Nicer, Not Bigger

Redesigned extensively, the 200's interior ranks among its strengths. Chrysler needs to banish a few Sebring relics — including the clunky window controls and flimsy turn-signal and wiper stalks — but cabin materials are impressive for this class. Problem is, the Sebring's small dimensions live on. Cabin volume in the 200 sedan is a modest 100.3 cubic feet — 2.2 cubic feet less than the Sebring and on the small side for this class. It shows: The front seats feel nine-tenths the size they ought to be. The seat cushions are too short for proper thigh support, and at 5-foot-11, I could have used another inch or so of driver-seat travel.

The backseat has adult-friendly headroom, but legroom trails its class, in some cases by more than an inch. Adults will find their shins digging into the front seatbacks, and the low backseat will leave their knees too elevated. Other editors agreed: For many families, the 200 will be a tight fit.

Trunk volume in the 200 sedan matches the Sebring's underwhelming 13.6 cubic feet. That's the size of many compact-car trunks. Competing family sedans generally offer more; the Ford Fusion beats the 200 by more than 20 percent.

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