2008 Chrysler 300  -  $25,850


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $25,850
Base Invoice: $24,130
Destination Charge: $700
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn 300 LX RWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 18 | Hwy: 26
Body Style: 4dr Sdn 300 LX RWD
Transmission: 4-speed automatic VLP transmission
Engine: 2.7L DOHC MPI 24-valve V6 engine

Pros

Smooth ride and swaddling comfort; spacious trunk; elegant styling; performance to rival big European sport sedans (SRT8).


Model Highlights

The Chrysler 300 is offered in five different models with four different engines underhood for 2008. The base LX comes with a 178-horsepower, 2.7L V6 engine, while the Touring and Limited models get a 250-horsepower, 3.5L V6. The top-of-the-range 300C come with a 5.7L Hemi V8 engine making 340 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque, while the exclusive 300C SRT8 comes with a 425-horsepower, 6.1L version of the Hemi.

V6 models have a four-speed automatic transmission while the V8 comes with a five-speed automatic. An all-wheel drive system is available on Touring, Limited, and 300C models.

The 300C can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 6.3 seconds, yet it achieves an EPA highway fuel economy estimate of 23 mpg, thanks to the Multi-Displacement System (MDS), which turns off four of the cylinders when cruising or coasting, so as to improve fuel economy by as much as 20 percent.

The base LX model comes with a rather short equipment list relative to most other mid-size and large sedans. Anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control are optional, but standard on the other models.

The 300 offers an extensive list of available entertainment technology. Sirius satellite TV is offered on the 300 for the first time, Sirius satellite radio is also available, and the available DVD navigation system now has a larger 6.5-inch screen. Then there's MyGig, an entertainment system that includes a 20-gigabyte hard drive for storing music and pictures, a built-in Gracenote music database and voice-memo recorder, and a UConnect Bluetooth hands-free phone interface.

A new Luxury Group package brings to the Limited a sunroof, a 276-watt Boston Acoustics sound system with six speakers, the MyGig entertainment system, California Walnut wood trim, remote start, LED interior illumination, SmartBeam headlamps, and rain-sensing wipers. The Luxury Equipment Group II is available on the 300C and brings several top luxury features including adaptive cruise control, puddle lamps, an auto-dimming passenger-side mirror, heated back seats, and California Walnut trim.

For those who want even more performance, there's the more exclusive SRT8 model, which includes a 425-horsepower, 6.1L version of the Hemi V8, a specially calibrated AutoStick five-speed automatic, a lowered sport suspension, and performance-tuned ESP stability control. Big 20-inch wheels, a functional hood scoop for added cooling, Brembo vented brakes, and larger dual chromed exhaust tips are also included. Inside, the SRT8 includes performance suede seat inserts, LED interior lighting, and an electronic vehicle information center.


Model News

For 2008, Chrysler's 300 sedans have been refreshed with a number of minor changes inside and out. Front and rear fascias are redesigned, and new taillamps and a new rear decklid give the back a different look. Inside, the instrument panel has been redesigned, the cruise-control lever has been relocated, and soft-touch surfaces are now used on the arm rests and door panels. LED interior lighting is now available for cup holders and map pockets.

Several new interior color combinations are offered, faux-wood trim now comes on the Limited, and the cloth upholstery is new. Adaptive cruise control is now optional on the 300C, and power adjustable pedals are standard on the Limited. Front seat-mounted supplemental air bags have been added on some models; side-curtain bags covering front and rear rows remain standard.

Sound systems have also been reconfigured. A new Boston Acoustics eight-speaker surround sound system with subwoofer is available on the 300C, the MyGig multimedia entertainment system with navigation is available across the line, and a rear-seat entertainment system with Sirius satellite TV and a one-year subscription is optional on Touring, Limited, and 300C models. Remote start is another new option.

Three new colors join the line for 2008: Clearwater Blue Pearl, Dark Titanium Metallic Clear Coat, and Light Sandstone Metallic Clear Coat replace Marine Blue Pearl, Linen Gold, and Silver Steel Metallic.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Chrysler 300 and 300C models are good people-haulers, with a smooth ride, good interior and trunk space, and surprisingly decent fuel-efficiency on V8 models due to the included Multi-Displacement System (MDS), which can temporarily shut down half of the engine's cylinders when they're not needed.

Also, the high-performance SRT8 model is in a higher league altogether, with acceleration and braking that's competitive with some of the top sport sedans from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 MPG

Cruising Range - City
324.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
468.00 mi

Engine Order Code
EER

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
2.7L/167

Fuel System
MPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
178 @ 6400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 4000

Trans Order Code
DGV

Trans Type
4

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140

EPA Classification
Large

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
106.6 ft³

Front Head Room
38.7 in

Front Leg Room
41.8 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.4 in

Front Hip Room
55.9 in

Second Head Room
38.0 in

Second Leg Room
40.2 in

Second Shoulder Room
57.7 in

Second Hip Room
55.9 in

Wheelbase
120.0 in

Length, Overall
196.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.1 in

Height, Overall
58.4 in

Track Width, Front
63.0 in

Track Width, Rear
63.1 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.6 in

Liftover Height
30.2 in

Trunk Volume
15.6 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3725 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Front Tire Order Code
TW1

Rear Tire Order Code
TW1

Spare Tire Order Code
TBC

Front Tire Size
P215/65R17

Rear Tire Size
P215/65R17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.9 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.0 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
Unlimited

Drivetrain Miles/km
Unlimited

Corrosion Years
3

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Years
2

Emissions Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

Emissions Miles/km
24,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V295000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 01, 2008

Component
POWER TRAIN:AXLE HUBS

Potential Number of Units Affected
5509

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 5,509 MY 2008 300, DODGE MAGNUM, AND CHARGER VEHICLES. THE TORQUE RETENTION CRIMP FEATURE WAS MISSED DURING THE MANUFACTURE OF ONE LOT OF REAR AXLE HUB NUTS. THIS COULD CAUSE THE NUTS TO LOOSEN AND ALLOW THE HALFSHAFT TO DISENGAGE FROM THE WHEEL HUB.

Consequence
THIS COULD CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO LOSE POWER AND RESULT IN A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE REAR AXLE HUB NUTS. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER RECALL NO. H23. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V352000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 24, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
4,319,513

Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 RAM 1500, 2005-2009 RAM 2500, 2006-2009 RAM 3500, 2007-2010 RAM 3500 Cab Chassis, 2008-2010 RAM 4500 and 5500 Cab Chassis, 2004-2009 Dodge Durango, 2007-2009 Chrysler Aspen, 2007-2012 Jeep Wrangler, 2008-2012 Dodge Challenger, 2005-2008 Dodge Magnum, 2005-2012 Chrysler 300, 2006-2012 Dodge Charger, 2005-2011 Dodge Dakota, and 2006-2009 Mitsubishi Raider vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in AL, CA, FL, GA, HI, LA, MS, SC, TX, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Chrysler is also recalling 2004-2008 RAM 1500, 2005-2009 RAM 2500, 2006-2009 RAM 3500, 2007-2009 RAM 3500 Cab Chassis, 2008-2009 RAM 4500 and 5500 Cab Chassis, 2004-2009 Dodge Durango, 2007-2009 Chrysler Aspen, 2007-2009 Jeep Wrangler, 2008-2009 Dodge Challenger, 2005-2008 Dodge Magnum, 2005-2009 Chrysler 300, 2006-2009 Dodge...

Consequence
These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. These inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Chrysler will notify the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM owners. Mitsubishi owners will be notified by their company. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. Chrysler mailed interim notices to owners on July 7, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S43.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V567000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 17, 2014

Potential Number of Units Affected
291,703

Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2008 Chrysler 300 vehicles manufactured May 31, 2007, to May 12, 2008, Dodge Magnum vehicles manufactured May 23, 2007, to May 12, 2008, Dodge Charger vehicles manufactured May 24, 2007, to May 12, 2008, Jeep Commander vehicles manufactured April 3, 2007, to May 12, 2008, and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured March 21, 2007, to May 12, 2008. In the affected vehicles, the ignition key (FOBIK) may not return to the "ON" position after being rotated to the "START" position, instead sticking between the two positions. Potentially, while the vehicle is being driven, the ignition may inadvertently move through the "RUN" position to the "ACCESSORY" or "OFF" ignition position, turning off the engine.

Consequence
If the ignition stays between "START" and "ON" positions it could cause loss of certain electrical functions. If the ignition key inadvertently moves into the "OFF" or "ACCESSORY" position, the engine will turn off, which will then depower various key safety systems including but not limited to air bags, power steering, and power braking. Loss of functionality of these systems may increase the risk of crash and/or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

The remedy for this recall campaign is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P57.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver
Not Rated

Side Rear Passenger
Not Rated

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.7L DOHC MPI 24-valve V6 engine

4-speed automatic VLP transmission

Brake/park interlock

Rear wheel drive

625 CCA maintenance-free battery w/pwr accessory delay

140-amp alternator

Tip start ignition

4-wheel independent suspension

Rear shock absorbers

P215/65R17 all-season BSW tires

17" x 7.0" steel wheels w/wheel covers

Compact spare tire

Pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel disc brakes

Lower body-side cladding

Argent grille w/bright accents

Halogen headlamps

Chrome headlamp bezels

Pwr mirrors

Solar control glass

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Body-color door handles

Premium cloth front bucket seats-inc: driver 8-way pwr, driver & passenger manual lumbar adjust

60/40 split-folding rear seat-inc: rear armrest w/cupholder

Full length floor console w/aux pwr outlet

Floor carpet

Front & rear floor mats

Tilt/telescopic steering wheel

Electroluminescent instrumentation-inc: 140-mph speedometer, tachometer, tire pressure monitoring lamp

Pwr windows w/driver one-touch feature

Speed sensitive pwr door locks

Speed control

Pwr trunklid release

Keyless entry

Sentry Key theft deterrent system

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player-inc: (4) speakers

Removable short mast antenna

Air conditioning

Front/rear climate control outlets

Rear window defroster

Analog clock

Cell phone storage

Passenger-side visor vanity mirror

Passenger assist handles

Lighting-inc: front reading & map lamps, rear reading & courtesy lamps, glove box lamp, trunk lamp

Illuminated entry

Cargo compartment dress-up

Advanced multistage front air bags

Center rear 3-point seat belt

Front height adjustable seat belts

Child seat upper tether anchors

Rear door child protection locks

Inside emergency trunk lid release

Brake/park interlock

Dual note horn

 
NATIONAL REGION
$0

 
CALIFORNIA REGION
$0

 
NORTHEAST REGION
$0

 
SOUTHEAST/SOUTHWEST REGION
$0

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
HAWAII DELIVERY
$50

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
BORDER STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
EMISSION CONTROL WAIVER
$0

 
2.7L DOHC MPI 24-VALVE V6 ENGINE
$0

 
4-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$0

 
23E CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
23F GREAT AMERICAN CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$1,535

 
P215/65R17 ALL-SEASON BSW TIRES
$0

 
P215/65R17 ALL-SEASON SELF-SEALING TIRES
$0

 
PREMIUM CLOTH FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
EXTRA COST METALLIC PAINT
$150

 
EXTRA COST PEARL PAINT
$225

 
17" X 7.0" STEEL WHEELS
$0

 
17" X 7.0" ALUMINUM WHEELS
$0

 
PROTECTION GROUP
$1,080

 
SOUND GROUP
$1,140

 
ELECTRONIC STABILITY PROGRAM
$1,025

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$40

 
MANUFACTURER STATEMENT OF ORIGIN
$0

 
PWR ADJUSTABLE PEDALS
$125

 
BODY-COLOR MOLDING W/BRIGHT INSERT
$100

 
UPGRADED FRONT & REAR FLOOR MATS
$30

 
SUPPLEMENTAL SIDE AIR BAGS
$590

 
MOPAR APPEARANCE GROUP
$0

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