The 2015 Chrysler 200 got official EPA fuel economy ratings today of 36 highway and 23 city for a combined 28 MPG overall. This bumps its highway fuel economy numbers up 5 MPG from the previous generation of the vehicle.
There are a choice of two engines available on the 2015 Chrysler 200 with the 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir 2 I-4 coming in with the 23/36/28 EPA rating. The second engine choice is the more powerful 295 horsepower Pentastar V6 which comes with slightly lower ratings.
That engine comes in with a fuel economy rating of 19 city and 32 highway for a combined rating of 23 miles per gallon. Although the Pentastar V6 doesn’t boast the same numbers as the smaller 2.4-liter I-4, its numbers still show an impressive 3 MPG highway increase over the outgoing version of the V6 engine.
The Pentastar V6 version of the 2015 Chrysler 200 also has an available all-wheel drive system with a fully-disconnecting rear axle that will function in front-wheel drive mode whenever all-wheel drive is unnecessary. Those opting for this variation of the car will get 18 city and 29 highway for a combined rating of 22 miles per gallon.
The 200’s impressive fuel economy ratings are due in part to its first-in-class 9-speed automatic transmission. The addition of more gear rations helps to both improve fuel economy and provide better performance for drivers. Aerodynamics on the 2015 Chrysler 200 have also been a focus, giving the vehicle a Cd of .27 which helps to reduce cabin noise and improve overall fuel economy.
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Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole also writes for NerdApproved and GeekMom.