The new Chrysler 300 is a premium full-size sedan. It comes with good performance from a 3.6-liter engine with the option of a more powerful 5.7 liter V8. The power by default is directed to the rear wheels and has the option of all-wheel-drive.
The interior of the cabin is spacious and comes with many comfort features like power-adjustable seats with heating and ventilation functions. The interior upholstery is leather by standard, and the technology is good as well. Chrysler priced the 300 sedan at an MSRP of $32,690 which brings this into direct competition with the Dodge Charger, Buick LaCrosse, and Hyundai Genesis.
Pros - The new design is very impressive,the quiet cabin, excellent ride quality,
Cons - No issues
feels like a premium class sedan we drive long distance particularly, highway cruising where we are happy that the seats are very comfortable. The visibility is very good, You get the feeling of a premium class sedan.
Cons - Not-so great rear visibility. Okay-ish legroom.
Worthy for the features! The 300 has been my trusted daily driver for the past five years. I really look forward to driving the car beacuse of its quiet, supple ride quality and a powerful engine. The premium sound system provides great company during my commutes. The car has also been pretty much reliable and gas economy is commendable even after clocking a considerable amount of miles on the odo. The build quality has been exceptional with not much repairs. The only thing that bothers me on The AWD system is quite useful during the Michigan winters, navigating icy, wet roads. the car is the not-so great rear visibility.
Pros - Brisk acceleration, well built interiors,easy to use media system
Cons - Mediocre handling, slow transmission,
Wrong choise for a sporty sedan! The S in the name is just for show. The only thing even remotely sporty in this car would be the engine and that too has its limits. the transmission is fast to upshift in sports mode but not responsive enough to get that instant downshift on quick stamp of the throttle. The handling is downright poor. The weight of the car makes it such a handfull. You got hot into a corner and the car is sure to push you wide, partly because of the front end weight and the stock tyres it comes with are not upto the mark. Anyways it fares as a decent daily driver,but on saying that, I could have gone for a Camry which would have been far more dependable and economical than this 300! They were patient enough to give me a complete walkaround of the vehicle. I felt like they were a bit boasty about their car.
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Pricing And Features
Engine And Performance
Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide
The Chrysler 300 is a premium full-size sedan that offers brilliant space, and also comes well speccing in terms of handling and driving character. Higher trims of the car have performance comparable to muscle cars, along with an intuitive and predictable rear-wheel drive and handling character. The 2016 Chrysler 300 is a unique offering mired in luxury and built for the driver.
9.0/10 Pricing and Features
8.3/10 Engine and Performance
6.0/10 Fuel Economy
2015 Chrysler 300 Pricing and Features
The Chrysler 300 comes in four-trim levels - Limited, S, C, and Platinum. All the trims are powered by a 3.6 liter V6 and except for the base, all trims come with the option of a 5.7 liter Hemi V8 (which comes with RWD only). There is the drivetrain option on its default engine of rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive across all the trims. The prices start at an MSRP of $32,690
17” alloy wheels (19” AWD)
Adds to Limited trim
Adds to the Limited trim
Adds to C trim
Dual-zone automatic climate control
Same engine more power
18” alloy wheels
20” inch wheels
WiFi hotspot access
20” alloy wheels with performance tires
Exterior chrome accents
6-speaker sound system
Dual sport exhaust
LED cabin lighting
Heated and cooled front cupholders
Power-adjustable front seats
Sport driving mode
Heated and ventilated front seats
10-speaker Beats Audio system
Heated rear seats
Extended leather upholstery
Sport front bucket seats
Heated front seats
Black exterior styling
6-speaker Alpine sound system
We recommend getting the S trim as it comes with plenty of premium features available in the base trim and gets its own unique styling with black accents on the exterior, performance wheels, 10-speaker beats the audio system, sports seats, and a re-tuned engine for better performance. For this, we would recommend keeping the 3.6-liter engine and getting the car in RWD.
2015 Chrysler 300 Engine and Performance
The Chrysler 300 comes with a 3.6 liter V6 making 292hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. The 300S trim gets a sporty tuned version of the same engine which has 300hp and 264 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired to an 8-speed transmission which directs the power to the rear wheels or all the wheels, depending on the powertrain selected.
There is an optional engine - a 5.7 liter Hemi V8 which makes 363hp and 394 lb-ft of torque. It is paired to the same 8-speed transmission and power goes only to the rear wheels. In its base, it can 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds and quarter-mile in 14.8 seconds. With the V8 it does the 0-60 mph sprint in 5.3 seconds and the quarter-mile in 13.8 seconds. Both engines have a top speed of 155 mph.
3.6 liter V6
3.6 liter V6
3.6 liter V6
3.8 liter V6
Top Speed (mph)
The Hyundai Genesis is the most powerful of the above cars making 311hp. Following this is the Buick LaCrosse making 304 hp and then comes the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger both making 292 hp. The fastest 0-60 and quarter-mile is set by the Hyundai Genesis with times of 5.9 seconds and 14.4 seconds respectively. The Chrysler 300 is 0.4 seconds off both times.
2015 Chrysler 300 Fuel Economy
The Chrysler 300 offers 19 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, and a combined mpg of 23. Chrysler installs a 19.1-gallon fuel tank in the 300 sedan which allows it to have a range of 363 miles in the city, 592 miles on the highway, and a combined range of 439 miles. When you select the all-wheel-drive configuration, the mpg figures are reduced to a combined mpg of 21. With the Hemi V8, the EPA estimated fuel economy drops further a combined rating of 19 mpg.
Fuel Capacity (gallons)
The most combined range is given by the Hyundai Genesis of 446 miles. Then comes the Chrysler 300 which gives a combined range of 439 miles, the Dodge Charger with a combined range of 425 miles, and the Buick LaCrosse with a combined range of 388 miles. As the mpg numbers are similar, the difference is due to the fuel capacity difference.
2015 Chrysler 300 Interior
The interior of the Chrysler 300 can seat 5 occupants. The interior is not plush but comfortable. The front row has a heated 8-way power-adjustable driver and front passenger seat with power lumbar. The S trim gets sports front seats with the power-adjustable and heated functions. The C trim adds the ventilation feature to the base trims front seats and a heated feature to the rear outboard seats.
The upholstery is leather on the base trim, the Platinum gets more features on the inside like extended leather upholstery (dash, door insert, and many other places). There is also dual-zone automatic air conditioning as standard across all trims. Other features on the Platinum trim include power-adjustable pedals and heated and cooled cupholders. The 300 has a trunk space of 16.3 cu-ft. which can be extended once the rear seats are folded down.
Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Legroom)
Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Legroom)
Apart from the Hyundai Genesis which offers the frontest legroom, the rest of the sedans offer similar front legroom space. When it comes to the rear it is the opposite with the Hyundai offering the least with the Chrysler 300, Dodge and Buick offering similar space, which is more than the Hyundai. The most trunk space is offered by the Dodge Charger with 16.5 cu-ft which is marginally more than the Chrysler 300’s trunk space.
How intuitive is the Infotainment unit of the 2015 Chrysler 300
The infotainment system on the Chrysler 300 is an 8.4-inch touchscreen running on the Uconnect operating system. The system can be easily operated and is simple to understand. The system includes the basic features of Bluetooth connectivity for phone calls and audio, voice commands, WiFi hotspot, 6 speaker sound system. The navigation system comes standard on C trim (available as an optional extra on lower trims) along with an Alpine 6-speaker sound system. Available is a 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.
6-speaker sound system
Alpine 6-speaker sound system
Available 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system
2015 Chrysler 300 Exterior
The exterior of the Chrysler 300 is quite simple and is a modern version of the previous generation 300. The exterior has many features based on the trims. The biggest difference is the wheels. The base gets 17” alloy wheels, the S gets 20” alloy wheels in black, the C gets 18” wheels and the Platinum gets 20” polished wheels. This variation is when the car comes with a rear-wheel-drive. With all wheels drive all the trims to get 19” wheels.
The rest of the car is similar across the trims, Limited getting body-color accents, and some chrome accents. The S gets black exterior accents and a dual-sport exhaust. The C trim gets chrome accents and the Platinum gets an extended range of chrome accents on the exterior. The headlights are automatic and the taillights are LED. Other exterior options are Xenon headlights and a panoramic roof.
Curb weight (lbs)
Ground Clearance (in)
The exterior is similar to the above cars in almost all dimensions, except the wheelbase of the Buick which is nearly 10 inches shorter in length than the Chrysler 300. The difference would come in the weight where the above sedans are within 200 pounds of each other, the lightest being the Buick and heaviest the Hyundai.
2015 Chrysler 300 Safety
The new Chrysler 300 has not yet completed its NHTSA crash testing. We expect good scores from the sedan. The IIHS has given it “good” scores in most of its tests and has scored one “marginal” and “acceptable” score, which does not allow it to get a top safety pick award. However, there are many safety features in the 300, and more can be added in the form of packages. Some of these safety features are:
Multiple airbag systems
Anti Lock brakes
Traction and stability control
Blind-spot warning system (optional)
Front and rear parking sensors (optional)
Front collision warning system (optional)
Automatic braking (optional)
Uconnect remote access system (optional)
2015 Chrysler 300 Final Verdict
The Chrysler 300 is a good buy in its segment. It comes with a good amount of space on the inside and a good amount of features which will make you feel comfortable irrespective of the trim you buy. There are good engines available and the optional all-wheel-drive system which will make you happy when you drive the car. We say it is a good balance of comfort, performance, and value for money making it a good choice when you are looking among full-size sedans.