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The 2017 Chrysler 300 was marketed with a U.S. base price of $33,435. That car, the Chrysler 300 Limited, will be renamed for 2018 as the Touring L, CarsDirect reports, one notch above the 300 Touring. Meanwhile, the Chrysler 300C loses its standard V6 engine and is now sold exclusively with the 5.7-liter V8 and rear-wheel drive.
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The 2018 Chrysler 300, meanwhile, will now enjoy a base price of just $30,090, a $3,345 cut from 2017. CarsDirect says the 2018 300 Touring will still 18-inch alloys and the same standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6.
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2018 Chrysler 300 Fact Sheet

2018 Chrysler 300 Fact Sheet


September 1, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

The 2018 Chrysler 300 lineup delivers on the brand’s promise of iconic and elegant design executed with world-class performance, efficiency and quality – all at an attainable value. Offering class-exclusive innovations and advanced technology at the driver’s fingertips, the 300 lineup includes the Uconnect 4 system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, improved features and an award-winning interface. The TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission delivers up to 30 miles per gallon (mpg) highway fuel economy when paired with the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and comes standard on every model. Available on the Touring, Touring L, 300S and Limited is the segment’s most advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) system, which seamlessly engages at any speed to enable optimal traction and control based on conditions, driving style and road surface. Standard on the 300C and available on the 300S, the 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine with 363 horsepower is the most powerful V-8 engine in its class. With numerous style packages, striking design and sophisticated interiors, the Chrysler 300 is America’s big and bold sedan here to make a statement.

New for 2018

Chrysler repositions the 300 model lineup to Touring, Touring L, 300S, Limited and 300C to better align with the all-new Chrysler Pacifica
New entry-level Touring model offers cloth interior and 17-inch aluminum wheels
Limited model now offers 20-inch aluminum wheels
New Mocha leather interior option available on Limited and 300C models
2018 300C model comes standard with the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8, offering best-in-class V-8 horsepower and torque
New available options include:
Sport Appearance Package and Chrome Appearance Package on Touring
BeatsAudio and Alloy Package on the 300S
Harman Kardon premium audio system, navigation, power sunshade, dual-pane sunroof on the Limited
Harman Kardon premium audio system, navigation, power sunshade, dual-pane sunroof and Sun/Sound/Nav bundle on the 300C
New Green Metallic Clear Coat and Ocean Blue Metallic Clear Coat exterior paint options added to the lineup (late availability)


Highlights

Class-exclusive TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission is standard on every model, delivering best-in-class V-6 highway fuel economy, plus best-in-class V-6 and V-8 driving range
All Chrysler 300 V-6 models are available with the segment’s most technologically advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) system, which includes a segment-exclusive active transfer case and front-axle-disconnect system to improve real-world fuel economy. This advanced AWD system seamlessly transitions between rear-wheel drive (RWD) and AWD with no driver intervention to maximize fuel economy
Chrysler 300S offers more athletic and youthful appointments to the lineup thanks to a unique 300-horsepower Pentastar V-6 engine with paddle shifters and sport mode, performance suspension, blacked-out exterior accents, 20-inch Hyper Black wheels, leather-wrapped sport seats, exclusive Piano Black interior accents and available signature 10-speaker BeatsAudio system
As the pinnacle of the lineup, the 300C features model-exclusive Platinum Chrome finishes, 20-inch polished-aluminum wheels, sport mode with paddle shifters, available signature two-tone Indigo/Linen (Black and Mocha also available) interior environment with segment-exclusive deep-quilted and perforated Nappa leather seats and door panels, hand-sanded natural pore wood, French accent stitching and leather-wrapped steering wheel with unique chrome accent ring
Sport mode instantly transforms the personality and performance of the Chrysler 300S and 300C models by reducing shift times from approximately 400 milliseconds to 250 milliseconds, increased engine and throttle responsiveness, firmer steering feel and turns AWD “on” (if off) with AWD models for improved dynamics
For drivers who want even more performance from the 300C model, the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine with Fuel Saver Technology is standard for 2018, and delivers 363 horsepower, 394 lb.-ft. of torque, 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in less than 6 seconds and best-in-class V-8 driving range (EPA estimated 16 mpg city/25 mpg highway/19 combined)
Chrysler 300 offers a 360-degree perspective thanks to the SafetyTec Plus Group’s Full-speed Forward Collision Warning – Plus, Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus with Full Stop, Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist, Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection and more
For drivers who want more handling capability, a performance-tuned suspension with increased spring rates, performance-tuned steering and bushings, larger sway bars (with V-8 engine) and Goodyear Eagle F1 three-season tires is available on rear-wheel-drive Chrysler 300S models


Model Lineup
For 2018, the Chrysler 300 lineup consists of five models:


300 Touring (RWD/AWD)
300 Touring L (RWD/AWD)
300S (RWD/AWD)
300 Limited (RWD/AWD)
300C (RWD)


Exterior Colors

Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat
Bright White Clear Coat
Ceramic Gray Clear Coat
Gloss Black Clear Coat
Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat
Green Metallic Clear Coat (NEW) (late availability)
Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat
Ocean Blue Metallic Clear Coat (NEW) (late availability)
Redline Red Tri-coat Pearl
Velvet Red Pearl Coat


Interior Colors

Black
Black/Linen
Black/Caramel
Black/Smoke
Mocha (NEW)
Indigo/Linen

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Cool Chrysler 300 Named Most Wanted Vehicle

Chrysler 300 Named a 2018 Edmunds Most Wanted Vehicle
Award Honors the Most Popular Vehicles Among Car Buyers, According to Sales and Shopping Data


This recognition honors the most in-demand vehicles in 17 segments, based on sales, days-to-turn and shopper interest data on Edmunds
New for 2018, Chrysler offers an entry-level 300 Touring model and repositions the 300 lineup to Touring, Touring L, 300S, Limited and 300C to better align with the Chrysler Pacifica model lineup
All Chrysler 300 3.6-liter V-6 models are available with the segment’s most technologically advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) system, which includes a segment-exclusive active transfer case and front-axle-disconnect system to improve real-world fuel economy and seamlessly transitions between rear-wheel drive (RWD) and AWD with no driver intervention
Offering class-exclusive innovations and advanced technology at the driver’s fingertips, the entire 300 lineup includes the Uconnect 4 system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, improved features and an award-winning interface


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The Chrysler 300 is the winner of the Large Car segment in Edmunds’ Most Wanted awards. This recognition honors the most in-demand vehicles based on sales, days-to-turn and shopper interest data on Edmunds.

“Bold and aggressive, the Chrysler 300 stands out in a class of largely look-alike sedans, and its originality makes it one of the most popular large cars on the market,” said Jessica Caldwell, executive director of industry analysis, Edmunds.

The 2018 Edmunds Most Wanted Award winner for each of the 17 segments was determined by analyzing data from the first nine months of 2017 for all models on sale during that period. For each segment, Edmunds identified which models had the highest levels of two types of shopper consideration based on Edmunds site activity, the highest sales and the lowest average days-to-turn. The rankings for each of these data sets were weighted equally to determine the winners in each segment.

For 2018, the Chrysler 300 lineup delivers on the brand’s promise of iconic and elegant design executed with world-class performance, efficiency and quality – all at an attainable value. Offering class-exclusive innovations and advanced technology at the driver’s fingertips, the 300 lineup includes the Uconnect 4 system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, improved features and an award-winning interface.

The Chrysler 300’s standard TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission delivers up to 30 miles per gallon (mpg) highway fuel economy when paired with the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6.

Available on the Touring, Touring L, 300S and Limited is the segment’s most advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) system, which seamlessly engages at any speed to enable optimal traction and control based on conditions, driving style and road surface.

Standard on the 300C and available on the 300S, the 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine with 363 horsepower is the most powerful V-8 engine in its class. With numerous style packages, striking design and sophisticated interiors, the Chrysler 300 is America’s big and bold sedan here to make a statement.

About Edmunds.com

Edmunds is the leading car information and shopping platform, helping millions of visitors each month find their perfect car. With products like Edmunds Your Price, Your Lease and Used+, shoppers can buy smarter with instant, upfront prices for cars and trucks currently for sale at more than 13,000 dealer franchises across the U.S. Edmunds’ in-house team of unbiased car shopping experts provide industry-leading vehicle reviews and shopping tips, as well as welcome all car-shopping questions to the free Shopper Advice line at 1-855-782-4711, via email at [email protected], via text at ED411 and on Twitter and Facebook. The company is regarded as one of America's best workplaces by Fortune and Great Places to Work. Edmunds is based in Santa Monica, Calif. and has a satellite office in downtown Detroit, Michigan.

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2018 Chrysler 300 Review

2018 Chrysler 300 Review

Jan 31, 2018



Here’s a controversial opinion: The 2018 Chrysler 300 is one of the best American luxury sedans out there.


FAST FACTS

Engine: 3.6-liter V6/5.7L V8

Output: 292 hp, 260 lb-ft of torque

Transmission: 8-speed auto

US Fuel Economy (MPG/RWD): 19 city, 30 hwy, 23 combined

CAN Fuel Economy (L/100 km): 12.4 city, 7,8 hwy, 10.3 combined

US Price: Starts at $30,090

CAN Price: Starts at $43,040

(All pricing includes destination)



The qualities that define an American luxury sedan should be very different from the qualities of a good European, Asian, or even Scandinavian luxury sedan. Luxury means different things depending on where a car originates, and American luxury sedans must have two things: Road presence and comfortable, smooth cruising.

German luxury sedans would add sharp driving dynamics to the mix (BMW, Mercedes, and Audi), British luxury is all about quiet excess and tradition (think Bentley and Rolls-Royce), and Swedish luxury is minimalist, high tech, and restrained (Volvo).

And in this way, the Chrysler 300 is as American as meat and potatoes.
American-Sized Style

The 300’s American-sized bigness gives it incredible road presence. There’s no getting around the fact that this is an old car, but it is still one of the best-looking sedans out there. The designers of this sedan did a brilliant job giving this car a classic, bold American style that has timeless good looks — it’s old, but it has aged extremely gracefully with minimal updates. There isn’t a traditional three-box sedan out there with this much road presence and the 300’s boxy lines and imposing stance are instantly attention-grabbing without trying too hard. Tasteful details, a unique light signature, and massive wheels all help give this sedan a lot of swagger.




What About Driving Dynamics?

Believe it or not, good driving dynamics aren’t a hallmark of the traditional American luxury sedan. The Cadillac CT6 is a fantastic luxury sedan that’s refined, high-tech, and drives like a dream. It takes a very German approach to luxury but ends up falling short when it comes to its Teutonic competition — it’s good at driving and luxury, but it isn’t amazing at both.

The Chrysler 300, on the other hand, doesn’t compete with cars like the CT6, but it’s unabashedly American and takes corner carving driving dynamics out of the equation, making it able to focus on what it does best, which is cruise comfortably. It’s a huge mistake to think that every driver out there wants to pretend they’re a race car driver and dive into every apex with the ferocity of a hungry predator. Some people just want to cruise and be comfortable — and Chrysler understands this.




I typically have a very heavy foot and I appreciate manual, rear-drive sports cars like any enthusiast would, but when driving this big sedan, I have no desire to speed. I enjoy the relaxed driving of the 300 because it suits the car’s personality. It’s laid back. It makes me feel too chill to be in a hurry.

The Chrysler 300 comes with a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V6 that gets the heavy sedan going confidently enough, but you can also opt for a big 5.7-liter HEMI V8 if you wanted a bit more growl and passing speed. Still, with its huge weight, relaxed suspension, and somewhat blunt steering, this car is not made for corners, and that’s perfectly OK. The steering is heavy enough to keep centered in a lane easily but light enough that parking it isn’t hard work.

What you want in a car like this is smooth cruising and the 300 glides over rough roads, although our 300 S model with slightly increased power output has a sportier suspension setup that takes some of that floatiness away. The S isn’t fooling anyone; this isn’t a sporty car, so why even bother? Just get the base 300 because it’s more comfortable, which is what this car is all about.

Comfy Interior

Like its big American exterior, the 300 is equally big inside and made for larger people. The huge seats easily hold a stereotypical “American sized” person, but for a person with a smaller frame like me, the setup makes the driving position slightly awkward — the seats are massive and the seat back has a shape that isn’t natural for a smaller person. It always feels like I’m leaning back no matter how upright the seat is, but larger folks won’t have this problem. The wheel is also very meaty, but perhaps a bit too chunky for my smaller hands.



One big improvement is that Chrysler got rid of the terrible joystick-like electronic gear selector and instead opted for a user-friendly rotary gear selector knob, which also opens up space on the center console. There is a slot next to the rotary dial that’s supposedly for a phone, but it’s pretty useless, as most phones are way too big to fit.

The UConnect infotainment system, which is available with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, is one of the best systems in the industry and is attractive, responsive, and incredibly user-friendly with simple menu structures, and intuitive controls – everything from pairing a phone via Bluetooth, to entering a destination in the navigation, to finding a radio station is so straightforward a child could do it. It is slightly annoying to have to access stuff like the heated seats and steering wheel through the touchscreen when there should be a physical button for it, but the system is smart because it usually turns those on automatically if they were on when you turned off the car.

Otherwise, the 300’s interior has very luxurious leanings. The materials aren’t cheap, there isn’t a whole lot of hard plastic, the fit and finish are decent, and the design is clean. The seats are available in two-tone leather and with quilting, and the car is available with all the tech and driver assistants you could want.

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The Verdict: 2018 Chrysler 300 Review



The Chrysler 300 is old-school in the best way and there’s nothing else like it on the market right now — there’s no other car that has so much swagger and yet makes its driver feel so chill — and it’s also somewhat of a bargain. The naturally aspirated, big-bodied cruiser is a dying breed of car, but one that has defined American luxury for decades. When time leaves this stylish and comfy sedan behind, it will be a sad day indeed.

LOVE IT

So much style and swagger
UConnect
Comfortable cruising

LEAVE IT

Awkward seating for smaller folks

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