The 2022 Chrysler 300 sedan remains a force to be reckoned with in the world of sedans, as it offers something that most large sedans don’t have, an optional V8 engine. This model delivers mind-bending acceleration and thrill and still manages to achieve 25 mpg on the highway.
For 2022, it’s proving that it's still got it with highlighting features like ample cabin space, an ingenious infotainment system, and an available all-wheel-drive (AWD) system. The AWD in combination with the 300s powerful engines nearly guarantees to create a drive that is worth your while.
Avail. Engine Type
The base 3.6-liter V6 engine for the 2022 300 is highly lauded and has even won some awards for its performance. On the Touring and Touring L trims, it has an output of 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, it then develops into 300 horses and 264 lb-ft of torque on the 300S; The ample torque power is responsible for the overall efficiency of merging and passing.
Then, we have the glorious 5.7-liter Hemi V8 strutting its stuff with a forceful output of 363 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque, which can be had on the 300 S. This animal is matched with a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) system, and unlike the Touring and Touring L models, it does not have available all-wheel-drive (RWD). The V8 uses an 8-speed automatic, and even allows enthusiasts to take advantage of the manual shift. While both engines work in tandem with regular unleaded fuel, it’s recommended to use Premium for the V8.
Driving and Handling
Drivers of the 300 sedan already use plenty of juice with the standard base engine, as it’s not only spirited but ever so comfortable. This sedan is sought out by thrill-seekers due to the combination of its magnificent performance and affordable price.
The optional V8 then drives forward (pun definitely intended) with its enlivening acceleration. The 8-speed automatic is smooth and handles like a dream, progressing even more while in the Sport mode.
The Chrysler 300 is cool for 2022, as remains classy and fresh that familiar muscular style that we all know and love. The intense and domineering look is what draws and keeps you in, with further excitement stemming from the 300S models, blacked-out features, and standard Red S Appearance Package. The base Touring model offers a Chrome Appearance package that brings on glossy exterior elements like 20-inch polished alloy wheels, chrome-finished side mirror housings/window trim, and a platinum type of grille and surround. Meanwhile, the Sport Appearance package paints all of these elements black.
The color palette for this model year includes Bright White, Frostbite, Gloss Black, Granite Crystal, Silver Mist, and Velvet Red.
Inward, it's obvious that Chrysler isn’t coy when it comes to its styling. One can tell from its large trunk that it belongs to a full-sized sedan, as it is sized at 16-cubic-feet. In the front, the dashboard and seats look like they’ve been outfitted with high-class materials. Other elements like the analog clock, rotary gear selector, and a 7-inch instrument cluster add to the cabin’s premium look.
Interior colors include Black or Black with Linen.
Still not convinced? We’ll, you sure will be with the bucket-load of the convenience features that the 2022 300 has to offer. Standard comforts include keyless entry/ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, a new N95 cabin air filter, self-dimming rearview mirror, LED lighting for the front cup holders, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. It also has an 8.4-inch touchscreen for an infotainment stream that consists of Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, satellite radio, voice control, two USB ports, Bluetooth, and a 6-speaker audio system.
The Touring L trim then tacks LED fog lights, remote start, heated front seats, Nappa leather seating surfaces, 8-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, front/rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring. Then, the athletic 300S adds on a sport suspension, a Sport driving mode, 20-inch alloy wheels, paddle shifters mounted beneath the steering wheel, sport front seats, and a 276-watt/6-speaker audio setup.
There’s even a Comfort Group package, available for the Touring L and 300S, that has ventilated front seats, adaptive/self-leveling headlights, heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, an upgraded alarm system upgrade, power-adjustable steering column with memory (only for the 300S), and a driver’s-side mirror that automatically tilts down when the reverse gear is selected.
Safety Features and Warranty
It’s all about safety first in this 2022 Chrysler sedan. Buyers will find comfort in knowing that the 300 earned a four-star crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Available safety features include automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keeping assist.
The Chrysler 300 also has a Limited Warranty that covers three years or 36,000 miles along with a Powertrain Warranty that covers five years or 60,000 miles. It also has an MSRP of $33,545.