Last post on Aug 19, 2013 at 7:11 AM
You are in the Chrysler 300/300C/300C SRT-8
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Chrysler 300, Chrysler 300C SRT-8, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#53 of 54 Gas mileage - 2013 300C V8
Jul 14, 2013 (5:21 pm)
What kind of mixed, all purpose, reasonable driving gas mileage do you expect from this big V8? How about pure highway mileage on a long interstate run? Thanks......
#54 of 54 The 2013 Chrysler 300 Series...
Aug 19, 2013 (7:11 am)
After 2 weeks of driving a 300c v6 and then a month of driving the v8 here is an impartial summary:
Size: It's a BIG car.... some parking spaces are hard to use or impossible. Outward visibility is somewhat less than hoped for. Nice backup camera helps. Huge trunk, generous interior w/storage ok but not great.
On the road: A driver's dream....18" tires are a very smooth ride, excellent Garmin Nav with the SiriusXM.
Power: The v6 is more than enough and mileage is good as the window sticker shows. The v8 is a gas hog in town, maybe 17 at best, can get 24 on the highway, maybe more. But the v8 power is awesome, a throwback to the 60's, significantly better than the v6.
Finish: Quality is everywhere.
Electronics: Equaled only by a small plane, the car shows almost all conceivable temps and conditions. Very impressive. Radio sound good, better are available.
Headlights: Good by most standards, especially high beams.
Summary: We bought the 300C for the upgrades, with a v8. Yes, gas and insurance are higher but we will probably keep the car 2 years at most and do not drive much, seldom in city traffic. First American nameplate we have owned in almost 20 years and the long term quality will be interesting to see. Any significant events will appear here on Edmunds.com
Hope this helps if you are in the market for this type car.....