I think the 15, 16 & 17 model years were all the same, except for software updates and other minor fixes.
Ours is over 5 years old, over 100K and no problems. We did have all updates and recalls performed.
I never saw any car model to go like that within a year. Chrysler must have done an amazing job to fix almost all of the problems by the next model.
a lot of Japanese sedan have the same reliability mark as 2016 Chrysler 200 model, which is awesome.
For a car that was only mfg for 2 years w no mechanical updates, I think the car is great and could've been better if they didn't scrap it too make More Jeeps. The 2015 had more options and newer tech than any other car in its category that year. It took a couple years for others too catch up. Not that it matters now. Look at the 2019 Buick GS....its a lot like my 2015, and if FCA marketed it right and stayed w it....well, so much for that.
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2015 200c 3.6 fwd
Magnaflow cat-back exhaust
RPM torque tube
RPM base stage 93 octane tune
225/50r17 Hankooks noble s2
Amsoil P.I. before oil changes
EBC Red stuff brake pads
Powerstop drilled and slotted rotors
Amsoil synthetic brake fluid
Amsoil dominator coolant boost
Stant 18 psi coolant cap
Tree air freshners under seats
Besides, Consumer Reports always seen to fawn over japanese cars while trashing domestic's.
Instead, we should look at those that performed "long term" tests.
Several automotive sources tested the 2015 Chrysler 200 for over a year. Motorweek put over 21,000 miles on their long term tester and loved it.
KBB did a long term, as well as Autotrader and Autoweek. All loved the car, minus a few quirks with the 9 speed that was either fixed or they learned to get used to this transmission.
In my opinion, Consumer Reports is not a good source to judge any vehicle I wish to purchase.
As fltru103 stated, the 2015 and 2016 are the same car. The 2016 just had newer software from the factory.
Consumer Reports is a great piece of fiction. Their methods are hopelessly unscientific and should never be trusted.
Other than routine maintenance I have had no issues it at all from my '16. I bought it new and it currently has 80k miles and is going strong. Wait...did I just jinx myself?? Anyway, I wouldn't put much stock into a Consumer Reports report. There are many other sources with much higher reliability and it's been said here already but is worth repeating, the '15 and '16 model years are great cars that I wouldn't hesitate to put any of my kids in and send them across country. It really is a shame FCA decided to invest their interests elsewhere, they could have made and sold these cars for years to come I believe.
"Black Knight" was my father's trucker CB handle.
2015 Chrysler 200 S AWD
Factory tuned, RPM Torque Tube
2013 Chrysler 200 Limited V6
Lease returned 1/28/17