by David Cohen

The Chrysler 200 Limited Convertible: The biggest surprise coming out from the city of Detroit

No one would ever believe you if you tell them that you were driving a convertible in December in Chicago, but  I did. 

The 2013 Chrysler 200 Limited Convertible comes with power top retractable hardtop. This model offers all the fun a convertible should, and the practicality of a conventional coupe.  These are what makes the 200 Limited Convertible a year around vehicle that you can enjoy every season..

The sculpted curves and lines of the Chrysler 200 Convertible frame every element on the exterior. The grille, the dramatic bright exhaust, the bright body side moldings, the door handles, the LED tail-lamps, and the 17-18-inch sophisticated wheel designs, all add to the refined look of the exterior that nobody expected to see coming from Detroit. 

The luxurious interior is enhanced with black and chrome trim. The armrests, door panels, and the dash board, all feature luxurious soft materials everywhere you look or touch.  When the top is up, the diffused lighting can create a soft and relaxing atmosphere. The Uconnect® Media Center Radio allows you to store thousands of songs, select play lists, videos, photos and connect you to seven radio stations including SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The color screen could be activated by touch or voice. The Uconnect® Phone is voice activated system that allows to talk on the phone while driving. It can be paired with up to seven Bluetooth® compatible phones, and allows you to program up to 1000 contacts in your phone book. 

The  200 Limited Convertible comes with a 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine coupled with the AutoStick six-speed automatic transmission as standard equipment. It delivers 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, while providing fuel economy ratings of 19 city / 29 highway mpg. In addition, it has a Flex Fuel Supply System that operates effectively on any blend of gasoline and fuel-grade ethanol up to E85.

The 200 Convertible provide highly responsive handling and comfortability. The front and back suspension, comfort-tuned springs, shocks, and premium all-season tires are all tuned to provide an optimum balance, good handling, noise isolation and a great smooth ride.  

For safety, the Electronic Stability Control in the 200 Limited applies brake pressure and reduces engine power when wheels slip, or when it senses a difference in the steering to the actual vehicle motion to regain traction and guide you back safe on your intended path. The convertible is also equipped with standard advanced airbag systems.  The front active head restraints are designed to move forward and upward to decrease the space between the headrest and occupant's head. This helps to prevent or reduce the chance of injury in the event of a rear-end collision. 

The Sentry Key® Theft Deterrent System allows the engine to start with the properly encoded key. If someone attempts to start the vehicle without it, the engine will not operate.

Overall, with refined look, good performance, and raised standards, the Chrysler 200 Limited Convertible for 2013 is the biggest surprise coming out from the city of Detroit. This model is an affordable alternative for those who want the comfort, style of a mid-size convertible coup. It can be yours for $34,760.