The base 300 features a 3.6 liter V6 engine which boasts 292 horsepower. This is accented by 17-inch allow wheels, keyless ignition, eight-way power driver’s seat, automatic headlights, tilt steering, six-speaker stereo system with CD player and auxiliary input jack, and leather interior. Upgrades are plentiful, but many packages involve upgrading the trim level. Chrysler has added five new levels of trim to the 300 to compensate for these additional packages.
In the cluttered sedan market there’s a lot of directions buyers can go. The 300 bridges the gap between the higher end luxury vehicles (like the Cadillac ATS) and the more affordable American sedans like the Ford Taurus, Buick LaCrosse and Regal. Japanese imports like the Toyota Avalon and Honda Accord also offer competition for the 300. But, almost across the board, the Chrysler 300 offers a lot of high-end luxury in a slightly more affordable package. While the 300 might not replicate the history of reliability of Asian imports, or the style (and price) of European performance sedans, it comes close enough – making it one of the most sought-after American luxury sedans.