The 5-speed auto does what it's told but isn't as advanced as much of the competition's 6-, 7-, and 8-speeds. At times when closing the window the window would close then go down halfway. Passenger comfort is paramount for the Chrysler 300, which offers generous legroom for both front and rear passengers, but the trade-off is a rather small trunk. Interior Design and Special Features After last year's overhaul, the Chrysler 300 now has a cabin that might make luxury car shoppers think twice about paying extra for a fancy badge. The Chrysler 300 has all the heritage traits of an American luxury sedan such as room, comfort, endless features and amenities, power and a degree of presence, yet is also has good road manners, stops and changes directions as well as it goes.
Rearward visibility is the only notable drawback for the 300 here, as the thick rear pillars can make it hard to spot other cars in the rear three-quarter view. Thank you again to Volunteer Chevrolet. Would definitely do business with them again. When cruising, it comes up short in the refinement category. Yet most shoppers will be considering the more common variants of the 2012 Chrysler 300, and that's not a problem at all. The base Chrysler 300 still comes with a 3.
The receives changes that make it better than ever—even making it a close runner up for our 2012 Car of the Year award. The Hemi V8 has just slightly less horsepower than the Ford Taurus' twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6, but a substantially larger amount of torque. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. The most satisfying Chrysler sedan you can buy, the 300 returns for the 2012 model year with better performance at the entry level and the top end, and with more tech and luxury features. Despite all the improvements, the 2012 Chrysler 300 still doesn't top the resale values chart, with 5-year projected values falling well below the Toyota Avalon and sedans, but nearly on par with the Ford Taurus and Buick LaCrosse.
The Hemi is bullet proof. The navigation system is optional. Having said that, tighter roads will quickly make even this top-dog 300 feel its size. I mean the car is designed and assembled in Michigan and Canada. Based on hand me down Mercedes technology underpinning, a modern uptake on classic 1950s-60s Americana it proved an unexpected hit on both sides of the Atlantic. The leather-wrapped dash in the Luxury Series is a treat, no doubt, but we question its value when the standard layout is so nice.
Everything's right about the 300's rear quarters, from the high bottom cushion to the ample legroom. Granted I sweated that last 45 miles. It's a minor annoyance but worth mentioning. The variable-ratio electro-hydraulic power steering system has a lovely, firm feel to it, as though it's actually connected to and directing something down there on the road surface, and the car turns in with authority and without objectionable body roll. The V6 puts out 292 horsepower at 6350 rpm, 260 pound-feet of torque at 4800 rpm. Gone are the old-world luxury trappings of wood, chrome and other bright-metal trim, replaced instead with darker trim bits and available red leather that create a cooler, more modern vibe. All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices, which do not include destination charge and may change at any time without notice.
And you might see even better real-world numbers with the V-8 if you can keep your right foot light, thanks to cylinder deactivation. Well, all right, the headroom is limited for tall folks due to the squat rear roofline. The instrument panel contains a bright gauge package, with crisp graphics and ice-blue accent lighting that is brilliantly legible day or night. The 300 is notable for its distinct muscle car flair and is a real head-turner no matter what the trim level. A five-speed automatic is standard on the base model, while an eight-speed automatic is optional there and standard on the Limited.
It also has a distinctive look ever harder to find in this era of economy-driven aerodynamics, pedestrian impact standards and corporate styling. This is a big car, and the interior roominess and dimensions front and rear are suitably generous. There's a clunky factor here. They let me have the car to take to my mechanic to have it inspected by a third party. While the extra 71 horses over the V6 and infectious sound get the headlines, it's the 134 lb-ft of added torque that shows up far more often. A nice burble comes courtesy of the optional 5.
Currently the Chrysler 300 has a score of 8. I will take the car back to the dealer again maybe next week and also get an oil change and 24000 mile maintenance. InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter. This car has been about 40,000 miles of joy since being purchased. An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
It even give me latest movie times and locations. Here, we get only a 3. Piano Black will be used on the center stack, instrument panel, steering wheel, gauge cluster and door panel elements provide a uniquely lacquered and highly detailed appearance. In corners, the 300 is a tale of two suspensions: the more compliant base setup on V6 models is noticeably softer, while the 300C's firmer underpinnings imbue it with a surprising tenacity. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Rear-wheel drive is standard; all-wheel drive is optional on the Limited and 300S.