Sadly the interior is a bit of a let down
You can link your mobile telephone to the UConnect system so that it can act as a hands free phone kit for your Bluetooth compatible handset; it also reported back the phone’s battery life and signal strength.
The touch screen navigation display is amongst the best with clear rendering and mapping although you seem unable to enter full post codes to set your destination which is a bit of a drawback as otherwise it is a very good system.
The Chrysler 300C has all the safety equipment you would expect on an executive saloon - Anti-lock brakes with brake assist, Traction Control with Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), front and side airbags plus Side curtain airbags. To protect your 300C there is a Thatcham category 1 alarm and engine immobiliser.
The Chrysler 300C exterior is rather like Marmite, you either love it or hate it and that was the opinion of everyone who commented. There were those that laughed and those who thought it was the coolest car on the planet. Whatever your feelings, it certainly has road presence, is striking in design and you are certainly not going to lose it in the corporate car park.
Sadly the interior is a bit of a let down - we felt that the quality of plastics and lack of styling didn't complement the bold exterior styling.
All 300C models are covered by the comprehensive Chrysler warranty scheme, which provides a three-year/60,000 mile mechanical warranty, seven-year anti-corrosion warranty and three-year European roadside assistance.
We enjoyed our time with the Chrysler 300C it raised a smile and lots of admiring glances everywhere we went. It is not too bad to drive, just not as good as the benchmark Germanic saloons. The Chrysler 300C may not be the best executive car on the market but it is one of the most striking and at a current starting price of £27,505, it is around £10,000 cheaper than the equivalent Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Therefore if you are on a budget and are prepared to standout from the crowd then the Chrysler 300C might make the ideal alternative to the normal executive car choice.5 October 2008
Chrysler 300C Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Chrysler 300C 3.0 V6 CRD|
|Body Type||4-Door Saloon|
|Colour||Bright Silver Metallic Clearcoat|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||7.6 Seconds|
|Top Speed||143 mph|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||42.8 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||TBA|
|Warranty||3-Year/60,000 Mile Warranty|
|Price (when tested on the 05/10/08)||£27,505|