COSTA MESA, Calif. — NADAguides named the 2011 Chrysler 300 as its “Car of the Month” for July based on the vehicle's new elegant design, overall appearance, driving performance, technology features and it’s "Top Safety Pick" rank from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The analysts at NADAguides first took notice of the Chrysler 300 when it moved into the top 20 most researched vehicles on during the first quarter of 2011. From December 2010 to January 2011, consumer interest in the 2011 Chrysler 300 increased by more than 200 percent.

The manufacturer suggested retail price for the 2011 Chrysler four-door, rear-wheel-drive sedan starts at $27,170. The four-door all-wheel-drive version runs for $40,320. Chrysler offers a five-year, 100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and a three-year, 36,000-mile basic limited warranty. Coverage also includes free towing to the nearest dealership.

"It's definitely an honor to have the all-new 2011 Chrysler 300 recognized by NADAguides," said Olivier Francois, president and CEO of the Chrysler brand and marketing executive for Chrysler Group LLC. "Our new flagship sedan delivers head-turning style combined with the Chrysler 300 teams' pride and determination to give our customers the quality and technological excellence of the world's best sedans at an incredible value — and this is what our Imported from Detroit spirit is all about."