In any family, you’re likely to have a child that goes the blue-collar route and becomes an electrician, a carpenter, a policeman or a UAW line worker. In the same family, it’s entirely possible to have a sibling who pursues the white-collar path, ending up as a doctor, lawyer or CEO. Such is the case with the blue-collar Dodge Charger
and the white-collar Chrysler 300
Under the skin, the two share a lot of DNA, yet manage to feel distinctly different behind the wheel. Maybe it’s our white-collar aspirations, but we wouldn’t hesitate to call the 300 the most satisfying Chrysler sedan you can buy. It may not qualify as a full-on luxury car, and we doubt many buyers will cross-shop it against products from Audi and Mercedes-Benz, but if you’re in the market for a full size sedan, the Chrysler 300 should be on your shopping list.
For 2012, the 300 gets a new eight-speed automatic transmission (on V-6 models) that boosts both fuel economy and performance. ...