NADAguides, the leading online provider of vehicle pricing and information, names the 2011 Chrysler 300 the NADAguides Car of the Month for July.
The 2011 Chrysler 300 was selected as the NADAguides Car of the Month for July 2011 based on the vehicle's sleek new elegant design and overall appearance, combined with ample space, smooth driving performance, a plethora of intuitive technology features and an extensive list of safety features which scored the vehicle a "Top Safety Pick" from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
The analysts at NADAguides first took notice of the Chrysler 300 when it moved into the top 20 most researched vehicles on NADAguides.com during the first quarter of 2011. From December 2010 to January 2011 consumer interest in the 2011 Chrysler 300 increased by more than 200 percent.
The 2011 Chrysler 300 has a starting MSRP of $27,170. Add in all-wheel drive and the 5.7 liter HEMI V8 engine and the 2011 Chrysler 300C AWD starts at $40,320.
Troy Snyder, Director of Product Development at NADAguides: "The Chrysler 300 has made the leap from stylish to luxurious with chrome accents, LED lights, ambient lighting and much more. The 300 goes above and beyond your typical feature set, with heated and cooled cup holders, power rear sun shade, Blind-spot monitoring, Uconnect Touch system and rear heated seats as well as heated steering wheel, to name a few. The NADAguides analysts know that this isn't the car for just anyone, but more specifically for those looking for a proven sedan with luxury features and sharp design elements; the 2011 Chrysler 300 is the perfect combination."
Olivier Francois, President and CEO of Marketing at Chrysler Group LLC: "It's definitely an honor to have the all-new 2011 Chrysler 300 recognized by NADAguides as Car of the Month - July," said Olivier Francois, President and CEO — Chrysler Brand and Lead Executive for Marketing, Chrysler Group LLC. "Our brand new flagship sedan delivers head-turning style combined with the Chrysler 300 teams' pride and determination to give our customers the quality and technological excellence of the world's best sedans at an incredible value – and this is what our Imported from Detroit spirit is all about."
2011 Chrysler 300 Highlights
Engine: The 2011 Chrysler 300 comes with the new 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine that offers 292 horsepower and 260 pounds –feet of torque or Chrysler's legendary 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine that offers 363 horsepower at 5200 rpm and 394 pounds-feet of torque at 4200 rpm. The V8 option also comes standard with Fuel Saver Technology that utilizes sensors to detect when full power is not necessary and actually shuts off four of the eight cylinders. Both engine options come with a five-speed automatic transmission with AutoStick™ which allows for manual or automatic gear selection without use of a clutch for smooth shifts and excellent performance. The 2011 Chrysler 300 achieves up to an estimated 18 MPG city and 26 MPG highway. With speed control, an available all-wheel drive option, and newly tuned suspension the analysts at NADAguides found the 2011 Chrysler 300 to offer a smooth, stable and comfortable drive.
Interior: The entire interior of the Chrysler 300 has been overhauled now offering premium materials and state-of-the-art connectivity features. New interior ambient lighting and the wood accents add a luxurious touch and feel to the interior design. Eight-way power driver's seats help the driver customize the ride for added comfort, while heated/vented front seats and back heated seats allow for even more customization for every passenger. An available dual pane panoramic sunroof allows for plenty of sunlight for all passengers and the Chrysler 300 also offers plenty of space to comfortably seat five adults.
Technology: Available UConnect® voice command with Bluetooth®, capless fuel fill, Uconnect™ Touch 8.4" touch screen radio, available ParkSense® front and rear park assist system and ParkView® rear back up camera, and an Alpine six-speaker or nine-speaker sound system with Sirius Satellite Radio combine to make the Chrysler 300 a state-of-the-art, feature-packed vehicle. The analysts at NADAguides found the multimedia center to be intuitive and one of the best on the market, providing the driver with useful information such as miles until empty and average MPGs the driver is achieving.
Safety: The Chrysler 300 offers extremely impressive safety features such as standard advanced front multistate airbags, supplemental side curtain and front seat-mounted side bags, driver's side knee airbag, reactive front head restraints, and a strong steel structure. Chrysler's SafetyTec safety and security package includes adaptive speed cruise control, forward collision warning system, blind spot monitoring –a system NADAguides analysts felt surpassed some of the systems offered by the competition – and rear cross path detection. The package also includes ParkSense® front and rear park assist system, adaptive Bi-Xenon High-Intesity Discharge headlamps and automatic headlamp leveling system, SmartBeam® Intelligent headlamps, rain-sensitive wipers, rear LED fog lamps, a universal garage door opener, multi-functional power exterior mirrors with supplemental signals and courtesy lamps. The 2011 Chrysler 300 earned a Top Safety Pick from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety earning a "good" rating in frontal offset, side impact, and roof strength.
Price/Warranty: MSRP for the 2011 Chrysler starts at $27,170 for the 4 door Sedan RWD and goes up to a starting price of $40,320 for the 4 door Sedan 300C AWD. Chrysler offers a five year, 100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty, and three year, 36,000 mile basic limited warranty. Chrysler coverage also includes free towing to the nearest dealership.
About NADAguides Car of the Month Award
The NADAguides Car of the Month award provides consumers with practical information on new cars, trucks and SUVs chosen by the analysts at NADAguides for exceptional performance, efficiency, features, options and appeal. Criteria used to determine the Car of the Month includes: quality of engineering, fuel efficiency, safety equipment and ratings, pricing and overall value, sales trends, consumer market interest on NADAguides.com, and test drives performed by NADAguides market analysts. Car of the Month vehicles are eligible for the NADAguides Car of the Year award.
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