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2007 Chrysler 300

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2007 Chrysler 300 Review

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The Chrysler 300 sedan has succeeded where many of its domestic rivals have not. While it's true that Americans have flocked to the 300 chiefly because of its bold styling, the 300 provides a roomy interior, impressive ride and handling, the availability of the well-known HEMI V8 engine and the option of all-wheel drive. The 300 benefits greatly from the merger between Mercedes-Benz and Chrysler and employs a number of German-engineered components, including its rear suspension and five-speed automatic transmission. One might think with so much premium content added to the mix that the 300's price tag would also surge, but V6 models start below $25,000. Thanks to the 300's popularity among the tuner crowd, there are plenty of aftermarket parts, allowing owners to customize their cars to their hearts' content.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you're searching for a family sedan with attitude but need to keep your spending in check, you'll find the Chrysler 300 hard to ignore.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you're looking for something inconspicuous, say, for a stakeout, the Chrysler 300 might not be your best option. Car enthusiasts will lament the absence of a manual transmission and some may find the interior color choices drab.

What's Significant About This Car?

The big news for 2007 is the addition of the Executive Series package (available only on the Touring and 300C with rear-wheel drive), which stretches the car's wheelbase by six inches to provide more than 46 inches of rear seat legroom. New options include Adaptive Speed Control, a heated rear seat and SmartBeam adaptive headlamps.

Driving the 300

Driving Impressions We drove the powerful 300C model that Chrysler claims accounts for around 50 percent of all 300 models sold. With its 340-horsepower HEMI V8, the 300C provides an impressive blend...

of power and grace, thanks in part to its sophisticated traction and stability controls. The V8's MDS (Multiple-Displacement System) improves economy by cutting fuel to four of the eight cylinders when their output is not required.

The suspension doesn't readily evoke that of a European sport sedan, but tight and true steering keeps you feeling in control of what is admittedly a large vehicle. Braking can be a bit soft, so it's best to leave some room when pushing between stop lights.

HEMI Engine
The available 5.7-liter V8 HEMI with 340 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque delivers terrific straight-line performance.

All-Wheel Drive
An option not available on many sedans in its price range, the 300's all-wheel-drive system promises to provide increased stability and traction in all driving conditions.

2007 Chrysler 300 Details
2007 Chrysler 300 photo Interior

The 300's attractive instrument panel and interior design is in line with its high-style exterior, though some of the plastics lack the precise color-matching and touch-friendly feel of some topnotch luxury sedans. Despite the 300's somewhat colorless interior, exquisite touches, such as the faux tortoise shell steering wheel on the 300C, add an air of individuality and elegance. We are also fond of the instrument cluster, which features white-faced gauges with art-deco fonts. The front bucket seats provide excellent lower back and thigh support, and feature adjustable lumbar support for both the driver and passenger. Legroom is abundant throughout, as is headroom both front and rear.

Exterior

Large slab-side panels, a high "belt-line" and narrow side windows give the 300 an appearance reminiscent of a custom chop-top cruiser. Big 17- or 18-inch wheels are standard, but the 300's large wheel wells allow space for aftermarket wheels as large as 22 inches. The gaping grille—an exaggerated version of those seen on other Chrysler vehicles—is flanked by two hefty headlamps balancing out the aggressive styling of the front end. The rear end, while handsome, is more conservative and the trunk's tall lid makes gauging reverse parking maneuvers a bit of a guessing game. New for 2007 are auto-dimming exterior mirrors as well as some new exterior colors.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The base 300 features a 2.7-liter V6 engine, four-speed automatic transmission, 17-inch wheels, air conditioning, AM/FM stereo with CD, power locks, remote keyless entry, speed control, rear defrost, dual power mirrors and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel.

Optional Equipment

Features available only on select trim levels or as stand-alone options include all-wheel drive, five-speed AutoStick transmission, leather seating, power moonroof, heated front seats, heated rear seats, Adaptive Speed Control, adaptive headlamps, 18-inch wheels, front and rear side-curtain airbags, rear object detection, power adjustable pedals, Boston Acoustics eight-speaker sound system, GPS navigation system with integrated six-disc CD/MP3 player, SIRIUS Satellite Radio and xenon headlamps with high-pressure washers. Powerplant options include a 3.5-liter V6 engine and the 5.7-liter HEMI V8, the latter available only in the top-of-the-line 300C.

Under the Hood

The base 2.7-liter engine is advisable only if a low sticker price is your primary motivator. The 3.5-liter V6 is more powerful but still somewhat unrefined when pressed hard. The HEMI V8 truly brings the 300 to life, transforming it into a world-class performer wrapped in uniquely American sheetmetal.

2.7-liter V6
190 horsepower @ 6400 rpm
190 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/28

3.5-liter V6
250 horsepower @ 6400 rpm
250 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/27 (RWD), 17/24 (AWD)

5.7-liter HEMI V8
340 horsepower @ 5000 rpm
390 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/25 (RWD), 17/24 (AWD)

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2007 Chrysler 300 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.8
Out of 10

Based on 853 Ratings for the 2005 - 2010 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.9/10
    Quality
    8.9/10
  • Reliability
    9.1/10
    Performance
    9.2/10
  • Comfort
    9.3/10
    Styling
    9.4/10

this is the best vehicle that i have ever owned!

By on Thursday, December 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 62,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "heated seats, multip. CD player, drives smoothly"

Cons: "has a big front, not so safe in the snow."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This is such a great car!! i really like it! there are somethings that need some improving like the friction. its not the best driver on snow or ice.. but its not that bad.. its very roomy and its a smooth ride!! i like how if its cold outside you can stand inside and turn on the car and by time you go out there it would be nice and warm.. i like how you can put in more than one CD in! honestly there is just to many great things about the car.. its a car that i would recommend!!"

The car is very impressive

By on Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 34,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Looks nothing like the rest of the cars"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This 2010 Chrysler 300C Hemi is a great car it's bigger than most and I feel safe no matter where I am. I do have a heavy foot and it screams down the road and you feel yourself take off. I love it."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

The best vehicle I have owned.

By on Friday, December 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 89,120

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "I hit a deer with this car and not much damage."

Cons: "It holds 6.5 quarts of oil thats all."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I wanted one of these style cars for a while, when I finally purchased this vehicle it didn't let me down. The first week end I drove it on some curvy roads on the WV PA border, I couldn't believe how it handled. The ESP button saved my life a couple times driving to fast on wet roads on the West Virginia Turnpike. Everyone knows how dangerous that roads is. I was driving back late at night from Concord College where my daughter played volleyball, so it was a every week sometimes twice a week. I have never had a car that felt that comfortable and fun to drive. Chrysler 300 Touring and by the way I work for Toyota. No comparison"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Love this car!!

By on Wednesday, November 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 72,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"started noticing the car a few years ago mistakenly thought it was a caddy. bought it 7 months ago lots of leg room, great comfy ride, has been asked 3 times if its a caddy, well built. Cant say anything bad about it."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Most Wonderful Vehicle I have Ever Owned!

By on Thursday, September 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 106

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Affordable and Handles like a Dream!!!!"

Cons: "Mines Rear Wheel Drive- Winter :("

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

All that and a bAg of Chips!!!

"She has been the best car I have ever owned!! Reliable, classy, stylish, sound mechanics, SAFE, and absolutely the most comfortable riding car ever!! With the Heritage model you get the cream of the crop, and more...She does everything you could ever ask for in a car! All she needs is a trailer hitch and I would have it all.. She is also Lightning Fast and stops on a dime. Love Her <3"

11 people out of 17 found this review helpful

All that and a bAg of Chips!!!

Oh How I loved This Car!

By on Tuesday, September 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 172,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Converted from lease to purchase - Great rate!"

Cons: "Front end seemed to need repair a lot."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"It is now 2014. The dealers are selling 2015 models. My 300 is about eight or nine years old. The transmission was having trouble, but it was the first time for that. I put a lot of money into the front end, which seemed to need constant attention. The car never left me stranded, I looked really cool driving it (just ask me, I'll tell you how cool I was :) I wanted another one, but it was a little out of reach as my financial situation had changed. We bought another Chrysler model though. This was a special car. I adored it."

7 people out of 12 found this review helpful

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