Chrysler 300C Franklin Square NY

In person, the 300C is a bona fide eye-catcher. It's stately and mature, and yet powerful and compact-looking considering its generous overall length of 196.8 in., on a 120.0-in. wheelbase.

Local Companies

Boss Chrysler Jeep
(718) 821-1912
6206 Fresh Pond Rd
Middle Village, NY
Metro Chrysler Plymouth Jeep Eagle
(718) 479-6452
21110 Jamaica Ave
Queens Village, NY
Riverdale Chrysler Plymouth Jeep Eagle Inc
(718) 548-2005
5869 Broadway
Bronx, NY
Metro Chrysler Plymouth Inc
(718) 468-5600
21034 Jamaica Ave
Queens Village, NY
Rye Chrysler Jeep
(914) 967-2500
80 Theodore Fremd Ave
Rye, NY
Abc Chrysler Jeep
(516) 561-9600
395 W Merrick Rd
Valley Stream, NY
Huntington Jeep Eagle Chrysler Plymouth
(631) 673-0270
1220 E Jericho Tpke
Huntington, NY
Riverdale Chrysler Plymouth Jeep Eagle
(914) 376-5000
127 S Broadway
Yonkers, NY
Chrysler Motors Eastern News Bur
(212) 818-1420
211 W 56th St
New York, NY
Major Chrysler-Plymouth Jeep Sales Leasing Showroom
(718) 786-8300
4831 Van Dam St
Long Island City, NY

Provided by:

"Change is good." It was Andre Agassi's mantra when he lost the shoulder-length hair and headband for the Bruce Willis look, and it could be Chrysler's with the new V-6-powered 300 and our test car, the 300C, which resurrects the Hemi label for its V-8 powerplant after a half-century of absence. It's the third car, after the Crossfire and Pacifica, to bear the fruits of the Mercedes-Benz/Chrysler merger, and it's radically different from the François Castaing-era LH cars it replaces — to scratch the surface, this new LX platform is rear drive, and let's just say the cab-forward look is squarely in the rearview mirror.

In person, the 300C is a bona fide eye-catcher. It's stately and mature, and yet powerful and compact-looking considering its generous overall length of 196.8 in., on a 120.0-in. wheelbase. Its proportions suggest that the rear wheels are providing the motive force, with a long hood, a nipped tail and bold wheel wells showing off the 18-in. rolling stock. In profile, two things are immediately obvious: The 300C is very high-waisted, with a chopped greenhouse reminiscent of a 1950s' custom; and the windshield angle, in a total reversal of the LH cars, is relatively upright. Moving around to the front, there's a face you'll never forget and can't ignore. Inspired by Chrysler's 1998 Chronos show car, the 300C's dramatic, imposing grille and bejeweled headlight clusters project a certain confidence...and disdain for more meekly styled cars, perhaps? In my humble opinion, it's a very successful look, alluding to Chrysler's famed Letter Cars of the 1950s and 1960s without crossing over and becoming a caricature of them.

For full Road Test click here

For more Road Tests click here

Related Articles
- Chrysler 300C SRT-8 Franklin Square NY
Chrysler's large rear-drive 300C has the performance to back up its bad-boy John Dillinger getaway car looks. In essence, Chrysler's Street and Racing Technology Group has built the car that every hot-rodder has wanted since the 300 came out in April of last year.
- Dodge Charger R/T Franklin Square NY
- Dodge Magnum RT Franklin Square NY