2015 Chrysler 300

Jan 14th
Quick! Name an American, rear-drive, V-8–powered, full-size sedan. If you said, “Chrysler 300,” you’re only 15 percent right, because that’s the proportion of 300 buyers who actually opt for the V-8. The rest decide that the V-6 will suffice, a strong indicator that while the model name may be rooted in a high-performance heritage, the car sells mostly on its…
2017 Chrysler Pacifica

Dec 5th
When the first-generation Chrysler minivans arrived back in 1984, they revived Chrysler like a defibrillator hit from the heavens. They came on the heels of the K-cars, the success of which allowed the early payback of more than—cue Dr. Evil voice—one billion dollars in federal loans, but the front-wheel-drive minivans proved to be the cash cows Chrysler needed to keep…
2012 Chrysler 300

Nov 18th
Months in Fleet:13 monthsCurrent Mileage: 40,320 milesAverage Fuel Economy:20 mpgAverage Range: 382 milesService: $628Normal Wear: $0Repair: $0Damage and Destruction: $1753When the time came for our Chrysler 300C to exit the C/D stage, the sizable sedan did so without a hint of drama. So casual was its departure, it actually lingered about the office long enough to collect a thousand or…
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid

Nov 15th
When the first Chrysler minivans hit the market in 1984, they revolutionized family transportation. The front-wheel-drive vans offered carlike ride and handling in a compact shape that preserved a lot of the space and practicality of larger vans and station wagons. It was a risky proposition at the time as Chrysler needed a mass-market success to save itself from bankruptcy.…
2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8

Nov 10th
If we were to make a list of unforgettable cars of the previous decade, the first-generation Chrysler 300 SRT8 and Dodge Charger SRT8 would be on it. They were nutso full-sizers with 425-hp, 6.1-liter Hemis; aggressive looks; and chest-thumping exhausts. Those qualities earned them a pass for their shortcomings—which included occasionally crashy suspensions, plasticky interiors, turret-like outward vision, and a…
2016 Chrysler 200

Nov 8th
While the news columns are abuzz about the Chrysler 200 (and the smaller Dodge Dart) going out of production later this year, newly built examples are still arriving at dealerships. Priced low and backed by incentives, they’re poised to tempt consumers looking for a deal. We haven’t been particularly impressed by the 200 since the second-generation car came to market…
2015 Chrysler 200

Nov 4th
The mission of the new-for-’15 Chrysler 200 is a challenging one: Represent the Fiat/Chrysler empire in the hotly contested mid-size-sedan segment. Although the basic recipe for success is hardly a secret, Chrysler’s previous Sebring/200 mid-sizers always felt undercooked. So when the 2015 200 made its debut at the 2014 Detroit auto show, hope sprung anew that the maker had finally…
2015 Chrysler 200

Oct 6th
Any sharp-eyed shopper would be intrigued by the specifications of the new Chrysler 200, seeing that this mid-size sedan can be optioned with both the 295-hp Pentastar V-6 and a four-wheel-drive system. Thus equipped, a 200S, such as the one tested here, wears a sticker just about dead-on the average sales price for all new cars sold last year. It…