2011 Chrysler
300
vs. 2011 Toyota
Camry LE

2011 Chrysler 300

10.0

starting from

$27,995

Reasons to buy the Chrysler 300

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Good braking distance from 60mph
118 ft
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Entertainment system
Standard
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Average 1/4 mile time
15.1 s @ 94 mph
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Sporty performance
13.6 lb/hp
2011 Toyota Camry LE

9.8

Runner-up

Toyota Camry LE

starting from

$22,410

Reasons to buy the Toyota Camry LE

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Good highway fuel efficiency
33 mpg
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Fantastic range on the highway
611 miles
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Good range in the city
407 miles
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Average city fuel efficiency
22 mpg
Entertainment System 9.0 vs 10.0
2011 Chrysler 300 Winner: 300
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  • 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 Camry LE
Practicality 9.8 vs 10.0
2011 Chrysler 300 Winner: 300
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  • The 300 has 2 more cupholders, 6 vs 4
  • Almost the same, 55.6 ft3 vs 54.1 ft3
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
  • Shorter basic warranty
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both have good airbag coverage
  • Child door locks come standard
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both have power seats
  • Neither offers a sun roof
  • Neither offers a leather interior
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have subpar cornering abilities
Overall 9.8 vs 10.0

Entertainment System

Toyota
Camry LE
2011 Toyota Camry LE
2011 Chrysler 300 Chrysler
300
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Number of speakers 6 vs 6 Fewer speakers
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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 Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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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 Not Available vs Standard 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 Camry LE

Practicality

Toyota
Camry LE
2011 Toyota Camry LE
2011 Chrysler 300 Chrysler
300
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 611 miles vs 516 miles Both can go pretty far on the highway on a single tank, however the Camry LE in particular gets exceptional range
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Cargo space 15.0 ft3 vs 16.3 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 54.1 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3 The 300 has roomy front seats and the Camry LE is OK
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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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 4 vs 6 The 300 has a good number of cupholders, but the Camry LE is just OK
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

Toyota
Camry LE
2011 Toyota Camry LE
2011 Chrysler 300 Chrysler
300
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MSRP $22,410 vs $27,995 The Camry LE has a great price and the 300 is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 22 mpg vs 18 mpg The Camry LE has OK city mileage, while the 300 is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

Toyota
Camry LE
2011 Toyota Camry LE
2011 Chrysler 300 Chrysler
300
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 6 vs 6 Both have good airbag coverage
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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 None vs Uconnect

Luxury Features

Toyota
Camry LE
2011 Toyota Camry LE
2011 Chrysler 300 Chrysler
300
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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 Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Crash Test Ratings

Toyota
Camry LE
2011 Toyota Camry LE
2011 Chrysler 300 Chrysler
300
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 4 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Performance

Toyota
Camry LE
2011 Toyota Camry LE
2011 Chrysler 300 Chrysler
300
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Horsepower 169 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 292 HP @ 6,350 RPM The 300 is fairly powerful, but the Camry LE is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both the 300 's semi-automatic transmission and the Camry LE's Manual transmission are unusual transmissions 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 19.3 lb/hp vs 13.6 lb/hp The 300 is a sporty car, but the Camry LE is sluggish
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive The 300 has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.1 ft vs Unknown

Road Tests

Toyota
Camry LE
2011 Toyota Camry LE
2011 Chrysler 300 Chrysler
300
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0-60 mph 9.4 seconds vs 7.1 seconds The 300 's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the Camry LE is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 142 ft vs 118 ft The 300 has above average braking ability, but the Camry LE is quite bad
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1/4 mile 17.2 s @ 84 mph vs 15.1 s @ 94 mph The 300 's 1/4 mile time is average, but the Camry LE's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration 0.8 g vs 0.78 g Both have subpar cornering abilities
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Top speed 122 mph vs Unknown

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