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The car that makes all bystanders mouth water, the belligerence that boggles the mind – that’s a true effect of a renowned Chrysler 300. Indeed, this 4-door 4-seater sedan speaks luxury at the first gaze. So, what’s new for 2016? Let’s find it out.
To begin with Chrysler 300 review, it’s impossible but underline that the model has preserved its highly-recognizable features: a bit angular hood, a voluminous grille, and a large windshield. The 2016 production year brings a few other exterior specs worth of our attention.
Therefore, depending on the trim, the chassis is embellished with platinum, black or bright chrome-plated details. The bi-functional headlights are thought to reduce glare to oncoming traffic and ensure the maximal visibility during the nighttime. The tail boasts a pair of trapezoidal exhaust tubes with chrome detailing.
Advanced optics is the other attraction of the model. It is furnished with LED taillights, daytime running lights and fog lamps. The headlights support high-density discharge and automatic high-beam control technologies. The first one mimics natural daylight, whereas the second one automatically adjusts the height of the beam, taking into account the oncoming traffic.
Furthermore, 2016 Chrysler 300 offers plenty of wheels choices, including 17-/18-/19-/20-inch aluminum & polished aluminum variations.
Pricy leather-wrapped trim (two-color) is the first thing that differentiates the cabin. Leather upholstery as well as a steering wheel is standard on all modifications. The passengers are conveniently accommodated on extremely comfy seats, thanks to internal spaciousness: front head/leg/shoulder room – 38.6x41.8x59.5 in., rear head/leg/shoulder room – 37.9x40.1x57.7 in. The front seats feature base heating, lumbar support, and 8-way power adjustments. Heated & ventilated backbench is optional.
The steering wheel comes with a three-spoke layout, including speed control switch, and voice command button. Optionally, the customer may add heating + power tilt to the wheel. The ‘C’ trims offer a dual-pane panoramic sunroof.
As far as infotainment is concerned, new Chrysler 300 boasts a variety of options, depending on the trim. The 7-inch driver information display delivers real-time info about performance, vehicle status, multimedia choices, etc. Trip computer and navigation system are also present. The media hub is rich in a USB port, audio jacks, SD car.
The higher modifications are equipped with Uconnect or NAV systems; they both offer a 8.4-inch display with touchscreen features. Additionally, Uconnect own SiriusXm satellite radio, voice command, Bluetooth streaming audio, and Uconnect Access (mobile access, Wi-Fi Hotspot, voice text reply). The NAV adds SiriusXM travel link & traffic, HD radio.
Chrysler 300 of the 2016 production year employs a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine as the basis. It produces 292 horsepower and 260 p-f of torque. It is paired with an 8-speed automatic shiftable transmission that transfers power to the rear wheels. Optionally, there is a possibility to add AWD (all-wheel drive) technology to the powertrain. The integrated transmission embraces the best-in-class E-shift.
For those who long for a matchless performance, there is a 5.7-liter V8 Hemi engine that produces 360 horsepower and 390 p-f of torque. Moreover, a 6.4-liter V-8 Hemi engine that runs at 465 horsepower & 465 p-f of torque is also available. All sedan versions use four-wheel independent suspension with stabilizer bars (front & rear).
The dashboard inside the cabin comes with Sport button. It transfers the vehicle into Sport Mode; the latter enables the increase in accelerator pedal response and offers a variety of sports settings.
Trims & Packages
In the end of Chrysler 300 review let’s speak about all available trims. Along with the base model, there are three more modifications: 300S, 300C & 300 C Platinum. The 300S comes with 20-inch aluminum wheels, black-and-blue leather upholstery, gloss-black window moldings, Led tail- and foglights. The 300C is differentiated by platinum-chrome exterior details, HID lamps, and 20-inch polished aluminum wheels.
The 300C Platinum promises unbelievable value. Thus, it provides NAV infotainment with 3D graphics, paddle shifters on steering wheel, heated/cooled front cup-holders, Berber floor mats, leather-wrapped (Poltrona Frau leather) central console and door panels, wood inserts in the trim, and a telescoping steering column.
Finally, the model boasts a pair of SafetyTec packages (installed depending on the trim). They offer such facilities as park assist, blind spot monitoring, LaneSense, adaptive cruise control, active braking, full-speed forward collision alert, rear cross path detection, ESC, rain sensing wipers, etc.
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