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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Chrysler 300C SRT-8 (06-10) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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PROS

Thundering performance from V8 engine, comfortable, well equipped

CONS

Thirsty, steering and handling lack sophistication of performance alternatives

At a glance

New price £41,473 - £44,910
Used price £3,915 - £11,840
Used monthly cost £106 - £320
Fuel economy 19 - 20 mpg
Road tax cost £570
Insurance group 46 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Thundering performance from V8 engine, comfortable, well equipped

CONS

Thirsty, steering and handling lack sophistication of performance alternatives

Chrysler 300C SRT-8 rivals

Vauxhall
VXR8
3.5 out of 5 3.5

Chrysler's 300C has brought the company huge success in an image-conscious sector thanks to its stand-out styling, generous equipment levels and keen pricing. But if the standard engines leave you wanting more then the SRT-8 could be the answer. Powered by a 6.1-litre V8 with 420bhp it can sprint from 0-62mph in just 5.0 seconds - that's almost as quick as a BMW M5, while uprated brakes and suspension help keep all the power under control.

But while it's quick it lacks a little in sophistication and the handling, steering and body control aren't a match for German super saloons.

Chrysler 300C SRT-8 rivals

Vauxhall
VXR8
3.5 out of 5 3.5

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