The 2016 Chrysler 300 is a comfort creature car. It has plenty of premium features which we would say you can find in a luxury German sedan without the massive price tag associated with it. The power comes from a 3.7 liter V6, and if that is not enough (for you), there is the 5.7 liter Hemi V8 engine which makes more power. There are also two drivetrain options for the car for you to choose from.
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.
The expense on this car doesn't stop with the purchase! The 300 is certainly a good car to look at and resembles some high end luxury cars in its over silhoutee. This was one of the main reasons that attracted me towards this car. I loved the stance and the squared off body work that lends it the premium looks. The cabin is also feels pretty luxurious for the price. I was starting to love the car more on eaach passing day I use it. Unfortunately, just after five months of purchase, the power seats where not working and it was something that was fixed rather quickly with the change fo a fuse. But right after three weeks from this incident my car was overheating as it had a ruptured coolant line.Fixing something broken has now become a routine in the ownership of the 300, something which is turning out to be quite a headache. Did not get the best service experince I would have wanted. Always kept coming back to fix something or the other.
A fair option to the Mercs and BMWs. I got this Chrysler sedan about 10 months ago for a fair deal. With the 300 sedan known for its well-refined ride quality and quiet interior, I too expected the same out of my 300. But within three weeks of driving, I started noticing a lot of creaking and thumps over speed bumps and broken roads. Fixing the issue caused a hefty bill to pay off. The car has been fine ever since. However, I do wish if the rear seats could have been a little more accomodating allowing me to relax in the rear over long distances. I was skeptical of buying a sedan off a multibrand sales outlet at first. However, the entire buyout of my 300 changed my perception. They are really sweet, experienced folks in the buisness. Great place for used cars in Charleston!
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Pricing And Features
Engine And Performance
Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide
On the inside, everything is comfortable, we wouldn’t say fancy but is a nice place to be in. There is leather upholstery which gets better as you go up in the trims and the seats are power-adjustable even on its base trim. The infotainment system is big and best on offer currently by Chrysler and comes with many safety features. Chrysler priced this at a starting MSRP of $33,355.
8.5/10 Pricing and Features
8.0/10 Engine and Performance
6.0/10 Fuel Economy
2016 Chrysler 300 Pricing and Features
The Chrysler 300 comes with the options of 4 trims - limited, S, C, C Platinum. All the trims are powered by a 3.6 liter V6 making 300hp and 264 lb-ft of torque. There is an optional 5.7 liter Hemi engine too. There are also two drivetrain options with rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel drive. With many optional extras available on all trims, the car can be customized to your liking. The 300 starts at an MSRP of $33,355.
17” black alloy wheels
Adds to the Limited trim
Adds to the Limited trim
Adds to the 300 C trim
20” alloy wheels in black
18/19 inch alloy wheels (RWD/AWD)
Comfort tuned suspension
Touring tuned suspension
Dual Zone automatic climate control
Sports steering calibration
Leather and wood trim steering wheel
LED fog lights
Heated and cooled front cupholders
Dual sport exhaust
LED cabin lighting
Premium leather upholstery
Optional performance suspension
Heated and ventilated front seats
We recommend buying the 300 S, it comes with all the basics plus you get better wheels as standard and even sports tuning on the suspension and sharper steering, not to mention the dual sports exhaust which will make everything sound better. We wouldn’t recommend the 5.7 liters Hemi because the base engine is plenty and would say to opt for the AWD system to get a better driving experience.
2016 Chrysler 300 Engine and Performance
The Chrysler 300 is powered by a 3.6 Liter V6 making 300 hp and 264-foot pounds of torque. The engine is paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission, which in its base configuration will direct all the power to the rear wheels. There is the option of changing the drivetrain and getting an all-wheel drive, it is available on all the trims. There is the option of a 5.7 liter Hemi which makes 363 hp and 394 lb-ft of torque and is available on all trims except for the base trim.
In the performance tests, the Chrysler 300 does the 0 to 60 sprint in 6.3 seconds. It will do the standing quarter-mile and 14.8 seconds, and then it will continue to do its top speed of 155 mph. When equipped with all-wheel drive, the Chrysler 300 does the 0 to 60 sprint in 6.4 seconds and the standing quarter-mile and 14.6 seconds.
3.6 liter V6
3.6 liter V6
3.5 liter V6
3.6 liter V6
Top Speed (mph)
The most powerful of the above course is the Buick lacrosse making 304 hp. Following this is the Chrysler 300 and the Nissan Maxima, both making 300 hp, and then comes the Dodge Charger which makes 292 hp. When comparing the performance, the fastest 0 to 60 is set by the Nissan Maxima as well as the fastest quarter-mile. The Chrysler 300 is behind by half a second.
2016 Chrysler 300 Fuel Economy
The Chrysler 300 provides 19 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, and a combined mpg of 23. Chrysler equips the 300 sedan with a 19.1-gallon fuel tank, 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 18 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highway, and a combined mpg of 21. This in turn also reduces the range offered by the Chrysler 300.
Fuel Capacity (gallons)
The most range is offered by the Nissan Maxima with a combined range of 450 miles. Following this is the Chrysler 300 with a combined range of 439 miles, the Dodge Charger with a combined range of 425 miles, and then, in the end, comes the Buick LaCrosse with 388 miles. When comparing the combined mileage, Nissan leads the race with 25 mpg.
2016 Chrysler 300 Interior
The interior of the Chrysler 300 can seat five occupants comfortably across the two rows. The front seats are sports bucket seats along with a 12-way power adjustable driver seat. The front passenger seat and driver seat, both also have the feature of 4-way lumbar support. As you go higher up in the trims, heated and ventilated front seats are fitted as standard. Also, dual-zone front row automatic air conditioning comes as standard across all trims.
The interior upholstery features leather upholstery on the seats. As we go higher on the trims, leather is featured on all surfaces including the door inserts. The leather also gets upgraded in the higher trims featuring perforated inserts in the seats. Genuine wood can be seen on interior surfaces. The trunk volume is 16.3 cu.ft. and the rear seats do fold down to increase the volume of the seats.
Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Legroom)
Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Legroom)
The best front legroom is offered by the Nissan Maxima of 45 inches. Then comes the Chrysler 300 and the Dodge Charger, both offering 41.8 inches. And then comes the Buick LaCrosse, offering 41.7 inches of front legroom. In the rear, the most is offered by Buick LaCrosse, then comes the Chrysler 300 offering half an inch less. In terms of trunk volume, the Dodge Charger offers the most followed by the Chrysler 300. Few key interior features include-
12-way power-adjustable seats
Available heated and ventilated seats
Genuine wood interior surfaces (C Platinum trim)
Dual-zone Climate control
How intuitive is the Infotainment unit of the 2016 Chrysler 300?
The Chrysler 300 has an 8.4-inch touchscreen operating on the Uconnect system, which is developed in-house by Fiat Chrysler Association. The system has all the basics, which include SD card slots, USB ports, auxiliary input jacks, and Bluetooth connectivity.
It also includes navigation on the higher trims, SiriusXM satellite radio (subscription will be required for this), and SiriusXM Real-Time Traffic display. There is also a 10 speaker Beats sound system on the base trim. The higher trims getting 6 Boston Acoustics Performance Speakers. Major infotainment features include-
SD card slots
Auxiliary input jacks
SiriusXM satellite radio & real-time traffic display
10-speaker Beats sound system
2016 Chrysler 300 Exterior
The Chrysler 300 comes with a simple exterior and is a sharper version of the previous generation and shares a lot of its structure with the Dodge Charger. The Chrysler comes with a black grille with chrome surrounds, and chrome highlights all across the car. There is the option to get black accents throughout the car too.
The major difference across the trims are the wheels. All the wheels are 20-inch wheels, and depending on the trim, the base finish is determined, eg - the base trim comes with black wheels, whereas the Platinum trim comes with polished wheels. There are also a few designs available to choose from, and the wheels are wrapped with BSW performance tires.
Curb weight (lbs)
Ground Clearance (in)
The Nissan Maxima is about 6 inches shorter than the rest of the competition, this is something that you generally would not notice, but the wheelbase has a big difference, with the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger getting 120 in wheelbase and the Buick and Nissan having a wheelbase nearly 10” shorter. The next big difference is the weight, where the Chrysler 300 is the heaviest of the above cars.
Chrome exterior accents
20” black wheels
20” polished wheels (C platinum trim)
BSW performance tires
19” wheels with AWD
2016 Chrysler 300 Safety
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given the Chrysler 300 a 4-star safety rating out of a possible 5 for both its rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive variants.
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety has given the Chrysler 300 good scores in most of its tests but has failed to get a Top Safety Pick award. Some of its safety features include:
Electronic stability control
ABS and traction control
Uconnect Access Emergency SOS
Tire pressure monitoring system
Forward collision warning (optional)
Blind-spot monitoring system (optional)
2016 Chrysler 300 Final Verdict
The Chrysler 300 is a good car. It comes with a good set of powertrains and drivetrains and performs well. The interior is a good place to be, even though it is not fancy but it is comfortable and well laid out and comes with the best technology Chrysler has to offer, making this car a good car to buy.