While the textures all feel swell, the rubberized dash cap has a gummy grip that lint loves to call home--detracting slightly from the modern-Sinatra vibe that the 300 especially the all-black versions toss off casually. Note: On October 19, 2016 Chrysler identified some previously repaired vehicles did not receive the complete software updates. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. Show full review As Kelsey Mays detailed in an , Chrysler redesigned its 300 full-size sedan for the 2011 model year, bringing the car up to date in all ways except one: Its automatic transmission continued as a five-speed. The panoramic moon roof is fabulous and garners compliments constantly. The 2012 Chrysler 300S V6 with rear-wheel drive impressed us with its responsive new transmission, high mileage and luxury appeal.
And for that reason we think the subdued 19-inch wheels are more fitting; 20-inch chrome wheels are still available and provide the bold note others will want. Safety With top scores in front, side and rear crash tests, as well as a top roof-strength score, the 300 is rated a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. So choosing the smaller engine has, yes, positive repercussions on your bank account, but the new transmission means even more positivity in the driving experience, too. While the extra 71 horses over the V6 and infectious sound get the headlines, it's the 134 lb-ft of added torque that shows up far more often. Back on the streets, though, the five-speed slushbox shifts adequately, but it sure could use an extra cog or three to liven things up.
Though they're a bit wide for our tastes, the seats are comfortable for hours on end and look great covered in Race Red leather. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Inside, the 2012 300 features a well-sorted interior layout with soft touch plastics and materials that would put the previous generation 300 to shame. From dead on, the rear end's vertical-tube taillamps have never glowed as expensively. The recall began February 28, 2018. An optional safety package available on all but the base 300 includes adaptive headlights that swivel a few degrees in the direction of a turn, a blind spot warning system, and adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning. Standard equipment mirrors the 300 Limited with Luxury Group and navigation, but with Olive wood optional.
Paddle shifters are the only way to actuate shifts manually. Whether V6 or V8 and regardless of model it's a roomy, comfortable, quiet cruiser. Now, complicating matters, the 300S version comes with a choice of V-6 or V-8 engines. Sweeter All Around Other elements of the V-6 300 are as described in our other reviews of the new-gen car—a more sophisticated exterior, a more refined interior, quiet operation—only now augmented by the seamless eight-speed auto. The Chrysler 300 has all the heritage traits of an American luxury sedan such as room, comfort, endless features and amenities, power and a degree of presence, yet is also has good road manners, stops and changes directions as well as it goes. Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. Spreading the Load Eight forward speeds keep the engine closer to its power-band sweet spot, improving both mph and mpg.
The 300 Limited and V-8-powered S include a backup camera; it comes in an option package on the 300S V6. But while all the prices are almost the same, driving a 300 is simply not the same thing as driving an A6. Spreading the Load Eight forward speeds keep the engine closer to its power-band sweet spot, improving both mph and mpg. What Makes an S The S trim level is mostly about exterior and interior attributes and standard features, but there are some mechanical differences, too. But the S version will add some features that will bring the 300 model a little bit closer to its competitors. Remedy Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle software to mitigate the risk of vehicle rollaway, free of charge. I am an avid sports fan and I'm frequently on the highway driving from stadium to stadium and this car just eats up the road while giving 4 or 5 occupants the most comfort for dollar of any vehicle on the road today.
A 900-watt Harmon Kardon sound system is now an option on most models. Now for 2012, the V-6-powered 300 offers a new eight-speed automatic. Wood trim swaps out for a carbon-fiber look on some versions, while others wear a more naturally finished wood that's modern and elegant. The engine The base model will be powered by a 3. Yet suave's the word, not showy.
When cruising, it comes up short in the refinement category. The cockpit doesn't look so plain anymore, with its timepiece-faced gauges. Limited and S trim levels have gotten only the eight-speed since the 2012 model year began, so their base prices are as reported throughout Cars. But the new combination slices a hefty chunk off the time of the 3. Currently, all V-8-equipped 300s are only available with a five-speed automatic. Remedy Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. Click for a full list.
In the affected vehicles, the alternator may suddenly fail. These inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. The 300S adds sport leather front seats; shift paddles; piano black trim; and performance tires. The S trim also comes with 20-inch bright aluminum wheels accented with gloss-black pockets. Standard features include a full complement of front and side airbags, active head restraints and the required antilock brakes and electronic stability system. Chrysler's number for this recall is P60. Chrysler's number for this recall is S27.