3 of 8
BACKNEXT
Chrysler 300C vs. Audi A8
Chrysler 300C vs. Audi A8

Make no mistake, either of these vehicles is a pleasure to drive and probably great to own. They're both smooth, powerful, sophisticated and ridiculously comfortable. Both have gorgeous exteriors; but the Audi wins in the prestige category by a wide margin.

Chrysler's second generation of the 300 is superior to the one it replaces, and -- if you care little about prestige -- offers an eminently reasonable alternative to any of the big German or Japanese luxury cruisers.

The 300C comes with a 5.7-liter Hemi engine and lots of electronic gadgets such as touch-screen controls and a blind-spot warning. It's also quiet and smooth. At $40,000, the 300C costs about half as much as the Audi. The Audi is unarguably a fine automobile -- but would you really hate driving a 300C while having to decide how to blow the $40,000 you saved?



NEXT: Ford Taurus Ltd. vs. Toyota Avalon Ltd.
Last updated February 24 2011: 12:00 PM ET
General Motors, BMW, and other automakers are giving venture capital a try after a long history of being late to the game. More
With its years of rapid sales gain maybe behind it, Toyota has had to turn its attention to cost cutting -- just like the Detroit automakers GM, Ford and Chrysler learned to do. More
General Motors pulled the plug on its first electric car, but supplier AeroVironment used some of that experience to build a very different kind of vehicle for the U.S. military. More
Find Your Next Car