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2009 Chrysler 300

$2,953 — $12,565 USED
Sedan
5 Seats
20-22 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Handling (on RWD models)
  • Automatic-transmission operation
  • Distinctive appearance
  • Interior space
  • Limo-like rear quarters in long-wheelbase version

The Bad

  • Winter traction and control without stability system
  • Somewhat unresponsive steering
  • Intrusive (but valuable) stability system
  • No front grab handles
2009 Chrysler 300 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2009 Chrysler 300
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Fuel-saving front-axle disconnect system on AWD models
  • Two V-6s available
  • Available electronic stability system
  • Available rear DVD entertainment system
  • Extended-length version with larger backseat

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
The 300 comes with a choice of two V-6s, while the 300C gets Hemi V-8 power. That car is listed separately in the Cars.com Research section. The 300 is offered in LX, Touring and Limited trim levels for rear-wheel-drive models, and Touring and Limited for the all-wheel-drive 300. Chrysler 300 competitors include the Ford Taurus and Chevrolet Impala.

New for 2009
All-wheel-drive models now feature an active transfer case and front-axle disconnect, which is meant to save fuel. The interior includes added chrome accents and upgraded features for the UConnect entertainment system.

Exterior
The 300 looks bold and imposing, flaunting a distinctive shape and riding a 120-inch wheelbase, with an overall length of 196.8 inches. The stretched version measures 6 inches longer. The Taurus measures 201.8 inches long and the Impala is 200.4 inches long. The 300 is 74.1 inches wide and 58.4 or 58.9 inches tall, depending on whether it's rear- or all-wheel drive. It is roughly the same height as the Impala but slightly shorter than the Taurus. The 300 and Taurus are similar widths, and both are slightly wider than the Impala.

  • Antenna moved to rear window for 2009
  • 17-, 18- or 20-inch wheels depending on model


Interior
The 300 can seat five, and trunk volume totals 15.6 cubic feet. Available options include a premium sound package from Boston Acoustics, a rear-seat entertainment system with a flip-up screen, and an iPod interface with the UConnect hands-free phone system. The ...
Vehicle Overview
The 300 comes with a choice of two V-6s, while the 300C gets Hemi V-8 power. That car is listed separately in the Cars.com Research section. The 300 is offered in LX, Touring and Limited trim levels for rear-wheel-drive models, and Touring and Limited for the all-wheel-drive 300. Chrysler 300 competitors include the Ford Taurus and Chevrolet Impala.

New for 2009
All-wheel-drive models now feature an active transfer case and front-axle disconnect, which is meant to save fuel. The interior includes added chrome accents and upgraded features for the UConnect entertainment system.

Exterior
The 300 looks bold and imposing, flaunting a distinctive shape and riding a 120-inch wheelbase, with an overall length of 196.8 inches. The stretched version measures 6 inches longer. The Taurus measures 201.8 inches long and the Impala is 200.4 inches long. The 300 is 74.1 inches wide and 58.4 or 58.9 inches tall, depending on whether it's rear- or all-wheel drive. It is roughly the same height as the Impala but slightly shorter than the Taurus. The 300 and Taurus are similar widths, and both are slightly wider than the Impala.

  • Antenna moved to rear window for 2009
  • 17-, 18- or 20-inch wheels depending on model


Interior
The 300 can seat five, and trunk volume totals 15.6 cubic feet. Available options include a premium sound package from Boston Acoustics, a rear-seat entertainment system with a flip-up screen, and an iPod interface with the UConnect hands-free phone system. The Limited package includes automatic headlamps and dual-zone automatic climate control. In the long-wheelbase edition, rear legroom measures 46 inches. Options that can be added in the rear of the long-wheelbase version include writing tables, footrests, illuminated vanity mirrors, adjustable reading lights and 12-volt power plugs for charging mobile electronic devices.

  • Added chrome accents throughout the interior
  • Reversible trunk mat on higher trim levels
  • Available UConnect hands-free phone system
  • AM/FM/six-CD/DVD/MP3 radio, available touch-screen and 30GB hard drive
  • Illuminated cupholders in front
  • 60/40-split backseat
  • Sirius Satellite Radio and Sirius Backseat TV optional
  • Trunk includes cargo net, grocery-bag hooks, trunk scuff plate and trunk deck-lid liner


Under the Hood
Two V-6 engines are available, and the optional all-wheel-drive system now features Chrysler's active transfer case and front-axle disconnect that automatically disengages the front axle from the drivetrain when all-wheel drive is not needed in an effort to increase fuel economy.

  • 178-horsepower, 2.7-liter V-6 with 190 pounds-feet of torque
  • 250-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 with 250 pounds-feet of torque
  • Four- or five-speed automatic transmission


Safety
Antilock brakes, traction control and an electronic stability system are optional on the base sedan and standard on higher trim levels.

  • Optional side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • Smartbeam headlights automatically dim when they sense approaching traffic


Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.1
18 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.0)
Interior Design
(4.1)
Comfort
(4.3)
Reliability
(3.9)
Value For The Money
(3.8)

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(5.0)

Most comfortable and stylish car I?ve ever owned

by Lrcolburn on March 23, 2018

This car has been very reliable for the length of time I?ve had it, as well as enjoying all the little extra features it has Read full review

(5.0)

Great car! Great find!

by mcn54321 from Hazel Park, MI on January 28, 2018

This car has exceeded my expectations! Roomy , it drives ike a dream! It also looks great and is super clean! Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2009 Chrysler 300 currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2009 Chrysler 300 has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Chrysler

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The 300 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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