like the caddy is said to have with people, i have a real love/hate relationship with the chrysler 300 and the charger relative to appearance...the big truck like grille is eye catching and interesting, but i think looks much better on the trucks then the cars!
don't get your hopes up to much on the shutting down of cylinders for economy feature. when i was considering the chrysler 300 i thought that was brilliant and held interest for me. after reading a # of reviews online, i note that not once did a reviewer who had stats on the feature remark that it saved them any gas. if i have a hemi, i'm liking pushing the pedal pretty hard all the time anyway
lastly, i took an altima with 6 cylinder (with full sports package), chrysler 300 with 6 cylinder and cadillac into consideration when i was looking for a new car. my thoughts were:
altima was the best all around performer for a "sports feel" with strong engine performance. cockpit felt a little cramped and was uninspiring too view.
the chrysler- after the love hate/relationship with appearance, i immediately noted the very cheap feel of the interior..no soft surfaces at all..you could see it, never mind , feel it..the chrysler engine performance was uninspiring and the handling sloppy..ride was good, but not great.
the caddy - the best looking car of the 3 to me, most features, best comfort/sports ride hybrid, not as kick you back in the seat as the altima, but noticeably better performance than the chrysler, better handling than the chrysler and nice soft padded interior.
i was coming off a chrysler minivan lease so fully intended to buy a 300 when i walked into the dealership, until i took the caddy for a drive!