Chrysler 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)
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

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

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

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
Side Crash - 5
Rollover - 4

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