Things That Make You Love And Hate Chrysler 300c

Almost 62 years ago, Chrysler kicked off its now famous 300 model line with the introduction of the C-300 Coupe. Armed with a 300-hp 5.4-liter V-8 engine, the C-300 became an instant NASCAR icon. By the closing of the 1955 NASCAR season, the C-300 had taken home 23 checkered flags—13 more than second-best-finisher Oldsmobile.

The Chrysler 300 is a rear-wheel-drive, front-engine, full-sized luxury car manufactured and marketed by Chrysler as a four-door sedan and station wagon.

With that alone, there’s only love for this model of ingenuity. But then again, further evaluation is the key to truly knowing a vehicle, and whether or not it's the right car for you.

What’s to love in Chrysler 300c?

Interior Design

Chrysler has focused much of its attention on the interior of this car. The car has high-quality design and accent features including real wood trim on some models. The instrument cluster and steering wheel controls have also been enhanced for a luxury experience.

The Chrysler 300c has included premium Nappa leather seats all the way down to its base model. These seats highlight the luxury feel that Chrysler captures in its interior. Many luxury cars require you to upgrade trim packages to get seats like this. The standard seats are also heated and have eight-way power adjustments.

Powertrain Options

Chrysler has given the 300c some powerful engine options. The 300 Limited comes standard with a V6 engine and eight-speed, rear wheel drive transmission. Upgrades to the engine include a performance-tuned V6 with eight more horsepower and a 5.7-liter V8 engine. You can also upgrade to AWD with either of the V6 engines.

Ride and Handling

The Chrysler 300c focuses on giving the passengers a smooth ride. The 300 rides smoothly on imperfect driving surfaces due to its weight and design. The 300 is steady yet agile for such a large car. The engines all pack some punch which keeps acceleration smooth and fast.

Stylish Exterior and Headlight Advancements

The 2017 Chrysler 300c has become a very iconic car. The exterior design and oversized, accented grill set the Chrysler 300c apart. It also offers the buyer an optional sports exterior or platinum chrome finish. Further, the Chrysler 300c also has nine wheel designs available as well as three wheel sizes and renders optional High-Intensity Discharge Headlamps to keep the road visible.

Other extra added features

Stylish Exterior. Chrysler 300c has become a very iconic car. The exterior design and oversized, accented grill.

Distinctive Trim Levels. Chrysler 300 comes in four trim levels.

Safety Features. Chrysler 300c has upgradable safety packages including elements like forwarding collision warning and emergency braking.

Space to spare. Chrysler 300c offers 16.3 cubic feet of cargo space, which is around what you would expect from a large sedan.


What’s not to love in Chrysler 300c?

Seat Comfort Considerations

While the 300c offers Nappa leather seat standard on all 300 models, some critics say the seat themselves are not supportive enough on the sides. Reviewers state that going around curves you may feel yourself leaning to one side a little bit.

No Hemi V8 with AWD

The Chrysler 300c does not allow buyers to configure the powertrain to include the V8 Hemi and AWD on the same sedan. Choosing between more power and better stability may be a choice some buyers do not want to make.

Four Star Safety Scores

The 300 received a four out of five safety rating for front and side impact testing. This may not seem too bad, but there are car options in this category that offer more safety.

Overall, the Chrysler 300 has withstood the test of time for drivers who want a sturdy sedan that has luxury car feel.

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