Chrysler 300 2021
Chrysler’s big sedans are quickly disappearing from dealer showrooms , but the 2021 Chrysler 300 is one big four -door that keeps holding. It goes back to a time when big displacement American sedans ruled the road. And when you put it next to its more modern competitors , you can really start to see its age. Buyers can choose from a V-6 or V-8 engine, the latter of which is very powerful but consumes fuel like a truck. Inside, the 300 offers a spacious cabin that sleeps four adults. Alternatively, the wide seat in the back easily accommodates three children. While it would be an exaggeration to call it a sports sedan, the 300 offers a bit of driving excitement, and unless you go with the sportier 300S, you can drive with ease.
Chrysler has discontinued the limited and upscale 300C models for 2021, leaving only the Touring, Touring L and 300S models. The Touring L and 300S receive some new standard equipment, such as front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.
Chrysler also made the standard Red S Appearance package on the 300S this year. It includes a gloss black livery, unique 20-inch wheels and special badges. The Comfort Group package is now available on the two top models and offers leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, electric tilt and telescopic steering column and more comfort features. The Popular Equipment package adds built-in navigation, SiriusXM satellite radio, and nine-speaker stereo with a subwoofer.
We recommend the mid-range Touring L, which packs plenty of luxury and comfort features at an affordable price. It comes with a standard 3.6L V-6 engine and can be rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. We’ve also been ending up with the Comfort Group package mentioned above because we believe large sedans should offer a certain level of luxury. If you want a V-8, you’ll have to upgrade to the more expensive 300S, which adds stiffer suspension and, in turn, a harsher ride. Shoppers should also note the V-8’s thirst for fuel.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance Chrysler
In the larger segment, the Chrysler 300 is unusual in its rear-wheel drive design and available 363-hp Hemi V-8 engine. All-wheel drive is optional but only with the standard 3.6-liter V-6 making 292 horsepower. In our tests, the rear-wheel drive 300S in a V-6 sprinted to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds; This is slow for this class but still reasonably well.
A V-8 rear-wheel drive driver achieved a brisk 5.3 seconds in the same test in 2015. The 300 isn’t a poorly-handled car for its size. The helmet isn’t the most chatty, but the body roll is well controlled, and the chassis is ready to play – as long as you’re not overly aggressive. Tougher suspension and 20-inch wheels on the 300S make this particular model a bit tricky, which seems far from the task of a semi-luxury 300. If you’re looking for something comfortable in the market, stick with Touring L.
Chrysler fuel economy
With a 3.6-liter V-6 under the hood, the 300 is a bit lower than its competitors when it comes to fuel economy. Other competitors – such as the Nissan Maxima – are simply more efficient. The 300 matches the combined EPA rating of 30 mpg in our real-world testing, but the Toyota Avalon fared much better, beating Chrysler by 4 mpg. Order the Hemi’s 5.7-liter V-8 and this four-door is quite gas-guzzler, averaging 19 mpg combined on the EPA standard.
Interior, comfort and cargo
Offer 300 for beginners is a wander . It comes with fabric seats and a few amenities. Touring L and 300S models have more features, including power-adjustable front seats with heated and adjustable lumbar support, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather seats, and illuminated front and rear cup holders. Heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats,
A heated steering wheel, and a power-adjustable steering wheel are optional on all models except the base model. Chrysler uses soft-touch rubberized plastic with a grain-leather pattern to cover the dashboard and upper door panels of all 300. The feel of the feel is nice but feels artificial. The interior design is outdated and not graceful. The Kia Cadenza simply beats the 300 in this area. 300, like every car in this segment, managed to fit six portable boxes inside the trunk. With the rear seats folded, it swallows up another 10. These seats can be split 60/40, but they don’t fold completely flat.
Information, entertainment and contact Chrysler
We appreciate the Chrysler Uconnect infotainment system for its ease of use, intuitive menu layout, and fast performance. The standard 8.4-inch touchscreen of the 300 will also feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto interfaces. SiriusXM satellite radio is also offered with a one-year trial period, and navigation within the dashboard is optional.
Safety and driver assistance features
The choppy performance in the 300 crash tests is cause for concern. Chrysler’s driver assistance equipment, bundled with the SafetyTec Plus package, is available for all but the base model. Key safety features include:
Automatic emergency braking available
Available adaptive cruise control
Help is available to keep track
Price as tested: $39,655 (Base price: $36,770)
Engine type: DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, port fuel injection
Displacement: 220 cu in, 3605 cc
Power: 300 hp @ 6350 rpm
Torque: 264 lb-ft at 4800 rpm
Transmission: 8-speed automatic transmission with manual transmission mode
Wheelbase: 120.2 in
Length: 198.6 inches
Width: 75.0 Height: 58.7 inches
Passenger volume: 102 cubic feet
Trunk volume: 16 cubic feet
Empty vehicle weight: 4,089 lbs
C/D Test Results:
0 to 60 mph: 6.3 seconds
0 to 100 mph: 16.1 seconds
From zero to 130 mph: 34.0 seconds
Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 6.6 seconds
Top speed, 30-50 mph: 3.8 seconds
Top speed, 50-70 mph: 4.9 seconds
Standing ¼ mile: 15.0 seconds @ 96 mph
Top speed (limited governor): 131 mph
Braking, 70 to 0 mph: 175 ft
Road, glide skateboard 300 feet: 0.88g
Combined EPA/city/highway: 23/19/30 mpg
C/D observed: 23 mpg
Note C/D driving on the highway at 75 mph: 30 mpg
Observed C/D motorway range: 550 miles