2011 Chrysler 300

At a Glance

Pricing $27,170 - $40,320
Drive Types RWD, AWD
Engines 3.6l V6, 5.7l V8
Transmissions A5
Fuel Economy 15-18 (city), 23-27 (highway)

The Chrysler 300 is distinctive in many regards. It is the last of the large traditional rear-wheel-drive sedans from the domestic automakers. Cars like the Caprice, Crown Victoria, and Grand Marquis have all died or become fleet sale vehicles. There is also the styling. Few modern cars can match the exaggerated boxiness of the Chrysler 300. Redesigned for 2011, the 300 has a more toned exterior and a more restrained interior. The 300 line now consists of the V6-powered 300/300 Limited and the Hemi-powered 300C. A 300 with a leather interior and power equipment is priced from the low $30,000s. Opt for the V8 and the 300 runs around $40,000, which is steep but comparable to the pricing of the Ford Taurus SHO. At any price, the 300 and its styling cues are decidedly unique.

What Changed:

Chrysler redesigned the 300 for 2011. The restyled exterior is evolutionary retaining the blocky styling, but the edges are more toned and proportional. The interior loses its square styling and has a new more rounded instrument panel with a prominent center display. There is less variety in the powertrains. All models equip either a 3.6l V6 rated at 292-bhp or a 5.7l V8 rated at 363-bhp. All-wheel-drive is still offered but only on the top model.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
300 3.6l V6 (292-bhp) A5 RWD $27,170
300 Limited 3.6l V6 (292-bhp) A5 RWD $31,170
300 300C 5.7l V8 (363-bhp) A5 RWD $38,170
300 300C 5.7l V8 (363-bhp) A5 AWD $40,320