Chrysler 200: DRIVE - Gear Ranges - Automatic Transmission - Starting and operating - Chrysler 200 Owners ManualChrysler 200: DRIVE

This range should be used for most city and highway driving. It provides the smoothest upshifts and downshifts, and the best fuel economy. The transmission automatically upshifts through all forward gears. The DRIVE position provides optimum driving characteristics under all normal operating conditions.

When frequent transmission shifting occurs (such as when operating the vehicle under heavy loading conditions, in hilly terrain, traveling into strong head winds, or while towing heavy trailers), use the AutoStick mode (refer to “AutoStick ” in “Starting And Operating” for further information) to select a lower gear range. Under these conditions, using a lower gear range will improve performance and extend transmission life by reducing excessive shifting and heat buildup.

    NEUTRAL
    Use this range when vehicle is standing for prolonged periods with engine running. The engine may be started in this range. Set the parking brake and shift the transmission into PARK if you must ...

    Instrument Cluster Messages
    Messages will be displayed in the instrument cluster to alert the driver when certain unusual conditions occur. These messages are described below. ...

    See also:

    Lighting
    Select the Lighting menu and the following will be displayed: • Exit Lighting • Vehicle Locator Lights ...

    Odometer
    The odometer shows the total distance your vehicle has been driven. It measures miles in U.S. models and kilometers in Canadian models. It is illegal under U.S. federal law and Canadian provin ...

    Seat Adjustment
    Manual Seats A. Seatback Recline Lever B. Height Adjustment Switch C. Seat Position Handle To adjust the seat position: 1. Pull the handle (C) under the front of the seat cushion. 2. S ...