Car Comparison: Chrysler 300 vs Audi A4
We are impressed by all of the luxury features that are available in a Chrysler, so we wanted to compare it to a similarly sized car in the luxury class to see how it stacks up. So we did a quick comparison between the engine, fuel economy, price and interior features of the 2017 Audi A4 Prestige and the 2016 Chrysler 300C Platinum to help people on the market for a new luxury sedan. These are the two most recent models available to compare.
Right off the bat, let’s get the MSRP out of the way. The Audi A4 Prestige comes in at $45,900 and the Chrysler 300C Platinum starts just below it at $42,690. Here’s what you get with each of those vehicles.
Engine and Fuel Economy
The Audi A4 Prestige has a 2L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that generates 252-horsepower and pushes out 273 ft-lbs of torque. The Chrysler 300C Platinum has a 3.6L V6 engine that generates 292-horsepower and 260 ft-lbs of torque., which is 40 more horses than the rivaling luxury car.
Both sedans have an above average fuel economy on the highway. The Audi A4 Prestige has an average fuel economy of 25/33 MPG city/highway, and the Chrysler 300C has 19/31 MPG city/highway. The slight difference could be attributed to the extra 40 horses in the Chrysler.
Comfort and Interior Features
Both cars have the capacity to seat up to five passengers and they both have similar interior dimensions. Head room is almost the exact same measurement, but leg and shoulder room differs by several inches. In the Chrysler, there is 5” more legroom in the rear and 3-4” for the shoulders in the front and the rear. It may not be much to the average adult, about 4” for each dimension, but it is quite the difference and a gain for the Chrysler 300.
In terms of comfort, the Chrysler 300C Platinum also comes with heated seating in the front and rear seats. Both vehicles come with interior LED lighting, a new feature slowly making halogen lights disappear from the auto market. The entertainment system on both vehicles however is phenomenal. The Audi A4 Prestige comes standard with a Bang & Olufsen 3D Sound System with 19 speakers, and the Chrysler 300C Platinum has a Harman Kardon audio system also with 19 speakers.
The 2017 Audi A4 Prestige and the 2016 Chrysler 300C Platinum have modern tech and entertainment features like wireless technology with audio streaming, voice commands, navigation, and radio. There may be some differences, or similar features under different names, such as UConnect in the Chrysler versus Audi Connect in the Audi which both offer very similar services.
Both sedans have a lot in common, but also differ in aspects that may be more or less important depending on the driver.