2012 Chrysler 300 Sedan
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The 2012 Chrysler 300 is a full-size entry-level luxury sedan available with RWD and AWD drivetrains. The standard 300 is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 292 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Chrysler also offers an optional 5.7-liter HEMI� V8 engine that yields 363 hp and 394 lb-ft of torque. For premium performance modifications drivers can upgrade to the SRT8 trim level, offering a 6.4-liter V8 engine that produces 465 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. Transmission choices consist of a 5-speed automatic and 8-speed automatic transmission with E-Shifter. Fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated range of 14 mpg city to 31 mpg highway, depending on engine selection. Available features include navigation system, CD/MP3/DVD player, USB port, hands-free phone capabilities, sport leather bucket seats with heat/vent, 20-inch wheels, dual zone climate control, two mode adaptive damping suspension, remote start, keyless entry, rear camera, and automatic headlamps. Safety is comprised of advanced airbags, electronic stability control, anti-lock braking, brake assist, and tire pressure monitoring. The 300 is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.
Benefits of Driving a 2012 Chrysler 300 Sedan
The 300 presents a luxury big-car design and style at an affordable price. The 2011 redesign gave the 300 an Audi-like appearance and presence, but prices still start around $30,000. The lineup of powerful engines and available all-wheel drive mean the 300 also has performance credibility. Inside, a comprehensive list of standard equipment as well as safety technology means the 300 competes above its class in both features and price.
What's new for 2012?
Following a complete redesign in 2011, the 300 returns with minor changes for 2012. The V6-equipped versions now come with an 8-speed automatic transmission, which is said to boost highway mileage past 30 mpg. All-wheel-drive is also now available on V6-equipped versions.
- Athletic V8 engines
- roomy interior
- comfortable ride
- luxury-style interior touches
- available all-wheel drive
The Chrysler 300 family comes in Touring, Limited, 300C, 300S and 300 SRT8 trim. The Touring and Limited trims receive a 3.6L V6, while the 300C comes with a 5.7L Hemi V8 and either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drivetrain. The SRT8 comes equipped with a tire-melting 470-hp 6.4L V8.