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2005 Chrysler 300

2005 Chrysler 300
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Part of Chrysler's successful revamping over the last few years, the 2005 Chrysler 300 has contemporary styling that suits its status as the new flagship, having replaced the now-retired Concorde. A near-luxury car, the large 300 has a reasonable price, an attractive combination of power and roominess and distinct styling.

The new 300 comes from a long, distinguished line. In the '50s and '60s, Chrysler developed a number of models in a series of full-size cars that combined performance and luxury. These formidable cars eventually went down in automotive history as the Chrysler 300 "letter series" cars. The 300 continues this tradition of size, speed and handling.

Available Models
The 2005 Chrysler 300 is available in a Base, Touring and high-powered 300C version with a 5.7-liter V8 that will move fast and with authority on the highway.

Interior Features
One of the main selling points of the 300 is its size. A four-door sedan, it can handle five passengers without a problem as it has over 105 cubic feet of interior volume and 16.8 cubic feet of trunk space. The 60/40 split folding rear seat with trunk pass through provides even more space to transport gear and passengers.

Standard features on the Base 2005 Chrysler 300 include cruise control and air conditioning and an 8-way power driver's seat among the many other standards. A move to the Touring and 300C classes adds much more with such features as leather upholstery and heated power mirrors for the Touring and more for the 300C; a tilt leather-wrapped steering wheel with radio controls, a memory system (driver seat, mirrors, radio) and automatic climate control top name some notable examples. High-end Boston Acoustics Audio, a navigation system, hands-free telephone (UConnect) and satellite radio are some of the handy extras.

Exterior Features
The 2005 Chrysler 300 is similar to some of the Dodge offerings but it has a European flavour that works, one reflective of the Daimler Chrysler merger. It is sleek and low riding, able to cut through the wind with ease. Fog lights, chrome alloy wheels and a touring suspension are some of the external upgrades that come with one of the two up-level trims.

One of the best things about the 2005 Chrysler 300 are the many performance options. The Base model comes with a 2.7-liter V6. 190 hp at 6400rpm and 190 lb-ft of torque at 4000make this a well-powered vehicle and will satisfy many. However, the 300 Touring has a 250 horsepower V6 with 6400 rpm and 250 lb-ft of torque at 3900 rpm. Finally, at the top-end, the 300C. This comes with a 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 with cylinder deactivation and an aggressive 5-speed automatic transmission with manual shift-gate capability. All-wheel drive is available as well as chrome alloy wheels, touring suspension, fog lights traction control and more. It all depends on the particular configuration you choose.

Safety and Security
In addition to antilock brakes and traction control, the 2005 300 also has dual front airbags and an emergency inside trunk release. The 300 Touring also comes with 4-wheel antilock brakes, brake assist and an antiskid system. As an optional extra, buyers can select the Protection Package. This includes curtain-side airbags, a rear-obstacle detection system, interior air filter and self-sealing tires.

2005 Chrysler 300 - Vehicle Highlights

Pays homage to the original 300, albeit in a modern way
HEMI® V-8 (340 hp/390 lb.-ft. of torque) with Multiple Displacement System (MDS)
Most engine choices in its class—2.7-liter V-6, 3.5-liter V-6 and 5.7-liter HEMI V-8
The exhilarating feel of rear-wheel drive
2/48 weight distribution
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with brake assist and All-speed Traction Control
Front independent short/long arm (SLA) suspension
Rear five-link independent suspension
Front-wheel-drive interior package in a rear-wheel-drive passenger car
Best-in-class interior room
Tailored driver adjustability for custom comfort

Fast Stats
MSRP from
2.7L V6
3.5L V6
5.7L Hemi V8
190 @ 6400
250 @ 6400
340 @ 5000
4-speed auto
5-speed auto
MPG: City/Hwy
2.7L - 21/28
3.5L - 19/27
 5.7L - 17/25

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