Taste in cars is as subjective as taste in food or music. You have to try it for yourself. I recommend test drives first and reading reviews second. I drove the Ford Taurus, Chevy Impala LTZ and Chrysler 300s. I chose the 300s. The Impala was very close but the 300 just has more character. Again, my opinion, both great cars. I chose the 300s for 1) Quite comfortable ride 2) Style 3) Gas mileage was equal on both. Test drive the cars you guys like and pick the one that's best for you and don't worry about what others say.
The lay out of the dash. Ride comfort and quietness of the cabin. Gas mileage is better then expected. 30.5mpg mixed use.
More options for drivers seat adjustment. The Beats system is good but is also limited to how much it can be adjusted. (that's very minor). I'm just picking at this point.
Purchased 9/25/2014. Drive roughly 5,000 interstate miles a month in FL. Currently 13k in the first 2.5 months of ownership. Bought based on customer reviews and not disappointed. Beats audio amazing, elegant looking S model, interior better than Lexus. Comperable to MB yet ten of thousands cheaper. Average 27.6 per tank, 29 on hwy running 80. Turns just over 1600 rpm at 80. 8 speed ZF smooth as silk. Mileage data can be seen on fulley.com under 2014 300 named 'v-6'.
Logged 205k on a 2009 Genesis Sedan (my daughter will drive this car the next 5 years in college) and fully expect 300k + from this car. given the low RPMs. Interior fit and finish second to none.
Appearance, strength of v-6 with great mpg, ZF 8 speed, Beats audio, and overall value.
2014 gear shift a bit goofy however read this was changed in the 2015.
Traded in a pristine 2011 Buick Lacrosse without batting an eye. Finally, a big car that rides with the comfort I have not had in years. The fact that it rear wheel drive lets the front suspension do its job by handling road imperfections very well. Not much wind or road noise in the cabin either. Some feedback from the road can be felt in the steering wheel however it doesnt have that annoying torque steer like front wheel drive cars. Garmin nav system is better than Onstar hands down and without the monthly fee. Very little clutter on the dash which makes for a cleaner look. Go for the loaded version if you can because with the base model you will be missing out.
This 300C 6 cyl is loaded with all the features. I use them all and there have been no malfunctions at this time. Good pep from the engine. Uconnect screen works flawlessly at this time although I did have an issue syncing my phone initially but it was corrected. Safety tec package was pricey but worth having. Heated and cooled cup holders I could have done without but for some this is nice. Back up camera is a must have. 18" tires are as high as you want to go, 19 & 20 the ride will suffer. Rear sun screen is useful. Interior storage is great. My Lacrosse rode like a golf cart for the most part, this 300C is more like a large cruise ship. Roomy, quiet, a real pleasure to ride in
Improvements would be wider driver and passenger seats. I feel like I'm falling off the seat even with my skinny but. The dashboard creaks over bumps. Some trim could be better fitted. Shifter is finicky, there is a learning curve here and you have to pay attention to it. Arm rest is a little to high for me.
Got this in June. Gladly traded a 2011 Buick Lacrappe for this car. This 300C has a great ride, good accelleration, very little road noise, coushy heated and cooled seats, and handles road imperfections especially around Philly very very well. Gas milage is excellent as long as you dont pound the pedal. Mine has all the bells and whistles.
On the down side there were interior trim detail items that should not have been there. Moulding doesnt line up in some spots along the dash, some dashboard noise going over some bumps. Cowl over the speedometer was loose. Shifter needs practice to get used to. Other than that this is a very good purchase. Too soon to tell if it has mechanical issues.
Ride comfort, gas milage, U-connect, Garmin Nav is easy to use, although I had an issue pairing my Android to the U-Connect at first it finally stayed paired after a couple weeks and has
been OK since then. Back up camera and warning system as well as the adaptive cruise are great to have on this car. Sun shade is effective especially on hot days. Very spacious driving cabin. Easy entering and exiting this car.
Front seats could be wider by 2 more inches, center arm rest is a little too high for me.
Trunk should be a little wider. Shifter could be higher, at least parrallel with my arm while on the arm rest. Interior dash and wood trim could be lined up better.
bought my new chrysler back in march of this year and i loved it. But this past month has made me think twice about buying another one it has 6000 miles on it and it already needed battery and alternator replaced and by the end of this month they are going to replace the whole transmission and re program the whole car. Hope this is not one of chryslers lemons