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2017 Nissan Altima vs 2017 Chrysler 200 in Joliet, IL

Which Sedan Will Be the Winner? 


Here at Thomas Nissan of Joliet, we’ve decided to put two family sedans side-by-side to help you decide which one has more to offer you. Keep reading the 2017 Nissam Altima vs 2017 Chrysler 200 in Joliet, IL, comparison to see why we choose the winner. Then, come and test drive to experience for yourself all that benefits that the Altima has to offer!

Sedans are constantly being updated in terms of exterior design to offer customers a vehicle that is eye-catching and fresh. However, that is not the result in both of these options. You’ll quickly see that the 2017 Chrysler 200 has changed little over the past few years and relies mainly on design elements taken from its partner company's sedan, Dodge’s Dart model. In the 2017 Altima, on the other hand, you’ll notice a modern silhouette that features large, angular headlights and sculpted curves that make it stand out in a crowd. If you are trying to match your car to your personal style, the Altima is a trend-setting choice. 

We will now take a look at performance in this 2017 Nissan Altima vs 2017 Chrysler 200 in Joliet, IL, comparison. The Altima offers two engine options, with the standard being a 2.5L 4-cylinder that offers 182-hp and 180 lb.-ft. of torque. The standard 2.4L engine on the Chrysler 200 has a bit more speed with 184-hp, but lags behind with only 173 lb.-ft. of torque. You’ll get less results from its standard 9-speed automatic transmission compared to the Altima’s Xtronic® CVT. For many buyers, fuel efficiency is the true priority, and the Chrysler 200 falls short here with merely 36 MPG hwy1, while the Altima gets a thrifty 39 MPG hwy2


If you want to relax during your commute, the Altima provides premium features on the lower trim levels, especially next to the Lancer. As the driver, you deserve the ideal positioning. While both of these vehicles start out with a 6-way manual driver’s seat, the Altima brings you up to an 8-way power adjustable seat on the second trim level, whereas you’ll only get that as standard the highest trim of the Chrysler 200. If you want to treat yourself to high-tech comfort that counteract harsh outdoor weather, you’ll be able to do so with the Altima’s available Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control, a feature you won’t find at all in the Chrysler 200. 

This 2017 Nissan Altima vs 2017 Chrysler 200 in Joliet, IL, comparison is merely the beginning. Come to Thomas Nissan of Joliet and let our friendly staff give you all the details! We know you’ll be just as excited about the Altima as we are. 

*2016 Altima shown

1 EPA estimated with 9-speed transmission. Actual mileage will vary.

2 2016 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.