The Chrysler 300 hasn’t received any major mechanical updates in more than a decade. Nevertheless, it remains one of the top large sedans in America. Many people love the Chrysler 300’s signature exterior styling and luxurious cabin. While a high-output version of this car is no longer offered, most drivers will find its performance to be more than satisfactory. Here are a few important facts to know about the 2021 Chrysler 300.
What’s New for 2021?
This year, Chrysler has reduced the 300’s lineup to only three trim levels. The 300 S also comes standard with last year’s optional Red S Appearance Package.
What Styles Does It Come In?
The 2021 Chrysler 300 is a full-size sedan. It’s designed to seat up to five people. While rear-wheel drive is standard, Chryslers offers an optional AWD system.
What Are the Available Trims?
Chrysler now offers the 300 in Touring, Touring L, and S trims. The entry-level 300 Touring is expected to be a popular choice. It comes standard with Chrysler’s excellent Uconnect infotainment system, which features an 8.0-inch color touchscreen with advanced smartphone support. Voice command technology enables you to verbally control the system. A 7.0-inch driver information display, an eight-way power driver’s seat, and HD Radio also come standard. Remote start is offered as an option.
The mid-level Touring L trim will appeal to drivers who desire more luxury. Nappa leather upholstery and heated front seats help set it apart. More options are also available on the 300 Touring L. Many people will be interested in the Comfort Group package, which brings front-seat ventilation and heated rear seats. An upgraded sound system and navigation can be added as well.
This year, the 300 S now sits atop the lineup. It’s the most fun-to-drive model. A performance-tuned suspension promotes sportier handling. Aside from the 300 S, no other trim offers an optional Hemi V8 engine. Sport seats are found on the inside.
For many people, the Chrysler 300’s cool exterior styling is their favorite feature. Very few cars have such a distinctive look. Short side windows and a wide stance help give the sedan a muscular appearance. Of course, everyone on the road will notice the 300’s unique front fascia. All trim levels receive dual exhaust finishers as standard equipment.
While the Touring and Touring L models are attractive, the 300 S model has a sleeker look. It features blacked-out styling cues and larger 20-inch Black Noise wheels. LED fog lights are available as well.
Chrysler’s standard Uconnect infotainment system is among the better units on the market. Many drivers love its uncomplicated design. When connecting your smartphone, all your apps will be easy to access. The upgraded version of Uconnect features built-in navigation. A subwoofer-equipped sound system is available for music fans who desire an extra thump.
The new 300 comes standard with Chrysler’s well-liked Pentastar V6 engine. A total output of 292 horsepower makes the 300 a satisfying daily-driver. Revising engine tuning enables the S model to squeeze out 300 horsepower. Folks who need more brawn will favor the S model’s optional Hemi V8 engine. It cranks out 363 horsepower, which results in noticeably stronger acceleration. Every trim uses a smooth-operating, eight-speed automatic transmission.
While the Chrysler 300 is a big automobile, it does a fine job of controlling its weight. Drivers should not have any complaints about this sedan’s road handling. However, a performance-tuned suspension does make the sporty 300 S feel more athletic. The car’s optional AWD system will prove to be an asset during bad weather.
Models equipped with a V6 engine are capable of returning an EPA-estimated 19 mpg town/30 mpg freeway. Opting for all-wheel drive lowers the car’s rating to 18 mpg town/27 mpg freeway. Meanwhile, the muscular V8 engine further reduces efficiency to 16 mpg town/25 mpg highway.
Quality & Comfort
The 2021 Chrysler 300 is designed to offer a lot of passenger room. Impressive seat comfort gives families more reason to enjoy the new 300. Interior quality is quite good for a car in this price class. Many automotive reviewers also applaud the 300 for its quiet nature.
This sedan received a four-star overall safety rating from the federal government. While no advanced safety technologies come standard, buyers have some worthwhile options to choose from. Blind-spot monitoring, forward collision braking, and lane keeping technology are all offered. The available adaptive cruise control system also does a good job of adjusting the sedan’s speed.
The 2021 Chrysler 300 is a great luxury car for the money. It ranks near the top of the segment in comfort and value. Before you spend the money on a more expensive European model, be sure to first test drive the new 300.
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