Welcome to the good life welcome to the 2010 Chrysler 300! It comes in your choice between seven well-appointed trims and features MSRP's starting at under $28,000. The new 300 presents a standard 2.7L DOHC 178hp MPI V6 engine with dual Variable Valve Timing (dVVT). 24 separate valves, electronic throttle control and a 4-speed automatic transmission dig down to bust out 190 lb-ft of torque at 4000 RPM. EPA estimations for fuel efficiency are 18/26 mpg urban/rural. Alternately, a 3.5L High-Output 250hp 250 lb-ft 24-valve V6 is available. And even with the substantial increase in power, it still delivers 17/25 mpg.
The Chrysler 300 for 2010 is not a small unit; it measures 196.8 inches in length, 74.1 inches in width and 58.9 inches in height. It travels on a 120-inch wheelbase and hits the curb at 4041 pounds. There's also an extended wheelbase version available which adds considerable spaciousness to the rear seating area (not that the stock version is cramped). Chrysler is known worldwide for its bold styling and innovative engineering standards. On the inside of the 300's comfortable, elegant interior, you'll find 39 inches of headroom (37 in the rear), 59 inches of shoulder room (58 in the rear), 56 inches of hip room and the front (56 rear) and 41.8 inches of legroom (40.2 rear). Additionally, you'll find 15.6 cubic feet of luggage capacity in the trunk. Standard, very comfortable seating is for five adults.
The 2010 300 Chrysler is able to tow up to 2000 pounds. It's rear wheel-driven or all wheel-driven, trim dependent. It features a 19.0-gallon standard fuel tank and has carried over from 2009 with few changes. It takes its place in competition with the Acura TL, Audi A4 and the BMW 328 just to name a few. The 300 has earned double 5-star ratings from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration in both frontal and side crash tests. Standard safety features include, but certainly are not limited to:
The 2010 Chrysler 300 continues to represent an accumulation of design accolades gathered from around the planet. Drawing inspiration from its very successful past, it continues to respect the tradition that it has been built upon. The 300 from Chrysler has become the new definition of what a Detroit family sedan is capable of being.