The Chrysler 300? A muscle car? I stand by my opinion, and I’m ready to defend it! The all-new Chrysler 300 is merely a modern muscle car wrapped in a thick layer of luxury, and that only serves to make a good thing better. I can tell already that most people reading this article must think that I’ve lost my minds for feeling this way, especially since when most people think of Chrysler they think of their grandparents coasting down the Interstate at 55 miles an hour planted firmly in the right hand lane with one blinker on, but let me finish before you make your own decisions. Even the standard engine in the 2011 Chrysler 300 delivers 63 percent more horsepower than the previous year’s model, so it’s obvious that this new car is not going to be happy in a school zone. That’s even more apparent when you’re cruising along in the optional 5.7 liter Hemi V8, which is pretty much guaranteed to make your foot grow heavier. Yes, the 300 comes to us courtesy of the good folks at Chrysler, but I doubt you’ll end up anywhere near the slow lane.
As with the powertrain, no detail was overlooked when it came to the redesigned styling. A new interior setup puts two spotlights firmly on luxury and high technology, with nearly every single available option accessible from the touch-screen panel. Chrysler’s new UConnect telematic system is extremely user-friendly, even for people from the rotary phone generation, which makes it nearly effortless to control the audio, climate, and even your wireless Bluetooth connection. 19-inch alloy wheels are standard, even on the All Wheel Drive model for those of you who’re unfortunate enough to live up north.
The only thing missing from this gorgeous redesigned 2011 Chrysler 300 is a detail that you probably won’t miss at all, and that’s all the road noise from outside the car! The designers of this big sedan had the courtesy to incorporate acoustic glass panels into the windshield, both front windows, and even the composite underbody panels! These panels work together to quiet even the noisiest of roads, no matter where your travels take you. I’m telling you, the 2011 Chrysler 300 doesn’t just cruise down the highway, it just about owns the road and only stops short of charging other cars rent. In my humble opinion, the only downside of owning a new 300 is that you’ll have to budget extra money in anticipation of all the speeding tickets you’ll get!