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FWD Base
  • FWD Base
  • FWD Convenience
  • FWD Leather
  • FWD Premium 1
  • FWD Premium 2
  • AWD Leather
  • AWD Premium 1
  • FWD Premium 3
  • AWD Premium 2
  • FWD Touring
4dr Sdn (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Limited (Natl)
4dr Sdn V6 RWD
  • 4dr Sdn V6 RWD
  • 4dr Sdn V6 Limited RWD
  • 4dr Sdn V6 300S RWD
  • 4dr Sdn V6 Limited AWD
  • 4dr Sdn V6 300S AWD
  • 4dr Sdn V8 300C RWD
  • 4dr Sdn V8 300S RWD
  • 4dr Sdn V8 300C AWD
  • 4dr Sdn V8 300S AWD
  • 4dr Sdn V8 SRT8 RWD

Prices

MSRP $30,170 $33,195 $27,670
Invoice $28,963 $29,876 $26,712
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 8.7 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.6 8.6 8.9
Performance 8.0 8.4 7.5
Interior 7.9 8.3 8.3
Safety 9.7 9.7 9.7
Reliability 3.5 4.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Sharply-styled exterior
  • Luxurious interior
  • Good fuel economy with eAssist models
  • Powerful V6 option
  • Roomy, upscale cabin
  • Good reliability ratings
  • High resale value
  • High-quality interior
  • Standard Uconnect infotainment system
  • Excellent safety ratings
Cons
  • Small trunk
  • Not for sport-oriented buyers
  • Poor rearward visibility
  • High price
  • Sloppy handling
  • Bland exterior styling
  • Outdated transmission in base model
  • Price escalates quickly with options

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric I4 2.4/145 Gas V6 3.5L/211 Gas V6 3.6L/220
MPG 25 City / 36 Hwy 19 City / 28 Hwy 18 City / 27 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 111.7 111.0 120.2
Length, Overall (in) 196.9 197.6 198.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.1 72.8 75.0
Height, Overall (in) 59.2 58.5 58.4

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3829 3572 3999

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Optional
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.) 100.0 106.9 106.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 38.9 38.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.3 41.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 59.4 59.5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.2 55.8 56.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 37.5 37.9
Second Leg Room (in) 40.5 40.9 40.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.0 58.2 57.7
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 56.2 56.1
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 10.8 14.4 16.3

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Seat Memory Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat 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 Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional

Brakes

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

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 2.4/145 3.5L/211 3.6L/220
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 182 @ 6700 268 @ 6200 292 @ 6350
Torque (Net @ RPM) 172 @ 4900 248 @ 4700 260 @ 4800
Transmission Automatic w/manual shift Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Turning diameter 38.8 36.9 38.7

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Optional
Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 28 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.7 18.5 19.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut Short-Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Multi-link Five-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
8-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Optional Standard