2017 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 2017 Chrysler 300 gains standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. An updated Uconnect operating system has new features and is said to be faster. 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 Limited: $32,340
AWD Limited: $34,840
S: $35,675
AWD S: $38,175
S Alloy Edition: $36,170
AWD S Alloy Edition: $38,670
300C: $38,635
AWD 300C: $41,135
300C Platinum: $42,770
AWD 300C Platinum: $45,270

Base Engine
3.6-liter V6
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
Horsepower
363
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25