The EFTM Garage – Chrysler 300c Luxury

Having just returned from the USA it’s like we’re still there – just on the correct (or left hand as we know it) side of the road this time.  The 300C is a vehicle familiar to EFTM and it’s a beast.  Still turning heads despite being familiar on Australian roads.

Chrysler 300C Luxury

Chrysler 300C Luxury

Make: Chrysler

Model: 300c

Variant: Luxury

Engine / Transmission: 3.6L V6 24V VVT petrol engine / 8-Speed automatic transmission

Vital Stats: Torque: 340Nm @ 4,650rpm / Power 210 kW @ 6,350 rpm

Fuel Economy: 9.7/l / 100km

MRRP Price:  $43,000 (Sale Drive-Away Price / Only for a limited time)

Standard Features:

  • 20-inch polished aluminium wheels
  • Automatic headlamps (ON/OFF)
  • Bi-Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps with auto-levelling
  • SmartBeam™ auto-dipping, high beam headlamp control system
  • Front and rear fog lamps
  • LED daytime running lamps
  • Power-folding exterior mirrors with memory, heated, auto-dimming functions and side indicator
  • Rain-sensing automatic wiper system
  • Dual rear exhaust
  • Lighting – Illuminated entry system; activated by remote keyless entry system
  • Automatic Dual-Zone Temperature Control
  • Steering wheel mounted cruise control
  • Three 12-volt power outlets located in the front cubby bin, centre console, and rear of centre console
  • Black Trim – Nappa perforated luxury leather seating surfaces
  • Memory for driver’s seat, exterior mirrors, steering column and radio for two drivers
  • Heated front seats
  • Ventilated front seats
  • 8-way power driver and front-passenger seats with 4-way power lumbar adjust
  • 60/40 split-folding rear bench with armrest
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Shift Knob – Leather-wrapped
  • Steering Column – Power tilt/telescoping
  • Steering Wheel – Leather-wrapped with audio, trip computer, EVIC, voice recognition and cruise controls
  • Windows – Power with driver’s and front-passenger one-touch auto-up/down
  • Cup Holders – Front heated and cooled

Safety highlights:

  • Reactive Head Restraints(1)
  • Air Bags – Advanced multi-stage driver and front-passenger(2)
  • Supplemental front seat thorax side air bags(2)
  • Air Bags – Supplemental side-curtain for front and rear outboard occupants(2)
  • Driver knee air bag(2)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)(3) – Includes brake assist, rain brake support, ready alert braking and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
  • All-speed Traction Control (ASTC)
  • Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)(5)
  • Forward Collision Warning System (FCW)(6)
  • Blind Spot Monitoring System and Rear Cross-Path Detection System(7)
  • Parksense® – Front and rear park assistance system(4) with sensors and audio-visual indicators
  • Parkview® Reversing Camera(4)
  • Keyless Enter’N Go
  • Premium Security Alarm

Wow Factor: Bold Styling at first glance, and overall comfort once you step inside

Most Impressive: Ride is smooth, a real bang for your buck offering if you want a full-sized sedan and something a little different

Not so impressive: The gear shifter is almost ridiculous, why they had to make complex one of the most standard features in a car I will never know.

Trev is a Technology Commentator, Dad, Speaker and Rev Head.

He produces and hosts two popular podcasts, EFTM and Two Blokes Talking Tech. He also appears on over 50 radio stations across Australia weekly, and is the resident Tech Expert on Channel 9’s Today Show each day and appears regularly on A Current Affair.

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