2012 Chrysler 300  -  $29,595


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $29,595
Base Invoice: $28,527
Destination Charge: $925
Options: $1,000
Trim: 4dr Sdn V6 RWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 23 | City: 19 | Hwy: 31
Body Style: 4dr Sdn V6 RWD
Transmission: 5-speed automatic transmission w/autostick
Engine: 3.6L V6 VVT engine

Pros

Athletic V8 engines; roomy interior; comfortable ride; luxury-style interior touches; available all-wheel drive


Model Highlights

The Chrysler 300 family comes in Touring, Limited, 300C, 300S and 300 SRT8 trim. The Touring and Limited trims receive a 3.6L V6, while the 300C comes with a 5.7L Hemi V8 and either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drivetrain. The SRT8 comes equipped with a tire-melting 470-hp 6.4L V8.

With the different powertrains available, the Chrysler 300 spans a wide range from an affordable, spacious and powerful sedan to a serious luxury and performance tourer. The base powertrain on the Chrysler 300 Touring is a 3.6L V6 that makes 250 horsepower. The 300C offers a 360 hp 5.7L Hemi V8 engine, which is also flex-fuel compatible. New on V6 models this year is an 8-speed automatic transmission. The 5-speed automatic transmission returns for all V8-equipped versions, all with AutoStick manual control. The available all-wheel drive system combines an active transfer case for seamless response when traction is needed and front-axle disconnect to help improve fuel economy when grip is sure.

In any of its variants, the 300 is a spacious sedan with a comfortable ride, supportive seating and a back seat with enough headroom and legroom for adults. Trunk space is cavernous, and the interior is very well isolated from road and wind noise.

The base 300 Touring model is the definition of affordable luxury. It comes well-equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, heated power mirrors, a UConnect stereo with an 8.4-inch touch-screen display, power front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power windows and locks, dual-zone air conditioning and Keyless Go. The 300's strong safety feature list includes traction control, stability control, brake assist with Ready Alert and Rainy day brake support. Front, side and a driver's knee airbags are also standard.

The 300 Limited ups the wheels to an 18-inch variety, adds fog lamps, chrome exterior mirrors, an upgraded audio system, heated front seats and leather seating.

The 300C gets Chrysler's powerful 5.7L "Hemi" V8 engine that makes 360 horsepower and 389 lb-feet of torque. The engine's flex-fuel capable and features a multi-displacement system, which turns off cylinders while cruising to save fuel. The 300C also gets SmartBeam headlights, rain-sensitive wipers, exterior chrome trim, standard Garmin navigation, heated rear seats, heated and cooled cupholders, wood trim and power adjustable pedals and a ParkView rear back-up camera.

The Limited offers the Luxury Group, which includes many of the luxury items found on the 300C such as heated and cooled cup holders, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, power-adjustable pedals and interior wood trim.

The SRT8 and 300S models both have aggressive trim as well as refined interiors. The SRT8 returns with a track-tuned suspension and gobs of power.

The SafetyTec Group, available on the Limited and the 300C, adds high-tech safety equipment, including adaptive speed control, HID headlamps, blind-spot and cross-path detection, ParkSense front and rear park assist system, rear fog lamps and rain-sensitive wipers.

On the 300C also offers 20-inch bright aluminum wheels, a 500-watt amplifier and a subwoofer as well as a power sunroof.


Model News

Following a complete redesign in 2011, the 300 returns with minor changes for 2012. The V6-equipped versions now come with an 8-speed automatic transmission, which is said to boost highway mileage past 30 mpg. All-wheel-drive is also now available on V6-equipped versions.

A new model joins the lineup for 2012: the 300S. In addition, the 300 SRT8 has been reintroduced after a year-long hiatus. Both feature specific trim and performance enhancements, with the SRT8 powered by a 470-horsepower 6.4L V8.


Value Writeup

The 300 presents a luxury big-car design and style at an affordable price. The 2011 redesign gave the 300 an Audi-like appearance and presence, but prices still start around $30,000. The lineup of powerful engines and available all-wheel drive mean the 300 also has performance credibility. Inside, a comprehensive list of standard equipment as well as safety technology means the 300 competes above its class in both features and price.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0

EPA Classification
Large Cars

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
31 MPG

Cruising Range - City
370.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
19 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
23 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
604.50 mi

Engine Order Code
ERB

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.6L/220

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
292 @ 6350

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800

Trans Order Code
DFG

Trans Type
8

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.30

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160

Total Cooling System Capacity
14.0 qts

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
106.3 ft³

Front Head Room
38.6 in

Front Leg Room
41.8 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.5 in

Front Hip Room
56.2 in

Second Head Room
37.9 in

Second Leg Room
40.1 in

Second Shoulder Room
57.7 in

Second Hip Room
56.1 in

Wheelbase
120.2 in

Length, Overall
198.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
75.0 in

Height, Overall
58.4 in

Track Width, Front
63.4 in

Track Width, Rear
63.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
4.7 in

Liftover Height
30.1 in

Trunk Volume
16.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3999 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Short-Long Arm

Suspension Type - Rear
Five-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.0 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.5 in

Front Tire Order Code
TW1

Rear Tire Order Code
TW1

Spare Tire Order Code
TBG

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
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.7 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 x 1.1 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 x 0.4 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.5 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V004000

Mfg's Report Date
JAN 04, 2012

Component
TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

Potential Number of Units Affected
303

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 DODGE CHARGER SRT8 AND THE CHRYSLER 300 SRT8 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 2, 2011, THROUGH NOVEMBER 17, 2011, FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NUMBER 138, "TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM" (TPMS). AS BUILT, THE TPMS DOES NOT WARN THE DRIVER WHEN A TIRE IS 25 PERCENT BELOW THE RECOMMENDED PRESSURE. THE RECALLED VEHICLES NOTIFY THE CUSTOMERS WHEN THE TIRE PRESSURE REACHES 22 PSI RATHER THAN THE REQUIRED 24 PSI.

Consequence
UNDERINFLATED TIRES CAN RESULT IN TIRE OVERLOADING AND OVERHEATING, WHICH COULD LEAD TO A BLOWOUT AND POSSIBLE CRASH.

CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE VEHICLE?S TPMS. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER'S SAFETY RECALL NUMBER IS L43. OWNERS MAY ALSO 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
12V197000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 01, 2012

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS

Potential Number of Units Affected
119,072

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 AND 2012 300 AND DODGE CHARGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES MAY LOSE ABS/ESC SYSTEM FUNCTION DUE TO AN OVERHEATED POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTER.

Consequence
THIS COULD LEAD TO LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL RELOCATE THE ABS/ESC SYSTEM FUSE, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER?S RECALL NUMBER IS M10. OWNERS MAY ALSO 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
14V634000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 08, 2014

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
434,600

Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Challenger, and Durango; and 2012-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured April 22, 2010, to January 2, 2014, and equipped with a 3.6L engine and a 160 amp alternator. In the affected vehicles, the alternator may suddenly fail.

Consequence
If the alternator fails, the vehicle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler has notified owners, and dealers will replace the alternator, free of charge. The recall began on February 27, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P60.

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
16V240000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 25, 2016

Component
POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected
811,586

Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 vehicles manufactured February 15, 2011, to November 27, 2014, and 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured July 16, 2012, to December 22, 2015. The affected vehicles, equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission and a monostable gear selector, may not adequately warn the driver when driver's door is opened and the vehicle is not in PARK, allowing them to exit the vehicle while the vehicle is still in gear.

Consequence
Drivers thinking that their vehicle's transmission is in the PARK position may be struck by the vehicle and injured if they attempt to get out of the vehicle while the engine is running and the parking brake is not engaged.

FCA will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle software to mitigate the risk of vehicle rollaway, free of charge. Owners were mailed interim notices on May 14, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available in July 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S27.

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.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
11.3%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

3.6L V6 VVT engine

5-speed automatic transmission w/autostick

2.65 rear axle ratio

Rear-wheel drive

Engine cooling

Engine oil cooler

730-amp maintenance free battery

160-amp alternator

200mm rear axle

Independent 4-wheel comfort suspension

Electro-hydraulic pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes

Tip start

Dual rear exhaust

17" x 7.0" painted aluminum wheels

P215/65R17 all-season BSW tires

Compact spare tire

Lower bodyside cladding

Liquid chrome bar grille w/bright surround

Chrome headlamp bezels

Bi-function halogen projector headlamps

Auto headlamps

Pwr heated fold-away body-color exterior mirrors

Acoustic windshield

Acoustic front door glass

Solar control glass

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Body-color door handles

UConnect Touch 8.4 -inc: AM/FM stereo w/CD/DVD/MP3 player

SIRIUS satellite radio -inc: 1-year SIRIUS satellite radio service

(6) speakers

Aux audio input

Remote USB port

8.4" touch screen display

Window integrated antenna

Premium cloth bucket seats

8-way pwr driver seat

4-way pwr driver lumbar

60/40 folding rear bench seat

Reactive head restraints

Full length floor console

12V aux center console pwr outlet

Illuminated front cup holders

Floor carpet

Front & rear floor mats

Leather wrapped steering wheel

Tilt/telescoping steering column

Steering wheel audio controls

Customer defined display monitor

140-MPH speedometer

Outside temperature display

Analog clock

Compass

Pwr front windows w/1-touch up/down

Pwr trunk release

Pwr accessory delay

Remote fuel door release

Remote proximity keyless entry

Speed sensitive pwr locks

Sentry Key theft deterrent system

Speed control

Keyless Go

Dual zone air conditioning w/automatic temperature control

Humidity sensor

Air filtering

Rear window defroster

Glove box lamp

Rearview auto-dimming mirror w/microphone

Dual sun visors w/illuminated vanity mirrors

Passenger assist handles

Illuminated rear assist handles

Front reading/map lights

Rear reading/courtesy lamps

Leather wrapped shift knob

Trunk lamp

Cargo compartment dress-up

Cargo net

Electronic stability control

All-speed traction control

Rain brake support

Ready alert braking

Hill start assist

Daytime running lamps

Front seat supplemental side airbags

Advanced multi-stage front airbags

Front & rear side curtain airbags

Driver knee airbag

Rear door child safety locks

Emergency trunk release

Tire pressure monitoring display

Dual note horn

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
HAWAII DELIVERY
$50

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
EMISSION CONTROL WAIVER
$0

 
BORDER STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
3.6L V6 VVT ENGINE
$0

 
8-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$1,000

 
27E CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
BLACKBERRY PEARL
$0

 
DEEP CHERRY RED CRYSTAL PEARL
$0

 
BRIGHT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
BRIGHT WHITE
$0

 
CRYSTAL BLUE PEARL
$0

 
DEEP MOLTEN RED PEARL
$0

 
GLOSS BLACK
$0

 
IVORY TRI-COAT PEARL
$500

 
MIDNIGHT BLUE PEARL
$0

 
SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL METALLIC
$0

 
LUXURY BROWN PEARL
$0

 
TUNGSTEN METALLIC
$0

 
CASHMERE PEARL
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK INTERIOR, PREMIUM CLOTH BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
BLACK/LIGHT FROST BEIGE INTERIOR, PREMIUM CLOTH BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
BLACK INTERIOR, PREMIUM CLOTH BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
BLACK/LIGHT FROST BEIGE INTERIOR, PREMIUM CLOTH BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$40

 
UCONNECT VOICE COMMAND W/BLUETOOTH
$295


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