2016 300

2018 Chrysler 300

Pros: Hushed cabin; bold looks and unique trim packages; smooth 8-speed transmission

Cons: Despite being astutely updated over the years, basic design feels a bit long in the tooth; rear-seat room a bit cramped for the class

CG Says: The 2018 Chrysler 300 adds a new base Touring model with cloth seats that is approximately $3000 less expensive that last year’s entry-level 300. Otherwise, the 300 is relatively unchanged. Chrysler 300 is a large rear-wheel-drive sedan. A 292-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 is the base engine. Also available is a “Hemi” 363-hp 5.7-liter V8. Both engines mate to an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is available with 3.6-liter V6 engine. Available features include adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning and mitigation, lane-departure warning and mitigation, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot alert, and heated/ventilated front seats. The Chrysler 300 exudes American style; it pairs distinctive exterior styling with a satisfyingly upscale cabin. Both the V6 and V8 engines deliver smooth performance with surprisingly good fuel economy. Rear-seat room is a sore spot, and we have a few niggling issues with the climate/audio control interface. Still, the 300 is a classy large sedan that delivers a refined driving experience.

The Facts
Class Large Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Chrysler
Nation of Manufacture Canada
Base Prices Touring: $30,090
AWD Touring: $32,590
Touring L: $33,735
AWD Touring L: $36,235
300S: $36,890
AWD 300S: $39,390
Limited: $37,690
AWD Limited: $37,690
300C: $42,090

Base Engine
3.6-liter V6 (Touring, Touring L, 300S, Limited)
Horsepower
292
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27-30

Optional Engine
5.7-liter V8 (300C)
Horsepower
363
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25

2015 Chrysler 300S
2018 Chrysler 300S
2015 Chrysler 300C Platinum
2018 Chryler 300C Platinum
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 4
80%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
80%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 4
80%

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