The Chrysler 300 is one of the last of the big, powerful, rear-wheel-drive American four-door sedans, a car for the open road and a long highway. It has great styling, impressive handling and, with the available Hemi V8 of 360 horsepower, pavement-eating performance. It’s smooth, luxurious, quiet, comfortable, and everything a top-end American four-door sedan should be.
The 2010 Chrysler 300 ranks 3 out of 7 Affordable Large Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 85 published reviews and test drives of the Chrysler 300, and our analysis of reliability and safety data. The Chrysler 300 delivers impressive value, but emphasizing the cost/benefit ratio may minimize its other strengths. The 300 is a highly appealing car, and it has set a benchmark for the industry.
The exterior of the sedan remains largely unchanged. For the new model year, the 300 will be available in five different trim levels. All 300′s are available with rear-wheel drive, though the Touring, the Limited and the 300C are available in all-wheel drive formats.
The interior is stylish and luxury. The interior of the Chrysler 300 was updated for 2008 in response to some criticisms from consumers and the press. It now features a new instrument panel and center console design, highlighted with silver bezels. Soft-touch surfaces on arm rests and door panels, and a newly designed and relocated cruise control stalk, have been added to improve comfort.
Now for customers who wanted additional features, Chrysler offers two luxury packages. The first one consists of sun roof, 276-watt DSP Amp speaker system, California Walnut wood accent on steering wheel, door pulls and interior trim, SmartBeam headlamp control system, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. Additional options include adaptive cruise control, passenger side auto-dimming mirror, heated rear seats, and mirrors with turn signals and puddle lamps.
Long-wheelbase models are also available. Aimed primarily at the chauffeur-driven executive class, the long-wheelbase version offers a cavernous back seat with impressive leg room. It’s great for tall folks or anyone who likes space and convenience, and it can be equipped with custom features such as writing tables and foot rests.
With a smooth ride, ample power, 21st century connectivity and cutting-edge technology, the 2010 Chrysler 300 is an affordable luxury sedan that turns heads wherever it goes.