When it comes to selecting the right new Chrysler vehicle, a major deciding factor is of course what kind of performance and efficiency it is going to offer you. Once you narrow down the style, you then want to look more thoroughly at the innovation and technology. Say you choose the Chrysler 300 as your model of choice, there are several powertrain options to choose from. Today we thought we'd take the time to highlight for all of you in the greater Kennewick, WA area, two engine possibilities.

Starting with the standard offering, the Chrysler 300 sedan sports a 3.6-liter DOHC VVT Pentastar V6 engine that generates 292 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The best part about this option is that it offers great efficiency without sacrificing power. This is what earned it a well-deserved spot on WardsAuto's annual top 10 engines list. With an 8-speed AutoStick transmission, it can achieve an EPA estimated 19 mpg in the city and 31 on the highway.

If you are looking for a little more power out on the open road, then we recommend the V8 option. The Chrysler 5.7-liter HEMI is available to the 300C, 300S, and 300C Luxury Series models. When coupled with a 5-speed transmission, it cranks out an impressive 363 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque. To maximize efficiency, the engine includes Fuel Saver Technology that has the ability to transition from eight to four cylinders while cruising. This allows it to attain up to 16 mpg in the city and 25 on the highway.

To really get a feel for which powertrain is the most suitable option, we encourage you to visit our Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Tri-Cities dealership. Our staff would be happy to schedule you for a test drive and answer any questions you may have about specs and features. We also encourage you to check out what our new and used Chrysler inventory has to offer, so you can find the best vehicle that satisfies all of your driving needs.

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