A carryover from 2007, the 2008 Chrysler 300 is powered by either a 190 hp 2.7-liter V6, a 300 hp 3.5-liter V6, a powerful 340 hp 5.7L V8 HEMI, or a massive 425 hp 6.1L V8 HEMI, depending on the configuration. Available in either Regular length or Extended length (with an additional 6”), the Chrysler 300 comes equipped with either RWD or AWD, with your choice of ABS brakes and stability control. With a dominating presence and sleek styling, the 300 comes nicely equipped with air conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry, power steering, windows, locks and mirrors, airbags and an AM/FM/CD audio system.Read more Read less
For 2008, Chrysler's 300 sedans have been refreshed with a number of minor changes inside and out. Front and rear fascias are redesigned, and new taillamps and a new rear decklid give the back a different look. Inside, the instrument panel has been redesigned, the cruise-control lever has been relocated, and soft-touch surfaces are now used on the arm rests and door panels. LED interior lighting is now available for cup holders and map pockets. Several new interior color combinations are offered, faux-wood trim now comes on the Limited, and the cloth upholstery is new. Adaptive cruise control is now optional on the 300C, and power adjustable pedals are standard on the Limited. Front seat-mounted supplemental air bags have been added on some models; side-curtain bags covering front and rear rows remain standard. Sound systems have also been reconfigured. A new Boston Acoustics eight-speaker surround sound system with subwoofer is available on the 300C, the MyGig multimedia entertainment system with navigation is available across the line, and a rear-seat entertainment system with Sirius satellite TV and a one-year subscription is optional on Touring, Limited, and 300C models. Remote start is another new option. Three new colors join the line for 2008: Clearwater Blue Pearl, Dark Titanium Metallic Clear Coat, and Light Sandstone Metallic Clear Coat replace Marine Blue Pearl, Linen Gold, and Silver Steel Metallic.
Smooth ride and swaddling comfort; spacious trunk; elegant styling; performance to rival big European sport sedans (SRT8).
The 2008 Chrysler 300 and 300C models are good people-haulers, with a smooth ride, good interior and trunk space, and surprisingly decent fuel-efficiency on V8 models due to the included Multi-Displacement System (MDS), which can temporarily shut down half of the engine's cylinders when they're not needed. Also, the high-performance SRT8 model is in a higher league altogether, with acceleration and braking that's competitive with some of the top sport sedans from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi.