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4dr Sdn Touring RWD
  • 4dr Sdn Touring RWD
  • 4dr Sdn Touring Signature RWD
  • 4dr Sdn Touring Executive RWD *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn 300 Touring AWD
  • 4dr Sdn Touring Signature AWD
  • 4dr Sdn Limited RWD
  • 4dr Sdn Limited AWD
  • 4dr Sdn 300C Hemi RWD
  • 4dr Sdn 300C Hemi Executive RWD *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn 300C AWD
  • 4dr Sdn 300C SRT8 RWD *Ltd Avail*
4dr Sdn SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SEL FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SEL AWD
  • 4dr Sdn Limited FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Limited AWD
4dr Sdn XL (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn XL (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn XL (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn XL (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn XLS (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn XLS (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn XLS (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Limited (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Limited (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Limited (SE)

Prices

MSRP $27,260 $25,170 $27,945
Invoice $26,305 $23,323 $25,246
Avg. Paid $12,981 $12,799 $14,428

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.5 8.8
Critics' Rating 8.6 9.5 9.3
Performance 8.4 8.0 8.6
Interior 8.2 9.5 8.8
Operating Cost 7.8 7.9 8.1
Safety 8.6 9.4 9.4
Reliability 3.0 3.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Loads of back-seat space
  • V8 models deliver great acceleration
  • Good handling and drive quality
  • Attractive cabin design
  • Great safety and reliability scores
  • Smooth ride
  • Fuel-efficient, powerful engine
  • High safety and reliability scores
  • Refined interior
Cons
  • Base model is underpowered
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • Poor outward visibility
  • Low safety and reliability ratings
  • Lacks steering feel
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • Rear seats don’t fold, limiting cargo space

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 2.7L/167 Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas V6 3.5L/211
MPG 18 City / 26 Hwy 18 City / 28 Hwy 19 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 120.0 112.9 111.0
Length, Overall (in) 196.8 202.9 197.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.1 85.7 72.8
Height, Overall (in) 58.4 60.7 58.5

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Sunroof Sunshield Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3725 4015 3490

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 106.6 102.2 106.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 39.0 38.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.9 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.4 57.9 59.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.9 56.3 55.8
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 37.8 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 40.2 38.1 40.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 56.9 58.2
Second Hip Room (in) 55.9 55.8 56.2
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.6 20.1 14.4

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
Cassette Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional
Premium Sound System Optional Standard
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Optional Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Optional

Safety Features

Brake Assist Optional Standard
Electronic Stability Control Optional Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional Optional Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Optional Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 2.7L/167 3.5L/213 3.5L/211
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 178 @ 5500 263 @ 6250 268 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 190 @ 4000 249 @ 4500 248 @ 4700
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 38.9 41.0 36.9

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 28 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 20 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent multi-link Multi-link Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
Manual Standard Standard Standard