2009 Chrysler 300 vs. Its Competition

2009 Chrysler 300

In its current form, the 2009 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, while there’s a certain presence on the outside and a classy feel inside that still distinguishes the 300.

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.

If you are considering the 2009 Chrysler 300C, the list of competitors changes dramatically.

With its HEMI V-8, tighter suspension, and premium interior, the 300C is a legitimate alternative to Cadillac's CTS and STS.

The Chrysler's driving dynamics and quality are also comparable to those of the BMW 5-Series and Audi A6, although the 300 feels heftier in tight corners.

When one remembers that the 300 was developed when Chrysler was owned by Mercedes-Benz, the 300C's competitiveness is less of a surprise and more of a reasonable conclusion.

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Quick Specs
7.8
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.
7.2
A soft ride and roomy interior still form the solid base for the 2009 Buick Lucerne’s appeal.
8.6
The 2009 Cadillac CTS continues to compete with the best from Mercedes and BMW with a distinctly American approach, boasting some of the top tech features in its class.
7.6
The 2009 Cadillac STS isn’t a standout for looks, but you’ll appreciate the way it drives.
8.6
The 2008 Audi A6 has plenty of competition, but its graceful look and feel set it apart from more brutal German and more clinical Japanese iron.
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     
$26,665$29,265$36,560$46,845$42,950$44,600
Gas Mileage     
13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas V6Gas V6 FlexFuelGas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas I6
EPA Class     
LargeLarge CarMid-SizeMid-SizeMidsizeMid-Size
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan LX RWD *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan CX4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SA4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SC4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sedan4 Dr Sedan CX4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomaticManualAutomaticAutomatic CVTManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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