Chrysler continues the tradition of producing fine, powerful luxury sedans with the impressive 2017 300. They have kept up with the times, providing the latest in technology. The ride is smooth and comfortable, as should be expected from a full-size Chrysler sedan. If you want a little more power and performance, you can get that, too. Here are the answers to important questions about the 2017 Chrysler 300.
Has the new Chrysler 300 received any good reviews or awards?
Yes, it has received good reviews and awards. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has rated the 300 as Good in all crashworthiness tests except the small overlap front test in which it only rated as Marginal. In Crash Avoidance & Mitigation it was rated as Superior with the optional safety package. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the 300 a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
Motor Trend gave the 300 an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. They didn't like the gas mileage and thought the interior should be roomier and higher quality. The Limited RWD got an Above Average rating on 5 Year Cost of Ownership. All of the other trims got an Average rating. Edmunds gave it 3.5 out of 5, too. U.S. News & World Report gave the 300 an overall score of 8.5 out of 10 and an 8th place ranking on their large car list.
Did Chrysler make any big changes to the 300 this year?
The biggest change is the state-of-the-art Uconnect infotainment system. The Sport package is also new, with its aggressive-looking interior and exterior style. The 300S interior has also been upgraded. The Alloy Edition Package is new, too, with its dark bronze exterior trim and Nappa leather interior details.
Has Chrysler included the latest technology in the 300?
Yes, they are definitely up to speed with the latest technology. The Uconnect 8.4 infotainment system, Uconnect 8.4 Nav. system, Bluetooth streaming audio and Uconnect Voice Command will make driving the 300 much easier and more enjoyable. It includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The Beats Audio Premium sound system with ten speakers, subwoofer, and 552-watt amplifier are state of the art. The 300 also has a Media Hub with an audio jack, two USB ports and a wireless charging pad for your mobile devices.
Are there any special package options available?
Yes, there are several special packages for each trim. For example, the 300 Premium Group upgrades the Limited with the Beats Audio system, ten speakers and a subwoofer with a 552-Watt amplifier, an auto-dimming exterior mirror on the driver's side along with blind spot and cross path detection for $3,695. The Value Package comes with the dual-pane sunroof and GPS Nav. system for $2,995. The Drivers Convenience Group comes with the GPS Nav. system and LED fog lamps for $2,395. There is a special transmission available on the 300S, 300C and 300C Platinum which has a Sport mode that shifts more quickly. Instead of a 400-millisecond shift, you get a 250-millisecond shift. There are also packages to upgrade the exterior.
How expensive is the 2017 Chrysler 300?
The 300 Limited starts out at $32,340. The 300S is $35,675, and the 300S Alloy Edition starts out at $36,170. The 300C is $38,635, and the base price for the 300C Platinum is $42,770.
Does the 2017 Chrysler 300 get good gas mileage?
If you get the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine in an RWD 300, you should get about 19 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. If you get the AWD 300, you will get about 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. You can get the RWD 300 with a 363-horsepower 5.7-liter HEMI V8, too. The HEMI has Fuel Saver Technology that deactivates four of the eight cylinders when full power is unnecessary. If you opt for this engine, you should get about 16 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
What is the difference between the different trim packages?
The 300S comes with 20" aluminum wheels and a high-performance suspension. It also comes with the BeatsAudio Premium sound system along with ten speakers, a subwoofer, and a 522-Watt Amplifier. The 300C comes with a heated wood and leather power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, leather-trimmed heated/ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a memory system that remembers your preferred driver seat, mirror and radio station settings, a dual-pane power sunroof and a power sunshade for the rear window. The 300S Alloy Edition has bronze trim details on the exterior and Nappa leather trim on the interior. The 300C Platinum also has high-intensity discharge headlights and a Harman Kardon Premium sound system with nine speakers.
How many trim options are available for 2017?
There are five different trim options available on the 2017 Chrysler 300. The 300 Limited, the 300S, the 300S Alloy Edition, the 300C and the 300C Platinum.
What comes standard on the basic Chrysler 300?
The 300 Limited, which is the most "basic" trim, comes with 18" aluminum wheels and all-season tires standard on the rear-wheel-drive (RWD) models. The all-wheel-drive (AWD) models come with 19" aluminum wheels and all-season tires. The Limited also comes with a Uconnect 8.4 Nav System (8.4" touchscreen), SiriusXM Satellite Radio, CD/DVD/MP3/HD, Voice Command, Bluetooth streaming audio and voice recognition. It also comes with heated 8-way power leather-trimmed front seats that have 4-way power lumbar adjustment. The ParkView rear back-up camera is also standard. An award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine along with an 8-speed automatic transmission come standard as well.