2011 Chrysler 300 vs. Its Competition

2011 Chrysler 300
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Rear-drive competitors are few and far between for the value-priced Chrysler 300.

The Hyundai Genesis weighs in with its Infiniti-like silhouette and its own rippling V-8, and some high-dollar execution in its cabin.

Other pleasing big American sedans include the Buick LaCrosse, which has a more pinched interior than the 300, but a little more expressive range in its styling--maybe.

The Ford Taurus is the blocky tackler of the group, with optional all-wheel drive and a supercharged SHO edition turning in near-HEMI performance numbers; it too's a bit crowded in back, and surprisingly, a little cramped in the front thanks to a wide console.

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2011 Ford Taurus 4-door Sedan Limited FWD Angular Front Exterior View2011 Ford Taurus
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2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2-door 3.8L Auto Grand Touring w/Black Leather Angular Front Exterior2011 Hyundai Genesis
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Quick Specs
A riper, more mature Chrysler 300 renews our faith in restrained American styling--and in big V-8, rear-drive fun.
The 2011 Ford Taurus isn’t quite a game-changing sedan, but it's a handsome, solid, high-quality choice.
For road or track, the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is one of the best performance values on the market.
MSRP From  
Gas Mileage  
15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas V6Turbocharged Gas I4
EPA Class  
LargeLarge CarsSubcompact
Style Name  
4-Door Sedan RWD *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan SE FWD2-Door 2.0T Manual
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
Sedan4 Door Sedan2 Door Coupe
Automatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2011 Chrysler 300 vs. 2011 Ford Taurus2011 Chrysler 300 vs. 2011 Hyundai Genesis