TTAC Rewind: 2016 Chrysler 200 Limited Rental Review

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Today's TTAC Rewind takes us back a few years to 2016 when Jack wrote up a rental review of the 2016 Chrysler 200.

For today's reading pleasure, spend a few minutes reading Mr. Baruth's attempt to convince you that the 200 is actually pretty dang good.

Thanks for spending a Sunday with us.

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • 3SpeedAutomatic 3SpeedAutomatic on Feb 07, 2023

    A roof line approximately 2 inches taller would have made a world of a difference. As for the rest of the car, it was no better or worse than the rest of the sedans of the time and I do like the idea of a V6 in a car of this size.

    But this all water under the bride now days.

  • Akear Akear on Feb 07, 2023

    Let's be honest it was the best-looking car in FCA's bland lineup. Along with the LH-cars the 200 was the best family sedan the company ever produced.

  • JREwing JREwing on Feb 07, 2023

    It suffered the same small back seat problem that the Ford Contour and Mercury Mystique did. 2 more inches in wheelbase or a taller roof would've helped a lot.

    But the biggest issue was that it wasn't a SUV/crossover/soft-roader with 3 rows in a market that couldn't get enough of them.

  • Wjtinfwb Wjtinfwb on Feb 10, 2023

    Pretty average car in a segment where average means, basement. Accord, Camry, Mazda 6 were all superior offerings when the 200 was on the market. The Fusion suffered from a smaller interior as well, but offered superior power options including the Hybrid and the 2.0 Turbo. Even Sonata and Optima were equal to the 200 with the benefit of the Korean's 10-year warranty. This is a segment where product rules and the cellar dwellers end up banished to the Hertz mid-size role. Every 200 I ever drove was a rental and it never caused me to even think again about buying one.