Who Wore It Better? The 1955 Chrysler 300 vs 2020 Chrysler 300

 

The All-American Chrysler 300 warmed its way into our hearts upon its first appearance in 2005, but it wasn’t the first luxury sedan created by the famous minivan brand. Apart of their “letter series”, the 1955 Chrysler C-300 came onto the scene centered on performance made by U.S manufacturers after World War II.  After this, it used the 300 name for performance sedans in 1999 for the 300M and again for the current generation for the V-8 powered 300C models. 

It may seem a bit unfair to compare cars with such vast time spans, but sometimes that element of nostalgia is necessary in order to learn from where we started. It’s a battle of old school versus new with the 1955 Chrysler C-300 and 2020 300C!

1955 Chrysler C-300

The iconic Chrysler C-300 took the automotive world by storm with its game-changing specs and performance upon its debut. Considered mind-blowing back then as it has a 300 horsepower 5.4-liter HEMI “Firepower” V8 engine. Certainly considered the most thunderous American car in its day, and played a significant role in the “muscle car movement” during the 1950s through the ’60s. 

In combination with making the Flying Mile record at a measurement of 127.58 mph (205.32 km/h) and proving triumphant in NASCAR, it was soon used to advertise as the “world’s fastest stock car” or sometimes referred to as “The Banker’s Hot Rod”!

The Initial Reception

$4,100 may sound like a steal to some, but back then, this was considered a hefty amount, therefore, the C-300 was considered to be a luxury vehicle. This model received great acclaim and soon much business for the company for the next 10 plus years.

In the beginning, this car attracted attention due to its rarity in its type of make and gave Chrysler a reputation as the top dog of muscle cars. The brand’s 300 “letter series”, which were successive models given the next letter of the alphabet as a suffix, was considered a big hit. However, by the time the Chrysler 300H come out, and others following this, interest was soon lost, especially since a lot of the models didn’t have much distinction between them, and it was a little too late by the time the styling was finally updated for the 300J. The company tried to re-strategize again by diluting the features and making the price more reasonable with their 300L model, however, it still proved not to be enough, marking the end for the series for quite some time.

2020 Chrysler 300

Decades after the end of the “letter series” reign, Chrysler debuted the revamped 300 model at the 2003 New York International Auto Show, with a modern interpretation of the C-300. It showed off its large grille and hood, as well as its low roofline. The re-establishment of the 300 models proved to be worth it, as it enjoyed a great deal of success in the mid-2000s and also gained popularity among high-profile celebrities. 

The 2020 Chrysler really brings that level of class and refinement to the brand more than ever, though it holds a strong likeness to its predecessors. Similar to the “letter series” the company doesn’t seem to hold much interest in making big revisions to the style of the car, which some automotive critics have said this inaction only hurts the company. 

On the flip side, maybe Chrysler simply believes in the saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, especially since it already provides much power with its strong and mighty 363 horsepower 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine. The addition of the 394 lb-ft of torque helps make this car easy to handle and makes for great acceleration. Best of all, this 2020 full-sized car is a delight to ride in for is luxury but incredibly kind in its pricing.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

All in all, for which car fair better all depends on one’s preference and especially love for nostalgia versus updated technology. Speaking of updated vehicles, Miami Lakes Automall is currently selling 2020 Chrysler 300 models for around $35,000, (plus destination fee). It rocks timeless American styling while implementing an array of standard features like a 6-speaker AM/FM/satellite radio with an 8-inch touch screen, USB input, and Bluetooth streaming. 

Those who are interested in this model can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

Photo Source/Copyright: Chrysler and Shutterstock via by photographer Photo Spirit

The Latest Information About The 2020 Chrysler Voyager

 

2020 Chrysler Voyager is a comfortable little minivan that drivers and passengers will enjoy. The ride is nice and quiet inside and has a great deal of space for front-row occupants. It also includes a variety of advanced technology features that are standard such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as a highly efficient V6 engine.

Interior

The Voyager’s interior is built very strategically and its surfaces are nice to the touch. The upholstery comes in either a black or toffee color, and only cloth seats are available.

Traditionally, this Chrysler model accommodates up to seven people in three rows. Two of the second-row bench seats are standard. However, buyers can also opt for two second-row bucket seats, which will make it easier for passengers to slide in and out between rows coming from the third row.

Passengers in the first row will appreciate the vast amount of legroom as well as excellent visibility. Though, back seat passengers should also find their seats to be quite comfortable. 

Cargo space in the 2020 Voyager is also quite plentiful as it has 32.5 cubic feet worth; 87.5 cubic feet with third-row seats folded and 140.5 cubic feet with the second- and third-row seats folded. 

Additionally, this minivan includes standard Stow’n Go seats that fold into the floor from the third row. This feature permits owners to make better use of their cargo capacity without the hassle of having to remove the seat.

There is even more storage space throughout the interior which includes the Stow’n Go storage in-floor cargo cubbies in the rear seats, an umbrella holder in the front seat, and even storage bins and drawers to accommodate other small items.

In terms of tech features, both drivers and passengers will enjoy Chrysler’s Uconnect infotainment system for this vehicle. The system is very user-friendly and responds quickly. 

Performance

Drivers will quickly find that the Voyager gets the job done swiftly and smoothly during commutes. It’s powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine which has 287 horsepower. A standard 9-speed automatic transmission also aids in the efficiency of this vehicle.

This vehicle also provides some of the best gas mileage figures in its segment. The front-wheel-drive models bring out 19 mpg for the city and 28 mpg for the highway. 

Safety

Parents will find great comfort in knowing that the 2020 Voyager has already been esteemed for its ability to keep its occupants safe. In fact, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the minivan an overall safety rating of 5 out of 5 stars, specifical for frontal and side crash test, as well as four stars in the rollover assessment. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety also honored the vehicle with a good rating in four crash tests.

To add on, the Voyager includes advanced safety features such as a standard rearview camera, as well as optional rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.

The overall cherry on top is that Chrysler provides a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

Miami Lakes Automall has a great variety of different Chrysler models that range for different needs. Check out all of our Chrysler inventory or visit us today!

Photo Source/Copyright: FCA US Media