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2010 Chrysler 300

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2010 Chrysler 300 Review

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The 2010 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 benefited greatly from the now-defunct merger between Mercedes-Benz and Chrysler by receiving 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 well below $30,000. 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 2010 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 narrow windows confining and the interior color choices drab.

What's New for 2010

All 300 models now feature supplemental side curtain airbags. New standard equipment on the 300C includes Keyless Entry/Keyless Go and ParkSense rear park assist, while the Touring trims gain chrome door handles, chrome grille and trunk lid accents and heated chrome mirrors.

Driving the 300

Driving Impressions We drove the powerful 300C model that Chrysler claims accounts for almost half of all 300 models sold. With its 360-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.

HEMI Engine
The available 5.7-liter V8 HEMI with 360 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.

2010 Chrysler 300 Details
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 competitors such as the Volkswagen CC and Ford Taurus. Despite the 300's somewhat colorless interior, exquisite touches, such as the faux California Walnut 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, and the LED lighting inside the cup holders and door pockets. 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, (20s on the Heritage) 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.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The 2010 Chrysler 300 Touring features a 2.7-liter V6 engine, four-speed automatic transmission, 17-inch wheels, air conditioning, AM/FM stereo with CD and auxiliary input jack, power locks, power windows, 60/40 split rear seat, driver- and passenger-adjustable lumbar support, power driver's seat, remote keyless entry, speed control, rear defrost, dual power mirrors and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel. Standard safety equipment includes four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS) and full-length side-curtain airbags.

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 sun roof, heated front seats, heated rear seats, Adaptive Speed Control, adaptive headlamps, 18- and 20-inch wheels, ParkSense rear object detection, power-adjustable pedals, Boston Acoustics eight-speaker sound system, Uconnect GPS navigation system with integrated six-disc CD/MP3 player and real-time traffic updates, remote start, MyGIG audio and entertainment system, 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 300C to life, transforming it into a world-class performer wrapped in uniquely American sheetmetal.

2.7-liter V6
178 horsepower @ 5500 rpm
190 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/26

3.5-liter V6
250 horsepower @ 6400 rpm
250 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/25 (RWD), 17/23 (AWD)

5.7-liter HEMI V8
360 horsepower @ 5150 rpm
389 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4250 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/25 (RWD), 16/23 (AWD)

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2010 Chrysler 300 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.8
Out of 10

Based on 836 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

rear wheel drive, hate it!

By on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 43,000

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
3/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "elegant, classy drive, stylish, no rust, Florida"

Cons: "rear wheel drive"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"Have had this Florida car less than a year. Am a senior, never drove a rear wheel drive. Live in Illinois, we had worst winter last year! Step on gas gently, fish tailed! Can't do this another year. Great car for someone used to rear wheel drive. Won't recommend to another senior."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Love this car

By on Monday, July 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,400

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

Pros: "One word, AWESOME"

Cons: "Can't fit all my grandkids or atleast 5 at once"

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

"This car has been very reliable, great gas mileage on long distance and good in city. Still drives smooth and easy and feels like a new car. I hate getting rid of it but medical bills take their toll and this is the only reason for selling it."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

the vehicle is a flawless performer

By on Sunday, July 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 77,000

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
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "exhilirating driver when on the open road"

Cons: "Chrysler customer service."

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

"the vehicle is a great highway cruiser, fun to drive, great power. Problem with ECU configuration. Chrysler finally figured it out but not to my satisfaction. Would buy again."

Awesome

By on Saturday, July 12, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 50,100

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Decent gas mileage, lots of power, comfort and cla"

Cons: "none"

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

"Our 300c is awesome. It gets great gas mileage on trips for a hemi IE: 26 to 30mpg. It is very comfortable, has been very reliable, very classy. This is a really nice luxury car and we will be buying another one in the near future."

Very Low Miles "300 Touring" Chrysler 300 Touring

By on Monday, July 07, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 36,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

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

"Purchased new in 2009. father passed, made payments & later purchased. Smells new, has 2 of the original 4 inner door pulls' "protective covers" on them Maintenance by dealer. Runs on Mobil 1. Sandstone in color. Headlight lenses & touring lights crystal clear. Going into dealer next week for transmission check up. Sweet ride !!"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

great car with a few issues.

By on Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 35,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great luxury with the speed to thrill"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"This car will satisfy many different style drivers. It is a awesome luxury car with an awesome highway ride. Then the kid comes out and plays as the mustangs and Camaros pull up along side you to play. This car can fly and still look good. The few issues I have with the car is electrical gremlins that come and go. Makes your confidence waver. The last thing I can say about this car is every time I open my garage door I fall in love with my car. It is so nice looking and comfortable."

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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