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2015 Chrysler 300 Review: 3 Features That Trump The Competition

The all-new Chrysler 300 is arriving in showrooms throughout Australia, generating excitement among those in the market for a high-performance sedan. Early reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, and for good reason. The updated 300 brings to the road the best features of its former self along with a few conspicuous upgrades.

This 2015 Chrysler 300 review will cover some of the sedan's most popular features. But realise it cannot possibly do it justice. The best way to learn what this sedan has to offer the discerning driver is to head over to your Chrysler dealer and see it up-close.

#1 - Multi-Link Suspension

If you were to drive on a perfectly flat surface, unmarred by even the smallest bumps and cracks, your car wouldn't need a suspension system. There would be no road noise for the struts, shocks and springs to absorb.

But of course, every surface has blemishes. That's the reason a quality suspension system is so important. It absorbs the vibrations of the road, dramatically improving ride quality.

There are different types of suspension systems. One of those types is the advanced multi-link independent suspension found in the Chrysler 300. It's more flexible and offers better control over caster, camber and toe.

The result? A much smoother ride.

#2 - Award-Winning Pentastar Engine

An engine converts fuel into energy. That energy is then sent to the wheels to propel the vehicle. There are several configurations available, and each poses a unique set of advantages and drawbacks. For example, a 4-cylinder is small and fuel-efficient, but often lacks power and torque. An 8-cylinder is powerful with a high level of displacement, but is also heavy and prone to inertia.

The Chrysler 300 is appointed with a 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 petrol engine with variable valve timing (VVT). It offers the best of both worlds. The V6 is relatively compact, so it won't unnecessarily weigh down the sedan. Plus, it offers a higher level of displacement than a standard 4-cylinder.

The Pentastar V6 can generate 210 kW of power and 340 Nm of torque. That's worth noting if acceleration is important to you.

#3 - Intuitive Head Restraints

The science behind intuitive head restraints was purposed with solving the problem of whiplash. Drivers hit from behind often suffer neck-related injuries as a result of the sudden, backward-snapping movement of their heads. Advanced head restraints were designed to minimise the distance the head travels following a rear-end collision. The shorter the distance, the lower the likelihood of whiplash.

Intuitive head restraints are a standard feature across the entire line of 2015 Chrysler 300 sedans. If you're hit from behind, the restraints automatically move forward and upward, anticipating the backward-snap of your head. Neck injuries are thus less likely to occur.

For an eye-opening lesson in performance and luxury, stop by your local Chrysler dealer to see the all-new 2015 Chrysler 300. Review the sedan up-close. Take it for a test drive to discover why it's receiving strong praise from consumers and auto critics alike.