2020 Chrysler 300

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$29,590 - $41,345
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2020 Chrysler 300 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: March 18, 2020
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Aaron Smith

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Chrysler continues its legacy of offering a big American luxury sedan with the handsome 300 Limited. Since 300's inception in 2005, the marquee has revised and improved many features, while sticking to its original design elements. While this seems like a conventional method, it makes them look less daring.. The carmaker aims to offer a big and bold sedan to potential customers. The handsome sedan is popular across the American homes since ages. This year, the 2020 Chrysler 300 has arrived with no changes.

The Chrysler sees a tough competition at its price range. You'd find the Buick LaCrosse, the Nissan Maxima and the Kia Cadenza Premium, all which are raved for by the market. Where exactly does that put the Chrysler 300? Read on to find out.

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Pros

Low base price

Spacious and roomy cabin

Intuitive infotainment system

Cons

Inadequate standard safety

No more SRT trim

Bleak interior design

What's New?

Red S Appearance Package on 300S

Optional Radar Red interior

New exterior paint colors


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$29590

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

horsepower

292 hp

torque

260 lbs.-ft.

transmission

5 Speed automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

dimensions

length

198.6 in.

width

75 in.

height

59.2 in.

curb weight

4013 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

106.3 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.4 sec.

zero to 100 mph

5.9 sec.

standing ¼-mile

13.9 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/23/30 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr/36,000

powertrain warranty

5 yr/60,000


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Exterior
Interior

Styles

 2020 Chrysler 300 in Bright White Clear Coat color
Bright White Clear Coat

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

8.0

Fuel Economy

4.0

Interior

8.2

Exterior

7.0

Safety

3.0

6.5

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Chrysler 300 Touring

Touring

power
363 hp @ 5200 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
19 combined

$29,590 - $32,340


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Touring 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $32,340 MSRP (16/19/25) 363 hp @ 5200 rpm, 5.7 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8 Speed automatic all wheel drive 5
Touring 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $29,590 MSRP (19/23/20) 292 hp @ 6,350 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, Gasoline
8 speed automatic rear wheel drive 5

 2020 Chrysler 300 Base

Base

power
363 hp @ 5,200 rpm
fuel
Gasoline
mpg
25 combined

$36,695 - $39,445


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $36,695 MSRP (19/25/30) 363 hp @ 5,200 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, Gasoline
8 Speed Automatic rear wheel drive 5
S 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $39,445 MSRP (18/23/27) 300 hp @ 6,350 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, Gasoline
8 Speed Automatic all wheel drive 5

 2020 Chrysler 300 Limited

Limited

power
292 hp @ 6,350 rpm
fuel
Gasoline
mpg
25 combined

$38,595 - $41,345


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Limited 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $38,595 MSRP (19/25/30) 292 hp @ 6,350 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, Gasoline
8 Speed Automatic rear wheel drive 5
Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $41,345 MSRP (18/22/27) 292 hp @ 6,350 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, Gasoline
8 Speed Automatic all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

6.5

Overall Rating


The iconic Chrysler 300 draws its legacy from its very first generation launched in 2004. The 300 outshined its competitors in terms of muscle and luxury, yielding large dividends to the automaker. The Chrysler 300 returns in five trims for the 2020 model year, quite similar to its predecessor. The 2020 Chrysler 300 starts at an MSRP of $29,590.

The 300 flaunts a base 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine powering the rear wheels. Also, for more thrill, the 300 can be configured with the iconic 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine in the rear-wheel drive. Both are paired with TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission. For more athletic and SRT looks, the Chrysler has introduced a Red S appearance package and Sports appearance package.

2020 Chrysler 300 Sedan Front View
2020 Chrysler 300 Sedan Rear View

8.0/10
Features

 
 

4.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.2/10
Interior

 

7.0/10
Exterior

 

3.0/10
Safety

 
 
 

2020 Chrysler 300 Features

8.0/10

The Chrysler superweapon offers segment-exclusive features across 5 models. Rear-wheel drive is standard, so is the 292 hp 3.6L V6. The 300 has not evolved much and shares the same gene as the 2019 model. This pocket- friendly four-door sedan is built for a luxuriously smooth and comfortable ride. 

Trims

300 Touring

300S

300 Limited

MSRP (3.6 L V6 RWD)

$29,590

$36,695 $38,595

MSRP (3.6 L V6 AWD)

$32,340

$39,445

$41,345

Key Features

Remote Keyless Enter & Go

Adds or Upgrades from Touring L

Adds or Upgrades from 300S

 

Exterior Chrome finish

Exterior Black finish

Exterior Chrome finish

 

LED daytime running headlamps


 

LED-illuminated front and rear map pockets

 

17-in. Fine Silver wheel

20-in. Black Noise wheel

20-in. polished aluminum wheel

 

Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel

Red S Appearance Package

Heated, Wood, leather-wrapped Steering

 

Steering wheel-mounted audio controls

Sport Mode

Granite Crystal grille with chrome surround

 

Six speakers Audio system

276-watt digital amplifier

 

The standard features include power front seats, cloth upholstery, 17-inch wheel, climate control system, LED-illuminated cup holders, auto-dimming rearview mirror, Uconnect 4C system, 8.4-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, radio and much more. 

Also, the 300 V6 can be optioned with the most advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) in its class allowing the car to operate in rear-wheel-drive when all-wheel-drive is not needed to maximize fuel economy.

What do we recommend?

We’d choose the Touring L as the value proposition model as it offers better standard features at an affordable price. With this trim you get dual-zone climate control, keyless ignition adding much more convenience. Plus, a heated tilt/telescoping steering wheel and leather upholstery along with heated front seats for increased steering grip and comfortable seating.

2020 Chrysler 300 Engine and Performance

The sedan drives with a 3.6L V6 engine under the hood mated to an 8-speed transmission. This churns out 292 hp and 260lb.-ft of torque. The engine is powerful enough to commute, while the transmission carries out its duties smoothly and with ease. Want that extra oomph factor? Switch to V8 which is available only as optional from 300S and higher.

The engine is powerful enough to commute, while the transmission carries out its duties smoothly and with ease. Want that extra oomph factor? Switch to V8 which is available only as optional from 300S and higher.

Models

Chrysler 300

Nissan Maxima

Toyota Avalon

MSRP

$29,590

$34,250

$35,800

Engine

3.6L V6

3.5L V6

3.5L V6

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

CVT

8-Speed Automatic

Power

292 hp

300 hp

301 hp

Torque

260 lb-ft

261 lb-ft

267 lb-ft

The Chrysler 300 trims can be configured with RWD or AWD depending on the driving conditions. For better traction in snowy or wet conditions, AWD will be the right pick. Considering the higher curb weight, the 3.6L V6 300 may use some extra power for better performance. Anyways, 363 hp V8 Hemi would be the right choice for sports enthusiasts which inspires confidence.

How fast is the Chrysler 300?

The V8 undoubtedly offer quicker acceleration in comparison to the V6. The Chrysler 300 Touring takes 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds, which is slightly lower than the rivals. On the other hand, the V8 churns out power in a focused and smooth manner. With the 8-speed automatic, shifting gets easier and handy. 

2020 Chrysler 300 could have been faster

Surprisingly, the acceleration of V8 isn’t vastly improved reaching 0-60 mph in less than 6-seconds. The Nissan Maxima gets the 0-60 mph job done in 5.8s while quarter mile in 14.3s, clinching the top spot for the quickest car in this field.

Models

Chrysler 300

Nissan Maxima

Toyota Avalon

0-60 MPH

6.6

5.8

6

Quarter mile

15

14.5

14.6

Engine

3.6L

3.5L

3.5L

Emission

(Tons/yr. of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

8.4

7.4

7.1

With the eight-speed transmission, it finds just the right gear at any time. The quick response from shifters is always smooth and swift, making this sedan an enjoyable vehicle for drivers. The available Sport Mode increases accelerator pedal response, raises transmission shift points and calibrates the paddle shifters and electric power steering to sport performance settings.

How do the brakes perform on Chrysler 300?

Braking on the 300 is quite satisfactory. Under panic brake test from 60-0 mph, it takes 120 feet to come to a standstill, being in line with the other large sedans and remarkable for its weight. Higher curb weight than the competitors makes the braking a bit obtrusive. There’s a decent amount of body roll across the turn.

The 2020 Chrysler houses some of the largest brakes in the segment.

For daily driving purposes, the brakes perform just about well and you won't have much trouble using them. The ride turns out to be rough over uneven terrain. For 2018, the Chrysler 300 has returned with quicker steering, stiffer springs, 20-inch Goodyear summer tires, and firm bushings.

Model

Chrysler 300

Nissan Maxima

Toyota Avalon

Brake Front(in)

12.6

13

12

Brake Rear(in)

12.6

12

11.1

Curb weight(lbs.)

4380

3676

3715

60-0 MPH (ft.)

120

120

115

Also, vented front and solid rear discs in the V6 all-wheel drive and V8 rear-wheel-drive enables consistent braking performance. However, you will have to shell extra penny for an additional automatic emergency braking system which adds to the safety.

What about the ride quality?

The handling on the Chrysler 300 is a confused soul. Why? Well, get on the throttle and you get to feel how much it begins to weave on high speeds, springing instability. On the other hand, lower speeds allow the steering to be quick, responsive and nearly effortless to manoeuvre. Undesirably, the soft suspension setting rocks the car with disappointing body roll. Require a more sport feel? Then the 300S is the go-to trim.

2020 Chrysler 300 handles curves better than you'd expect.

The base 17-inch wheels and soft suspension reduces NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) and accompanies responsive handling. Also, the AWD variant uses an active transfer case with front-axle disconnect which seamlessly engages at any speed to enable optimal traction and control based on conditions, driving style, and road surface. The 300 might be unfriendly during aggressive cornering.

2020 Chrysler 300 Fuel Economy

4.0/10

The 300’s V-6 returns good fuel economy, the base engine gets 19 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The performance version V8’s ratings are worse, it returns 16/25 mpg city/highway. The V8 also requires midgrade gasoline. The 300 Limited delivers decent fuel efficiency which is just about what almost every car in this segment provides. Another point to note is the sedan does not require premium fuel.

Model

Chrysler 300

Nissan Maxima

Toyota Avalon

MPG (city)

19

20

22

MPG (highway)

30

30

32

MPG (combined)

23*

24

26

Though the likes of Maxima and Avalon exhibits improved fuel economy, the 300 offers a more comprehensive package of uncompromised comfort and luxury along with fuel efficiency.

2020 Chrysler 300 Interior

8.2/10

Big on the outside and on the inside, it is easily noticeable just how spacious and massive the cabin in. Elegantly designed, the seats are wrapped with Nappa leather with high materials used in every single detail seen to the eye. “Comfortable, elegant, and spacious”, three words which seem absolutely evident once inside the cabin. You’re welcomed by generous legroom and headspace on both rear and front seats. 5 people are touted to fit inside the sedan, and indeed they can fit in the sedan with comfort and ease.

The front passenger may wish to get more legroom, but the rear passengers find adequate room. Tall buyers should be cautious about the optional panoramic sunroof that steals the headroom in both seat rows.  The standard accessories offered with the base models are unique. To add more luxury, the dashboard and upper door panels are covered by a soft-touch rubberized plastic with a leather-grain pattern.

Luxury and comfort are synonymous with 2020 Chrysler 300's interior.

Also, higher trims add convenience features which include leather-wrapped sport seats along with with front and rear ventilated seats ensuring that everyone inside stays warm and comfy in the journey.

Model

Chrysler 300

Nissan Maxima

Toyota Avalon

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

Passenger Volume (ft. cube)

106.3

98.5

104.3

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

38.6/59.5/41.8

39.4/56.7/45

37.4/58.3/42.1

Rear (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

37.9/57.7/40.1

36.7/55.7/34.2

37.5/57.1/40.3

The leather-wrapped power-adjustable steering, exclusive Piano Black interior accents give you a better grip. It is high time for the Chrysler to come up with some new tricks up its sleeves to outclass the likes of the Kia Cadenza and the Buick LaCrosse.

Interior Features :

 Some interior features included in the sedan are –

  • 8.4” infotainment system
  • Nappa Leather seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • 60/40 split-folding seats

How’s the tech inside the cabin of Chrysler 300?

In the middle is located the Uconnect 8.4” infotainment system, one of the best systems available in the market. The SiriusXM satellite radio has also been offered as standard but under the one-year trial deal. The navigation is optional on the 300S and standard on the 300C.

The base Limited trim is blessed with a six-speaker audio system, while 300S trim comes with a 10-speaker Beats system. Also, the 300C gets an optional 19-speaker Harman/Kardon stereo. We really appreciate Chrysler 300’s Uconnect infotainment system for its usability and ease of access.

The 2020 Chrysler 300 is laden with impressive tech.

Creature comforts on offer

  • Six premium speakers with 276-watt digital amplifier
  • AM/FM/HD radio system
  • Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto
  • Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth
  • Media Hub with audio jack and two USB ports

How much is the Cargo Capacity of Chrysler 300?

You can easily store small items throughout the 300’s cabin. The door pockets are however narrow, but the centre console and glove box offer better storage space. In the rear, you get 16.3 feet cube of cargo space which is very similar to the Dodge Charger SXT. While the Chevy Impala offers cargo space of 18.8 feet cube.

Model

Chrysler 300

Nissan Maxima

Toyota Avalon

Cargo Volume with rear seats up (ft.3)

16.3

14.3

16.09

The 300 offers if not class-leading cargo space, then more than enough of it. It offers features and rides as expected from a big sedan of today with the all-American presence. When it comes to this old-school sedan, there's ultimately better than worse.

2020 Chrysler 300 Sedan Interior
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2020 Chrysler 300 Sedan Seats
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2020 Chrysler 300 Exterior

7.0/10

The Chrysler 300’s styling is quite exaggerating and bold. The large front grille is flanked by two LED headlamps. The modern-day 300 design is inspired by the old classic Chrysler C-300 and has remained so throughout its life. The Chrysler 300 remains the bold choice showcasing the American ingenuity among its competitors, crafting ever so evolving sleek styling and design.

The front fenders have been raised to meet the low hood. The lightly contoured exterior door panels and high windowsills makes the overall height distinguished. The simple and handsome styling illuminates with the attractive square taillamps.

The 2020 Chrysler 300 makes its presence felt. 

A distinctive wide, imposing body with hardlines runs throughout the 4 door sedan. Flanked by LED headlamps on either side, the front fascia incorporates a large aggressive grille with a shiny, silver Chrysler badge in the middle. Sportily elegant to say the least, the beauty of the car lies in its ability to exhibit the same without the need for extra jazz or the sort.

Models

Chrysler 300

Nissan Maxima

Toyota Avalon

Curb Weight(lbs.)

4013

3559

3560

Length(in)

198.6

192.8

195.9

Width(in)

75

73.2

72.8

Height(in)

58.5

56.5

56.5

Ground clearance(in)

4.7

7.3

5.3

Wheelbase(in)

120

109.3

113

Track width(in) F/R

63.4/63.8

62.4/62.4

63.0/63.6

To keep up the sporty and athletic look of SRT, the FCA introduced a sports appearance package on 300s trim and three new colours which will be made available later. 

What are the most notable features on the outside?

  • Black grille with bright surround
  • LED daytime running headlamps
  • Black headlamp bezels
  • Power adjust/manual foldaway, heated Mirrors
  • Rear defogger
  • Variable intermittent wipers
  • Inside mounted spare tire
  • 18” Aluminium wheels
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2020 Chrysler 300 Sedan Third quarter view
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2020 Chrysler 300 Safety

3.0/10

This category is the weakest for the old classic Chrysler 300 as it comes with un-changed safety equipment or construction. Newer the safety architecture, the better it would be. We hope it will earn similar ratings as a 2019 model, where the Chrysler 300 earns a four-star rating from NHTSA. The IIHS likewise rates the 300 “Marginal” in small-overlap driver’s side and “Poor” in headlight test.

Although, optional automatic emergency braking in 300S and higher trims received a “Superior” rating in the forward-collision avoidance test. Other optional advanced safety equipment will include adaptive cruise control, blind-spot warning, rear cross-path detection, lane-departure warning and much more but at extra cost. Some of the standard features are

  • Standard Electronic stability control
  • Child Seat Anchor System (LATCH)
  • Parkview rear backup camera
  • Security alarm
  • Anti-theft engine immobilizer
  • Tire-pressure monitoring display

2020 Chrysler 300 Competition

Chrysler 300 Vs Nissan Maxima

The Chrysler 300 is an affordable four-door sedan offering a premium to luxury experience moving from base to higher trims. The maxima are not so luxurious “four-door sports sedan” as claimed by the automaker. The powerful V6 in Maxima offers comparatively more power and acceleration. Also, the maxima can drive you better through a rough road but compromise on handling. Surely, Chrysler 300 scores better in terms of space, better ride comfort and smooth performance.

2020 Nissan Maxima

Chrysler 300 Vs Toyota Avalon

Avalon signifies comfort, ride quality and reliability which are Toyota’s basic traits. It surely fairs better when it comes to advanced safety features. But someone looking for refined performance and luxury should opt for Chrysler 300. Also, Chrysler 300 is a unique American rear-wheel-drive comparable to none. Though the TRD version of Avalon is surprisingly athletic with better MPG ratings.

2020 Toyota Avalon

 

2020 Chrysler 300 Final Verdict

The Chrysler 300 gets done more than what it intends. Even the base model V6 offers adequate performance, but for those who want something extra, the American marquee offers an optional V8 Hemi engine on higher trims. The roomy interior offers a massive cabin and elegant design with leather seats and comfortable seating.

User-friendly intuitive infotainment system remains one of Chrysler’s strength with a plethora of standard features remaining a costly affair on other cars.However one of the biggest disadvantages is its safety rating, which for a car in this class seems average. Anyhow, at $32,340, it checks off most of the right boxes with very minimal feeling of improvement if any.