2015 Chrysler 300 vs. Its Competition

2015 Chrysler 300C Platinum
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

Chrysler’s revamped 300 Limited, 300S, and 300C sedans span a wide range of looks, features, and prices, putting them in competition with a wide swath of the market.

The design-forward look of the 300 stands out from the crowd, but there are some worthy alternatives for those eying a large family sedan.

The Buick LaCrosse offers slightly better gas mileage in some forms, but is also more staid in style and comfort-oriented in performance than the 300.

Nissan’s Maxima has an upscale and sporty look, but lacks the behind-the-wheel entertainment factor, and its in-cabin technology is behind the competition.

Hyundai’s Genesis offers a path to even greater luxury than the 300C Platinum, but in a more generic looking (and feeling) package.

Ford’s Taurus is available in sporty SHO trim, but its boxy exterior and slightly cramped interior may not be for everyone.

2015 Chrysler 300C Platinum2015 Chrysler 300
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2015 Buick LaCrosse2015 Buick Lacrosse
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2015 Dodge Charger R/T  -  Quick Drive, December 20142015 Dodge Charger
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2015 Ford Taurus 4-door Sedan Limited FWD Angular Front Exterior View2015 Ford Taurus
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2015 Hyundai Genesis  -  First Drive, April 20142015 Hyundai Genesis
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2014 Nissan Maxima2014 Nissan Maxima
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Quick Specs
8.2
The 2015 Chrysler 300 adds more style, features, and efficiency to an already confident, capable large family sedan.
7.8
The Buick LaCrosse is both supremely comfortable and excellent on gas, but we'd point you to the Premium versions if you're seriously considering one.
8.0
The 2015 Dodge Charger looks strikingly different, ditching the retro for sleek modernity, but its V-6 and V-8 engines and rear-wheel-drive chassis make it a family sedan with a muscle-car heartbeat.
8.0
8.8
The 2015 Hyundai Genesis is no longer just a great luxury-car value; it's a legitimate alternative to the heavyweights.
7.6
The 2014 Nissan Maxima isn't the enthusiast car it claims to be, but it is a more luxurious, more stylish option than many of its competitors.
MSRP From     
$31,695$31,065$27,995$27,055$26,750$31,290
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Gas V6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Large CarsMidsize CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsSubcompact CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan Limited RWD4-Door Sedan FWD4-Door Sedan SE RWD4-Door Sedan SE FWD2-Door 3.8L Manual Base w/Black Seats4-Door Sedan 3.5 S
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555545
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanCoupeSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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