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
4-Door Sedan LS Retail 18 30 $24,729 $25,760
4-Door Sedan LT Retail 18 30 $26,193 $27,285
4-Door Sedan LTZ 18 30 $29,088 $30,300
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4-Door Sedan V6 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD 18 27 $26,712 $27,670
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD Limited 19 31 $31,312 $32,670
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD 300S 19 31 $32,232 $33,670
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD Limited 18 27 $33,473 $35,020
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD 300S 18 27 $34,393 $36,020
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD 300C 16 25 $36,832 $38,670
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD 300S 16 25 $37,752 $39,670
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD Mopar 12 16 25 $37,752 $39,670
4-Door Sedan V8 AWD 300C 15 23 $38,993 $41,020
4-Door Sedan V8 AWD 300S 15 23 $39,913 $42,020
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD 300C Luxury Series 16 25 $40,052 $42,170
4-Door Sedan V8 AWD 300C Luxury Series 15 23 $42,213 $44,520
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD SRT8 14 23 $46,062 $47,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,729
$26,712
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,760
$27,670
Monthly Payment Estimate
$429 / month
$461 / 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 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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 58.4
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
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
200.4 198.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.6 16.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 x 0.43 12.6 x 0.4
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 12.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.0 19.5
Steering
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 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.3 15.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QPX TW1
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBG
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 P215/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QPX TW1
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 P215/65R17
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3555 3999
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
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 Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6500 292 @ 6350
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
262 @ 5300 260 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
LFX ERB
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.6L/220
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 27
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.90 2.19
Trans Order Code
MX0 DGJ
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.50 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Impala Chrysler 300
Suspension
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 0.5
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Touring w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 1.0
Suspension Type - Rear
Tri-Link Five-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
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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