The Chrysler 300 is a model that many car enthusiasts can instantly recognize and the same goes for the car’s design. Considering the model’s nearly two-decade run, which continues to this day, this is no surprise.
When you take a look at the 300 you are immediately greeted by its beautifully elegant design. The distinctively lower height of the vehicle, chrome door handles, and unique headlights are just the beginning. Larger-than-usual side mirrors along with the wide, yet packed grill, give the Chrysler 300 a look that is not easy to miss on the street.
All this is great, but people don’t usually get a full-sized luxury car just for the aesthetic look. It’s what’s on the inside that makes people ready to hand over larger sums of money. With that in mind, it’s really easy to report that the Chrysler 300 doesn’t disappoint in the slightest. This car features some of the nicest cabin materials in the category and for its time. Everything is pleasant and nice to the touch. The seats may not look too fancy at a first glance, but the padding is amazing in the most subtle ways that will make you feel comfortable, especially on longer trips. Being able to seat five, the 300 offers plenty of room for the passengers, the only drawback being that the thick roof pillars can obstruct the rearview a little.
The standard Uconnect infotainment system can be easily praised for being one of the most intuitive and easy to use out there. The screen showcases clear graphics, responds quickly to user input, and all of the menus are arranged in a logical manner. This makes it really easy for the driver to adjust settings on the fly. Connectivity is also great featuring Bluetooth, Android Auto & Apple CarPlay integrations, two USB ports, radio, and voice recognition. The standard 9-speaker audio system is really good and some variants even included a 10-speaker Beats by Dr.Dre sound system upgrade. Regardless of the choice, the sound quality you get is stellar, and combined with great sound isolation, you can be sure to have an awesome time listening to your favorite music.
If you decide to pop the hood open you will find that the Chrysler 300 is powered by a number of available engines like a 2.7L/3.5L V6, a 5.7L V8, or most notably a 6.1L ESF Hemi V8. While there are noticeable differences in the power output depending on the particular engine, it’s clear that all of them were carefully chosen to deliver the best possible result for your money. No manual transmission was offered for the 300, but you do get a variety of choices going from 4-speed and all the way to an 8-speed automatic. Overall, this is a car that is reliable, versatile, and quite dynamic. Its size makes it easy to maneuver around city streets, parking lots, or around more exciting corners.
When it comes to safety, the 300 rates quite well and is packed with expected features like automatic emergency braking, airbags, forward collision warning, and lane departure assist. Some extras like adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and parking sensors are also included to further enhance your safety.
We all know there are very few cars that come close to being perfect and the Chrysler 300 isn’t trying to be perfect. But it is delivering everything it does promise. It’s safe, reliable, and offers a comfortable ride that doesn’t shy away from treating you with luxury. For the time and category, this is a great offering by Chrysler that won’t disappoint you easily.