Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Chrysler 300

chrysler 300 2012

The Chrysler 300 is a large luxury sedan that looks great, handles well, and has more power than many realize. Chrysler was once one of the biggest automakers in the world, and with this vehicle, they showed that they were still able to make a terrific vehicle.

Key Features

The vehicle has a number of excellent features including an 8-way power driver seat, bucket front seats, remote keyless power door locks, power mirrors, a USB connection, and much more.

Changes for 2012

One of the key changes in the 2012 model was the addition of more glass in the rear window, which helps make it easier for drivers to see out the back. It also features a new 8-speed ZF automatic transmission

What We Like

The handling on the vehicle is fantastic, and it has quite a bit of “get up and go” under the hood with both the V6 and the V8 models. It has a nice and quiet interior, and it looks just as good as it drives.

What Concerns Us

Aside from the recalls mentioned below, there’s not much to dislike about the vehicle. It looks fantastic, drives well, and has a nice and large luxury interior. Some may find that the vehicle is a bit larger than they want though, as this is a bid sedan.

Available Models

There are four different versions of the 300 available – Base, Limited, S V6 and C Luxury Series. The Base sedan is a 3.6L V6 FFV 8-speed automatic. It is able to get 19 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway. This offers 292 horsepower at 6,350 RPM and 260lb of torque at 4,800 RPM.

Major Recalls

The 2012 Chrysler 300 has had several recalls. One of the recalls was because there was the potential for the alternator to fail in some vehicles. Another recall was to fix issues with the seat side-airbag, which was malfunctioning and causing the airbag warning light to come on. Other recalls were for an overheating power distribution center, and issues with the tire monitoring system.

Common Issues

While most consumers were happy with the 2012 Chrysler 300, there have been some issues that have come up since its release. Customers have mentioned electrical problems, as well as issues with the AC and the heater, interior accessories and exterior accessories. Still, the number of complaints with the vehicle is relatively low.

chrysler 300 2012 interior

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Skip the repair shop, our top-rated mechanics come to you.

At your home or office

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance & diagnostic services. Our top-rated mechanics bring all parts & tools to your location.

Fair & transparent pricing

See labor & parts costs upfront, so you can book with confidence.

12-month, 12,000-mile warranty

Our services are backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind.

Get A Quote

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.


Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.


More related articles

How to Transfer a Car Title in Idaho
In order to prove ownership of a car, you must have the title. However, when a car is sold, given away or inherited, the title needs...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
Veteran and Military Driver Laws and Benefits in Idaho
The state of Idaho offers a number of benefits and perks for those Americans who have either served in an Armed Forces branch in the...

Related questions

Q: Car won't accelerate and warning light flashing.

The flashing light you are seeing is most likely your Check Engine Light. When the Check Engine Light is solid, then this is letting you know that there is a problem with the emissions system in your vehicle. When...

Q: What do you think about the reliability of this the 2013 Audi Q5?

Hi, thanks for writing in. As you may already know, the reliability of most vehicles depends largely on how well the car is maintained as well as the owner's driving habits, vehicle driving conditions, etc. This is especially important when...

Q: How do I use the rear seatbelt comfort guides?

The rear seatbelt comfort guides are designed to make the rear seats more comfortable, especially for younger and smaller occupants. They’re very easy to use: 1. Find the safety belt comfort guide in the storage pocket on the side of...