2016 Chrysler 300 vs. Its Competition

2016 Chrysler 300S
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

Chrysler’s 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.

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 slightly cramped interior may not be for everyone.

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.

The redesigned Nissan Maxima has an upscale and sporty look and all the modern tech, but it's smaller size gives it mid-size space.

2016 Chrysler 300S2016 Chrysler 300
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2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat by Hennessey Performance2016 Dodge Charger
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2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe2016 Hyundai Genesis
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2016 Nissan Maxima2016 Nissan Maxima
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Quick Specs
8.2
Capable and confident, the 2016 Chrysler 300 is decidedly American large family sedan with plenty of room, lots of luxury, and available V-8 power.
7.8
In any trim, the Buick LaCrosse is comfortable and well-appointed, but serious buyers should consider Premium versions.
7.8
With rear-wheel drive and available V-8 power, the 2016 Dodge Charger is a family sedan with a muscle-car heartbeat.
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The 2016 Ford Taurus is the biggest sedan in its lineup, but it's short on rear-seat room, and it's beginning to feel its age.
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The 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe appeals to a more limited group than it used to; but it straddles the line between budget sports car and refined touring coupe in all the right ways.
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The 2016 Nissan Maxima locks in an arresting shape and charming front-drive road manners, in its quest to distance itself from the Altima.
MSRP From     
$32,260$31,065$27,995$27,220$26,950$32,510
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 30 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 Anniversary Edition 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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