2014 Chrysler 300 vs. Its Competition

2014 Chrysler 300S
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The Chrysler 300, 300S and 300C sedans find themselves in a unique space for near-luxury sedans, with their muscular design, powerful available engines, rear-wheel-drive layout and luxury-level technology features.

The Hyundai Genesis may be a close alternative, but it's tuned more softly and designed more generically.

The Ford Taurus is primarily front-wheel-drive, but it offers all-wheel drive and a turbocharged SHO version.

Its interior isn't as roomy or sleek, though.

The Buick LaCrosse is more comfort-oriented than the 300, and its mild-hybrid eAssist version earns significantly better fuel economy, too.

The Nissan Maxima looks upscale and sporty, but it's not nearly as engaging behind the wheel, and its technology and safety features have started to show their age.

Finally, there's Chrysler's own Charger, which is the 300's near-twin under the hood, but with more aggressive design and a lower entry price.

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Quick Specs
8.2
The Chrysler 300 is loaded with comfort and technology features, and it comes as either a near-luxury sedan, or an monstrously powerful muscle car.
8.0
Great on gas or long on comfort and refinement--the Buick LaCrosse can be either, though we'd steer you toward the premium editions.
8.0
The 2014 Dodge Charger's interior may surprise luxury car shoppers, but it'll definitely delight the blue collar crowd.
8.0
The 2014 Ford Taurus continues in its role of luxury and technology flagship for the Ford brand, but it remains compromised by its lack of rear-seat headroom and legroom
7.6
The 2014 Nissan Maxima isn't the enthusiast car it claims to be, but it is a more luxurious, more stylish option than many of its competitors.
7.8
The millionaire next door just might be driving a Hyundai Genesis; it's a luxury-car bargain, with a well-finished interior, plenty of power and good fuel economy.
MSRP From     
$31,395$33,535$26,995$26,780$31,290$34,200
Gas Mileage     
14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Gas/Electric I4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Gas V6
EPA Class     
Large CarsMidsize CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsMid-Size CarsLarge car
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan RWD4-Door Sedan Base FWD4-Door Sedan SE RWD4-Door Sedan SE FWD4-Door Sedan 3.5 S4-Door Sedan V6 3.8L
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/Manual Shift