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2021 Chrysler 300 vs. 2021 Lexus IS 300 Review

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2021 Chrysler
300

MSRP*: $31,370 to $38,320
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2021 Lexus
IS 300

MSRP*: $39,050 to $41,050
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Invoice* $30,827 to $37,046 $36,318 to $38,178
MPG - City 18 - 19 MPG 19 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 27 - 30 MPG 26 - 31 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 16.3 ft3 10.8 ft3
Engine V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 292 - 363 hp 241 - 260 hp
Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 198.6 in 185.4 in
Exterior Width 75.0 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.8 in
Rear 40.1 in
Front 44.8 in
Rear 32.2 in
Head Room Front 38.6 in
Rear 37.9 in
Front 38.2 in
Rear 36.9 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chrysler 300 than the Lexus IS 300. The Lexus IS 300 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chrysler 300.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chrysler 300 as you will with the Lexus IS 300, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 IS 300. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Chrysler 300 is much higher than that for the Lexus IS 300.

Dimensions
Since the Chrysler 300 is much wider than the Lexus IS 300, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Chrysler 300, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Lexus IS 300.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chrysler 300 is somewhat more powerful than the Lexus IS 300.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Chrysler 300 and the Lexus IS 300 do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

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

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