The Chrysler 200 was not a car that attracted the right kind of attention, but a new 2015 Chrysler 200 is on the way with looks and chops that Chrysler hopes will earn it a place in your garage instead of on a rental car lot.

Chrysler announced the new 200 sedan this week in S and C trim levels to appeal to potential Fusion and Camry buyers with a mix of style, price and fuel economy.

The Chrysler 200 is the first mid-size sedan with a standard 9 speed transmission which should help deliver better fuel economy and a nice mix of power. Chrysler claims 35 miles per gallon which an automatic fully disconnecting rear axle should help deliver.

The new 2015 Chrysler 200.

The new 2015 Chrysler 200.

There are a lot of specs and chatter about what makes the Chrysler 200 special, but the easiest way to show you how this car is different from previous models. Below is a look through Google Glass to put you in the driver’s seat of the 2015 Chrysler 200.

The Chrysler 200 is available in two engine options, a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 capable of a best-in-class 295 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque, or a standard 2.4-liter MultiAir 2 Tigershark I-4 engine capable of 184 horsepower and 173 lb.-ft. of torque.

Chrysler boasted an array of safety features including one which secures the car if a user turns off the engine and unbuckled before putting it in park and others such as,

  • Adaptive Cruise Control – Plus: that under certain circumstances and without driver intervention, can bring the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 to full stop
  • Full-speed Forward Collision Warning – Plus: a Chrysler Group first that provides autonomous braking and, under certain circumstances, slows or brings the vehicle to a full stop when a frontal collision appears imminent
  • LaneSense Lane Departure Warning – Plus: introduces steering-wheel input as well as a warning message in the instrument cluster to alert the driver of inadvertent lane departure and assist with corrective action

Other design features include an electronic shifter, a pass through area to stow charging phones and gadgets as well as MOPAR branded parts.

The Chrysler 200 MSRP is listed as $21,900 without the destination fee, putting it up against the Ford Fusion and Toyota Camry. Check out the photo gallery below for more 2015 Chrysler 200 photos.