2019 Chrysler 300
The 2019 Chrysler 300 lineup offers up plenty of the brand’s iconic and elegant design, mixing luxurious quality with world-class performance - all at an attainable cost. With features like advanced technology and automatic safety systems, class-exclusive innovations, and an award-winning interface, it’s not hard to see why the 300 is considered one of the best in its class.
5.7L HEMI V8
Avail. Engine Type
The 2019 Chrysler 300 lineup is offered in five different trims - Touring, Touring Plus, 300S, Limited, and 300C. A classic 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine capable of generating 292 horsepower is standard across all trims except for the 300C. The Chrysler 300C is powered by a best-in-class 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine capable of generating 363 horsepower and available as an option on the 300S trim. Fuel economy is also a feature of the HEMI engine despite it being more of a performance type of engine. Equipped with a Fuel Saver Tech feature, the engine has sensors that detect when full power is unnecessary (i.e. highway cruising) and deactivates four of the eight cylinders to improve fuel efficiency.
Driving and Handling
All 2019 Chrysler 300 trims are paired to an automatic TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission regardless of the engine that powers them. Fuel economy is standard across all trims (except the 300C) at 19 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The 300C has a fuel economy of 16 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. A Sport (Driving) Mode is also available on the 300C and 300S, with features such as an increased accelerator pedal response, raised transmission shift points, calibrated paddle shifters and electric power steering for sport performance settings.
The aggressive exterior design of the 300 remains untouched for the 2019 model year with its signature look seemingly intact. Automatic headlamps, Bi-Function halogen projector headlamps, chrome LED tail lamps, solar control glass, and heated exterior mirrors are standard across the 2019 300 lineup. All trims with the exception of the basic Touring trim have the option of an available dual-pane panoramic sunroof. Various aluminum wheel sizes and designs - 17-, 18-, 19-, or 20-inch - are available depending on the trim. Potential buyers also have up to nine colors to choose from to add a little personal taste: Bright White, Ocean Blue Metallic, Green Metallic, Gloss Black, Granite Crystal, Ceramic Grey, Maximum Steel, Billet Silver, and Velvet Red. The 300S has an available S Model Appearance Package with a body-colored fascia, premium SRT LED fog lamps, and a body-color rear spoiler, while the 300C enjoys a platinum chrome finish on its grille surround, exterior mirrors and door handles.
The interior features vary across the Chrysler 300 lineup depending on the trim. A rear 60/40 folding seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat all come standard. On the other hand, select trims offer leather upholstery, an auto-dimming mirror, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, heated back row seats, a cargo net, and a backlight sunshade. The cabin of the 300S enjoys the addition of steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, an analog clock with a nickel finish and blacked-out interior accents, meanwhile, the 300C trim features standard premium Nappa leather upholstery and a premium instrument panel.
A UConnect 4C infotainment system with an 8.4-inch touchscreen comes standard across all trims, complete with steering wheel-mounted audio controls, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities, integrated voice command with Bluetooth, a trial of SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and a six-speaker audio system. The 300S trim has the option of an available premium Beats Audio sound system with ten speakers, a trunk-mounted dual-voice coil subwoofer and a 12-channel 552-watt amplifier. Upgrading to a Uconnect 4C infotainment system with navigation is available across all trims except the Touring (base) trim. A 12-month trial of SiriusXM Guardian services - Roadside Assistance and SOS features - comes standard on all 2019 Chrysler 300 models, enrollment in the trial period is required to receive services. All 300 models include a media hub complete with two USB ports, an audio jack and a wireless charging pad.
Safety Features and Warranty
The Chrysler 300 enjoys many standard safety features, with advanced multistage front airbags, a driver’s knee airbag, supplemental front seat-mounted and side-curtain front and rear airbags, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, stability and traction control systems, keyless entry, a ParkView rear backup camera, and a Sentry key theft deterrent system. More advanced safety features like full speed forward collision warning plus, lane departure warning plus, a remote start system, blind spot monitoring, and cross path detection are all available as upgrades on select trims.
All 2018 Chrysler vehicles are covered by a 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty, 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty, and a 5-year/unlimited-mile rust-through warranty. The Chrysler 300 has a starting MSRP of $28,995 (plus destination fee).
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