Compare 2012 Chevrolet Impala vs 2012 Chrysler 300

2012 Chevrolet Impala
2012 Chrysler 300
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4-Door Sedan LS Retail
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impala 4-Door Sedan LS Retail 18 30 $24,729 $25,760
Impala 4-Door Sedan LT Retail 18 30 $26,193 $27,285
Impala 4-Door Sedan LTZ 18 30 $29,088 $30,300
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4-Door Sedan V6 300S AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
300 4-Door Sedan V6 300S AWD 18 27 $34,393 $36,020
300 4-Door Sedan V6 300S RWD 19 31 $32,232 $33,670
300 4-Door Sedan V6 Limited AWD 18 27 $33,473 $35,020
300 4-Door Sedan V6 Limited RWD 19 31 $31,312 $32,670
300 4-Door Sedan V6 RWD 18 27 $26,712 $27,670
300 4-Door Sedan V8 300C AWD 15 23 $38,993 $41,020
300 4-Door Sedan V8 300C Luxury Series AWD 15 23 $42,213 $44,520
300 4-Door Sedan V8 300C Luxury Series RWD 16 25 $40,052 $42,170
300 4-Door Sedan V8 300C RWD 16 25 $36,832 $38,670
300 4-Door Sedan V8 300S AWD 15 23 $39,913 $42,020
300 4-Door Sedan V8 300S RWD 16 25 $37,752 $39,670
300 4-Door Sedan V8 Mopar 12 RWD 16 25 $37,752 $39,670
300 4-Door Sedan V8 SRT8 RWD 14 23 $46,062 $47,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,729
$34,393
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,760
$36,020
Monthly Payment Estimate
$429 / month
$600 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Impala has a dated design and lacks excitement, but a stronger, smoother powertrain should make its simple layout and excellent interior space more palatable. Riper and more mature, the latest Chrysler 300 has classically handsome looks and in the right versions, big rear-drive fun.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
57.2 56.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 59.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.5 106.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 57.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.4 56.2
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 40.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 38.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.8
Length, Overall (in)
200.4 198.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 59.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 120.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.9 75.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.6 16.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 x 0.43 12.6 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.93 x 1.18 13.6 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.0 19.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.3 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.0 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.4 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QPX TDX
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 P235/55R19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QPX TDX
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBK
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 P235/55R19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3555 4235
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 19 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 19 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 14.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 730
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 160
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
262 @ 5300 260 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
LFX ERB
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6500 292 @ 6350
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 2.10
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.14
Trans Order Code
MX0 DFG
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.50 4.71
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Impala Chrysler 300
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear
Tri-Link Five-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Touring w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Short-Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.6
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Touring w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 8.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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