Thursday, September 29, 2011

Consumer Reports give Chrysler 300C thumbs up

 Consumer Reports has guve te 2011 version of Chrysler 300C  an "Excellent" overall road test score of 80 in in a new test tests of four upscale sedans, including three from Japan and South Korea. The 2011Chryser 300C scored  64 points better than a for the previous model tested by CR  "The 300C now ranks midpack among the 10 upscale sedans that have been tested by CR. Previously, it had been near the bottom of the pack," the magazine said. It's unusual to see a redesigned model rise so far in Consumer Reports' ratings. CR's engineers and editors called the new 300 "the best Chrysler sedan we've seen in decades."
"The 300C's quick, muscular 5.7-liter V8 engine is now complemented by responsive handling and a more comfortable ride," said David Champion, senior director of Consumer Reports' Auto Test Center in East Haddam, CT. "And, thanks to a major upgrade, its roomy interior is now quieter, more luxurious, and has improved visibility."
  Consumer Reports said latest test group included the Hyundai Genesis, Toyota Avalon, and Acura TL. The Hyundai Genesis has topped CR's ratings of upscale sedans since 2009 and received an Excellent road test score of 92. The Genesis received a mild freshening for 2012, giving it a softer, more comfortable ride; a stronger direct injected V6; and a more fuel-efficient eight-speed automatic transmission, which helped to improve overall gas mileage by 1 mpg. Also receiving Excellent overall scores were the freshened Toyota Avalon and Acura TL, CR reported.  By Joseph Szczesny


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