cars have a four-cylinder base engine that will be getting you 33 miles per gallon. The Honda Civic also has a four-cylinder base engine that will get you 34 miles per gallon. If you do not care to drive a car with a four-cylinder base engine, you will be giving up at least 3 miles per gallon with a six-cylinder base engine.
It is really the consumer’s decision as to which car they prefer. If they want the extra highway mileage, it is going to be the four-cylinder base engine. It is sad to say, but some consumers are choosing a foreign made car over one that is American made. One of the reasons is the better highway gas mileage and how their four-cylinder cars look and handle.
If you like the 2011 Chrysler 200, you can get it with a four-cylinder base engine, but there is no difference in the highway mileage. You can get this car in a LX starting at $19,995, the Touring starting at $21,995, and the top of the line Limited Trim starting at $24,995.
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