2010 Chrysler 300C

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$38,010

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2010 Chrysler 300C
2010 Chrysler 300C

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Performance
  • Handling with RWD
  • Automatic-transmission operation
  • Quietness
  • Interior space

The bad:

  • Intrusive (but valuable) electronic stability system
  • No front grab handles
  • Vulnerable grille when parallel parking

4 trims

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Notable features

  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Hemi V-8
  • Fuel-saving front-axle disconnect on all-wheel-drive models
  • Electronic stability system

2010 Chrysler 300C review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
The 300C is essentially the Chrysler 300 with a Hemi V-8 engine, among some other upgrades. The V-6-powered 300 is listed separately in the Cars.com Research section. Like the 300, the 300C is available in regular- and extended-length versions, as well as with rear- or all-wheel drive. Competitors include the Cadillac CTS, Ford Taurus and Chevrolet Impala.

A high-performance SRT8 edition comes equipped with a 425-horsepower Hemi V-8; it’s offered only in regular-length, rear-wheel-drive form.

(Skip to details on the SRT8)

New for 2010
There are no significant changes for 2010.

Exterior
Looking bold and imposing, the 300C packs more luxury and power than other 300 models. The stretched version’s extra length comes just behind the B-pillar, resulting in longer back doors.

  • Standard chrome door handles
  • Standard 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels
  • Chrome grille and 20-inch aluminum wheels on Heritage edition
  • Standard rain-sensing windshield wipers

Interior
The instruments have a watch-face style, and 300C drivers get a steering wheel with leather accents. The standard Fuel Saver Mode, which is part of the information display, tells drivers when the engine is operating in four-cylinder mode. Standard features include a power tilt/telescoping steering wheel with a memory feature, dual-zone automatic climate control, premium leather seat trim, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, steering-wheel audio controls and a Homelink universal remote.

  • Chrome accents throughout interior
  • 60/40-split backseat
  • Boston Acoustics six-speaker sound system with 276-watt amplifier
  • Sirius Satellite Radio and Sirius Backseat TV optional
  • Illuminated cupholders in front
  • Standard remote start
  • Standard keyless start
  • Trunk includes cargo net, grocery-bag hooks, trunk scuff plate and trunk deck-lid liner
  • Optional navigation and/or audio system, including touch-screen, 30GB hard drive

Under the Hood
The 300C is powered by a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8. It features variable valve timing and Chrysler’s Multiple-Displacement System, which shuts down half the cylinders when the car is cruising to improve fuel economy. The optional all-wheel-drive system features an active transfer case and front-axle disconnect to automatically disengage the front axle from the drivetrain when all-wheel drive is not needed, also in an effort to improve fuel economy.

  • 360-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 with 389 pounds-feet of torque
  • Five-speed automatic with manual shift mode

Safety
Performance four-wheel-disc antilock brakes, traction control and an electronic stability system are all standard on the 300C.

  • Optional adaptive cruise control regulates speed based on the distance to the vehicle ahead
  • Standard SmartBeam headlamps automatically dim when traffic approaches
  • Standard side curtain and side-impact airbags
  • Standard park assistance system

SRT8
The SRT8 takes performance a big step further. Engineers enlarged the Hemi V-8 engine to 6.1 liters; it produces 425 hp and 420 pounds-feet of torque. The power-adjustable front sport seats are highly bolstered. Full instrumentation, a power sunroof and power-adjustable pedals are standard. There are no significant changes for the 2010 300C SRT8.

On the road, the SRT8 comes across almost as a brute, but a truly refined one. Few sedans are flatter in curves, but rolling over pavement expansion joints produces some loud sounds. Overall, though, you get an appealing ride with tight, precise control. The throaty exhaust seems a bit out of character for a modern-day Chrysler, but it fits right in with the SRT8’s performance capabilities.

  • Standard five-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard 20-inch wheels
  • Standard computer that records zero-to-60 times and other performance data
  • Optional high-performance tires
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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.3

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Best car I’ve ever owned

I’m owner from 10 years ago and still love it Hemi engine is very powerful and reliable transmission is very reliable from Mercedes and optional AWD as my is perfect decision

4.0

Get rid of it before 90,000 miles

Mostly practical, besides gas lol. Was fast, sounded good, had a ton of features (aka opportunities for cheap Chrysler parts to break) and was great to drive. If you don't put a lot of miles on your cars, go for it, if you plan to use it more than 90,000 miles, forget about it. The pretty styling and numbers on paper are great until the A/C, parking sensors, tire pressure sensors, auto wiper sensors, auto high beam sensors, radiator fan, transmission, and more break. That list I just gave, has all happened to my car before 100,000 miles besides the trans and radiator fan which are very likely to break at 150,000 and 100,000 miles respectively. It's a nice toy, but that's it. Get your head straight and go buy a Toyota that's built in Japan where they don't intentionally make weak parts designed to break and bring in more money via service dept. and they think about the future. A Lexus with more miles, similar or less features, and similar or less power from the same model year is worth more than double its Chrysler comparable model for a good reason. Think like this: buy a Chrysler that racks up thousands in repairs over its 150,000 life until it's mechanically totaled (at which point you have to buy another car) or go for a Lexus/toyota that will last more than twice as long and will never have more mechanical issues between 0 & 500,000+ miles than you can count with your fingers. For the sake of your financial future, do not ever buy a Chrysler/dodge/new jeep/ram/fiat etc.| they look great, but the countless repair bills and two inch stack of service receipts are not worth a pretty car especially when certain similar-optioned used Lexuses are also well-styled and relatively stress free.

5.0

I Really Really Love My car!!!

My Car Is a Dream... I love it Soo Much!!! It Drives soo Good and soo Smooth Driving.... I wouldent trade it for Nothing!! It came With Sun roof.. 12s(Speakers)20 Inch Rims That Jumps out at you... Brand New tires... Screen... Leather seats.. Black Everything... Everywhere I go People loves It!!! Best Thing its Reliable and Takes me And mine to point A To Point B.... Thank You soo Much Guys!!!

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chrysler
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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