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2012 Chrysler 300 3.6 L V6 Review

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Published on Jul 6, 2012

Review of the 2012 Chrysler 300
Powertrains: 3.6 L V6 with a 8-Speed Auto , 5.7 L or 6.4 L V8 with a 5-Speed Automatic RWD or AWD
Features: Power Windows, Mirrors, and Door Locks, Cloth Setas, Powered Driver Seat, Tilt and Telescoping Steering Wheel, Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel, Cruise Control, Bluetooth, Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls, Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control, Ipod Input, USB Connection, AM/FM/CD Stereo System, Satellite Radio, AUX Input, Memory Card Slot, Rear Air Vents, Power Outlet(s), UConnect Voice Command, Painted alloy wheels
17 x 7.0 in
Base engine size: 3.6 L
Cam type: Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Cylinders: V6
Valves: 24
Valve timing: Variable
Torque: 260 ft-lbs. @ 4800 rpm
Horsepower: 292 hp @ 6350 rpm
Turning circle: 38.9 ft.
Base engine type: flex-fuel (FFV)
Fuel type: flex-fuel (FFV)
Fuel type: flex-fuel (unleaded/E85)
Fuel tank capacity: 19.1 gal.
Range in miles (cty/hwy): 362.9/592.1 mi.
EPA mileage est. (cty/hwy): 19/31 mpg
Measurements
Width: 75.0 in.
Height: 58.4 in.
Length: 198.6 in.
Ground clearance: 4.7 in.
Front track: 63.4 in.
Rear track: 63.8 in.
Wheel base: 120.2 in.
Cargo capacity, all seats in place: 16.3 cu.ft.
Maximum towing capacity: 1000 lbs.**
EPA interior volume: 122.6 cu.ft.
Gross weight: 5100 lbs.
Drag Coefficient: 0.32 Cd
Curb weight: 3999 lbs.
Warranty
Basic: 3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Drivetrain: 5 yr./ 100000 mi.
Roadside: 3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Rust: 5 yr./ 100000 mi.
Competitors: Toyota Avalon, Nissan Maxima, Ford Taurus, Chevrolet Impala, Buick Lacrosse, Ford Taurus SHO, BMW 5 Seires
What I have to say about the 2012 Chrysler 300: Ever since I went to the Motor City (Detroit), I finally got some of the history and background of Chrysler and it makes me appreciate American Cars a little more. Why am I saying this? Well I was never really a big fan of Chrysler until I came back from the Motor City. I love this car so much now. Features like LED tailamps and LED Daytime Running Lights are Standard. Chrysler has done a magnificent job at making this car more luxurious than the previous generation. Features like Heated and Cooled Seats and Heated and Cooled Cupholders are nice little touches as well as innovative safety technologies such as Blind Spot Monitoring and Lane Departure Warning. Now to be honest the 300 is not just for one type of person, whether your looking for basic transportation, but want a little bling on your car and decent power and fuel economy with the 3.6 L V6 or you could get a fully decked out SRT8 model which has jawdropping peformance, but then the competitors change with that trim with cars like BMW 5 Series and Ford Taurus SHO. Alot of high class people also drive these cars. One thing that I like about the 300 is it's not that expensive either. If your looking for a little less bling and more of a muscle type car, you might want to go with it's cousin the Dodge Charger which features the same powertrains and some features, but offers way different styling that looks more Muscle type. Anyways it's a well rounded sedan for pretty much anybody whether you have a family to haul around or just looking for straight up Performance.

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