2012 Chrysler 300 | Review, Interior, Exterior, Price, Engine.

July 23rd, 2012 | Category: Chrysler | 1162 Views

2012 Chrysler 300 | Review, Interior, Exterior, Price, Engine.Now, The 2012 Chrysler 300 ranks 3 out of 7 Affordable Large Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 14 published reviews and test drives of the Chrysler 300, and our analysis of reliability and safety data. The 2012 Chrysler 300 offers a refined interior and a strong list of standard features. However, adding options can make the 300 expensive compared with other affordable large cars.

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The Chrysler 300 has a significantly updated powertrain, provided you’re willing to pay for it. When the redesigned 2011 model hit the streets last year, test drivers raved about the 300’s new V6, but all agreed that its transmission was outdated and sluggish. For 2012, that transmission carries over on the base 300, but Chrysler has added a new transmission to the options list, which receives good reviews.

The redesigned 2011 Chrysler 300 has hardly cooled from the heat of the lights at this year’s Detroit show, but Chrysler is pushing onward, adding seveal new models to the 300 lineup at the New York affair. There, we’re being introduced to the fire-breathing 2012 300C SRT8, plus these new 300 S and 300C Executive Series offerings; they join the V6 300 and the Hemi V-8 equipped 300C and 300C AWD. What it all means: Whether you’re looking for a 300 with big wheels and a bangin’ stereo, one fueled by righteous and furious anger, or one with fine leather and premium wood trim, Chrysler probably has a model for you.

Despite a complete overhaul last year, the 2012 Chrysler 300 receives several significant changes and enhancements. An eight-speed automatic transmission is now available with the V6 engine, which can also now be paired with all wheel drive. There are also three new/returning models for 2012: the uniquely styled 300S, the high-luxury 300 Luxury Series and the high performance SRT8. A smaller touchscreen interface is now standard on the base and Limited models.

2012 Chrysler 300 Price :
2012 Chrysler 300 Price. – Pricing for the new 2012 Chrysler 300 has been set at  $27,670 – $47,670  based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the 2012 Chrysler 300 we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.

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2012 Chrysler 300 Interior :
2012 Chrysler 300 Interior. – Thanks to the redesign it received last model year, the 2012 Chrysler 300 is a more appealing luxury machine in almost every sense. The broad-shouldered look is more muted than in the first-generation car, and the cartoonish grille, faux-Bentley look, and brash details are toned down. Smaller headlights wear LED eyeliner, while the fenders are more rectilinear, especially on the rear where they’ve picked up some of the intricate stamped-in details seen on the current Ford Taurus, Buick LaCrosse, even the most recent E-Class. From dead on, the rear end’s vertical tube taillamps have never glowed as expensively. If they were any thinner, they’d strike a distinctly Caddy note. Yet suave’s the word, not showy.

The base 300 comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlamps, heated mirrors, keyless ignition/entry, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight way power driver seat with four-way power lumbar adjustment, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a leather wrapped steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a six-speaker sound system with a compact touchscreen interface, a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack, an iPod/USB audio interface, satellite radio and steering wheel controls. Bluetooth phone connectivity is optional.

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2012 Chrysler 300 Exterior :
2012 Chrysler 300 Exterior. – Looking to inject some extra lavishness into the 300C, Chrysler has created the Executive Series. Available with rear or all wheel drive, the Hemi only Executive aims to offer the exotic materials of Italian luxury cars, says Chrysler. Beginning with a 300C fitted with most of the trimmings, the car is then treated to either Mochachino or Black Poltrona Frau “Foligno” leather on the instrument panel and cluster brow, center-console side panels, and upper door panels. The seats are stitched with Nappa leather in a two-tone color combo of your choice, and the upscale accouterments are finished off by hand-sanded brown or gray wood that displays its natural pores. On the outside, the chrome trim is replaced with clearly superior “platinum” chrome, and the car gets unique polished 20s. No word yet on pricing, but we expect the top spec AWD Executive Series to hit at least $50K when it and its rear-drive sibling go on sale at the same time as the S models.

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2012 Chrysler 300 Engine :
2012 Chrysler 300 Engine. – The new transmission is exactly what this sedan needs to complete its personality transformation and achieve a more sophisticated feel throughout. With the V-6, it combines excellent shift response, a sport mode, and shift paddles to turn in 0-60 mph runs of about eight seconds and highway fuel economy at an EPA rated 31 miles per gallon. During gentle acceleration, it ratchets quickly up the gears, not wasting revs, while a quick prod of the right foot prompts a quick downshift and a rush of power.

Some sporty 300S models, as well as all lux-trim 300C models can be fitted with a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 with 363 horsepower and a five-speed automatic; they’re more aggressively aural and insistent in their acceleration, capable of sub-six-second times. At the top of the range, the 300 SRT8 has the latest big HEMI, the 6.4-liter with 470 horsepower, teamed with a five-speed automatic sending power to the rear wheels. Acceleration drops to less than five seconds to 60 mph, and the SRT8 belts out a meaty, NASCAR-ish throb that few cars even musclecars can match.

The 300’s handling rises from controlled to truly sporty as you step up the performance ladder. All models have an absorbent ride and responsive electrohydraulic steering, but all wheel drive versions get a specific tuning and 19-inch wheels, while the 300S and SRT8 have up to 20-inch wheels and even tauter suspensions, and on the SRT8, adaptive shocks with normal and sport modes of ride control. The 300 doesn’t drive or feel small at all, but it has a big-car charm without the usual body roll and mushy, pitchy body motions. Steering is secure on center in the sense that you could truly eat up the highway miles and while it’s not at all enthusiastic in feel it loads up nicely off center. Source: usnews.rankingsandreviews.com, thecarconnection.com, edmunds.com.

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