2016 Chrysler 300

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Updated on: April 5, 2021

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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.

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Pros

Available V8 engine

Comfortable interiors

Good infotainment system

Available All-wheel-drive system 

Cons

Options are pricey 

What's New?

Carries forward everything from the 2015 model. 


Car Rating

7.9

based on 58 ratings


8.3/10 Features
8.2/10 Interiors
8.3/10 Design
8.2/10 Safety
8.0/10 Reliability
8.3/10 Deal Value
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WG

William P. Griggs

2016 Chrysler 300

S 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

5

User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 19, 2021

Not so sporty?

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.

7/10
Features
6/10
Interior
7/10
Design
7/10
Safety
6/10
Reliability
6/10
Deal Value
8/10
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GC

George J. Collins

2016 Chrysler 300

Limited 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

6

User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 19, 2021

Premium at a cost.

Pros - Powerful engine,premuim cabin, comfortable rear seats

Cons - Not the most reliable car out there.

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.

8/10
Features
7/10
Interior
7/10
Design
7/10
Safety
6/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
6/10
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ML

Marion M. Lisle

2016 Chrysler 300

Alloy 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 24, 2021

2016 Chrysler 300

Pros - Bold, American design. Strong yet fuel-efficient powertrain. Premium interiors.

Cons - Suspension noise. Less room in the rear.

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!

7/10
Features
7/10
Interior
9/10
Design
8/10
Safety
5/10
Reliability
6/10
Deal Value
9/10
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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$32260

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

155 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

220

horsepower

292 hp @ 6350 rpm

torque

260 lb.-ft. @ 4800 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front short and long arm suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

120.2 in.

length

198.6 in.

width

75 in.

height

58.4 in.

curb weight

4029 lbs.

ground clearance

4.7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

106.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

16.3 cu ft.

maximum towing capacity

1000

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.3 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

13.9

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/23/31 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes



Trims

Limited $32,260 onwards

292 hp @ 6350 rpm | 3.6 L | V-6 | Regular unleaded

  • 18" Polished Aluminum Wheels
  • 2 - 1st Row LCD Monitor
  • ABS and driveline Traction Control
  • Driver and Front Passenger Heated-Cushion, Seatback
  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • Front Air Conditioning, Dual Zone Automatic
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Keyfob (all doors) Remote Keyless Entry
  • Leather Seat trim
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, Seek-Scan Radio

Anniversary Package $35,255 onwards

292 hp @ 6350 rpm | 3.6 L | V-6 | Regular unleaded

S $35,595 onwards

300 hp @ 6350 rpm | 3.6 L | V-6 | Regular unleaded

  • 20" Painted Aluminum Wheels
  • Front Fog/Driving Lights

Alloy $36,090 onwards

300 hp @ 6350 rpm | 3.6 L | V-6 | Regular unleaded

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Colors and Styles

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

8.5

Engine And Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

8.5

Safety

7.5

Competition

6.8

7.8

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.8

Overall Rating


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. 

2016 Chrysler 300 Sedan Front View
2016 Chrysler 300 Sedan Rear View

8.5/10
Pricing and Features

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

8.5/10
Exterior

7.5/10
Safety


2016 Chrysler 300 Pricing and Features

8.5/10

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. 

Trim

Limited 

S

C

C Platinum

MSRP

$33,355

$36,390

$39,650

$43,785

Key Features

17” black alloy wheels

Adds to the Limited trim

Adds to the Limited trim

Adds to the 300 C trim

 

Heated mirrors

20” alloy wheels in black

18/19 inch alloy wheels (RWD/AWD)

20” wheels

 

Rearview camera

Sport-tuned suspension

Comfort tuned suspension

Touring tuned suspension

 

Dual Zone automatic climate control

Sports steering calibration

Leather and wood trim steering wheel

Power-adjustable pedals

 

8.4-inch touchscreen

LED fog lights

Dual-pane sunroof

Heated and cooled front cupholders

 

Leather upholstery

Dual sport exhaust

LED cabin lighting

Premium leather upholstery

 

Power-adjustable seats

Optional performance suspension

Heated and ventilated front seats

 

We recommend

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

8.0/10

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.

2016 Chrysler 300 Sedan Engine Bay

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.

Model

Chrysler 300

Dodge Charger

Nissan Maxima

Buick LaCrosse

MSRP

$33,355

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Engine 

3.6 liter V6

3.6 liter V6

3.5 liter V6

3.6 liter V6

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

CVT

6-speed automatic

Power

300hp@6350rpm

292hp@6350rpm

300hp@6400rpm

304hp@6800rpm

Torque

264lb-ft@4800rpm

260lb-ft@4800rpm

261lb-ft@4400rpm

264lb-ft@5300rpm

0-60mph (sec)

6.3

6.3

5.7

6.6

Quarter-mile (sec)

14.8

14.7

14.2

15.1

Top Speed (mph)

155

155

135

155

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

6.0/10

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. 

Model

Chrysler 300

Dodge Charger

Nissan Maxima

Buick LaCrosse

MPG (city)

19

19

22

18

MPG (Highway)

31

31

30

28

MPG (Combined)

23

23

25

21

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

19.1

18.5

18

18.5

Range (city/highway/combined)

363/592/439

352/574/425

396/540/450

333/518/388

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

9.0/10

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.

2016 Chrysler 300 Dashboard

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. 

Model

Chrysler 300

Dodge Charger

Nissan Maxima

Buick LaCrosse

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Legroom)

38.6/59.5/41.8

38.6/59.5/41.8

39.4/56.7/45

38/57.4/41.7

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Legroom)

37.9/57.7/40.1

37.9/57.9/40.1

36.7/55.7/34.2

37.3/56.0/40.5

Cargo Capacity

16.3

16.5

14.3

13.3

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
  • Leather upholstery
  • 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.

2016 Chrysler 300 Infotainment System 

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- 

  • 8.4-inch touchscreen
  • SD card slots
  • USB ports
  • Auxiliary input jacks
  • SiriusXM satellite radio & real-time traffic display
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • 10-speaker Beats sound system
2016 Chrysler 300 Sedan Interior
2016 Chrysler 300 Sedan Interior
2016 Chrysler 300 Sedan Interior
2016 Chrysler 300 Sedan Interior
2016 Chrysler 300 Sedan Interior
2016 Chrysler 300 Sedan Interior

2016 Chrysler 300 Exterior

8.5/10

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. 

2016 Chrysler 300 Three Quarter Front View

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.

Model

Chrysler 300

Dodge Charger

Nissan Maxima

Buick LaCrosse

Curb weight (lbs)

4029

3966

3471

3895

Length (in.)

198.6

198.4

192.8

196.9

width (in.)

75

75

73.2

73.1

height (in.)

58.7

58.2

56.6

59.2

Ground Clearance (in)

5.0

4.9

Wheelbase (in.)

120.2

120.2

109.3

111.7

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.

  • Black grille 
  • Chrome exterior accents
  • 20” black wheels
  • 20” polished wheels (C platinum trim)
  • BSW performance tires
  • 19” wheels with AWD
2016 Chrysler 300 Sedan Exterior
2016 Chrysler 300 Sedan Exterior
2016 Chrysler 300 Sedan Exterior
2016 Chrysler 300 Sedan Exterior
2016 Chrysler 300 Sedan Exterior
2016 Chrysler 300 Sedan Exterior
2016 Chrysler 300 Sedan Exterior
2016 Chrysler 300 Sedan Exterior

2016 Chrysler 300 Safety

7.5/10

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.

2016 Chrysler 300 Sedan Crash Test

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
  • Brake assist
  • Uconnect Access Emergency SOS
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Rear-view camera 
  • 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. 

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2016 Nissan Maxima
8.4/10
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8.1/10

Used Chrysler 300 for Sale

Car Name Deals Starting Price Number of Listings
2021 Chrysler 300 0 $27,998 10 Listings
2020 Chrysler 300 18 $19,497 516 Listings
2019 Chrysler 300 103 $15,166 1258 Listings
2018 Chrysler 300 3 $16,000 55 Listings
2017 Chrysler 300 37 $9,499 513 Listings
2016 Chrysler 300 23 $7,795 454 Listings
2015 Chrysler 300 30 $6,900 424 Listings
2014 Chrysler 300 66 $5,699 580 Listings
2013 Chrysler 300 46 $2,500 336 Listings
2012 Chrysler 300 50 $5,495 354 Listings
2011 Chrysler 300 19 $2,995 127 Listings

Top User Reviews

5

User Overall Rating

Not so sporty?

Wrong choise for a sporty sedan!

by William P. Griggs

6

User Overall Rating

Premium at a cost.

The expense on this car doesn't stop with the purchase!

by George J. Collins

7

User Overall Rating

2016 Chrysler 300

A fair option to the Mercs and BMWs.

by Marion M. Lisle

7

User Overall Rating

Old, not gold!

High time to get a major overhaul!

by Josefina R. Shumway

7

User Overall Rating

The wannabe luxury alternative

The Chrysler 300 is far from being as established one in the segment.

by Marc K. Munoz

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