The 300 comes with a choice of two V-6s, while the 300C has Hemi V-8 power. That car is listed separately in the Cars.com Research section. The 300 is offered in Touring, Touring Signature and Limited trim levels for rear-wheel-drive models and Touring Signature and Limited for the all-wheel-drive 300. Chrysler 300 competitors include the Ford Taurus and Chevrolet Impala.
New for 2010
There are no significant changes for 2010.
The 300 looks bold and imposing, flaunting a distinctive shape for a sedan. There are optional automatic headlamps. Base models have heated mirrors, and there are optional auto-dimming, fold-away mirrors with memory features.
- 17- or 18-inch wheels
- Standard power trunklid release
- Optional power sunroof
- Optional chrome window surrounds
The 300 can seat five. Available options include a premium sound package from Boston Acoustics and an iPod interface with Chrysler's UConnect hands-free phone system. Limited and Signature trims include dual-zone automatic climate control.
- Many chrome accents throughout the interior
- AM/FM/six-CD/DVD/MP3 radio, available touch-screen and 30GB hard drive
- Illuminated cupholders in front
- 60/40-split backseat
- 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 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
Antilock brakes, traction control and an electronic stability system are optional on the base sedan and standard on higher trim levels.
- Standard side curtain airbags
- Available SmartBeam headlights automatically dim when they sense approaching traffic