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If you're a harried exec who has a driver, accessories can transform the rear
Many of the upper trim levels' upgraded features are available as options on the lower trims
[select] features available only on select trim levels or as stand-alone
Kelley Blue Book
The 2008 Chrysler 300 comes in a confusing array of trims and options packages, but in general, the more one is willing to pay, the more one gets.
TheCarConnection.com's experts found sorting out the various Chrysler 300 2008 trims to be a challenge. Cars.com notes that there are "six 2008 Chrysler 300 models," including a special long-wheelbase edition: "if you're a harried exec who has a driver, accessories can transform the rear of the Chrysler 300 2008 Long Wheelbase into a mobile office. Besides writing tables, options include footrests, illuminated vanity mirrors, adjustable reading lights and 12-volt power plugs for charging mobile electronic devices."
Kelley Blue Book lists standard equipment on the Chrysler 300 2008 base model as including "four-speed automatic transmission, 17-inch wheels, air conditioning, AM/FM stereo with CD and auxiliary input jack, power locks, power windows, 60/40 split rear seat, driver- and passenger-adjustable lumbar support, power driver's seat, four-wheel disc brakes, remote keyless entry, speed control, rear defrost, dual power mirrors and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel."
According to Edmunds, "many of the 2008 Chrysler 300 upper trim levels' upgraded features are available as options on the lower trims. Other major options, typically grouped in packages with availability depending on the trim level, include hard-drive-based and surround-sound audio systems, a navigation system, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with Sirius TV, adaptive cruise control, Bluetooth and an iPod interface."
Kelley Blue Book reports "features available only on select trim levels (such as the 300 SRT8) or as stand-alone options include all-wheel drive, five-speed AutoStick transmission, leather seating, power sun roof, heated front seats, heated rear seats, Adaptive Speed Control, adaptive headlamps, 18-inch wheels, side-curtain and seat-mounted airbags, rear object detection, power-adjustable pedals, Boston Acoustics eight-speaker sound system, GPS navigation system with integrated six-disc CD/MP3 player, remote start, MyGIG audio and entertainment system, SIRIUS Satellite Radio and xenon headlamps with high-pressure washers."
The 2008 Chrysler 300 has some exotic features, such as satellite television, for truly demanding drivers.