2011 Chrysler 300 vs. Its Competition

2011 Chrysler 300
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Rear-drive competitors are few and far between for the value-priced Chrysler 300.

The Hyundai Genesis weighs in with its Infiniti-like silhouette and its own rippling V-8, and some high-dollar execution in its cabin.

Other pleasing big American sedans include the Buick LaCrosse, which has a more pinched interior than the 300, but a little more expressive range in its styling--maybe.

The Ford Taurus is the blocky tackler of the group, with optional all-wheel drive and a supercharged SHO edition turning in near-HEMI performance numbers; it too's a bit crowded in back, and surprisingly, a little cramped in the front thanks to a wide console.

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8.4
A riper, more mature Chrysler 300 renews our faith in restrained American styling--and in big V-8, rear-drive fun.
8.0
The 2011 Ford Taurus isn’t quite a game-changing sedan, but it's a handsome, solid, high-quality choice.
7.8
If you can do without a luxury logo, the 2011 Hyundai Genesis provides performance, features, and comfort—including impressive detailing—to match premium-brand sedans costing much more.
MSRP From  
$27,170$25,420$33,000
Gas Mileage  
15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class  
LargeLarge CarsLarge car
Style Name  
4-Door Sedan RWD *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan SE FWD4-Door Sedan V6
Drivetrain  
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
555
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission  
Automatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD