2011 Chrysler 300

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28 reviews
Available Price Range $10,717-$19,941 Trims2 Combined MPG 22 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2011 Chrysler 300

Our Take

Redesigned for the first time since late 2004, the full-size Chrysler 300 sedan retains its iconic silhouette but gets bigger front fenders, a new interior and new design cues all around. One of the few non-luxury sedans to employ rear-wheel drive, the 300 also boasts a new V-6 engine. Competito... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • So-so gas mileage
  • Backseat not as roomy as some competitors
  • Lazy five-speed automatic
  • Clumsy navigation system
  • Small side mirrors

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2011
  • New V-6 (300) or Hemi V-8 (300C)
  • Available all-wheel drive (300C)
  • Related to Dodge Charger
  • Standard touch-screen multimedia system

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

This is the car Eminem should have driven through Detroit during that incredible Super Bowl ad.The 2011 Chrysler 300 is stunning to look at and fun to drive. It has undergone more of a transformation than a redesign — like a butterfly emerging from its sheet-metal cocoon. Before, it was dated and gloomy. The interior had more hard plastic edges than a Rubik's Cube. Its anemic 2.7-l... Read full review for the 2011 Chrysler 300

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Consumer Reviews

4.9

Average based on 28 reviews

Best Decision Ever Made!

by 300% from LA, California on March 9, 2011

The 2011 Chrysler 300 Limited is what has to be the best V6 engine automobile on the market today. That includes all makes, models and price ranges. It also holds its own and even excels when compared... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Chrysler 300 Base

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Chrysler 300 Base

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
A
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

Recalls

There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36mo/36,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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