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  1. #1
    MummyChunk
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    Default Revised Chrysler 300 V6 joins Hyundai Genesis atop Consumer Reports large sedan ratings

    From AB





    PRESS RELEASE FROM CONSUMER REPORTS:

    CHRYSLER 300 CONTINUES COMBACK: V6 VERSION NEAR TOP OF CLASS IN
    CONSUMER REPORTS' LARGE SEDAN RATINGS

    Buick LaCrosse with eAssist hybrid system achieves best-in-class 26
    mpg

    YONKERS, NY- The Chrysler 300 V6 earned an 83 test score in Consumer
    Reports ratings, which puts it near the top of its class, below the
    Hyundai Genesis.

    When Consumer Reports tested the V8-powered 300C last year, engineers
    found it to be a huge improvement over the mediocre original. For
    2012, the 300's V6 engine was paired with a smooth-shifting
    eight-speed automatic transmission, which improved drivability and
    helped the large sedan get a decent 22 mpg in CR's fuel-economy
    tests.

    Rounding out Consumer Reports' foursome are the redesigned Hyundai
    Azera, which is more stylish and refined than its predecessor; the
    Buick LaCrosse equipped with GM's eAssist mild-hybrid system which is
    quiet, luxurious, and economical; and the freshened Ford Taurus which
    suffers from a relatively cramped interior, limited visibility, and
    complex controls.

    "The 2011 redesign of the 300 put Chrysler's flagship back on the
    map in the large sedan category. Though the muscular V8-powered 300C
    delivers more oomph, most buyers will probably be quite happy with the
    V6 engine, which contributes to its refined character and helps it
    score near the top of its category," said David Champion, Sr.
    Director of Consumer Reports Automotive Test Center.

    The full report and road test results on Consumer Reports' latest
    tests are available on http://www.consumerreports.org on August 22st
    and in the October issue of Consumer Reports on newsstands September
    4th. Updated daily, ConsumerReports.org is the go-to Website for the
    latest auto reviews, product news, blogs on breaking news and car
    buying information. Check out CR's ongoing Twitter feed at @CRCars.

    None of the four sedans in the test group are recommended. CR doesn't
    have enough reliability data for the redesigned 300; the Azera and
    LaCrosse eAssist are too new; and the Taurus scored too low.

    The Chrysler 300 is based on the same platform as the Dodge Charger,
    but the Chrysler scored higher in CR's testing. Handling is sound, and
    the steering is reasonably quick and appropriately weighted. At CR's
    test track, the 300 was steady and secure posting a modest speed
    through CR's avoidance maneuver with no surprises. The cabin is hushed
    with very little road noise. The interior is nicely trimmed with
    padded surfaced and well-finished leather and the controls are
    relatively simple and easy to use.

    The redesigned Hyundai Azera is now more competitive among large
    sedans and like many Hyundais, it provides a lot of features for the
    money. Handling has improved, but the Azera is still not as agile as
    some of its competitors. It also suffers from a stiff, unrefined ride,
    which detracts from the car's luxury intentions. In general, the ride
    is controlled and compliant, but it's marred by short, frequent
    motions on the highway that compromise comfort. The interior is
    spacious and nicely finished.

    The Buick LaCrosse equipped with GM's eAssist is a sophisticated
    modern sedan. The interior is luxurious with high-quality materials.
    It delivers a steady ride and responsive handling, qualities that
    haven't usually been associated with the Buick nameplate. Although the
    LaCrosse's base drivetrain still uses a 2.4-liter four-cylinder
    engine, for 2012 it's supplemented by GM's eAssist light hybrid
    system, for a total of 182-hp. That improves acceleration and fuel
    economy, resulting in a category-leading 26 mpg. But several faults
    keep the LaCrosse from reaching the top of the class, including a
    narrow cockpit, a busy dashboard, obscured sight lines and trunk
    storage that's compromised by the large battery.
    Updated for 2013, the Ford Taurus is quiet and rides smoothly. The
    quiet cabin is largely free from road and wind noise. But the car's
    interior is cramped for such a large car and it's not easy to see out.
    Plus most Tauruses come with the cumbersome MyFordTouch control
    system. That dragged the Taurus's overall test score down to just
    below CR's threshold for Recommendation and makes the Taurus the
    lowest-rated model in this category. Agility isn't a strong suit. Body
    lean is controlled in corners and the steering has decent response,
    but it's devoid of feedback. The 288-hp V6 can sound harsh when
    pushed.

    Consumer Reports is the world's largest independent product-testing
    organization. Using its more than 50 labs, auto test center, and
    survey research center, the nonprofit rates thousands of products and
    services annually. Founded in 1936, Consumer Reports has over 8
    million subscribers to its magazine, website and other publications.
    Its advocacy division, Consumers Union, works for health reform, food
    and product safety, financial reform, and other consumer issues in
    Washington, D.C., the states, and in the marketplace.




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    MoPar Man
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    Default Re: Revised Chrysler 300 V6 joins Hyundai Genesis atop Consumer Reportslarge sedan ratings

    MummyChunk wrote:

    > PRESS RELEASE FROM CONSUMER REPORTS:
    >
    > CHRYSLER 300 CONTINUES COMBACK: V6 VERSION NEAR TOP OF CLASS IN
    > CONSUMER REPORTS' LARGE SEDAN RATINGS


    > YONKERS, NY- The Chrysler 300 V6 earned an 83 test score in
    > Consumer Reports ratings, which puts it near the top of its
    > class, below the Hyundai Genesis.


    You know, I read the rest of this report (at least what was posted here)
    and it's too bad it didn't say anything about any comparisons made
    between the 300 and the Genesis.

    It would have been interesting to know why they put the Genesis on top.
    Strange that they talk about the Lacross, Azera and Taurus, but don't
    say a word about the Genesis (or if they did, "MummyChunk" didn't quote
    it).

    Myself and a co-worker rented a Genesis last May from Avis and drove it
    from SW-Ontario through Port Huron to Grand Rapids (and back - the same
    day). We were impressed with the car.

    And I still never see any TV commercials for the 300. Only the 200.
    ???

    Chrysler used to run TV commercials for the previous version of that
    rolling abortion (the 300C) but I haven't yet seen a single TV
    commercial for the new re-design that I think came out last year.

  3. #3
    Rob
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    Default Re: Revised Chrysler 300 V6 joins Hyundai Genesis atop Consumer Reports large sedan ratings

    must be your locale........I see 300 ads down here all the time
    http://youtu.be/sMey6AL_SRE

    "MoPar Man" <MoPar@Man.com> wrote in message
    news:504E8595.9297A60@Man.com...
    > MummyChunk wrote:
    >
    >> PRESS RELEASE FROM CONSUMER REPORTS:
    >>
    >> CHRYSLER 300 CONTINUES COMBACK: V6 VERSION NEAR TOP OF CLASS IN
    >> CONSUMER REPORTS' LARGE SEDAN RATINGS

    >
    >> YONKERS, NY- The Chrysler 300 V6 earned an 83 test score in
    >> Consumer Reports ratings, which puts it near the top of its
    >> class, below the Hyundai Genesis.

    >
    > You know, I read the rest of this report (at least what was posted here)
    > and it's too bad it didn't say anything about any comparisons made
    > between the 300 and the Genesis.
    >
    > It would have been interesting to know why they put the Genesis on top.
    > Strange that they talk about the Lacross, Azera and Taurus, but don't
    > say a word about the Genesis (or if they did, "MummyChunk" didn't quote
    > it).
    >
    > Myself and a co-worker rented a Genesis last May from Avis and drove it
    > from SW-Ontario through Port Huron to Grand Rapids (and back - the same
    > day). We were impressed with the car.
    >
    > And I still never see any TV commercials for the 300. Only the 200.
    > ???
    >
    > Chrysler used to run TV commercials for the previous version of that
    > rolling abortion (the 300C) but I haven't yet seen a single TV
    > commercial for the new re-design that I think came out last year.




  4. #4
    Rob
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    Default Re: Revised Chrysler 300 V6 joins Hyundai Genesis atop Consumer Reports large sedan ratings

    http://youtu.be/IKtJEWq-kPA



    "MoPar Man" <MoPar@Man.com> wrote in message
    news:504E8595.9297A60@Man.com...
    > MummyChunk wrote:
    >
    >> PRESS RELEASE FROM CONSUMER REPORTS:
    >>
    >> CHRYSLER 300 CONTINUES COMBACK: V6 VERSION NEAR TOP OF CLASS IN
    >> CONSUMER REPORTS' LARGE SEDAN RATINGS

    >
    >> YONKERS, NY- The Chrysler 300 V6 earned an 83 test score in
    >> Consumer Reports ratings, which puts it near the top of its
    >> class, below the Hyundai Genesis.

    >
    > You know, I read the rest of this report (at least what was posted here)
    > and it's too bad it didn't say anything about any comparisons made
    > between the 300 and the Genesis.
    >
    > It would have been interesting to know why they put the Genesis on top.
    > Strange that they talk about the Lacross, Azera and Taurus, but don't
    > say a word about the Genesis (or if they did, "MummyChunk" didn't quote
    > it).
    >
    > Myself and a co-worker rented a Genesis last May from Avis and drove it
    > from SW-Ontario through Port Huron to Grand Rapids (and back - the same
    > day). We were impressed with the car.
    >
    > And I still never see any TV commercials for the 300. Only the 200.
    > ???
    >
    > Chrysler used to run TV commercials for the previous version of that
    > rolling abortion (the 300C) but I haven't yet seen a single TV
    > commercial for the new re-design that I think came out last year.




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    sctvguy1
    Guest

    Default Re: Revised Chrysler 300 V6 joins Hyundai Genesis atop Consumer Reports large sedan ratings

    MoPar Man wrote:

    > MummyChunk wrote:
    >
    >> PRESS RELEASE FROM CONSUMER REPORTS:
    >>
    >> CHRYSLER 300 CONTINUES COMBACK: V6 VERSION NEAR TOP OF CLASS IN
    >> CONSUMER REPORTS' LARGE SEDAN RATINGS

    >
    >> YONKERS, NY- The Chrysler 300 V6 earned an 83 test score in
    >> Consumer Reports ratings, which puts it near the top of its
    >> class, below the Hyundai Genesis.

    >
    > You know, I read the rest of this report (at least what was posted here)
    > and it's too bad it didn't say anything about any comparisons made
    > between the 300 and the Genesis.
    >
    > It would have been interesting to know why they put the Genesis on top.
    > Strange that they talk about the Lacross, Azera and Taurus, but don't
    > say a word about the Genesis (or if they did, "MummyChunk" didn't quote
    > it).
    >
    > Myself and a co-worker rented a Genesis last May from Avis and drove it
    > from SW-Ontario through Port Huron to Grand Rapids (and back - the same
    > day). We were impressed with the car.
    >
    > And I still never see any TV commercials for the 300. Only the 200.
    > ???
    >
    > Chrysler used to run TV commercials for the previous version of that
    > rolling abortion (the 300C) but I haven't yet seen a single TV
    > commercial for the new re-design that I think came out last year.

    22 MPG is bull! We just took a 4000 mile trip in our 2012 Charger/V6/8speed
    transmission, and got as high as 37.5, usually running around 32-34 at a
    steady 70 with cruise control. Consumer Reports has always been anti-
    Chrysler products and pro-Jap/Korean.

  6. #6
    Rob
    Guest

    Default Re: Revised Chrysler 300 V6 joins Hyundai Genesis atop Consumer Reports large sedan ratings

    what was your AVERAGE with city mileage included into it?


    "sctvguy1" <sctvguy1@invalid.org> wrote in message
    news:k37gnv$h2b$1@dont-email.me...
    > MoPar Man wrote:
    >
    >> MummyChunk wrote:
    >>
    >>> PRESS RELEASE FROM CONSUMER REPORTS:
    >>>
    >>> CHRYSLER 300 CONTINUES COMBACK: V6 VERSION NEAR TOP OF CLASS IN
    >>> CONSUMER REPORTS' LARGE SEDAN RATINGS

    >>
    >>> YONKERS, NY- The Chrysler 300 V6 earned an 83 test score in
    >>> Consumer Reports ratings, which puts it near the top of its
    >>> class, below the Hyundai Genesis.

    >>
    >> You know, I read the rest of this report (at least what was posted here)
    >> and it's too bad it didn't say anything about any comparisons made
    >> between the 300 and the Genesis.
    >>
    >> It would have been interesting to know why they put the Genesis on top.
    >> Strange that they talk about the Lacross, Azera and Taurus, but don't
    >> say a word about the Genesis (or if they did, "MummyChunk" didn't quote
    >> it).
    >>
    >> Myself and a co-worker rented a Genesis last May from Avis and drove it
    >> from SW-Ontario through Port Huron to Grand Rapids (and back - the same
    >> day). We were impressed with the car.
    >>
    >> And I still never see any TV commercials for the 300. Only the 200.
    >> ???
    >>
    >> Chrysler used to run TV commercials for the previous version of that
    >> rolling abortion (the 300C) but I haven't yet seen a single TV
    >> commercial for the new re-design that I think came out last year.

    > 22 MPG is bull! We just took a 4000 mile trip in our 2012
    > Charger/V6/8speed
    > transmission, and got as high as 37.5, usually running around 32-34 at a
    > steady 70 with cruise control. Consumer Reports has always been anti-
    > Chrysler products and pro-Jap/Korean.




  7. #7
    sctvguy1
    Guest

    Default Re: Revised Chrysler 300 V6 joins Hyundai Genesis atop Consumer Reports large sedan ratings

    Rob wrote:

    > what was your AVERAGE with city mileage included into it?
    >
    >
    > "sctvguy1" <sctvguy1@invalid.org> wrote in message
    > news:k37gnv$h2b$1@dont-email.me...
    >> MoPar Man wrote:
    >>
    >>> MummyChunk wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> PRESS RELEASE FROM CONSUMER REPORTS:
    >>>>
    >>>> CHRYSLER 300 CONTINUES COMBACK: V6 VERSION NEAR TOP OF CLASS IN
    >>>> CONSUMER REPORTS' LARGE SEDAN RATINGS
    >>>
    >>>> YONKERS, NY- The Chrysler 300 V6 earned an 83 test score in
    >>>> Consumer Reports ratings, which puts it near the top of its
    >>>> class, below the Hyundai Genesis.
    >>>
    >>> You know, I read the rest of this report (at least what was posted here)
    >>> and it's too bad it didn't say anything about any comparisons made
    >>> between the 300 and the Genesis.
    >>>
    >>> It would have been interesting to know why they put the Genesis on top.
    >>> Strange that they talk about the Lacross, Azera and Taurus, but don't
    >>> say a word about the Genesis (or if they did, "MummyChunk" didn't quote
    >>> it).
    >>>
    >>> Myself and a co-worker rented a Genesis last May from Avis and drove it
    >>> from SW-Ontario through Port Huron to Grand Rapids (and back - the same
    >>> day). We were impressed with the car.
    >>>
    >>> And I still never see any TV commercials for the 300. Only the 200.
    >>> ???
    >>>
    >>> Chrysler used to run TV commercials for the previous version of that
    >>> rolling abortion (the 300C) but I haven't yet seen a single TV
    >>> commercial for the new re-design that I think came out last year.

    >> 22 MPG is bull! We just took a 4000 mile trip in our 2012
    >> Charger/V6/8speed
    >> transmission, and got as high as 37.5, usually running around 32-34 at a
    >> steady 70 with cruise control. Consumer Reports has always been anti-
    >> Chrysler products and pro-Jap/Korean.

    We never got below about 27, using non-ethanol gas.

  8. #8
    Rob
    Guest

    Default Re: Revised Chrysler 300 V6 joins Hyundai Genesis atop Consumer Reports large sedan ratings

    that's good


    "sctvguy1" <sctvguy1@invalid.org> wrote in message
    news:k3ancv$kfm$1@dont-email.me...
    > Rob wrote:
    >
    >> what was your AVERAGE with city mileage included into it?
    >>
    >>
    >> "sctvguy1" <sctvguy1@invalid.org> wrote in message
    >> news:k37gnv$h2b$1@dont-email.me...
    >>> MoPar Man wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> MummyChunk wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> PRESS RELEASE FROM CONSUMER REPORTS:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> CHRYSLER 300 CONTINUES COMBACK: V6 VERSION NEAR TOP OF CLASS IN
    >>>>> CONSUMER REPORTS' LARGE SEDAN RATINGS
    >>>>
    >>>>> YONKERS, NY- The Chrysler 300 V6 earned an 83 test score in
    >>>>> Consumer Reports ratings, which puts it near the top of its
    >>>>> class, below the Hyundai Genesis.
    >>>>
    >>>> You know, I read the rest of this report (at least what was posted
    >>>> here)
    >>>> and it's too bad it didn't say anything about any comparisons made
    >>>> between the 300 and the Genesis.
    >>>>
    >>>> It would have been interesting to know why they put the Genesis on top.
    >>>> Strange that they talk about the Lacross, Azera and Taurus, but don't
    >>>> say a word about the Genesis (or if they did, "MummyChunk" didn't quote
    >>>> it).
    >>>>
    >>>> Myself and a co-worker rented a Genesis last May from Avis and drove it
    >>>> from SW-Ontario through Port Huron to Grand Rapids (and back - the same
    >>>> day). We were impressed with the car.
    >>>>
    >>>> And I still never see any TV commercials for the 300. Only the 200.
    >>>> ???
    >>>>
    >>>> Chrysler used to run TV commercials for the previous version of that
    >>>> rolling abortion (the 300C) but I haven't yet seen a single TV
    >>>> commercial for the new re-design that I think came out last year.
    >>> 22 MPG is bull! We just took a 4000 mile trip in our 2012
    >>> Charger/V6/8speed
    >>> transmission, and got as high as 37.5, usually running around 32-34 at a
    >>> steady 70 with cruise control. Consumer Reports has always been anti-
    >>> Chrysler products and pro-Jap/Korean.

    > We never got below about 27, using non-ethanol gas.




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