Your DC Chrysler Dealer introduces you to your next Family Car: The 2012 Chrysler 300

by mbethard

2012 Chrysler 300 Front View

For a brief time in my life (three weeks?) I had the chance to drive the incredible Chrysler 300: luxurious, edgy, performance beyond belief…and then it was no more. Just a teaser for me while I got to do a little research for my blog.  It was a ‘sad-day-in-May’ (April), but we vowed not to say ‘good-bye,’ but only ‘see you soon.’ ( a girl can dream )

When one thinks of the Chrysler 300, they automatically think, as I did: luxury, style, innovative technology and exceptional performance. And they’re right. But what they fail to think of, is: five-star safety rating, a ’10 best family cars of 2012′ award (kbb), blind spot monitoring and fuel saver technology. There’s a lot more than just beauty to this Chrysler luxury vehicle. Let’s take a look:


2012 chrysler 300 family car

The Chrysler 300 has received a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, proving that it can stand up to just about anything the road throws at it. The Chrysler 300 has an all-wheel-drive system which automatically detects road conditions to determine whether to employ all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive. The active transfer case and front axle disconnect work together to provide an on-demand transition between the two, delivering first-class performance and handling. The all-wheel-drive system, the most advanced in its class, also works in tandem with a host of standard control offerings like ABS, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control, Brake Assist, Ready Alert Braking, Hill Start Assist, and Rain Brake Support — which applies slight pressure and dries the brake discs as soon as wipers are activated.

Available in the Chrysler 300 Limited, 300C, 300 S and 300 SRT8®, the ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System offers front and rear park assist sensors which detect the presence of objects up to 3.9 feet from the front of the vehicle and 6.5 feet from the rear. Then, the system gives you an audible and visual warning in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). So whether you’re in drive or reverse, the Chrysler 300 helps you advance, safely.

chrysler 300 family vehicle

Available in the Chrysler 300 Limited, 300 C, 300 S and 300 SRT8®, Blind Spot Monitoring technology uses radar sensors to help the driver when changing lanes or if being passed by an unseen vehicle. The system lets the driver know of a vehicle in their blind spot via illuminated icons on the side-view mirror and a programmable audible warning.

Advanced multistage front airbags, supplemental front-seat thorax side airbags, a driver-knee airbag, and supplemental side-curtain airbags, for front and rear outboard occupants are all standard.

This latest technology enables the front active head restraints to automatically move forward and upward in the event of a rear-end collision to decrease the space between the head restraint and the occupant’s head, helping to provide added protection.


The 3.6L Pentastar V6 and the 5.7L HEMI V8 with Fuel Saver Technology are both engineered to be effortless on the highway and responsive in the city. And features like the new eight-speed automatic transmission help maximize performance and mpg — so you can spend more time hitting the gas and less time pumping it.

chrysler 300 family car

HEMI® Fuel Saver Technology optimizes fuel efficiency when V8 power is not required, without sacrificing vehicle performance or capability.

Power, efficiency and control all add up in the 2012 Chrysler 300. The 3.6L Pentastar® V6 with 8-speed automatic produces 292 horsepower and a powerfully efficient 19 city / 31 highway mpg. The Chrysler 300C 5.7L HEMI® V8 delivers a road-gripping 363 horsepower with a gas-sipping 16 city / 25 highway mpg — with that power wielded most precisely by the advanced 300C all-wheel-drive system. And with a host of standard control offerings for all trim levels, the Chrysler 300 is built to exceed expectations and do donuts around compromise.

Chrysler 300: A Family Car

chrysler 300 family car

Then there’s the matter of comfort, reliability, and all of the other factors that go into determining whether or not a vehicle is suitable for transporting a family. That comes in the form of a Kelley Blue Book “10 Best Family Cars of 2012” award. Of course safety, reliability, efficiency and fuel mileage are big factors when choosing the right family car, but it’s the little things that matter too:


With a laminated acoustic windshield, fiber acoustic wheel liners, and two full-length acoustic underbody closeouts, the only thing that’s been muted in the redesign of the Chrysler 300 is the distraction of road noise.


Every detail in the Chrysler 300 is designed to steer you towards refinement. Premium finishes and soft-touch materials give dramatic depth to every surface. Inventive technology flourishes throughout the cabin and keeps you connected and comfortable. The acoustic properties of the cabin reduce outside noise and increase interior peace.

And while a wealth of features are loaded into the interior redesign, Chrysler still found room to give it 50.7 cubic feet of rear seat volume. It’s all in an effort to make being inside the 300 as beautiful an experience as looking at one.


Chrysler 300 Family car

Available in the Chrysler 300 Limited and standard in the 300C — specially-designed heated and cooled cup holders make sure your drinks are as comfy as you are.


chrysler 300 family car

The Uconnect Touch™ system is Detroit know-how and intuitive technology on display. This 8.4-inch interactive touchscreen display allows you to access your cell phone, SiriusXM Satellite Radio+, MP3 player, HVAC and more. It’s luxury at the touch of a finger. And it comes standard.

PHONE. Talking on the phone while driving has never been easier — or more responsible. Uconnect® Phone is the in-vehicle, voice- activated communication system that allows you to pair up to seven Bluetooth® compatible phones and then talk virtually hands-free. This system is also clever enough to synchronize with your phone’s address book — up to 1,000 entries — every time you get into your vehicle.

NAVIGATION. Provides turn-by-turn voice guidance and visual display. It can also locate nearby restaurants, shopping, hospitals, or points of local interest through an exclusive Garmin® GPS system. The new radio features Garmin’s intuitive user interface, bringing the Garmin handheld experience to a factory in-dash radio.

SIRIUSXM TRAVEL LINK™. Brings a wealth of useful information to your fingertips, including: national weather information for current and forecasted weather, fuel prices to check local gas stations, sports scores for in-game and final scores, as well as weekly movie theater schedules and local listings.

WEB. Put the power of high-speed Internet in your vehicle with Uconnect Web. Effortlessly connect any WiFi-enabled device to the Internet at 3G broadband speeds, making your vehicle a mobile Hotspot. Passengers can use multiple devices at the same time. There’s no need for cell cards or software with this Authentic Chrysler Accessory by Mopar. It’s all wireless. Subscription required. Sold separately.

ENTERTAINMENT. Manage all of your media. You’ll have five ways to access audio, including SiriusXM Satellite Radio (your first year of service is included), iPod® Control with Voice Command, auxiliary jack, SD card slot, Bluetooth streaming audio, and can be accessed through DVDs, compatible multimedia devices, and gaming consoles.


Chrysler was founded on the philosophy of design with purpose. To build revolutionary new cars – affordable luxury vehicles known for their innovative, forward-thinking engineering. Their beautiful purpose? To create the type of exciting, efficient, reliable, safe vehicles you expect and deserve. The 2012 Chrysler 300: Your next Family Car.


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Come visit us to test drive the 2012 Chrysler 300 today.


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