There are few near-luxury, rear-drive sedans that compete with the Chrysler 300.
One of them is Chrysler's own Dodge Charger, which has much more muscular styling and lower price points, but much of the same running gear and available features.
The Hyundai Genesis is also rear-wheel drive; it doesn't offer an all-wheel-drive option, and in general its handling is tuned more softly than the Chryslers, and its styling is more generic.
Ford's Taurus is a bulky cruiser with optional AWD and a turbo SHO edition, but rear-seat room is compromised by the thick styling and the interior is less glamorous than the Chrysler's.
The Buick LaCrosse is a big, sleek four-door with a new eAssist mild-hybrid edition that gets up to 32 mpg on the highway.
Lastly, the Nissan Maxima has interesting looks, but its drivetrain is less engaging and its infotainment and safety features lag the rest of the class.
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|2012 Chrysler 300Browse Used Listings||2012 Buick LacrosseBrowse Used Listings||2012 Dodge ChargerBrowse Used Listings||2012 Ford TaurusBrowse Used Listings||2012 Hyundai GenesisBrowse Used Listings||2012 Nissan MaximaBrowse Used Listings|
|14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas/Electric I4||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|Large Cars||Midsize Cars||Large Car||Large Cars||Large car||Mid-Size|
|4-Door Sedan V6 RWD||4-Door Sedan Base FWD||4-Door Sedan SE RWD||4-Door Sedan SE FWD||4-Door Sedan V6 3.8L||4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4-Door Sedan||Sedan||Sedan||Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic||Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic w/manual shift||Continuously Variable|
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|2012 Chrysler 300 vs. 2012 Buick Lacrosse||2012 Chrysler 300 vs. 2012 Dodge Charger||2012 Chrysler 300 vs. 2012 Ford Taurus||2012 Chrysler 300 vs. 2012 Hyundai Genesis||2012 Chrysler 300 vs. 2012 Nissan Maxima|