2011 Chrysler
300 300C
vs. 2011 Toyota
Camry XLE

2011 Toyota Camry XLE

9.8

starting from

$30,605

Reasons to buy the Toyota Camry XLE

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Moon roof
Standard
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Good range in the city
370 miles
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Average highway fuel efficiency
29 mpg
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Average city fuel efficiency
20 mpg
2011 Chrysler 300 300C

9.8

starting from

$38,995

Reasons to buy the Chrysler 300 300C

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Good braking distance from 60mph
120 ft
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Entertainment system
Standard
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OK drivetrain traction
rear-wheel drive
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Zippy 1/4 mile time
14.0 s @ 101 mph
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.9
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Winner: Camry XLE
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the Camry XLE's standard sun roof
Entertainment System 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Chrysler 300 300C Winner: 300 300C
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  • If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the 300 300C; no amount of money can buy it on the Camry XLE
Practicality 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Chrysler 300 300C Winner: 300 300C
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  • The 300 300C has 2 more cupholders, 6 vs 4
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 10% more room, 55.6 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3
  • The 300 300C's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Camry XLE
Cost 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Winner: Camry XLE
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  • Gets around 30% more miles per gallon in the city, 20 mpg vs 16 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $8,390 cheaper (more than 20% less), $30,605 vs $38,995
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both have good airbag coverage
  • Child door locks come standard
Road Tests - vs -
Missing information
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Both provide sporty handling
  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
Overall 9.8 vs 9.8

Luxury Features

Toyota
Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Camry XLE
2011 Chrysler 300 300C Chrysler
300 300C
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the Camry XLE's standard 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 Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Entertainment System

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Camry XLE
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2011 Chrysler 300 300C Chrysler
300 300C
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Number of speakers 8 vs 6 The Camry XLE has an OK number of speakers, while the 300 300C has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Camry XLE's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the 300 300C does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Standard Both come standard with 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 300C; no amount of money can buy it on the Camry XLE

Practicality

Toyota
Camry XLE
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2011 Chrysler 300 300C Chrysler
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 537 miles vs 478 miles The Camry XLE has good highway range and the 300 300C is reasonable
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Cargo space 14.5 ft3 vs 16.3 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 52.9 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3 The 300 300C has roomy front seats and the Camry XLE 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 Optional vs Standard The 300 300C's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Camry XLE
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Cupholders 4 vs 6 The 300 300C has a good number of cupholders, but the Camry XLE is just OK
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

Toyota
Camry XLE
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2011 Chrysler 300 300C Chrysler
300 300C
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MSRP $30,605 vs $38,995 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 20 mpg vs 16 mpg The Camry XLE has OK city mileage, while the 300 300C 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 XLE
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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

Road Tests

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Camry XLE
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2011 Chrysler 300 300C Chrysler
300 300C
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0-60 mph 7.1 seconds vs 5.5 seconds The 300 300C has a good 0-60 time, but the Camry XLE is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 137 ft vs 120 ft The 300 300C has above average braking ability, but the Camry XLE is quite bad
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1/4 mile 15.5 s @ 97 mph vs 14.0 s @ 101 mph The 300 300C's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the Camry XLE's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.84 g
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Top speed 135 mph vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

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Camry XLE
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2011 Chrysler 300 300C Chrysler
300 300C
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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 XLE
2011 Toyota Camry XLE
2011 Chrysler 300 300C Chrysler
300 300C
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Horsepower 268 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 363 HP @ 5,200 RPM The 300 300C is fairly powerful, but the Camry XLE is not far behind
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission The 300 300C'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 13.1 lb/hp vs 11.8 lb/hp Both provide sporty handling
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive The 300 300C 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

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