Vehicle Details The 300's attractive instrument panel and interior design is in line with its high-style exterior, though some of the plastics lack the precise color-matching and touch-friendly feel of some top-notch luxury sedans. Starting with the exterior, you'll find new front and rear fascias, a new grille, and taillamps. New soft-touch materials, new upholstery, and a relocated cruise control stalk also make the cut for 2008. The driver's seat travel is quite good, with over ten inches or movement, allowing easy use of a laptop from behind the wheel; there is an option to automatically have the seat go back when the engine is stopped. The classic long, square nose, short rear deck and dramatic silhouette are still firmly intact for 2008. However, we should probably tell you how it got there.
. Unlike the latter model, a high-performance machine this is not; understeer and body roll are both present. For Chrysler, 2008 models differ considerably in ride comfort. There is no mechanical trunk lock on the outside, and, like most new cars, no passenger side door lock, which means that customers should either keep spare remote batteries or check the single mechanical lock now and then. Hints of satin silver add sophistication to the otherwise plain but comfortable interior. Just in performance, the all wheel drive was more than worth the extra couple of thousand dollars and the slightly-lower gas mileage; and it provides a strong edge in rain and snow as well. The standard engine on the rear-drive 300 is a 2.
Every car manufacturer is obliged to mark all its vehicles in this special format. In return for that, you get a suspension that can deal with the power of the engine without problem, can take 90 degree turns and switchbacks at surprising speeds, and in short can provide much of the sports-car experience without sacrificing passenger or trunk space. Four engines are offered in the Chrysler 300 lineup. Our 300C automatically tilted down its mirrors to allow us to see the stripes of the parking space as well this can be shut off in the preferences ; and it had optional high-intensity discharge headlights, which banished the darkness quite effectively. That said, our 300C had rain-sensing wipers standard on the 300C , so we generally used the rain-sensing settings which had various degrees of sensitivity, using the same range of motion as the intermittent wipers drivers can select intermittent wipers instead of automatic wipers by changing a preference in the trip computer.
Ample power, stable and confident handling and great control in poor weather conditions. It has decent fuel economy, gets you from A to B without much fuss and looks good in the process. On the road, the 2008 Chrysler 300 delivers a good driving experience from its rear-wheel-drive chassis. These in no way impair the 300's retro-modern style. The back seat can accommodate up to three adults and a child seat anchor system is included for securely strapping in the most valuable cargo of all. It should help all those drunks who can't get the key into the lock, too. That said, stability control becomes more important in snow and rain, and Chrysler let us test under these conditions, both with and without it -.
The gaping grille - an exaggerated version of those seen on other Chrysler vehicles - is flanked by two hefty headlamps balancing out the aggressive styling of the front end. Braking is, as one would expect given the cornering and power, more than adequate, stopping the 300C quickly and without fuss or noise. All-Wheel Drive An option not available on many sedans in its price range, the 300's all-wheel-drive system promises to provide increased stability and traction in all driving conditions. Once activated, though, the differences start to show up — the first being that the cruise control takes over the trip computer display, showing its readiness and three spaces which indicated the maximum, and recommended, distance to the next car. The high door sills, the feel of the switches, even the block shape all contribute; but the solid feel extends to the ride, which keeps occupants in close contact with the road. A remote is included and stored in its own little slot. The remote start, normally optional, is actually standard on the 300C; while side airbags, standard on many cars, are optional on the 300C.
With rear wheel drive, breaking out the rear tires can be an issue, but not with all wheel drive: floor it and you get instant breakway acceleration, even if the wheel is turned, with the heavy car going exactly where you pointed it, and usually no stability-control interference. The 300C comes with the 5. The 2008 Chrysler 300 sedan has succeeded where many of its domestic rivals have not. Besides writing tables, options include footrests, illuminated vanity mirrors, adjustable reading lights and 12-volt power plugs for charging mobile electronic devices. First, there were the built-in gadgets: the trip computer, activated by two moderately hard to learn controls on the steering wheel is a new take on an old Chrysler feature which first appeared on the launch of the Plymouth Horizon, rather than on a luxury car. These in no way impair the 300's retro-modern style.
All trademarks, trade names, service marks, product names and logos appearing on the site are the property of their respective owners. Soft-to-touch surfaces on the arm rests, door panels and dashboard are new this year along with a redesigned instrument panel and centre console. The 300C comes with the 5. We are also fond of the instrument cluster, which features white-faced gauges with art-deco fonts. The 2008 Chrysler 300 hits the streets with several major improvements for the year. A four-speed automatic transmission is standard, but curiously, anti-lock brakes are not though they should be. All of this gear works well inside the 2008 Chrysler 300.
The default was showing the compass heading and temperature; and the system could page through average gas mileage since the last reset, time since the last reset, distance to empty, and two trip odometers. When you reach a slower car in front, the system slows you down by letting off the gas and letting your car slow down, hitting the brakes if needed; if the car in front slams on its brakes, your brakes will activate in time as well. These items are part of the protection group options package, which also adds a cabin air filtering system, run flat tires and additional airbags. The 300C is hard to resist; with the 2008 revision, everything has come together. The trip computer, activated by buttons on the steering wheel, provided more than just precise readings of engine temperature and oil pressure. Press the button twice, wait a few seconds, and the car starts. Overall great experience with them.