Chrysler releases prices for new 200, revised Town & Country

(November 11, 2010) Chrysler has good news and not so good news when it comes to prices for two revised and reworked 2011 products.

Chrysler today announced that the 2011 Chrysler 200 mid-sized sedan, replacement for the slow-selling and much-criticized Sebring, will start at $875 less than the sedan it replaces. At the same time, the reworked Chrysler Town & Country minivan will start at nearly $5,000 more than the base 2010 model.

Both vehicles should be in showrooms before the end of the year.

Pricing on the 200 will start at $19,995. The touring trim level will start at $21,995, and the upscale Limited model will sell for $24,495. The 2010 Chrysler Sebring carries a base price of $20,870. All prices include $750 destination.

Chrysler hopes improvements to the sedan will draw consumers back to the automaker's mid-sized cars, which have been largely panned by journalists.

The 2011 Town & Country will start at $30,995 for touring models. Town & Country Touring L models will start at $32,995, and Limited pricing will start at $39,495. The 2010 Town & County starts at $26,010. All prices include $835 for destination. Chrysler said the price increase reflects a significant increase in the number of standard features.

Each new Town & Country comes standard with what Chrysler calls SafetyTec, a package of 40 standard safety and technology features, including blind-spot monitoring and rear cross path detection.

Chrysler said particular emphasis has been put on the minivan's interior.

Among the changes — a redesigned instrument panel, better cloth and leather seat materials and new soft-touch door trim. The new steering wheel features integrated controls so the driver can easily operate the radio, cruise control, hands-free phone and other vehicle functions.

The vehicle also has been re-engineered to reduce interior noise and improve ride and handling, Chrysler said.