2000 Chrysler 300M

Change Vehicle
2000 Chrysler 300M
Available in 1 styles:  2000 Chrysler 300M 4dr Sedan shown
Asking Price Range
$760–$7,156
Estimated MPG

18 city / 26 hwy

Summary

    Expert Reviews 1 of 2

By 

Cars.com National
Vehicle Overview
Chrysler's full-size car comes four ways, and the flagship 300M is the most cosmopolitan. It is the only one of the quartet exported outside North America and is sold in Europe, Latin America and Japan.

The name holds historical significance because it revives a line of high-performance luxury cars Chrysler sold as the "letter series" starting with the C300 in 1955 and ending with the 300L in 1965.

Chrysler introduced the front-drive 300M and companion LHS luxury model for 1999. Both are derived from the Chrysler Concorde and Dodge Intrepid, which arrived for 1998.

Exterior
Though the 300M shares some of its styling with the LHS and Concorde, it is roughly 10 inches shorter and has a shorter rear deck with sharper creases instead of rounded lines. The 300M's 198-inch overall length is designed for export duty because garages and parking spaces are smaller in some other countries.

The four-door 300M rides on standard 17-inch tires and cast-aluminum wheels. An optional handling package adds a firmer suspension, high-performance brakes and high-performance 16-inch tires.

Interior
Leather upholstery and heated front bucket seats are standard on the five-passenger 300M. The rear seat has adequate space for taller folks, though there is less legroom than in the LHS or Concorde. A split rear seatback folds to expand the 16.8-cubic-foot trunk, which has a smaller opening and less space than the other models.

The only major interior option is an 11-speaker, 360-watt Infinity sound system that includes a new four-disc, in-dash CD changer.

Under the Hood
The 253-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine delivers potent performance, with a lusty growl at full throttle and a refined hum when cruising. The smooth-shifting four-speed automatic comes with the Autostick feature, which allows manual gear changes by tipping the shift lever left or right.

The optional handling package includes a different engine controller that raises the 300M's top speed from 118 mph to over 140.

Performance
A good engine, great handling, outstanding styling and surprising quality make the 300M a strong entry against European and Japanese luxury sedans. The optional handling group makes the 300M more athletic but also makes the ride noticeably stiffer, so test drive it over bumpy pavement before you buy.

 
Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

    Expert Reviews 1 of 2

Featured Services for this Chrysler 300M

  • Sell your current car quickly and easily on Cars.com.
  • Not sure what auto repair should cost you? Use our price estimator.
  • Get help with car repair now on Cars.com. Visit Repair & Care

Search Inventory Near You

Calculate Monthly Payment

What will my monthly cost be?

Check Payment

Calculate Affordable Price

What is the most I can afford?

Check Price

More Calculators

Compare finance offers to decide what's right for you.

Certain specifications, prices and equipment data have been provided under license from Chrome Data Solutions ("Chrome Data"). ©2013 Chrome Data Solutions, LP. All Rights Reserved. This information is supplied for personal use only and may not be used for any commercial purpose whatsoever without the express written consent of Chrome Data. Chrome Data makes no guarantee or warranty, either expressed or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability or fitness for particular purpose, with respect to the data presented here. All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice.