The 2020 Chrysler 300 is Chrysler’s large sedan and it is one of the best sedan cars in its segment. The current 2020 model comes with various updates and revisions which was the same for the previous year models as well. The 300 comes with two base variants which include 300S and 300C. The 300S is the base variant and comes with a powerful V6 engine which caters to everyone’s need. However, it is an American car from Chrysler and thus also comes with a more powerful and smooth V8 engine which produces a whopping 363 hp and is pretty powerful for a large sedan. It is also worth noting that the Chrysler 300 does not come with a dedicated sports variant, unlike its rivals. A sports variant will help in differentiating the normal model with the sports model with the help of many minor design changes, extra features, and added performance, you can read more about the sports model here.
It now also comes with a new Red S Appearance package. This new package with the 2020 model features a unique badging, a 20.0 – inch black noise wheels, and an exclusive red interior. The new paint colors with the Red Appearance package include Amethyst, Frostbite, and Canyon Sunset. The Chrysler 300 has a total of 5 variants including the two base models, 300S and 300C. The other five variants start from the base Touring model followed by the Touring L, 300S, Limited, and the range-topping 300C model. Among all these variants, the 300S model is the best variant as it strikes the perfect balance between features, space, and performance. But if you want higher performance, the 300C will be the best option as it comes with a much powerful and smoother V8 engine but it does drink quite a lot of fuel.
Most 300 models come with the base 3.6 – liter V6 engine that produces 292 hp. In fact, the four variants of the five variants available which include the Touring, Touring L, 300S, and Limited come with the basic V6 engine. The 3.6 – liter V6 unit offers enough acceleration and power to the car to move around town and also helps in overtakes on the highway. However, there is also a 5.7 – liter V8 engine that produces 363 hp and has 394 lb-ft of torque on offer and thus the engine is far more powerful and smoother than the V6 unit found on the other variants. The powerful 5.7 – liter V8 engine is found on the range-topping 300C variant but does take a hit on the fuel efficiency figures.
The entry-level version is called the Touring variant and it comes mostly taken down with cloth seats and few amenities. With the interiors, the more expensive variant called the Limited gets far more features and great comfortable seats which also has power-adjustable front seats with both heating and adjustable lumbar support. The other features on the Limited variant include dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-wrapped seats, and light illuminated front and rear cup holders. But if you want al the goodies and features, you might want to take a look at the range-topping and expensive 300C variant. The 300C variant comes with features like heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, and also has a power-adjustable steering wheel making it really comfortable for a large sedan. However, the entire line up uses soft-touch rubber material on the inside with a slight leather pattern above them and it covers the entire dashboard and the upper door panels where customers will mostly touch, Even though the touch and feel of the material are nice and rich, it looks a little bit artificial and out of place on the car. And what does not also feel in place on the car is its aging interior design which looks very old and outdated by 2020 and does not match with the exterior design which has been great over the years. The rivals such as the Kia Cadenza and the Buick LaCrosse have much advanced and well – designed interiors than the Chrysler 300.
When it comes to trunk space, every car in the segment manages to carry six boxes. But the 300 comes with extra interior space and thus when the seats are folded, it can accommodate up to 10 boxes inside the trunk which is easily the best in the segment. The seats can be split in a 60/40 arrangement which helps in increasing the boot space but they do not fold completely flat but it is not a problem given that it still opens the room to accommodate 10 boxes which are far superior to its rivals. The infotainment system comes from the courtesy of Chrysler’s Uconnect infotainment system. This system is well known for its ease – of – use, intuitive menu options, layout, and responsive performance. The Chrysler 300 comes with a standard 8.4 – inch touchscreen display and interacts well with Chrysler’s Uconnect infotainment system which also has support for the much needed Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM Satellite radio as standard whereas the navigation services for the Uconnect system are available as an option.
When it comes to safety, it is equally matched with its rivals and also has Chrysler’s driver – assistance features are available on all the variants except for the base Touring model. The key safety and driver – assistance technologies available include lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and automated emergency braking. Chrysler also gives extensive warranty coverage for the Chrysler 300 but it is no special as these warranty figures are on par with the industry standard offered by other major manufacturers. The 2020 Chrysler 300 has a limited warranty which covers 3 years or 36,000 miles and the powertrain warranty covers 5 years or 60,000 miles. However, it has no complimentary scheduled maintenance unlike some of its rivals. Altogether, the 300 is a decent and perfect large sedan car in the segment. It offers plenty of space for its customers to stretch out in its rich and plush cabin, and comes with one of the best infotainment systems on the market which is on par with its rivals. Even though on the expensive side, the Chrysler 300 is a solid sedan car in the segment which caters to almost everyone’s needs and has earned a reputation for being a reliable and comfortable car over the last decade.