Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

2012 Chrysler 300C Review

Affordable Luxury Sedan

A side view of a 2012 Chrysler 300C

In short: A well-priced and intelligent full-size sedan.

With the looks of a Bentley and the price of, well, a Chrysler, the latest version of the 300C is sure to be a hit amongst luxury lovers on a budget. Generous standard features fill the roomy sedan's interior, with advanced amenities like Uconnect voice command, a Garmin navigation system and rain-sensitive windshield wipers adding smart touches throughout. Under the hood, the Chrysler 300C shows an equal sense of flair, with a beefy 5.7-liter V8 HEMI boosting the sizable car from 0-60 in just 5.4 seconds.

Related Content:
Chrysler 300 SRT8
Chrysler 300C SRT8
Watch a video of the Chrysler 300C

Warranty/Service: Three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty; five-year/100,000-mile rust warranty; unlimited year/unlimited mile drivetrain warranty; three-year/36,000-mile roadside assistance

Base Price: $38,470 / As Tested: $46,300

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, rear-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan
Engine: 5.7-liter V8 HEMI engine
Horsepower: 363 hp @ 5,200 rpm
Torque: 394 lb-ft @ 4,200 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed automatic

Curb weight:
4,340 lbs
Wheelbase: 120.2 in
Length/Width/Height: 198.6/74.9/58.7 in
Turning circle: 38.9 ft

4-wheel disc brakes with ABS
Suspension: independent front and rear
Traction: electronic stability control with all-speed traction control

Top Speed: 119 mph (governor limited)
0-60 mph: 5.4 seconds

EPA City: 16 mpg
EPA Highway: 25 mpg

multi-stage front airbags; seat-mounted side airbags; driver knee airbag; front and rear side curtain airbags


Check out other Chrysler models
See all of our Automobile Reviews
Visit the Chrysler website

Photography: AlphaMedia


The kinds of movies made for foodies, including classics such as Like Water for Chocolate and newer releases like Chef and Ratatouille.

Summer is here! Protect your skin from harmful UV rays all year round with GAYOT's Top 10 Sunscreens.