2006 Chrysler 300 Review

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Pros & Cons

  • Chiseled and masculine good looks, powerful V8 in 300C model, long list of safety features, plenty of luxury and performance for the price paid.
  • Sluggish acceleration with base V6, limited transmission choices, poor visibility for shorter drivers.
List Price Range
$4,995 - $9,797

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Proving that upscale sedans don't have to be stale-looking and slow, the 2006 Chrysler 300 series offers distinctive styling and V8 power in a practical and affordable package.

2006 Highlights

No significant changes for the 2006 Chrysler 300.

Consumer reviews

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#1
Shane Ellingson,10/07/2006
I have loved every aspect of my 300, Wouldn't choose another car in it's price range!!!!
Amazing vehicle
beniciajoe,05/07/2015
Touring 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I purchased a new Chrysler 300 Touring in Feb 2006, putting 120,000 miles on the vehicle in about four years. The only maintenance required was routine (oil changes, transmission flush, replacement spark plugs...). Amazingly, at 120,000 miles the car still had the original brake pads with 40% of the pad remaining. I've never had a vehicle this reliable, and have nothing but praise for Chrysler's build quality. Ride was quiet and smooth, but also nicely balanced through the corners, making it as pleasurable on a back road as on the highway. I averaged slightly over 24 mpg on the highway at a steady 80 mph. I later 'upgraded' to a 2010 300C, but found the Touring to be better balanced.
Great value
kgus,11/08/2010
I bought my 300 C three years ago as a "new"2006. Plan to trade it next week for a "new 2010". I'm getting the same vehicle with a few more options and AWD (I live in the Snowbelt). I've owned Cadillacs in the past and they don't have anything on the 300C. Tires were worn out at 44000, other than that, have had NO problems...never been in the shop but for routine maintenance. Gets 25 mpg on the interstate at 65mph. The fact that I'm buying another should say enough.
232k miles and running - Great car
tigers4,09/16/2014
Amazing quality and reliability for me. No real issues until about 225k miles except replaced tie rods a couple times (partially due to crappy roads) and had one issue with it being stuck in park. Never even replaced battery but I drive a lot of hwy miles. Since 225 k, I had the brake and rotors replaced (2nd time for rotor) and since then, the ABS and EAS lights have been on and as result lost cruse control. Passenger door open from inside issues. Power steering is a little stiff on occasion. Engine light is on. Still drives fine though. Body is in Great condition, one tiny spot of rust that just surfaced (live in Michigan) and a few scratches. I got my moneys worth in this car!

Features & Specs

MPG
13 city / 18 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
425 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
250 hp @ 6400 rpm
MPG
15 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
340 hp @ 5000 rpm
MPG
18 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
190 hp @ 6400 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Marginal
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Acceptable
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2006 Chrysler 300 Overview

The Used 2006 Chrysler 300 is offered in the following submodels: 300 Sedan, 300 SRT-8. Available styles include SRT-8 4dr Sedan (6.1L 8cyl 5A), Touring 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A), C 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 5A), 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A), Touring 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A), and C 4dr Sedan AWD (5.7L 8cyl 5A).

What's a good price on a Used 2006 Chrysler 300?

Price comparisons for Used 2006 Chrysler 300 trim styles:

  • The Used 2006 Chrysler 300 C is priced between $4,995 and$4,995 with odometer readings between 138360 and138360 miles.
  • The Used 2006 Chrysler 300 SRT-8 is priced between $9,797 and$9,797 with odometer readings between 86000 and86000 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2006 Chrysler 300?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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