Safety, Features & Pricing

In crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the 200 sedan earned the top score, Good, across all categories. Accordingly, the car is an IIHS Top Safety Pick — a distinction several competitors share. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not yet tested the car. Standard features include the usual complement of front, side and curtain airbags, as well as active head restraints, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. Click here for a full list.

With a starting price of just $19,245, the base 200 LX packs impressive value. It's one of just three family cars you can get with an automatic for under $20,000 — the others being the Nissan Altima and the 200's Avenger sibling. Remote entry, cruise control, air conditioning and a CD stereo with an MP3 jack and steering-wheel audio controls are also standard.

Move up to the 200's Touring and Limited trims and you can get a power driver's seat, an iPod-compatible Boston Acoustics stereo, a navigation system, heated leather upholstery and a moonroof. A V-6 Limited sedan tops out around $27,000. That's less than optioned-out competitors, but the 200 sedan doesn't offer things like dual-zone climate control or a power passenger seat, which most of them do.

As of this writing, there are few details and no pricing information yet on the forthcoming 200 S, which will slot above the Limited. The 200 convertible, meanwhile, comes in Touring and Limited trims. Prices range from $26,445 for the soft-top four-cylinder Touring to around $35,000 for a loaded hardtop V-6 Limited.

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    To Resume Speed
    Press the RES + button and release. Then remove your foot from the accelerator pedal. The EVIC will display the last set speed. NOTE: You can resume ACC from a minimum of 20 mph (32 km/h). WA ...

    Power Seats
    On models equipped with power seats, the switch is located on the outboard side of the seat near the floor. Use this switch to move the driver’s seat up or down, forward or rearward or to recli ...

    Using ACC On Hills
    When driving on hills, ACC may not detect a vehicle in your lane. Depending on the speed, vehicle load, traffic conditions, and the steepness of the hills, ACC performance may be limited. ...