2011 Chrysler
300
vs. 2011 Lincoln
Town Car Signature L

2011 Chrysler 300

9.7

starting from

$27,995

Reasons to buy the Chrysler 300

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Better suspension
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Has stability control system
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More airbags
6
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Has auxiliary audio input
2011 Lincoln Town Car Signature L

9.0

starting from

$53,840

Reasons to buy the Lincoln Town Car Signature L

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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
4 year
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Very spacious back seats
58.9 ft3
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More passenger seats
6
Safety Features 10.0 vs 7.4
2011 Chrysler 300 Winner: 300
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  • The 300 's electronic stability control reduces the risk of skidding during cornering
  • The 300 has 3 more airbags (including Knee, Head / Curtain, Rear Curtain), 6 vs 3
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 7.8
2011 Chrysler 300 Winner: 300
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  • The 300 's auxiliary audio input jack lets you connect your MP3 player to the car's stereo
  • If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the 300 ; no amount of money can buy it on the Town Car Signature L
Luxury Features 8.5 vs 10.0
2011 Lincoln Town Car Signature L Winner: Town Car Signature L
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  • Leather comes standard on the Town Car Signature L; the 300 only offers cloth seats
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Very inefficient in the city
Practicality 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both have spacious front seats
  • Neither offers a navigation system
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs -
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Performance - vs 10.0
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  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
Overall 9.7 vs 9.0

Safety Features

Chrysler
300
2011 Chrysler 300
2011 Lincoln Town Car Signature L Lincoln
Town Car Signature L
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs No The 300 has electronic stability control, but the Town Car Signature L does not
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Airbags 6 vs 3 The 300 has a good number of airbags, but the Town Car Signature L does not (missing Knee, Head / Curtain, Rear Curtain)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system Uconnect vs None

Entertainment System

Chrysler
300
2011 Chrysler 300
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Town Car Signature L
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Number of speakers 6 vs 8 The Town Car Signature L has an OK number of speakers, while the 300 has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Standard Have your pick of music from around the world with the Town Car Signature L's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs No The 300 can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Standard vs Not Available If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the 300 ; no amount of money can buy it on the Town Car Signature L

Luxury Features

Chrysler
300
2011 Chrysler 300
2011 Lincoln Town Car Signature L Lincoln
Town Car Signature L
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Standard Leather comes standard on the Town Car Signature L; the 300 only offers cloth seats

Cost

Chrysler
300
2011 Chrysler 300
2011 Lincoln Town Car Signature L Lincoln
Town Car Signature L
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MSRP $27,995 vs $53,840 The 300 has a reasonable price, while the Town Car Signature L is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 16 mpg Very inefficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile The Town Car Signature L's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the 300 's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The Town Car Signature L's basic warranty is long lasting, but the 300 's is very short

Practicality

Chrysler
300
2011 Chrysler 300
2011 Lincoln Town Car Signature L Lincoln
Town Car Signature L
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Passengers 5 vs 6 The Town Car Signature L can carry a soccer team, and the 300 has an OK number of seats
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Highway driving range 516 miles vs 456 miles The 300 has good highway range and the Town Car Signature L is reasonable
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Cargo space 16.3 ft3 vs 21.0 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 55.6 ft3 vs 57.2 ft3 Both have spacious front seats
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The 300 's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Town Car Signature L
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 6 vs 4 The 300 has a good number of cupholders, but the Town Car Signature L is just OK
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Crash Test Ratings

Chrysler
300
2011 Chrysler 300
2011 Lincoln Town Car Signature L Lincoln
Town Car Signature L
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs 5 stars
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

Chrysler
300
2011 Chrysler 300
2011 Lincoln Town Car Signature L Lincoln
Town Car Signature L
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0-60 mph 7.1 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 118 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 15.1 s @ 94 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.78 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Performance

Chrysler
300
2011 Chrysler 300
2011 Lincoln Town Car Signature L Lincoln
Town Car Signature L
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Horsepower 292 HP @ 6,350 RPM vs 239 HP @ 4,900 RPM The 300 is fairly powerful, but the Town Car Signature L is not far behind
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Number of gears 5 vs 4 The 300 has an OK number of gears, while the Town Car Signature L has very few
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission The 300 's semi-automatic transmission is a rare find for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 13.6 lb/hp vs 18.2 lb/hp The 300 is a sporty car, while the Town Car Signature L is just average
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Drivetrain type rear-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius Unknown vs 41.6 ft

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