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2014 Chrysler 300 vs. 2014 Lexus ES 300h Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chrysler 300 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Lexus ES 300h with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Lexus ES 300h, the Chrysler 300 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Lexus ES 300h you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Chrysler 300, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Chrysler 300 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus ES 300h. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chrysler 300 will cost more in transportation costs than the Lexus ES 300h.

Dimensions
Since the Chrysler 300 is much wider than the Lexus ES 300h, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Chrysler 300, which is slightly longer than the Lexus ES 300h.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Chrysler 300 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus ES 300h.

Handling
The Chrysler 300 has a larger turning radius than the Lexus ES 300h, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chrysler 300 has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus ES 300h. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chrysler 300 and the Lexus ES 300h. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Chrysler 300 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus ES 300h.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chrysler 300 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus ES 300h.

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2014 Chrysler
300

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MSRP*: $31,395 - $48,900

2014 Lexus
ES 300h

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MSRP*: $39,500
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.19% --
City MPG: 14 - 19 40
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 23 - 31 --
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $30,149 - $47,268 $37,000

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