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2021 Chrysler 300 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: June 30, 2020
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John Bedrow

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Chrysler's familiarity with big hunky, dory cars has always been a part of its identity. Sharing underbody pinnings from the FCA powerhouse, Dodge, Charger in particular. The Chrysler 300 has always been one of the better packaged American exports.

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Pros

Well padded cabin

Simple to use the infotainment system

Powerful engines

Cons

Less rear visibility

Average safety score

Poor handling

What's New?

Updated Exterior and Interior styling.


Pictures

Exterior
Interior

Styles

2021 Chrysler 300 in Deep Amethyst Metallic color 2021 Chrysler 300 in Bright White Clear Coat color 2021 Chrysler 300 in Brown and Light Frost, leather color 2021 Chrysler 300 in Gloss Black color
Deep Amethyst Metallic

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2021 Chrysler 300 Touring

Touring

power
N/A
fuel
N/A
mpg
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 TBD TBD
N/A N/A N/A
Touring 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $29,590 MSRP TBD TBD
N/A N/A N/A

2021 Chrysler 300 Touring L

Touring L

power
N/A
fuel
N/A
mpg
combined

$33,115 - $35,865


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Touring L 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $33,115 MSRP TBD TBD
N/A N/A N/A
Touring L 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $35,865 MSRP TBD TBD
N/A N/A N/A

2021 Chrysler 300 S

S

power
N/A
fuel
N/A
mpg
combined

$36,695 - $39,695


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $36,695 MSRP TBD TBD
N/A N/A N/A
S 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $39,445 MSRP TBD TBD
N/A N/A N/A
S 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $39,695 MSRP TBD TBD
N/A N/A N/A

2021 Chrysler 300 Limited

Limited

power
N/A
fuel
N/A
mpg
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 TBD TBD
N/A N/A N/A
Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $41,345 MSRP TBD TBD
N/A N/A N/A

Expert Review


Its roomy and airy cabin and a very identical boxy cabin has often been described as the cheaperBentley. The Chrysler 300 enters 2021 with that iconic straight-line silhouette, retaining the same V6 and optional V8 engines. Pricing stays similar too. With the base Touring trim starting from $30,040, and the faster more capable 300C costs $41,995, let’s just say it sure is a reasonable buy. 

The Chrysler 300 goes head to head withNissan Maxima,Chevrolet Impala and theDodge Charger sedan. Despite its strong power-comfort duo, the 300 has not really changed much except for a few updates. What more does it offer that can really make this car worth a buy? Let’s find out.

2021 Chrysler 300 Features

The 2021 Chrysler 300 is available in five trims: Touring, Touring L, Limited, 300S and 300C. While the luxurious features, as well as the powerful engine option, are reserved for the upscale 300C, Limited and Sport trim. The Touring L signifies the epitome of Chrysler’s generous luxurious treatment.

All trims get an optional AWD powertrain, except for the 300C which features a Rear Wheel Drive only. Add-on packages like the SafetyTec plus group and Harman Kardon Audio group are available in 300C. 

Trims

Touring

Touring L

300S

Limited

300C

MSRP

$30,040

$33,315

$36,995

$38,595

$41,995

Key Features

Uconnect 4C

With 8.4 inch

display

18-inch

 polished

Aluminum

wheels

Six-speaker

Alpine sound

system

20-Inch

Polished

Aluminum

wheels

20-Inch

Polished

Aluminum

wheels

 

Monotone

Paint scheme

Security alarm

Remote vehicle

start

Ventilated

Front seats

Adaptive HID

head-lamps

 

Automatic bi-

Function

Halogen

Projector head-

lamps

Heated front

seats

LED fog lamps

Chrome

Accents 

Platinum door

handles and

mirrors

 

Tilt and

Telescopic

Steering

column

Power

Adjustments

added to front

seats

Nickel-finish

Analog clock

Power tilt and

Telescopic

Steering

column

Luxury floor

mats

 

ParkView rear

Back-up

camera

Nappa leather-

trimmed seats

Steering wheel

Mounted

Paddle shifters

LED interior

lighting

Real wood

natural pore

mocha interior

bezels

The base Touring trim gets significant updates in its feature list and that’s it. The engine has been updated a bit too, so the more powerful Hemi-V8 will give more miles per gallon. The 300 S with those sports exhaust sounds better and fits in a reasonable price range.

Is there a 2021 Chrysler 300?

The 2021 Chrysler 300 will have updates. Prices however will remain similar to the 2020 models. The base Touring model starts at $30,040 and with AWD it costs $32,790. The 300S cost $36,995 and the top-end variant 300C with the V8 engine is priced around $41,995. Sales of 2021 Chrysler has predicted by Fall. Provided the curve has been flattened, or else it will get pushed back to the first quarter.

2021 Chrysler 300 Engine and Performance

The 2021 Chrysler 300 will retain the same 3.6-liter-V6 and the optional 5.7 Liter V8. The V6 generates 292 hp power whereas V8, whopping 363 hp power. Both engines come mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The 300C is a rear-wheel-drive only model in the line-up, while all other trims get an AWD option.

Despite being a massive monster, the 2021 Chrysler 300 has some impressive 0-60 figures. It’s not impressive but it definitely is not negligible. Torque develops from 4800 rpm and it continues until a top speed of 155 mph. A pretty decent number. It's the type of speed that feels manageable and at all times.

Models

2021 Chrysler 300 (expected)*

2020 Chevrolet Impala

2020 Nissan Maxima

2020 Dodge Charger

MSRP

$30,400

$37,595

$34,250

$34,995

Engine

3.6 liter V6

3.6L DOHC V6

3.5 liter V6

3.6L V6

Drivetrain

RWD

FWD

FWD

RWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8 speed automatic

CVT

8-speed automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

292 @6350

305 @ 6800

300 @6400

300 @ 6350

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

260 @4800

264 @ 5200

261 @4400

264 @ 4800

Compared in competition, the 300 features the lesser-powered V6 but the behavior-wise, it feels same as a Charger. The V8 powered 300C might be aggressive but its no hooligan. Calm and perseverance are in the genes of every 300.

How quick is the 2021 Chrysler 300?

The base V6 helps propel the car from 0 to 60 MPH in just 6.5 seconds. The V8 can do the same in 5.3 seconds. Quarter mile time is also quicker and it can put some sports cars to shame too.

The 363 hp generated from 5.7-Liter V8 HEMI MDS VVT Engine is sent to those rear wheels and that drivetrain alone makes this car an exciting choice among its competition. Despite a dry-weight of 4013 lbs, the Chrysler 300 has a top speed of 155 mph, more than any of its competitors.

Models

2021 Chrysler 300 (expected)*

2020 Chevrolet Impala

2020 Nissan Maxima

2020 Dodge Charger

0-60 MPH (secs)

6.5

6.2

5.8

6.5

Quarter mile (Secs)

15

14.8

14.5

14.8

Top Speed (MPH)

155

150

143

140

Engine

3.6 liter V6

3.6L DOHC V6

3.5 liter V6

3.6L V6

The Nissan Maxima is definitely the fastest in the lot. Reaching both 60 mph and Quarter miles sooner than the rest. But with a top speed of 155 mph, the 2021 Chrysler 300 is the one that will beat you in the long distance. And with a weight of more than 4000 lbs, it becomes all the more obvious.

Braking Performance 2021 Chrysler 300

With front brakes that measure 13.6 inches 12.6 inches rear brakes, braking performance is definitely one of the areas that Chrysler has taken good care of. This helps the mass to come down from 60-0 in just 121 feet.

Model

2021 Chrysler 300 (expected)*

2020 Chevrolet Impala

2020 Nissan Maxima

2020 Dodge Charger

Brake Front (in)

13.6

12.6

12.6

12.6

Brake Rear (in)

12.6

12.6

12.1

12.6

Curb Weight (lbs)

4013

3700

3564

4020

60-0 MPH (ft.)

121

120

120

110

Despite featuring the largest of brakes, the 2021 Chrysler 300 falls short. The Dodge Charger weighing more, is the best in this lot. From 60-0 mph in just 110 feet is something unpredictable for a 4020 lbs car.

Ride and Handle Quality 2021 Chrysler 300

Despite the bulky structured sedan style of the 2020 Chrysler 300, it manages to churn out a balanced ride quality. The steering wheel is well behaved. The suspension is softer and the 20-inch wheels help the car to grip the road giving a manageable ride. The 8-speed automatic transmission is seamless to drive. And with a bunch of electronics on board, maneuvering this full-size sedan has definitely become easier.

Ride quality is firm and stable on highways. The thrifty nature of the 5.7L engine makes for a sporty ride on the highway. Overall, the Chrysler 300 proposes a comfortable ride.

2021 Chrysler 300 Fuel Economy

The 2021 Chrysler 300 has dramatically improved its fuel efficiency figures. As the EPA norms get stringent every year, the numbers are definitely assuring.

The 300 offers 19 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. So a combined fuel economy of around 23mpg, it is quite impressive for a powerful sedan.

Models

2021 Chrysler 300 (expected)*

2020 Chevrolet Impala

2020 Nissan Maxima

2020 Dodge Charger

MPG (City)

19

18

20

19

MPG (Highway)

30

28

30

30

MPG (Combined)

23

22

24

23

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

18.5

18.5

18

18.5

Range (City/Highway, in Miles)

351/555

333/518

360/540

351/555

Chrysler’s numbers have definitely improved in this area. With a range of 351 in the city, 555 on the highway and 425 combined, the 2021 300 can now surely be seen as a long distance companion. But the Nissan just steps up a bit ahead in the city.

2021 Chrysler 300 Interior

The interior layout of the 2021 Chrysler 300 may look similar. For luxurious offerings like heated driver and passenger seats, eight-way power-adjustable seats are aplenty in the 2021 offering.

The more power oriented 300C offers an equally engaging cabin as well. It offers perforated leather seats, wood-trimmed interiors; an 8.4-inch infotainment system sits at the centre. The dual-zone automatic climate control keeps the cabin set. The panoramic sunroof adds the required premium feel to the cabin and it feels lightening.

Models

2021 Chrysler 300 (expected)*

2020 Chevrolet Impala

2020 Nissan Maxima

2020 Dodge Charger

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front-Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

38.6/59.5/41.8

39.9/57.9/45.8

39.4/56.7/45

38.6/59.5/41.8

Rear-Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

37.9/57.7/40.1

37.4/56.9/39.8

36.7/55.7/34.2

36.6/57.9/40.1

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

16.3

18.8

14.3

16.5

Competitors are not as spacious as the Chrysler. Trunk capacity is a bit compromised, but it offers more space in the second row with decent space for headroom, courtesy that boxy roof. 

Interior boasts some elegant features such as:

  • Limited leather with perforated insert seats
  • Uconnect 4C with 8.4-inch display
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Backlight sunshades
  • Speed-sensitive power locks
  • Air filtering

Infotainment system: 2021 Chrysler 300

The Uconnect 4C offers the best in class intuitive feedback with an 8.4 inch display. Standard features include six-speaker audio system, SiriusXM satellite radio with one-year free subscription, Android Auto and Apple Car Play also come with the infotainment system. The Uconnect 4C NAV is optional and it comes as an optional package.

The 300C is on a different level with its distinct specifications. The 300C can be availed with 19-speaker Harman Kardon stereo as an add on package. This insane stereo generates the 900-watt, loud enough to enrich your riding experience. The 300 also offers some more attractive features such as:

  • Bluetooth integrated voice command
  • Media hub with audio jack and two USB ports
  • Six premium speaker sound system
  • AM/FM/HD radio system

The 2021 Chrysler sedan is expected to carry forward the same infotainment system as its outgoing model.

Cargo Space: 2021 Chrysler 300

The Chrysler’s boxy trunk does have a decent space. It offers 16.3 cubic feet capacity which can definitely carry a sizeable amount of cargo. With six boxes, the 2021 Chrysler 300 easily add more four more boxes, if the rear seats are put down.

Models

2021 Chrysler 300 (expected)*

2020 Chevrolet Impala

2020 Nissan Maxima

2020 Dodge Charger

Standard Cargo Capacity (ft³)

16.3

18.8

14.3

16.5

The 2021 Chevy Impala is the clear winner when it comes to the max cargo capacity. The Chrysler does offer plenty of rear row space but lags behind in cargo capacity.

Other Storage Options: 2021 Chrysler 300

Chrysler also offers more storage spaces on the inside. There’s space at the bottom of the door. Partition type cup holders, which if needed can push the lid off and pull it back after the work is done. Under the armrest, there is also some space to keep your belongings.

2021 Chrysler 300 Exterior

Carrying an attractive and monster-like design, the 2021 Chrysler 300 sedan is definitely a head-turner on the street. The sedan with muscular bumps is very rare in this segment. There may be minor tweaks in the styling, but yet nothing is confirmed. We expect the overall look to remain the same as its outgoing 2020 model but a minor change in headlights and taillights.

Chrysler is bulky with 4013 lbs weight with 198.6 inches of length, 75 inches wider and 58.7 inches height to grab anyone’s attention. The design might be older but the elegant look attracts the buyer. The different paint options like Granite Crystal, Ceramic Grey, Gloss Black, Velvet Red really grabs the upmarket tag. Some of the other exterior features of Chrysler 300.

  • Body-colored door handles
  • Bi-Function Halogen projector headlamps
  • Black grille with bright surround
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Center high mount stop lamp
  • Automatic headlamps

Models

2021 Chrysler 300 (expected)*

2020 Chevrolet Impala

2020 Nissan Maxima

2020 Dodge Charger

Curb Weight (lbs)

4013

3700

3564

4020

Length (inches)

198.6

201.3

192.8

198.4

Width (inches)

75

73

73.2

75

Height (inches)

58.7

58.9

56.5

58.2

Ground Clearance (inches)

5

7.1

7.3

4.9

Wheelbase (inches)

120.2

111.7

109.3

120.2

According to the numeric information, the Nissan Maxima leads with higher ground clearance. It offers plenty of ground clearance of 7.3 inches which is the max in the comparison. Though it has to compromise with length and height still this clearance can definitely help you to ignore a bad road.

2021 Chrysler 300 Safety

The safety features in the Chrysler 300 might not be the best in its class, but still it managed to score five out of five in the Side Crash test and 4.5-Star in Rollover Test conducted by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ratings. The Chrysler rated almost marginal for the driver side small overlap front test for the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. The 300’s headlamp rated the lowest possibility for illuminating the road ahead. Some safety features offered in the 2021 Chrysler 300 include:

  • Anti theft engine immobilizer
  • Tire-pressure monitoring display
  • Parkview rear backup camera
  • Driver inflatable knee-bolster airbag
  • Remote proximity keyless entry

2021 Chrysler 300 Competition

2021 Chrysler 300 Sedan vs 2020 Chevrolet Impala

The 2021 Chrysler 300 takes the lead as it offers a powerful engine than the Impala. The 2021 300 outruns the Impala in acceleration also. Chrysler has a lot to offer in terms of performance and also comfort.

Impala can handle heavy cargo thanks to its huge cargo space but lags in rear row comfort. There should not be any doubt about buying 300 over Impala.

2021 Chrysler 300 sedan vs 2020 Nissan Maxima

Maxima offers a fine cabin with a proper sedan feel, but the Chrysler now carries both power and comfort. In terms of power and comfort, the Chrysler leads the way. Even in its old design, Chrysler rocks the automotive world and has been a favorite for many. Between the two, the Chrysler 300 sedan makes for a better choice any day. But when it comes to reliability, this Japanese brand is any day more reliable than the Chrysler.

Chrysler 300 vs Dodge Charger

Chrysler and Dodge both stand head to head in this segment. Both offer plenty of power and also comfort with their particular vehicles. Both are also similarly designed and both are attractive as well as powerful. The Dodge does have a lot to offer with its SRT model, but at a hefty price tag. 

The Chrysler completes the needs in a price range of $41,995. if budget is not your concern, you can extend your way to Dodge Charger SRT, but if you want to stay in your budget and enjoy power, the Chrysler 300 should be your choice.

2021 Chrysler 300 Final Verdict

The healthy design of a sedan mated to that of a muscle car is definitely one helluva package. The 2021 Chrysler 300 sedan has been nailing this combination since inception. It is a good looking car that comes with some modern features that are not available among some rivals. Offering a powerful engine at a budget price is definitely a prior thing. Even long distance trips with the big family is something that the Chrysler 300 is totally capable of. This full-size sedan also has one of the better infotainment in the segment. For anyone looking for a family car that also exhibit proper sports car-like performance, the 2021 Chrysler 300 surely won’t disappoint.