Time and time again, automotive critics continue to underestimate the All-American Chrysler 300 sedan, meanwhile, this car has been able to stand the test of time and its been doing so since 2005 due to its powerful V8 engine option, all-wheel-drive, and enjoyable cabin ride. It appears that the automaker has the “If It Ain’t Broke Don’t Fix It” approach, but that doesn’t mean it’s outdated. As with each model year, new technological updates and very minute design changes are added to make sure that this ol’ crooner still stays hip.
New Features for the 2021 Chrysler 300 includes blind-spot monitoring and parking sensors added on the Touring L, standard Red S Appearance package on 300S, new Comfort Group options bundle as well as a new Popular Equipment package.
Driving and Engine
The standard 3.6-liter V6 engine has gained immense respect in the automotive industry. This award-winning machine brings out 292 horsepower on the Touring and Touring L models, and 300 on the 300S. On top of this, the V6 gets a liberal amount of torque, making the perfect companion for sweeping in and out of rush hour traffic.
Those who upgrade to the powerful and fearless 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine on the 300S will zoom off on 363 horsepower with 394 lb-ft of torque. This engine teams up with a rear-wheel-drive system, however, all-wheel-drive can serve as an option on the Touring and Touring L trims for the V6-engine.
An 8-speed automatic transmission is used for the 2021 300, but one can also choose the manual shift mode, especially since it allows for much better performance. It’s recommended to use Premium fuel for the V8, but both engines function just fine on regular unleaded.
Overall, the drive is highly energetic and great with handling. Of course, opting for the V8 engine will give you a more exciting experience by far and with the help of the 8-speed transmission, the ride flows nice and smooth, then even more so with the Sport mode.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the overall styling is pretty much the same as it was in 2005, but it wouldn’t be a Chrysler classic if it wasn’t! Its design looks like something your rich boss might be driving as he’s on his way to meet his rich yacht buddies. There are some subtle design elements that one might appreciate, such as the blacked-out detailing on the 300S. Additionally, the automaker offers Sport Appearance and Chrome Appearance packages on the entry-level 300 Touring, with both introducing 20-inch alloy wheels.
The 2021 Chrysler is as just as much of a looker on the inside as it is on the outside. First off, passengers are immediately swallowed up by the 300’s large interior, and the same goes for their luggage with 16-cubic feet worth of space. The materials on the dashboard and the seats look swanky in their own right, but let’s be honest, the Sport Appearance adds that extra oomph in order to really make the aesthetics pop. The addition of the analog clock, rotary gear selector, and a 7-inch instrument cluster gives the interior an even more sophisticated feel.
Standard and Optional Features
As previously mentioned, although Chrysler prefers to keep a more traditional style, it adds subtle touches to make the car more modern. On the other hand, when it comes to its technologies, its quality is nothing short of state-of-the-art. Standard features include dual-zone climate control, keyless entry/ignition, cloth upholstery, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, dash-mounted analog clock, leather-wrapped steering wheel, split/folding rear seat, and 17-inch alloy wheels. The infotainment system has an 8.4-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, two USB ports, Bluetooth phone/audio, AM/FM/HD/satellite radio, voice control, and a 6-speaker audio system…and that’s just for the base model.
The Touring L model features blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, front/rear parking sensors, self-dimming driver’s-side exterior mirror, 18-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, Nappa leather upholstery, remote start, and LED fog lights. Meanwhile, the 300S adds on paddle shifters and a performance-tuned suspension.
Some highlighting available features include the new Popular Equipment and Comfort Group. The Popular Equipment tacks on navigation, SiriusXM traffic updates, a 9-speaker/506-watt surround-sound system, and a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, while the Comfort Group includes self-leveling headlights, memory settings, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, heat steering wheel, powered rear sunshade, and LED-illuminated rear cup holders.
Miami Lakes Automall
The arrival of the 2021 Chrysler 300 is scheduled for later this year, more specifically by the Fall of 2020. When it finally does make its debut, be sure to purchase this automotive treasure at Miami Lakes Automall, we have an impressive selection of Chrysler models that are more than ideals for families. Those who are interested in any of our models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.