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Chrysler's roomy and luxurious 300 is one of the best large sedans on the market. Inside, you'll find plenty of space for five adults, along with comfortable seats and attractive trim. The 5.7-liter V8 is punchy but thirsty. We prefer the 3.6-liter V6, which got a good 22 mpg overall in our tests. Both engines use a smooth eight-speed automatic. All-wheel drive is optional. A stately ride, responsive handling, and a quiet cabin make the 300 feel like a true luxury car at thousands less than luxury brands charge. The UConnect infotainment system is one of the best in the industry. The last freshening added a rotating gearshift knob, a big driver-info screen in the gauge cluster, and a host of modern safety gear. Reliability has improved to average.

Road Test

Looking at the Chrysler 300's basic spec sheet suggests an old-school freeway cruiser: rear-wheel drive, available V8 power, and sizeable dimensions. But there's much more to the story. Chrysler's flagship sedan is a capable, sophisticated, and luxur...

Highs

  • Bold styling makes a statement
  • Wonderfully plush yet steady ride

Lows

  • Uneven reliability record
  • So-so driver visibility

Best Version to Get

We wouldn't talk anyone out of the higher-performance versions of the 300. That said, the best balance of sporty looks and road-going comfort is the 300C. While the V6 versions are nice cars, the engine lacks the V8's satisfying sound and thrust. On the other hand, getting the V8...

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Rear
Warranty
  • Basic: 3 year/36,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 5 year/60,000 miles
  • Rust through: 3 year/unlimited
  • Roadside aid: 5 year/unlimited
Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 8-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.6-liter V6 (292 hp)
  • 3.6-liter V6 (300 hp)
  • 5.7-liter V8 (363 hp)

Ratings

Safety
Performance
Comfort / Convenience
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