2017 Chrysler 300-C Platinum
Bottom line: It is a very quiet, comfortable and safe sedan for families lookin gf or “American-made,” or for what passes for that, anyway. Ride, acceleration and handling: It gets good marks in all areas.
Head-turning quotient: Itisabig, bold, wide-grilled sedan. Hail, Detroit! Albeit from Canada.
Body style/layout: The Chrysler 300 is a full-size, front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, four-door sedan with a traditional notchback trunk.
Engine/transmission: It comes with a 3.6-liter, 24-valve gasoline V-6 with variable valve timing (292 horsepower, 260 pound-feet of torque). The engine is linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission. An optional and more expensive and fuel-consumptive eightcylinder engine is available. Capacities: Seating is for five people. Trunk capacity is 16.3 cubic feet. The fuel tank holds 18.5 gallons of regular-grade gasoline. Mileage: I averaged 28 miles per gallon on the highway carrying light cargo. Safety: Standard equipment includes ventilated front discs and solid rear disc brakes; four-wheel anti-lock brake protection; emergency braking; traction and stability control; side and head air bags. A full suite of advanced electronic safety equipment is available as an option. Pricing: The 2017 Chrysler 300-C Platinum has a base price of $42,770. The price as tested is $48,855, including $4,990 in options (mostly advanced electronic safety items and premium leather-covered seating) and a $1,095 factory-to-dealer shipment cost. You can bargain on this one.