2016 Chrysler 200 vs. 2016 Nissan Altima

Looking for the perfect sedan to get around Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan? The midsize sedan is a great car for getting around with passengers or just for having fun while driving. Two at the top of your list should be the Chrysler 200 and the Nissan Altima. Both of them are top offerings in a crowded class, so how do they compare head to head? Let's take a look.

What's New for 2016?

The 2016 Chrysler 200 is coming off a full redesign from 2015, so it only got a few small tweaks this year. There's a 90th anniversary package and some more firmness to the front seats, plus the Limited trim gets a rearview camera.

The Nissan Altima is firmly in the middle of this design's run. For 2016, it has been upgraded with new advanced safety features and the inclusion of a new SR sport trim level.

Chrysler 200 vs. Nissan Altima Trims and Drivetrains

The 2016 Chrysler 200 is a midsize sedan that can seat five comfortably. It comes in four main trim levels: C, S, Limited, and LX.

Powering the standard Chrysler 200 is a beefy 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that's capable of putting out 184 horsepower and 173 lb-ft of torque. It comes paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission with optional paddle shifters on the 200S trim. This engine is only paired with a front-wheel drive transmission.

For more power, you can upgrade to a 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine that puts out 295 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. The same nine-speed transmission comes standard, but it can be upgraded to an all-wheel drive system. This system comes with a Sport mode that will bias the power to the rear by sending more torque to the back wheels.

The Nissan Altima is also a midsize sedan that can seat five. It comes in five main trim levels: SL, SV, the new SR, S, and base.

The Altima comes powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that can put out 182 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. The engine comes paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with simulated stepped gears to make it feel more like driving a geared transmission.

For some more bang behind the wheel, the engine can be upgraded to a 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine that puts out 270 horsepower and 251 lb-ft of torque. It, too, comes paired with a CVT. Both engines are available in only front-wheel drive.

Safety Ratings

Government crash tests have rated the Chrysler 200 with a full five out of five stars, the highest rating that you can receive. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests scored the 200 with a top score of good in all major tests, and it was awarded a 2016 Top Safety Pick+, as well as the 2016 Altima.

Take the Chrysler 200 for a Test Drive at DCJ Manhattan

If you're looking for your next midsize sedan and think the 2016 Chrysler 200 is for you, visit us at Manhattan Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ramtoday for a test drive! We're conveniently located at 678 Eleventh Avenue, New York, NY.

Stop in and chat with our team of helpful and professional sales associates Monday through Friday from 9 am to 9 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. We look forward to seeing you!

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