...Lavishly equipped from the get-go, the 300C comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats, heated and cooled leather upholstery, and a USB/iPod-compatible stereo are standard. A panoramic moonroof is optional. Trunk volume measures 16.3 cubic feet, up from last year's 15.6 cubic feet. That puts the 300 over the Avalon (14.4 cubic feet), though it doesn't come close to the Taurus' mammoth 20.1-cubic-foot trunk. Under the Hood Chrysler's 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 is standard. It makes 363 horsepower and 394 pounds-feet of torque; Chrysler recommends midgrade unleaded...
...By the numbers, backseat headroom and legroom are similar to the Avalon's — but the Toyota, in part thanks to its standard reclining rear seats, feels a lot roomier. As backseats go, the 300 is closer to the Taurus. Its 16.3 cubic-foot trunk is a slight improvement from before, and it trumps the Toyota's undersized compartment — but it falls short of Ford's mammoth confines. Safety, Features & Pricing Well over half the new 300's structure is made up of higher-strength steel than before, Chrysler says, and the results show. With top scores in front, side and rear impact crash...
...It's a wonderful engine, smooth and responsive and muscular. Both engines are mated to a five-speed automatic transmission, which has one or two fewer gears than most of the competitors' automatics have, but with the Hemi, five speeds are plenty. Fuel mileage for the Hemi is a mediocre 16 miles per gallon city driving, 25 mpg on the highway, and perhaps a new transmission that is reportedly on the way will help mileage a little. Chrysler recommends mid-grade 89 octane gas, but says 87 octane regular is OK. The V-6, rated at 18 mpg city, 27 mpg highway, is happy on regular gas. It will also...
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