Optional on the Limited and 300S V6 is the Luxury Group, which adds power-adjustable pedals and steering wheel, driver memory functions, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, heated and cooled front cupholders, a power rear sunshade and an auto-dimming exterior driver mirror. The car does come in either V-6 or V-8 versions. Interior craftsmanship is second to none in its class, and the 300's myriad electronic features are not only advanced, but also easy to use. A new, optional navigation system is the best we've ever seen, with a large, 8. The console also has a removable change tray, with an indentation that has enough room for an iPod Classic and its docking cord. The transmission can make upshifts and downshifts several-at-a-time, so flooring the gas pedal results in more power, more quickly, than if it had to go down one at a time. Once Chrysler finishes its expansion of Trenton Engine and its conversion of Mack Avenue, and possibly before then, the 300 series should be getting American-made engines, raising the American content.
We tried telling it to play music, dial the phone our eleven year old set up the cell phone connection and chose the quick-dial buttons , and show the weather forecast; it sometimes took two tries, but the system seemed to be much better at figuring out commands than past voice controllers we've used. I will definitely be referring people to this dealership!!! The Hemi is more responsive, but gas mileage is far lower. The impression of speed is reduced by the high level of sound insulation, effortless power, and steady feel. After leaving was contacted by salesman and told it was going in the shop and I would have an update in a few days. The base model comes standard with a five-speed automatic transmission, but the same eight-speed automatic found on the other V6 models is optional. Lights in the door handles and map pockets were dim enough to be ignored, but bright enough to be useful — and on a rheostat. The 300S V8 is similarly equipped, but includes the 300S V6's styling elements and sound system.
The car does come in either V-6 or V-8 versions. However, the V8 is worth its extra cost for those hankering for a taste of good old American muscle. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. It has a vintage feel to it yet maintaining a certain level of class. The headlight switch in its traditional on-dash location provides a choice of off, automatic, parking lights, and headlights, with push-for-fogs; the rheostats one for the dashboard, one for the other interior accent lights sit next to it. Step-by-step instructions are also shown between the gauges. Safety Every 2012 Chrysler 300 comes with antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, a driver knee airbag and active front head restraints.
The 7,000 rpm tachometer makes sense with a 6,500 rpm or so redline. It was not necessary but might be handy for sleepy drivers, or unexpected hazards on long highway trips. Their door panels may also be endowed with leather. Powertrains and Performance The Chrysler 300 base, Limited and 300S V6 models come standard with a 3. There are other additions for 2012.
The seats are very comfy. After a long breaking-in period — of the car owner — this should be a useful system. These sedans can either be rear-drive only or all-wheel drive. Backlighting is used on just about every control and button and dial, as if to castigate Daimler for taking away all the lights it could. In Edmunds brake testing, the base 300 came to a stop from 60 mph in a better-than-average 118 feet. A Hyundai Genesis R-Spec is near identically priced but we don't find it a performance match.
The 300C adds on top of the Limited's standard equipment a V8 engine, automatic wipers, automatic high beams, a rearview camera, the larger infotainment interface, a navigation system with real-time traffic and the Limited's version of the Luxury Group. The overhead lights include both touch-to-activate dome lights and directed map lights with separate buttons. This car never had been in accidents, no scratches. Then Chrysler started using a state-of-the-art V6 and eight-speed automatic; suddenly, the V6 model could keep up with the. Most of them have trims with a plastic that is hard.
The 300 Limited and V-8-powered S include a backup camera; it comes in an option package on the 300S V6. The car is extremely clean inside and out. Back on the streets, though, the five-speed slushbox shifts adequately, but it sure could use an extra cog or three to liven things up. It gets big 20-inch wheels, and most of the chrome is replaced by black painted accents and trim. To that end, it does quite well.
The automaker sold 126,185 vehicles, which makes last month the company's best October sales result since 2007. Other complaints are also generally minor. Chrysler's number for this recall is P60. Inside, the 300S impresses with its high-quality red leather seats and a bass-heavy Beats by Dre audio system is standard. The car is a road warrior and meant to take on long highway trips. The Limited adds 18-inch chrome-clad wheels, an upgraded transmission, remote ignition, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a power passenger seat, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and upgraded speakers.
A tip to distinguish the five-speed from the eight: The five-speed has a more conventional gear selector that slides through a serpentine gate on the center console. As Kelsey Mays detailed in an , Chrysler redesigned its 300 full-size sedan for the 2011 model year, bringing the car up to date in all ways except one: Its automatic transmission continued as a five-speed. Fortunately, the transmission generally did exactly what it was supposed to. Limited and S trim levels have gotten only the eight-speed since the 2012 model year began, so their base prices are as reported throughout Cars. Rear-wheel drive and a five-speed automatic with paddle shifters are standard.