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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan V6 RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD 18 27 $26,712 $27,670
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD Limited 19 31 $31,312 $32,670
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD 300C 16 25 $36,832 $38,670
4-Door Sedan V8 AWD 300C 15 23 $38,993 $41,020
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD Limited 18 27 $33,473 $35,020
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD 300S 19 31 $32,232 $33,670
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD 300S 18 27 $34,393 $36,020
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD 300S 16 25 $37,752 $39,670
4-Door Sedan V8 AWD 300S 15 23 $39,913 $42,020
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD SRT8 14 23 $46,062 $47,670
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD 300C Luxury Series 16 25 $40,052 $42,170
4-Door Sedan V8 AWD 300C Luxury Series 15 23 $42,213 $44,520
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD Mopar 12 16 25 $37,752 $39,670
4-Door Sedan XLE (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan XLE 21 31 $27,892 $30,990
4-Door Sedan Limited 21 31 $35,686 $39,650
4-Door Sedan XLE Premium 21 31 $29,876 $33,195
4-Door Sedan XLE Touring 21 31 $31,950 $35,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,712
$27,892
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,670
$30,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$461 / month
$517 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Riper and more mature, the latest Chrysler 300 has classically handsome looks and in the right versions, big rear-drive fun. The 2013 Toyota Avalon is more responsive and sophisticated than ever before, without giving up any comfort; and in the new Avalon Hybrid, 40 mpg has never been so serene.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Cars Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 56.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 42.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 56.2 55.1
Second Leg Room (in) 40.1 39.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 38.5
Second Hip Room (in) 56.1 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.5 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106.3 102.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.7 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 198.6 195.2
Height, Overall (in) 58.4 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.8 62.2
Wheelbase (in) 120.2 111.0
Liftover Height (in) 30.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.0 72.2
Track Width, Front (in) 63.4 62.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.3 16.0
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 0.4 11.1 x 0.40
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 1.1 11.7 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.5 17.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.5 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.85
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/65R17 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code TW1 NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBG NA
Rear Tire Size P215/65R17 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code TW1 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3999 3461
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 730 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 3.6L/220 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 292 @ 6350 268 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 4800 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code ERB NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 21 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 25 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 31 (Est)
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.420
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.713
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 4.148
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 1.900
Trans Order Code DGJ NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.65 3.238
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.608
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 3.300
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Summary
Vehicle Name Chrysler 300 Toyota Avalon
Body Style 4-Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.0 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear Five-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Short-Long Arm MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.5 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.7 - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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