2008 Chrysler 300 vs. Its Competition

2008 Chrysler 300
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

In its current form, the 2008 Chrysler 300 faces off against a variety of sedans.

The base, Limited, and Touring models of the 300 can be compared to domestic competitors including the Mercury Montego and Buick Lucerne.

Compared to the Chrysler, these domestic sedans are wallflowers and have all the visual excitement of a nicely presented bowl of oatmeal.

Dynamically, the 300 feels more athletic than these cars as well.

Of particular interest to some, the Montego offers all-wheel drive, and while the Buick doesn't, it is available with V-8 power.

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Quick Specs

Like American gangsters, the 2008 Chrysler 300 exudes a kind of cool that is coveted by all, but attained by few.
A soft ride and roomy interior still form the solid base for the 2009 Buick Lucerne’s appeal.
The 2008 BMW M5 has electrifying performance, but is saddled with an overdose of technology and a body in need of a few nips and tucks.
MSRP From  
Gas Mileage  
13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas V6 FlexFuelGas I6
EPA Class  
LargeLarge CarMid-Size
Style Name  
4-Door Sedan 300 LX RWD4-Door Sedan CX4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
Sedan4 Dr Sedan CX4 Door Sedan
Detailed Spec Comparison
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