Chrysler 300C Hilton 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

Barry Dodge Chrysler Jeep
(585) 637-2120
8333 Ridge Rd W
Brockport, NY
Marketplace Chrysler Suzuki Incorporated
(585) 359-4900
3755 W Henrietta Rd
Rochester, NY
Image Auto Sales & Collision
(585) 964-8790
650 Walker Rd
Hilton, NY
Northtown Automotive Companies
(716) 833-1300
1035 Millersport Hwy
Buffalo, NY
McClurg Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep Inc
(585) 237-6131
125 N Center St
Perry, NY
Barry Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep
(585) 637-2120
4579 S Main St
Brockport, NY
Hoselton Chrysler-Jeep-Nissan
(585) 385-3560
50 Marsh Rd
East Rochester, NY
Webster Chrysler Jeep
(585) 671-1010
2111 Empire Blvd
Webster, NY
Bensonhurst Chevrolet Inc
(718) 232-5900

Brooklyn, NY
Culligan Toyota
(716) 633-5200
8135 Main St
Buffalo, 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
- Dodge Magnum RT Hilton NY
Even though some people might describe the Magnum as a "station wagon," that term doesn't come up in any of the Dodge literature, and for good reason. The Magnum is described by Dodge's alliterative Craig Love of the Product Team as a car that "offers the right formula of proportion, packaging and performance that sets it apart from the competition."
- Chrysler 300C SRT-8 Hilton NY
- Dodge Charger R/T Hilton NY