2008 Chrysler 300 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Steel Blue
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,977 - $12,601
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
18 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
178-425
Seats
5

How 2008 Chrysler 300 Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Chrysler 300 If...

If you're searching for a family sedan with attitude but need to keep your spending in check, you'll find the 2008 Chrysler 300 hard to ignore.

Chrysler 300 Models & Trims

chevronDown icon LX $5,977 - $7,406
Horsepower: 178 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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Horsepower: 250 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0, 20 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Limited $6,962 - $8,593
Horsepower: 250 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon C Hemi $8,584 - $10,443
Horsepower: 340 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5, 20 X 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon C $8,584 - $10,443
Horsepower: 340 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon C SRT8 $10,182 - $12,601
Horsepower: 425 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 x 9.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

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Best sedan in its class!!

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My Chrysler rides very smooth and the fuel economy is surprising for such a heavy car with a large engine. Though the engine is rather noisy at times, it has never failed me. The vehicle is very roomy on the inside. Although its an older model, my family still chooses it over some of the newer vehicles on long road trips. I have always been a Chrysler loving person.

Nathan R
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My experience with a Chrysler 300.

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My vehicle makes me feel at home and comfortable! It rides very smooth and close to the ground, which I prefer. It is really spacious for a sedan model car, especially with a very large trunk which makes traveling especially easy. The only thing is difficulty in extremely snowy weather, however with a lot of sedans that is usually the case.

Ade H
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Get your best bang for the buck with the inexpensive yet classy, Chrysler 300c!

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This is a wonderful vehicle that is also very reliable. It is a 5. 7l v8 hemi, but on the highway, it still is very competitive to other vehicles of the same size, gas officiant. It is very reasonable price-wise, and has never given me any major trouble. As long as you take care of the minor upkeep, it will take care of you!

Austin C
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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,977 - $7,406
$7,939 - $9,538

Horsepower

Horsepower
178 (hp)
250 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.7L DOHC MPI 24, 23F GREAT AMERICAN CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
3.5L MPI 24, 26P TOURING SIGNATURE SERIES CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG, 26Z TOURING EXECUTIVE SERIES CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.8 (in.)
41.8 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.7 (in.)
38.7 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
40.2 (in.)
40.2 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37 - 38 (in.)
37 - 38 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.6 (cu. ft.)
15.6 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard
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Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
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Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

AC
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Standard

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Not Available
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Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Not Available
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Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Standard
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum, Chrome Wheels

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/65R17
P215/65R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
120 (in.)
120 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.9 (ft.)
38.9 (ft.)

Length

Length
196.8 (in.)
196.8 (in.)

Width

Width
74.1 (in.)
74.1 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3725 (.lbs)
3803 - 4027 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
178 (hp)
250 (hp)

Torque

Torque
190 (ft. lbs.)
250 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 (.lbs)
200 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18 (gal.)
18 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
22 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

City

City
18 (mpg)
16 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
26 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Optional
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Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Optional
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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Optional
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Optional
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Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

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Good
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Acceptable
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Marginal
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Poor

Safety Features

  • Advanced multistage front air bags
  • Center rear 3-point seat belt
  • Front height adjustable seat belts
  • Child seat upper tether anchors
  • Rear door child protection locks
  • Inside emergency trunk lid release
  • Brake/park interlock
  • Dual note horn
  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes *
  • 4-wheel anti-lock performance disc brakes *
  • All-speed traction control *
  • Electronic stability program *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (3)

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Air Bags May 24, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
May 24, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V352000
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 RAM 1500, 2005-2009 RAM 2500, 2006-2009 RAM 3500, 2007-2010 RAM 3500 Cab Chassis, 2008-2010 RAM 4500 and 5500 Cab Chassis, 2004-2009 Dodge Durango, 2007-2009 Chrysler Aspen, 2007-2012 Jeep Wrangler, 2008-2012 Dodge Challenger, 2005-2008 Dodge Magnum, 2005-2012 Chrysler 300, 2006-2012 Dodge Charger, 2005-2011 Dodge Dakota, and 2006-2009 Mitsubishi Raider vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in AL, CA, FL, GA, HI, LA, MS, SC, TX, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Chrysler is also recalling 2004-2008 RAM 1500, 2005-2009 RAM 2500, 2006-2009 RAM 3500, 2007-2009 RAM 3500 Cab Chassis, 2008-2009 RAM 4500 and 5500 Cab Chassis, 2004-2009 Dodge Durango, 2007-2009 Chrysler Aspen, 2007-2009 Jeep Wrangler, 2008-2009 Dodge Challenger, 2005-2008 Dodge Magnum, 2005-2009 Chrysler 300, 2006-2009 Dodge...
Consequence:
These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. These inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM owners. Mitsubishi owners will be notified by their company. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. Chrysler mailed interim notices to owners on July 7, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S43.
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Recall Sep 17, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 17, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V567000
Summary:
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2008 Chrysler 300 vehicles manufactured May 31, 2007, to May 12, 2008, Dodge Magnum vehicles manufactured May 23, 2007, to May 12, 2008, Dodge Charger vehicles manufactured May 24, 2007, to May 12, 2008, Jeep Commander vehicles manufactured April 3, 2007, to May 12, 2008, and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured March 21, 2007, to May 12, 2008. In the affected vehicles, the ignition key (FOBIK) may not return to the "ON" position after being rotated to the "START" position, instead sticking between the two positions. Potentially, while the vehicle is being driven, the ignition may inadvertently move through the "RUN" position to the "ACCESSORY" or "OFF" ignition position, turning off the engine.
Consequence:
If the ignition stays between "START" and "ON" positions it could cause loss of certain electrical functions. If the ignition key inadvertently moves into the "OFF" or "ACCESSORY" position, the engine will turn off, which will then depower various key safety systems including but not limited to air bags, power steering, and power braking. Loss of functionality of these systems may increase the risk of crash and/or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy:
The remedy for this recall campaign is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P57.
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Power Train > Axle Hubs Jul 1, 2008
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 1, 2008
NHTSA Campaign:
08V295000
Summary:
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 5,509 MY 2008 300, DODGE MAGNUM, AND CHARGER VEHICLES. THE TORQUE RETENTION CRIMP FEATURE WAS MISSED DURING THE MANUFACTURE OF ONE LOT OF REAR AXLE HUB NUTS. THIS COULD CAUSE THE NUTS TO LOOSEN AND ALLOW THE HALFSHAFT TO DISENGAGE FROM THE WHEEL HUB.
Consequence:
THIS COULD CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO LOSE POWER AND RESULT IN A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE REAR AXLE HUB NUTS. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

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