2021 Chrysler 300
The Chrysler 300 sedan took the automotive world by storm in 2005, receiving a wave of popularity by many high-profile celebrities and even getting its own debut in a variety of different music videos by the mid-2000s. On top of this, the car has received many different awards from prominent car blogs and magazines.
For 2021, it’s proving that it's still got it with highlighting features like ample rear seating, an intelligible infotainment system, and two incredible engines (one optional) that make good on their promise to create a drive that is worth your while.
5.7-liter Hemi V8
Avail. Engine Type
The base engine for the current 300 is the highly lauded Pentastar 3.6-liter V6. On the Touring and Touring L trims, it drives on 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. It also develops 300 horses and 264 lb-ft of torque on the 300S; The large amount of torque is responsible for the great effectiveness of merging and passing. This reliable engine is also used on a wide range of other FCA vehicles as it’s known for its power and dependability.
Up next, we have the almighty 5.7-liter Hemi V8 making its rounds with 363 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque, serving as an option in the 300 S. This beast is paired with a rear-wheel-drive system, and it does not have an available all-wheel-drive, as that is only reserved for the Touring and Touring L trims. The V8 uses an 8-speed automatic, and even allows daredevils to take advantage of the manual shift. While both engines work well using regular unleaded fuel, it’s recommended to use Premium for the V8.
Driving and Handling
Driver’s of the Chrysler 300 already use plenty of juice with the standard V6 engine, it’s not only powerful but ever comfortable. Buyers will be enticed by the combination of the car’s great performance and affordable price, as well as the exciting new optional features on the Touring L. As previously mentioned, all-wheel-drive is a plus that is unique to the Touring and Touring L trims.
The optional V8 then drives forward (pun intended) with its exhilarating acceleration. The 8-speed automatic is smooth and provides great handling, advancing even more with the Sport mode.
The new 2021 Chrysler 300 keeps the same classic muscle car style, and why shouldn’t it? It’s that intensity and domineering look that we get a car like the 300 in the first place. The fast-moving 300S has blacked-out features and now adds the Red S Appearance Package as a standard. The base Touring model offers Sport Appearance and Chrome Appearance packages, with both rocking 20-in alloy wheels
The color palette for this model year includes Amethyst, Bright White Clearcoat, Canyon Sunset, Frostbite, Gloss Black, Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat, Ocean Blue Metallic Clearcoat, Silver Mist Clearcoat, and Velvet Red Pearlcoat.
Inhouse, Chrysler doesn’t show any signs of bashfulness when it comes to its styling. Its trunk certainly proves that it belongs to a full-sized sedan, as it sized at 16-cubic-feet. Frontward, the dashboard and seats look like they’ve been decked-out with high-class materials. Other elements like the analog clock, rotary gear selector, and a 7-inch instrument cluster add to the cabin’s posh look.
Interior colors include Black, Linen/Black, Red/Black, and Smoke/Black.
Are you not entertained? We’ll, you sure will be with many the convenience features the latest 300 has to offer. Standard comforts include an infotainment system with 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. The Touring L trim then tacks on heated front seats, Nappa leather upholstery, remote start, and LED fog lights.
Although the Limited and 300 C trims didn’t make the cut this year, Chrysler makes up for this by adding more features to the Comfort and Popular packages. The Popular package brings on navigation, SiriusXM traffic updates, a 9-speaker/506-watt surround-sound system, and a dual-pane panoramic sunroof. The Comfort Group includes self-leveling headlights, memory settings, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, heat steering wheel, powered rear sunshade, LED-illuminated rear cup holders, and other equipment.
Safety Features and Warranty
It’s all about safety first in Chrysler’s full-size sedan. Buyers will be pleased to know that the 2021 300 earned a four-star crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Standard in the Touring L and 300 S models are Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, which warns the driver of oncoming vehicles behind the vehicle’s rear bumper, it’s also paired with blind-spot monitoring. Other features like Forward-Collision and Lane Departure Warning are included within the optional SafetyTec Plus Group.
The car also has a Limited Warranty that covers three years or 36,000 miles as well as a Powertrain Warranty that covers five years or 60,000 miles.