A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Chrysler 300

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.

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