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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LX RWD *Ltd Avail*
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD LX 18 26 $24,794 $26,665
4-Door Sedan RWD Touring 17 25 $27,916 $29,935
4-Door Sedan RWD Touring Executive 17 25 $27,916 $29,935
4-Door Sedan AWD Touring 17 25 $29,886 $32,100
4-Door Sedan RWD Limited 17 25 $32,270 $34,720
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 17 25 $34,368 $37,025
4-Door Sedan RWD 300C Hemi 16 25 $34,468 $37,135
4-Door Sedan RWD 300C Hemi Executive 16 25 $34,468 $37,135
4-Door Sedan AWD 300C 16 25 $36,324 $39,175
4-Door Sedan RWD 300C SRT8 13 19 $40,861 $44,160
4-Door Sedan Touring 18 26 $25,168 $26,915
4-Door Sedan RWD Touring Signature 17 25 $27,916 $29,935
4-Door Sedan AWD Touring Signature 17 25 $29,886 $32,100
4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 17 27 $41,030 $44,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 528xi 17 25 $43,055 $46,800
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 17 26 $45,815 $49,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 535xi 17 25 $47,840 $52,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 15 22 $54,095 $58,800
4-Door Sedan RWD M5 11 17 $77,190 $83,900
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 535xiT 16 24 $50,050 $54,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,794
$41,030
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,665
$44,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$444 / month
$743 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Still turning heads after five years on the road, the 2009 Chrysler 300 is one of the kings of cool in the large sedan market. The 5-Series sedans and wagons aren't the most practical or the best values in their class, but they're very enjoyable to drive.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.4 57.3
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106.6 99.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 57.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.9 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Leg Room (in) 40.2 36.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 39.1
Second Hip Room (in) 55.9 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 196.8 191.1
Height, Overall (in) 58.4 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.1 62.2
Wheelbase (in) 120.0 113.7
Liftover Height (in) 30.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.1 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 63.0 61.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.6 14.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.6 x 0.79
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.8 x 1.18
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 13.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.9 37.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Servotronic Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.75 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/65R17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code TW1 NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBC NA
Rear Tire Size P215/65R17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code TW1 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3725 3505
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 625 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System MPI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 190 @ 4000 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code EER NA
Displacement 2.7L/167 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 178 @ 5500 230 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 27
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.21 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 2.46
Trans Order Code DGV NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.91 3.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 4.32
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.66
Trans Type 4 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Chrysler 300 BMW 5 Series
Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 4-link Integral
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
 
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