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2011 Chrysler 300: First Drive

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The rear seat has ample room, but it’s not stretch-out comfortable like a Toyota Avalon. Conversely, the 300’s 16.3-cubic-foot trunk trumps the Toyota’s undersized compartment, though it falls short of the Ford Taurus’ mammoth confines.

Overall visibility is better than before: Chrysler says the windows and windshield are 15% larger, and the windshield has been pulled back a few inches so you don’t have to lean forward to see a stoplight. Visibility (or lack thereof) won’t be a deal breaker, but Chrysler hasn’t exactly turned it into a strength. The roof still hunkers low; the beltline still rides high. The 300 is no longer quite a pillbox, but it hasn’t become a crow’s nest.

Stay tuned for a full review where we’ll dive deeper into all of these areas.

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