November 4, 2004 awards 2005 Chrysler 300 “Most Significant Vehicle of the Year” award

Auburn Hills, Michigan – named the all-new 2005 Chrysler 300 as its Most
Significant Vehicle of the Year and the Editors’ Most Wanted Sedan Under $25,000 for
2005. The Dodge Magnum was named Editors’ Most Wanted Wagon Under $25,000 for 2005,
while the Dodge Dakota was honoured with the Editors’ Most Wanted Compact Truck for

“The all-new Chrysler 300 succeeds on so many levels that it is hard to pinpoint
exactly where it all comes together,” said Brian Moody, Road Test
Editor. “However, it has a lot to do with its capacity to blend past and present,
big sedan performance and luxury, and value and style into one enticing package.”

“From the minute you slip into the driver seat, the Magnum gives you the sense that
it’s more than just your standard family wagon,” said Senior Road Test
Editor Ed Hellwig. “Tight steering, minimal body roll and excellent road feel give
the Magnum an intangible solidity on the road that makes it feel less like a wagon
and more like a sport sedan.”

Editors at vote for 26 favourite models from the roster of 2005 models
in a variety of vehicle classes and price points. “Editors’ Most Wanted” awards are
a compilation of input from the editorial staff, reflecting the vehicles they
personally most desire. The “Editors’ Most Significant Vehicle of the Year” is
awarded to one vehicle annually.

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