A good friend of mine has a one year old Chrysler 300. Before we got our Malibu we had taken a few trips in the 300 and I had always been impressed with that car. It seemed quiet, smooth and had a nice solid ride. Well last week we took a trip and my friend offered to drive us in the 300. This was my first ride in it since getting our new Malibu. Now I still think the 300 is a fine car but I frankly could not believe how much smoother and quieter our Malibu is. I was sitting in the front seat and immediately noticed more wind noise, tire noise etc. Even the engine noise was much louder them my 4 cylinder makes. There is alot of space in the 300, but aside from that I found the car to be much less refined then the Malibu,, which really surprised me. Don't mean to bash anyones 300 but the Malibu has really spoiled me.