2008 Chrysler 300 vs. Its Competition

2008 Chrysler 300
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

In its current form, the 2008 Chrysler 300 faces off against a variety of sedans.

The base, Limited, and Touring models of the 300 can be compared to domestic competitors including the Mercury Montego and Buick Lucerne.

Compared to the Chrysler, these domestic sedans are wallflowers and have all the visual excitement of a nicely presented bowl of oatmeal.

Dynamically, the 300 feels more athletic than these cars as well.

Of particular interest to some, the Montego offers all-wheel drive, and while the Buick doesn't, it is available with V-8 power.

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Quick Specs
8.2

Like American gangsters, the 2008 Chrysler 300 exudes a kind of cool that is coveted by all, but attained by few.
7.2
A soft ride and roomy interior still form the solid base for the 2009 Buick Lucerne’s appeal.
8.0
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.
MSRP From   
$25,150$29,265$44,600$23,850
Gas Mileage   
13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Gas V6 FlexFuelGas I6Gas V6
EPA Class   
LargeLarge CarMid-SizeLarge
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan 300 LX RWD4-Door Sedan CX4-Door Sedan 528i RWD4-Door Sedan Base 2WD
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
Sedan4 Dr Sedan CX4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission   
AutomaticAutomaticManualAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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