Chrysler 300 Used Car Buyer’s Guide: 2011
For 2011, the Chrysler 300 was offered in base, Limited, 300C and 300C AWD trim levels.
The base Chrysler 300 came with seventeen-inch wheels, automatic headlamps, heated mirrors, keyless ignition/entry, cruise control, automatic dual-zone climate control, an eight-way power driver seat with four-way power lumbar, a tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel, a trip computer, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and an eight-inch touchscreen Uconnect infotainment interface. Entertainment came courtesy of a six-speaker audio system, featuring a single-disc CD player, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio input jack and an iPod/USB audio interface.
The 2011 Chrysler 300 Limited substituted eighteen-inch wheels, and added fog lights, additional exterior chrome trim, a rearview camera, remote ignition, heated front seats, a power front passenger seat, and Bluetooth. A six-speaker Alpine sound system provided tuneage. To up the ante, the 2011 Limited also had an optional Luxury Group package, which added a driver-side auto-dimming mirror, power-adjustable pedals and interior LED lighting. The Luxury Group package also incorporated a power-adjustable steering wheel, driver memory functions, leather, heated and ventilated front seats, heated and cooled cupholders, heated rear seats, and a power-operated rear sunshade.
All the features of the Limited’s Luxury Group package were standard fare on the V8-powered 300C. That model was also equipped with bigger brakes, automatic high beams, and smart windshield wipers. Its navigation system included real-time traffic and other live information such as sports scores. The similarly equipped 300C AWD added all-wheel drive and nineteen-inch wheels.
The 300’s SafetyTec Group package, available to all models save the base 300, included adaptive xenon headlamps with automatic leveling, smart cruise control, collision warning, a blind-spot warning, rear cross-path warning front and rear parking sensors and LED rear fog lamps.
When applied to the Limited it also incorporated smart wipers and automatic high beams.
A sunroof was optional for everything except the base 300. And for added swagger twenty-inch wheels could be fitted to the Limited and 300C. Chrysler’s product planners, taking note of how much people enjoyed customizing the 300, offered a variety of grilles for the model as well.