Fuel economy is a big deal for automotive consumers these days, both in terms of cost at the gas pump and environmental impact.
Drivers in the market for a midsize sedan may wonder how the 2016 Chrysler 200 mpg stands up to that of competing vehicles. Does a rival car like the 2016 Honda Accord Sedan offer superior gas mileage?
Keep reading, and we’ll explore the fuel economy offerings of these two midsize cars side by side.
The Honda Accord Sedan exceeds the Chrysler 200 when it comes to fuel efficiency.
Onboard the Accord Sedan models with a continuously variable transmission, drivers will enjoy an EPA-estimated 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway,* while the highest fuel economy rating for the Chrysler 200 models is only 23 city mpg and 36 highway mpg.
The Accord Sedan also features available Variable Cylinder Management, which boosts fuel efficiency by shutting down one bank of engine cylinders in specific driving conditions—a feature the Chrysler 200 does not offer.
The Accord Sedan also has a larger fuel tank, featuring a 17.2-gallon tank compared with only 15.8 gallons in the Chrysler 200, which enables drivers to travel farther between fuel stops.
In addition to being more fuel efficient than the Chrysler 200, the Accord Sedan is also faster out on the road.
In tests conducted by Consumer Reports, gauging the speed of Accord Sedan and Chrysler 200 automatic models powered by their respective 4-cylinder engines, the Accord Sedan achieved 0 to 30 mph acceleration in just 3.3 seconds, with the Chrysler 200 falling behind at 3.9 seconds. The Accord achieved 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 7.7 seconds, with the Chrysler 200 lagging significantly behind at 9.8 seconds.
In terms of passing speed, the Accord Sedan model accelerated from 45 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds, with the Chrysler 200 falling behind at 6.5 seconds.
The Accord Sedan further traveled a quarter-mile in only 16 seconds, achieving quarter-mile speed of 91.7 mph. In comparison, the Chrysler 200 drove a quarter-mile in 17.6 seconds and attained quarter-mile speed of just 82.7 mph.
Get Behind the Wheel
Drivers can further explore the exceptional qualities of the 2016 Honda Accord Sedan at any West Michigan Honda Dealers Association location. Stop by any of our affiliated dealerships or contact us today to learn more about the Accord Sedan and take it for a test drive.
*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.