Compare & Choose: 2015 Chrysler 200 LX FWD vs. 2015 Ford Fusion S
To begin, we’ll look at the base trim level of each vehicle. The 2015 Chrysler 200 LX has a starting MSRP of $21,895 and the 2015 Ford Fusion S starts at $22,010. Each vehicle brings to the table different advantages. Let’s see how the two do side by side!
Not only do you have to keep an eye out on today’s economy but you also need to watch your fuel economy. The summer month’s often affect gas prices. You’ll want a vehicle that gives you great mileage all year round. The Chrysler 200 inches past the Ford Fusion with a combined 29 miles per gallon (MPG) versus the Fusion’s 27 combined MPG. The Fusion gives you a 22 City MPG and 34 Highway MPG. The 200 comes out on top with 23 City MPG and an even more impressive 36 Highway MPG.
Performance and Handling
Neither of these vehicles disappoint when it comes to power and ease of handling. The Fusion comes standard with a 2.5L i-VCT engine and 6-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission. This allows you to drive in automatic and also switch to semi-automatic. With 175 horsepower, you’ll get the sporty feel of shifting up and down, without having to worry about the clutch.
On the other hand, you have the 200 equipped with the 2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir® II engine. With this engine at the core of your vehicle, you can reach up 184 horsepower. The MultiAir® technology works to optimize fuel economy and performance by varying the air volume consumed by the engine. The Chrysler’s engine is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and Rotary E-Shift. The Rotary E-Shift is incorporated into the center console, taking up less space and provides for easy shifting.
At the end of the day, it’s important to feel comfortable inside your vehicle. You spend such a significant amount of time commuting and venturing around Indianapolis, you want a vehicle that’s equipped with the latest technology to provide comfort to you and your passengers. The Ford Fusion and Chrysler 200 go head to head when it comes to their infotainment systems. The Fusion comes standard with SYNC® with MyFord®. This feature allows you to make calls, select music stations and receive information while keeping your hands on the wheel. This is comparable to Chrysler’s Uconnect® system. The 2015 Chrysler 200 LX has an available system to compete, providing you with voice commands, hands-free calling, texting, and more on a high-resolution touchscreen.
The Fusion comes standard with Earth Gray Cloth Bucket Seats and also a trunk pass-through. The rear seat folds down into a 60/40 split to allow you to store those larger items. The 200 is equipped with bucket seats swathed in premium cloth. Additionally, the interior features satin chrome accents throughout to add an extra touch of luxury.
When buying a car, it’s important to look at the entire package. If you’re looking for an efficient, powerful and stylish vehicle, we’d recommend the 2015 Chrysler 200. You just can’t beat the fuel economy and power that the standard LX provides. The true test? The test drive! Stop by Eastgate Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Indianapolis today to get behind the wheel of a new 2015 Chrysler 200. Our staff will help you find the model that does everything you want and more. Contact us today!