The 2023 mannequin 12 months is the final for the well-worn Chrysler 300 full-size sedan. This newest model, launched in its present type in 2011, is properly into its golden years however nonetheless spry. Its acquainted form nonetheless provides off a bad-ass vibe and its inside is sort of roomy. While it’s not as fuel-efficient nor as well-equipped as its opponents it’s nonetheless an affordable possibility for these in the market for a full-size sedan—a phase that will get smaller and smaller every year. The tried and true Pentastar V6 stays the usual engine, and fashions geared up with it may be configured with rear- or all-wheel drive whereas the 2 accessible V-8 engines can solely be had with rear-drive. But there’s one final bit of excellent information for the geriatric Chrysler sedan in its last tour: it will get a shot of adrenaline within the type of a strong 300C efficiency mannequin.

What’s New for 2023?

For its final mannequin 12 months, the massive Chrysler four-door sees the re-introduction of the 300C, which options the identical muscular 6.4-liter V-8 that’s lengthy been accessible in Dodge Challengers and Chargers. It’s rated at 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of twist. Chrysler says the larger powerplant will allow probably the most muscular 300 to dash to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds. We’ll know if that’s a strong declare after we take one to our take a look at observe. Other enhancements to the 300C embody a refined inside with carbon fiber accents, Brembo brakes, and adaptive suspension – just like the {hardware} discovered on Dodge Charger and Challenger Scat Pack fashions – and a brand new tri-color badge unique to the 300C. Otherwise, the Chrysler 300 is will stay largely unchanged.

Pricing and Which One to Buy

We’d advocate the midrange Touring L mannequin, which bundles loads of luxurious and comfort options at an affordable worth. It comes with the usual 3.6-liter V-6 and might be had with rear- or all-wheel drive. We’d additionally spring for the aforementioned Comfort Group package deal as a result of we predict giant sedans ought to present a sure stage of plushness. If you need the V-8, you may need to improve to the dearer 300S, which provides a firmer suspension. Shoppers also needs to pay attention to the V-8’s thirst for gas. We’ve but to pattern the range-topping 300C, which is $21,000 greater than a base touring mannequin, so we are able to’t say whether or not we’d splurge for it or not—however given our penchant for efficiency we suspect that we’ll discover it compelling.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

In the large-car phase, the Chrysler 300 is uncommon for its rear-wheel-drive structure and its accessible Hemi V-8 engines. All-wheel drive is non-compulsory however solely with the usual 292-hp 3.6-liter V-6 engine. In our testing, a rear-wheel-drive V-6-powered 300S hustled to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds

; that is gradual for this class however nonetheless fairly sprightly. A V-8-powered rear-driver netted a snappy 5.3-second result in the identical take a look at approach again in 2015. The 300 is just not a bad-handling automotive for its dimension. The helm is not probably the most talkative, however physique roll is properly managed, and the chassis is keen to play—so long as you do not get overly aggressive. The stiffer suspension and 20-inch wheels on the 300S make that exact mannequin journey a bit tough, which appears out of step with the 300’s near-luxury mission. If you are available in the market for one thing comfortable, stick to the Touring or Touring L.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

Fuel financial system rankings for the 2023 Chrysler 300 usually are not but accessible, and we’ve but to guage its real-world mpg on our 75-mph freeway gas financial system route, which is a part of our extensive testing regimen. In earlier testing, we discovered that the 300 falls a bit wanting its rivals in the case of gas financial system. Other opponents—such because the Nissan Maxima and the Volkswagen Arteon—are extra environment friendly. Beyond that, the 5.7-liter and newly accessible 6.4-liter Hemi V8 are way more hungry for gasoline. For extra details about the 300’s gas financial system, go to the EPA’s website.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

The 300’s entry-level providing is the Touring. It comes with material seats and few facilities. The fancier Touring L and 300S fashions boast extra options, together with power-adjustable entrance seats with warmth and adjustable lumbar help, dual-zone automated local weather management, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-based seats, and illuminated entrance and rear cupholders. Heated and ventilated entrance seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and a power-adjustable steering wheel are non-compulsory on all however the base mannequin. The new 300C mannequin presents additional refinement courtesy of Black Laguna leather-based seats, a typical 19-speaker Harmon Kardon audio system, and inside carbon fiber accenting.

Chrysler makes use of soft-touch rubberized plastic with a leather-grain sample to cowl the dashboard and higher door panels of each 300. The texture feels good however seems to be synthetic. The inside design is growing older, and not gracefully. The 300, like nearly each automotive on this phase, manages to suit six carry-on containers within the trunk. With the rear seats folded, it swallowed one other 10. Those seats might be break up in a 60/40 association, however they do not fold fully flat.

Infotainment and Connectivity

We admire Chrysler’s Uconnect infotainment system for its ease of use, intuitive menu structure, and snappy efficiency. The 300’s normal 8.4-inch touchscreen show will even present the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto interfaces. SiriusXM satellite tv for pc radio can also be provided with a one-year trial interval, and in-dash navigation is non-compulsory.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

Chrysler’s driver-assistance gear, bundled within the SafetyTec Plus package deal, is on the market for all however the base mannequin. For extra details about the 300’s crash-test outcomes, go to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) web sites. Key security options embody:

  • Available automated emergency braking
  • Available adaptive cruise management
  • Available lane-keeping help

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

Chrysler’s guarantee protection for the 300 is nothing particular. Some rivals provide comparable packages, however the standout winner right here is the Kia Cadenza, with as much as 10 years or 100,000 miles of protection.

  • Limited guarantee covers three years or 36,000 miles
  • Powertrain guarantee covers 5 years or 60,000 miles
  • No complimentary scheduled upkeep


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