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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.

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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


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