So we got a 2012 Chrysler 300C
Truth be told, we feel Chrysler is arguably the best American carmaker right now, if only because they keep sticking a big V8 into half the cars they make. And those cars are some of the best in their segments, with the only competition coming from Ford in terms of pure quality and engineering, while the third one in the Big Three is still chasing short-term profits by peddling Daewoos. The Chrysler 300C, along with its Dodge cousin, is probably the last truly-American full-size rear-wheel-drive V8 barge still in production. And it’s better than ever.
The new 300C has been heavily changed, even if it looks similar. The windshield rake is sharper and the side windows are apparently larger.
While the front looks a little more docile than before, the rear looks more aggressive, with thinner tail lamps and pointy details.
The interior is filled with soft-touch surfaces and visually-attractive trimmings. If you didn’t know any better, you’d think this car is more expensive than it really is. Those chronograph-watch-style gauges are the coolest we’ve seen in ages.
Chryslers remain the only cars we’ve seen that come with heated/cooled cup-holders!
Space is excellent in this full-size car, expectedly. Although we have to say that it isn’t a whole lot more spacious than a midsize Toyota Camry. More in the full review.