From the several models released in the 2012 line, Chrysler chose the 300 Limited, which sports an efficient V-6 engine and eight-speed transmission with an EPA-estimated 31 mpg highway rating, as its livery model.
The leather seats are comfortable enough to keep the average passenger content, but too stiff for high-end clients used to the cloud-like softness of other premium vehicles. Hard swerves and sharp turns are more noticeable in the 300 than in other luxury vehicles, such as the Cadillac XTS and BMW 7-Series.
Front-seat occupants can hear rattles when riding over rough roads. A front seat passenger felt the bumps, but passengers in the back said they didn’t notice. One rear seat passenger also said she could feel the speed as the car accelerated, which she said doesn’t happen when she’s chauffeured in her Inifiniti M luxury sedan.
The 300 Limited livery edition sedan debuted at the 2012 International LCT Show in Las Vegas among industry heavyweights, sparring with new models from Lincoln, Cadillac and BMW. Call it a dark horse or an underdog, there is no mistaking that this once third-ranked American livery sedan that left the industry in 2010 amid poor performance has re-emerged as an improved and exciting breed.