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Running footage and beauty shots of the 2020 Chrysler 300C.
 

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Running footage and beauty shots of the 2020 Chrysler 300S.
 

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Highlights for the 2020 model

Highlights for the 2020 model

The 2020 Chrysler 300S has an all-new Red S Appearance Package. The package includes new 20-inch Black Noise wheels, a Red insert placed on the Chrysler wing badge, and Black Noise exterior badging.

If you opt for the Red S Appearance Package, you can have an available Radar Red interior with the Bright White, Gloss Black, Granite Chrystal, Silver Mist, Velvet Red, or Canyon Sunset exterior color. Canyon Sunset is a new exterior color option along with Frostbite and Amethyst.

The Chrysler is continuing to offer the same powerful engine options. The 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine reaches 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine is still the segment’s only V8 engine, and it delivers 363 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque.

There are over 80 security and safety features available for the 2020 Chrysler 300. These consist of Rear Cross Path detection, Blind-spot Monitoring, and Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist.

The Uconnect® 4C system comes standard and has Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® integration. You can utilize different smartphone features on the 8.4-inch display.

The 2020 Chrysler 300 lineup includes 300C, 300 Limited, 300S, 300 Touring L, and 300 Touring. With new ways to spruce up the car’s appearance, it will be interesting to see how the style options affect the vehicle’s popularity.

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2020 Chrysler 300 Fact Sheet

2020 Chrysler 300 Fact Sheet


Auburn Hills, Mich. September 1, 2019

The iconic and elegant design of the Chrysler 300 stands as testimony to attainable luxury in performance and style. The 300 lineup offers segment-exclusive features and advanced technology at the driver’s fingertips, including the award-winning Uconnect 4C system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, paired with an 8.4-inch touchscreen – the largest in its class. The TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission comes standard on every 300 model. Available on the Touring, Touring L, 300S and Limited is the most advanced available all-wheel-drive (AWD) system in its class with front-axle disconnect, which seamlessly engages at any speed to enable optimal traction and control based on conditions, driving style and road surface. Available on the 300S and standard on the 300C, the 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine, the only V-8 engine in its class, offers 363 horsepower and 394 lb.-ft. of torque. With various style packages, striking design and sophisticated interiors, the Chrysler 300 is America’s big and bold sedan, here to make a statement.

New for 2020:

New Red S Appearance Package on the 300S features Black Noise exterior badging, Red insert on the Chrysler wing badge and new 20-inch Black Noise wheels
Optional Radar Red interior is available with the Red S Appearance Package on six exterior paint colors – Canyon Sunset, Velvet Red, Granite Crystal, Silver Mist, Gloss Black and Bright White
Three new exterior options (late availability): Amethyst, Frostbite and Canyon Sunset


Highlights:


The award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 paired with the standard TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission on Chrysler 300 delivers 292 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque
Only vehicle in the segment to offer both V-6 and V-8 engines with a standard eight-speed automatic transmission
Thanks to a unique cold-air induction system, sport-tuned exhaust and engine calibration, the 300S comes standard with the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 that offers up to 300 horsepower and 264 lb.-ft. of torque
All Chrysler 300 V-6 models are available with the most advanced AWD system in its class, which includes an active transfer case with front-axle disconnect to improve real-world fuel economy
This class-exclusive AWD system seamlessly transitions between RWD and AWD with no driver intervention to maximize fuel economy
The legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine, standard on the Chrysler 300C and available on 300S, is the only V-8 in the segment and delivers 363 horsepower, 394 lb.-ft. of torque and 0-60 mph in less than 6 seconds
Performance Appearance Package on the 300C features performance front fascia, premium LED fog lamps and performance side sills
The Chrysler 300S offers more athletic and youthful appointments to the lineup and comes standard with the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, paddle shifters and sport mode, performance suspension, blacked-out exterior accents, Black Noise wheels, leather-wrapped sport seats, exclusive Piano Black interior accents and available signature nine-speaker Alpine Audio system with surround sound and trunk-mounted subwoofer
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 RWD Chrysler 300S models for drivers who want more handling capability
As the pinnacle of the lineup, the 300C features the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine, model-exclusive Platinum Chrome finishes, 20-inch polished-aluminum wheels, sport mode with paddle shifters, available signature Black or Mocha interior with 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
Advanced technological solutions integrated in enthusiast-desired RWD architecture:
Electric power steering (EPS) reduces energy demand and provides driver selectable steering modes: Normal, Comfort and Sport
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
Uconnect 4C system, standard on the Chrysler 300, includes an 8.4-inch display, which is the largest in its class and offers multi-touch gestures, vivid imagery, sharp graphics and support for smartphone integrations
With more than 80 available safety and security features, the Chrysler 300 offers available Full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus, Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus with Full Stop, Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection, Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist and ParkSense front and rear park assist system


Model Lineup

For 2020, 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)


Available Exterior Colors

Amethyst (NEW – late availability)
Bright White
Frostbite (NEW – late availability)
Gloss Black
Granite Crystal
Ocean Blue
Silver Mist
Canyon Sunset (NEW – late availability)
Velvet Red


Available Interior Colors

Black
Black/Caramel
Black/Linen
Black/Smoke
Mocha


More Information

Please visit the Chrysler 300 newsroom for the latest product information, photography, videography, plus access to specification and feature availability documents.


About Chrysler Brand

The Chrysler brand has delighted customers with distinctive designs, craftsmanship, intuitive innovation and technology since the company was founded in 1925.
The Chrysler Pacifica continues to reinvent the minivan, a segment Chrysler invented, with an unprecedented level of functionality, versatility, technology and bold styling.

The Pacifica Hybrid takes this revolutionary vehicle a step further with its class-exclusive, innovative plug-in hybrid powertrain. It’s the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment and achieves more than 80 MPGe in electric-only mode, has an all-electric range of more than 30 miles and a total range of more than 500 miles. 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.

Beyond just exceptionally designed vehicles, the Chrysler brand continues to raise the bar by integrating class-leading, high-tech features into its products, including the Uconnect 4 system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto Uconnect Theater with available streaming, the plug-in hybrid powertrain in the Pacifica Hybrid, the industry-exclusive Stow 'n Go seating and storage system on the Pacifica, and the segment’s most advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) system available on all Chrysler 300 V-6 models, as well as the most powerful V-8 in its class with the 300C’s 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine.
 

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2020 Chrysler 300 AWD Review
The last of its kind












By Kyle Patrick Jun 09, 2020 Photos by Kyle Patrick


Admit it: you kind of forgot about the Chrysler 300.

FAST FACTS

Engine: 3.6L V6

Output: 292 hp, 260 lb-ft

Transmission: 8AT, AWD

US fuel economy (MPG): 18/27/21

CAN fuel economy (L/100KM): 12.8/8.7/11.0

Starting Price (USD): $31,535 (inc. dest)

As-Tested Price (USD): $51,645 (inc. dest.)

Starting Price (CAD): $44,890 (inc. dest.)

As-Tested Price (CAD): $56,585 (inc. dest.)


It’s understandable. The Charger and Challenger get the lion’s share of the LX platform attention these days, thanks to increasingly demonic engines. Meanwhile the 300 has soldiered on, a veritable dinosaur of the automotive world. This generation showed up in 2011, and its last facelift was in 2015. But a funny thing has happened over that time: it’s outlasted every other American full-size sedan.

That puts the 300 in a unique position within the market. It’s old, sure, but it’s a reminder of what came before. In our tester’s Limited AWD trim, it offers a distinctly American take on relatively affordable luxury. Here in 2020, is that enough to keep it relevant?

Still looks the boss


I’m standing my ground here: the 300 still looks great. It’s a tank of a car, with chiselled straight lines and ample wheel arches. The AWD model has a little more gap in its wheel wells than I’d like, and the chrome wheels on my tester are probably the least attractive option in the lineup, but otherwise the 300 has aged gracefully. It’s a distinct look that’s more substantial than the bulbous Nissan Maxima, the invisible Kia Cadenza, and the basking shark Toyota Avalon. With the Velvet Red paint and those afore-mentioned chrome wheels, it does have a whiff of retiree rental about it, but the basic rear-drive proportions of the 300 are still spot-on.
A drivetrain made for wafting




The 300 makes a good first impression right on startup. The Limited comes with the Pentastar V6, and it’s one of the best of the breed. With 3.6 liters of swept volume, it produces 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. There’s just a hint of aggression when you thumb the engine start button, but that dissipates to a distant rumble as you head off. The ZF eight-speed auto is the perfect pairing here, slurring the ratios for the smoothest of progress—you’ll have to keep an eye on the tach to notice the shifts, they’re that smooth.

Around town or on the highway, the 300 cocoons you in a serene lack of road and tire noise. It’s the sort of quiet you’d expect of a six-figure luxury car. Thanks to this calming nature, the 300 is able to crush long distances the way you binged that last Netflix show: without effort, and with a sneaking suspicion time just folded in on itself.

The 300’s suspension can’t quite match the Lebowski levels of chill from the drivetrain, however. It’s plenty smooth, but the suspension takes longer to truly settle after low-speed bumps than I’d prefer. Those chunky tire sidewalls definitely do give it a softer ride though.

All-wheel drive would probably help in autumn and winter, but here on the cusp of summer, I rarely noticed it coming into play. (Mandatory PSA: AWD isn’t as helpful as a good set of winter tires!) A brief run down some dirt roads was the only time I sensed any slip from the rear. The 300’s throttle tip-in is pretty aggressive from standing starts though, which contributed.

Steering feel is of the barely-there variety, and the 300 needs quite a few winds to go from lock to lock. But that feels perfectly in keeping with its luxo-barge status.

Space to stretch out




The 300’s chunky looks and imposing size suggest an ample amount of interior space, and that’s exactly the case. There’s more than enough space inside for four adults, even when they all shop at the local Big & Tall. The seats are broad and flat, with a dark brown Nappa leather that feels good. They lack any significant bolstering, but chances are buyers aren’t looking for major lateral gs in the 300. Nope, these big boys are built for comfort, especially thanks to the Limited’s heated and ventilated items. More on those later.

The second row is comfy too, though it’s a little tougher in terms of ingress and egress. Blame the 300’s distinct short-window look: the door opening cuts into headspace, though there’s a solid amount once you’re inside. A cavernous trunk offers up 16.3 cubic feet of space.

Materials and dash design are the clearest signs that the 300 started life at the beginning of the last decade. There’s wood-like inserts in the dash and center console that won’t fool anyone. What’s worse, the pattern makes it seem dusty, even when it isn’t. Also egregious is the main dash material: it looks like the skin of a CGI brachiosaurus made real. Resist the urge to smear moisturizer all over it.

Tech approach: keep it simple




Despite the 300’s age, its Uconnect infotainment system remains one of the best in the biz. The 8.4-inch center screen is easy to read and use, and standard across every trim. It responds to inputs quickly and accurately, and nearly everything is grouped logically, so you spend little time poking around for what you’re looking for. My one complaint centers around the front seat temperature controls. The only way to adjust them is in the infotainment, with no hard buttons anywhere. It’s something that shouldn’t need menu-diving on the move, especially as some of the existing hard buttons are probably used less often.

The Limited is the penultimate step on the 300 trim ladder, just short of the V8-powered 300C. In rear-drive form, the Limited starts at $40,090 including destination ($48,590 Canadian). Opting for AWD bumps that up to $42,840 ($50,790 CAD). Right there it’s already bumping up against the top-trim pricing of the Avalon, Maxima, and Cadenza—but that’s before you option in some of the expected modern safety features. Parking assist, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure alert, lane keep assist, automated emergency braking, auto high-beams, and adaptive cruise control are all part of a $2,995 package on the Limited.





Most of these features aren’t even available on the Touring and Touring L trim in America, but they can be optioned onto any trim in Canada. On the Limited, they’re split into two safety packages, totalling 1,690 loonies. In fact, nearly every option is cheaper in the Great White North. Maybe it’s because Chrysler builds the 300, as well as the Challenger and Charger, right in Ontario?

Adaptive cruise control works well in the big sedan. It’s capable of coming to a complete stop, and only disengages if that lasts for more than a few seconds. The lane-keep assist also does its work without too much of a fuss: it’s clear when the system is correcting the wheel.

Special note for the analog dials: I’m a big fan. Yes, the bright blue hue feels at odds with the stately exterior styling, but they’re fun and interesting in a world of boring gauges.





Verdict: 2020 Chrysler 300 Limited AWD






By some modern metrics, the 300 is not a great car. It’s thirsty—the EPA rates it at 18 mpg city, 27 mpg highway, and 21 mpg combined, and NRCAN pegs it at 12.8, 8.7, and 11.0 L/100 km, respectively. It’s pricey too, if you want any of the driver and safety assists that come in the competition. My tester rang in at $51,645 including destination ($56,585 CAD), which is some 20 grand more than a base model.

Chrysler’s full-sizer earns big points for being the last of its kind, however. There are zero sporting pretensions here, and the appeal of that for a certain demographic can’t be understated. And if it’s too pipe-and-slippers for you, there’s the mechanically identical Dodge Charger.





LOVE IT
  • Smooth drivetrain
  • Quiet ride
  • Tons of space




LEAVE IT
  • Lacking standard safety features
  • Thirsty
  • Cheap interior plastics

 

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Chrysler Adds More “Bling” To Its 300 Touring-L With New Package:
Chrysler's Halo Sedan Continues To Upgrade...

June 12, 2020

This past weekend, we talked about the beautiful 2020 Chrysler 300C with the Performance Appearance Package which adds the looks of the famed Chrysler 300 SRT to the already gorgeous and luxurious Chrysler 300C and how it may be the most underrated Chrysler 300 out on the market. Well, the Chrysler brand is at it again, quietly adding a new package to its large halo sedan.

Introducing the 2020 Chrysler 300 Touring-L Chrome Appearance Package. The new package adds the “bling” factor from the Chrysler 300C to the mid-level Touring-L package for the first time. Included in the package are…


  • Platinum Chrome Grille and Surround
  • Chrome Chrysler Wing Badge, “300” Badge, and Mirror Caps
  • Chrome 20-inch x 8-inch Aluminum Wheels
The new package will replace the standalone 20-inch wheel upgrade on Touring-L rear-wheel-drive (RWD) models (sorry, AWD buyers).

The new 2020 Chrysler 300 Touring-L Chrome Appearance Package has a U.S. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $995. Ordering for the package is open. For more information about the package and ordering availability, you can contact your local Chrysler dealer.

 
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