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Step inside and read more about the 2015 Chrysler 200 and it's 5 star safety rating.
American Made Components of the 2015 Chrysler 200
For my review on the 2015 Chrysler 200, I wanted to share a bit of information about where some of the car's components are made. The Chrysler 200 is assembled in Sterling Heights, Michigan. The following components of the automobile are also American made.
- 2.4-liter engine: Dundee, Michigan
- 3.6-liter engine: Trenton, Michigan
- Transmission: The nine-speed transmission that’s mated to the 2.4-liter engine is made in Kokomo, Iowa. The nine-speed transmission that is mated to the 3.6-liter engine is made in Gray Court, South Carolina.
American Jobs Created by Chrysler
Not only is the Chrysler 200 a great example of an American-built car, Chrysler has dedicated numerous jobs for auto production here in the states.
- Since June 2009, FCA US LLC (formerly Chrysler Group LLC) has announced investments of more than $5.6 billion and added more than 22,000 new job, including almost 15,000 hourly jobs. That is a massive economic impact.
- The company headquartered is in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and they employ 54,231 people in the United States, including those who work at the 23 manufacturing facilities in the United States.
2015 Chrysler 200 Reviewed
Now onto some more specific driving information. Chrysler's fleet company provided the 2015 Chrysler 200 for my driving pleasure for a week. It's really nice because you get to experience the car over a bit of time to see how, and what, you like most about the vehicle. While I had the car, someone hit the vehicle from behind. I was dead stopped a red light, and BOOM, a Suburu Outback slammed into us. It felt like she hit us at about 10 miles an hour; it wasn't as if she miscalculated the distance between our cars and just tapped us. There was absolutely no vehicle damage, which to me, was pretty amazing. The rear bumper is designed in a way that there's a part that protrudes from the bumper, so when the car was hit, the protrusion was hit and the bumper was protected. It's a bit hard to describe, but that's the only thing that make sense in terms of the fact that there was no vehicle damage. After that experience, I really trusted the car! It's no wonder the 2015 Chrysler 200 Named a 2014 Top Safety Pick Plus by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
While I never wanted to get into an accident, I'm glad I was in the 2015 Chrysler 200 when it happened!