The 2011 Chrysler 300 has more standard features than it did last year, and the lineup is split into three distinct models: Chrysler 300, 300 Limited, and 300C.
The $27,995 Chrysler 300 offers power windows, locks and mirrors; cruise control; LED daytime running lights; keyless entry and pushbutton start; dual-zone climate control; a cloth interior; 17-inch wheels; and a power driver seat. An 8.4-inch LCD display, a USB port, an SD card slot, Sirius satellite radio and DVD playback capability are also standard, along with the usual AM/FM/CD capability.
Opting up to the $31,995 Chrysler 300 Limited ladles on leather upholstery; heated front seats; an Alpine audio system, which delivers sharp sound that's somewhat overly focused along the centerline of the car; 18-inch wheels; a rearview camera; steering-wheel audio controls; and Bluetooth with voice command capability. The options list for the Limited include a panoramic sunroof; 20-inch wheels; a safety package with blind-spot detectors, forward-collision warnings, parking sensors and adaptive cruise control; a Luxury package adds on ventilated power front seats, a wood-trimmed and heated tilt/telescoping steering wheel, ash trim and heated cupholders. A navigation system also is available, as is Sirius Travel Link.
The top-line $38,995 Chrysler 300C sports the HEMI V-8 drivetrain and all the features above as standard, plus heated rear seats, ambient LED interior lighting, a Garmin navigation system and a year's free service from Sirius Travel Link with real-time traffic information, gas prices, movie listings, even weather updates. A "uConnect Web" option plugs in a 3G dongle into the car and turns it into a mobile WiFi hotspot.
The 300C also can be ordered with all-wheel drive.