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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2004 Chrysler 300M
FWD
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2021 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
MSRP
$42,320
Invoice
$39,497
Average Price Paid
$41,692
137 listings nationwide

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2004 Chrysler 300M
FWD
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2021 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2004 Chrysler 300M
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$29,865
4 listings nationwide

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2021 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$44,296
26 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2004 Chrysler 300M
FWD

This was the sixth and final production year for the Chrysler 300M. Daimler Chrysler was already in the process of developing a new look for the long-running 300 name, and a totally u...

2021 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

The 2021 Nissan Maxima celebrates 40 years on sale, making it one of the oldest Japanese automotive nameplates in continuous use. While it’s impressive for any model to survive four de...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 6
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2004 Chrysler 300M
FWD
130
JedTaylor777 writes:
The difference is quiet apparant to me. The cost of the maintainence is by far the margin of what is the most...
175
frankjesik 2004 Chrysler 300M FWDReview:

Very Happy With It. — It is a nice car to drive. It takes the place of the sports car/hotrod that I can't afford. Handli...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Arkana 2004 Chrysler 300M FWDReview:

Fantastic, If Not Perfect Combination Of Luxury And Sport — This was not my first car but my first car from a dealership with payments. I got a great deal on it...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

2021 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2004 Chrysler 300M
FWD
2021 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic 7-Speed CVT
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
25 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17 gal 18 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
250 hp @ 6,400 RPM
300 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
250 lb-ft @ 3,900 RPM
261 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.9:1
10.6:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.78 in x 3.19 in
3.76 in x 3.2 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 4 stars --
Front Passenger 4 stars --
Side Driver 4 stars --
Side Rear Passenger 3 stars --
Rollover (pre-2011) 4 stars --
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Standard
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.2 in 45 in
Back Legroom 39.1 in 34.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 16.8 cu ft 14.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 949 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs --
Exterior
Length 197.8 in 192.8 in
Width 74.4 in 73.2 in
Height 56 in 56.5 in
Wheelbase 113 in 109.3 in

Available Options

2004 Chrysler 300M
FWD
2021 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Carnelian Red Tintcoat
  • Deep Blue Pearl
  • Gun Metallic
  • Pearl White Tricoat
  • Ruby Slate Gray Pearl W/Black Roof
  • Sunset Drift Chromaflair
  • Super Black
  • [E10-1] Premium Paint - Pearl White
  • [E10-2] Premium Paint - Carnelian Red

Option Packages

  • [K01] 40TH Anniversary Package

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