Boldly styled, the Chrysler 300 replaced the 300M for 2005, offering a choice of two V6 engines or, in 300C trim, a strong 340-hp V8.
While its look attracted a lot of attention and the interior was exceptionally roomy, the styling also impeded outward visibility and made the cabin feel claustrophobic.
Dynamically, this version of the 300C accelerates well, but drinks fuel and its handling is unexceptional.
We found the ride in the V6 Touring trim to be supple and controlled, but the 300C feels stiffer.
IIHS side-crash tests without the optional side airbags were poor.
Curtain airbags were added as a standard feature for 2010.