2021 Chrysler 300

MSRP range: $31,370 - $42,320
MSRP$34,490
Edmunds suggests you pay$33,893

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2021 Chrysler 300 Review

  • Cabin is quiet, with an upscale look and feel
  • Available V8 engine suits the car's personality well
  • Touchscreen interface is easy to use
  • Difficult to see out of the back of the vehicle
  • Advanced driver safety features are optional
  • Limited and C trims no longer available
  • Minor changes to standard and optional feature availability
  • Part of the second 300 generation introduced for 2011

The Chrysler 300, though it's been on sale in its current form for a decade now, remains one of our top picks in the large sedan class. Highlights include an attractive cabin design, plenty of head- and legroom, and an easy-to-use infotainment system. Chrysler has done a good job at keeping this aging four-door current. A muscular V8 engine is available too.

However, the 300 feels a little more ponderous from behind the wheel than some other large sedans. Also, Chrysler keeps most of the 300's advanced driver safety features, such as forward collision mitigation, as options. For a vehicle like this, we'd expect them to be standard. Overall, though, we're fond of the 300. Check out our 2021 Chrysler 300 Expert Review to get our in-depth take.

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There is nothing small about the Chrysler 300. It's a large sedan in nearly every sense of the word, with a spacious, upscale interior, a long wheelbase for a smooth ride, and muscular engines to move more than two tons of mass. Top it all off with an in-your-face design and the only thing that's quiet about the 300 is its almost total lack of noise on the road.
The 300 is built for smooth and powerful cruising, and it hits the mark. The optional V8 muscles the big sedan forward without drama, but lean into it with gusto and you'll be met with a rumbling exhaust note and powerful thrust. An eight-speed automatic transmission offers crisp and clean shifts, and some models come with paddles to take over when you like.

This isn't a sport sedan, even in taut 300S guise, but it does handle athletic tests well. The brake pedal is responsive with plenty of stopping power. The steering is light and easy to turn at low speeds, and it firms up at highway speeds to give you a better feel of heft. But on tight turns, the 300 makes its mass felt, even with a stiffened suspension and sticky tires on the 300S version.
Chrysler delivers on its premium, near-luxury promise inside the cabin. Very little road noise, and only slightly more from the wind, is apparent when the 300 is rolling along. The climate control system works impressively fast and is easy to operate through the main controls. The seats are also plush and supportive, and even sportier 300S versions prioritize comfort.

Overall, though, the ride is more stiff than you might expect. Our 300S test car had a suspension that couldn't quite keep rough roads from being felt in the interior. Yet it doesn't detract from an otherwise serene drive, and we expect non-300S models handle bumps more effectively.
The 300 sometimes feels like more of a house than a car. Interior space is massive and one of the main reasons to consider purchasing one. Five passengers fit easily and four fit like kings. The big door openings and flat roofline make it easy to slide in and out. It offers a huge array of seat and steering wheel adjustments to accommodate drivers of all shapes and sizes.

Big sedans unfortunately come with big blind spots. The high shoulder line and large pillars are difficult to see around, especially when looking out the rear. Lane changes should be made with care. Thank goodness for a clear and crisp standard rearview camera.
The factory navigation system is easy to use with simple graphics, if you opt for it. And if you don't, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility is standard. The nine-speaker Alpine audio system is an add-on, and it provides plenty of thump.

Safety features such as blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are helpful, and additional features such as front and rear parking sensors, lane departure and lane keeping assist are available in packages. Available voice controls are fairly rudimentary but effective, and tech features such as remote start, car finder and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot are optional as well.
Chrysler made good use of available space in the 300. Room in the trunk, at 16.3 cubic feet, is very good for the class, especially considering the rear-wheel-drive hardware underneath. The trunk is slightly narrow between the wheels, but otherwise it's a standout in the large sedan class. Interior storage is also good, with plenty of cupholders and a wide center console hold that's perfect for small items.

The back seats fold down in a 60/40 split and have easy-to-access anchor points for child car seats. Larger rear-facing child seats should be no problem to install because there is so much space between the rear seats and the front. You can even get three of them side by side, and the ample door openings make installation a snap.
The V8-powered 300S is estimated by the EPA to get 19 mpg combined (16 city/25 highway). We averaged 17 mpg in our combined testing miles, with an 18.6 mpg average on our highway-heavy evaluation loop that should have returned a result in the low 20s.
The 300's interior is solidly built. Chrysler paid a lot of attention to fit and finish, and the quality of the materials is also pleasing. But the pricing can run uncomfortably high, especially if you get the V8 and a bunch of optional features. At that point, you might consider buying a luxury-branded sedan. Chrysler's warranty coverage is average.
The 300's rather timeless design is a rarity in an industry that changes drastically every few years. It backs up that classic look with a focus on interior space and smooth performance. You do have to choose between the too hard 300S and the too soft versions, but the 300 makes up for it with a combination of airtight luxury and intoxicating style.

Which 300 does Edmunds recommend?

Unless you really want the optional V8 in the 300S, we think the Touring L offers the best bang for your buck. It doesn't cost much more than the Touring, and it adds some nice luxury touches and safety items. Perhaps more important is the greater breadth of customization offered by numerous available option packages.

Chrysler 300 models

The 2021 Chrysler 300 is a large sedan sold in three trim levels: Touring, Touring L and S. All trims come standard with a 3.6-liter V6 and an eight-speed automatic transmission. In the Touring and Touring L, it produces 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The S model bumps output slightly to 300 hp and 264 lb-ft. Optional for the 300S is a 5.7-liter V8 with 363 hp and 394 lb-ft. Rear-wheel drive is standard across the board, though all-wheel drive is available on Touring and Touring L trims.

Touring
The Chrysler 300 Touring comes well equipped with:

  • 17-inch wheels (19-inch wheels with AWD)
  • Heated mirrors
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Power-adjustable driver's seat
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat
  • 8.4-inch touchscreen
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Satellite radio
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration

Two packages are available for the Touring to enhance its look from the outside. The Chrome Appearance package includes chrome exterior trim elements, while the Sport Appearance package substitutes a blacked-out treatment. Both add 20-inch wheels.

Touring L
Selecting the Touring L adds:

  • 18-inch wheels (19-inch wheels with AWD)
  • Remote engine start
  • Auto-dimming driver's side mirror
  • Power-adjustable passenger seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Front and rear parking sensors (alert you to obstacles that may not be visible in front of or behind the vehicle when parking)
  • Blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert (warns you if a vehicle is in your blind spot during a lane change or while reversing)

The Chrome Appearance and Sport Appearance packages are also available for the Touring L. Other notable packages include:

  • Comfort Group
    • Xenon headlights
    • Power-adjustable and heated steering wheel
    • Driver-seat memory settings
    • Ventilated front seats
    • Heated rear seats
    • Power rear sunshade
    • Six-speaker Alpine audio system
  • SafetyTec Plus Group
    • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)
    • Lane departure warning (alerts you if the vehicle begins to drift out of its lane)
    • Adaptive cruise control (maintains a driver-set distance between the 300 and the car in front)
    • Six-speaker Alpine audio system
  • Popular Equipment Group
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Navigation system
    • Nine-speaker Alpine audio system

S
Upgrading to the range-topping 300S adds:

  • 20-inch wheels
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Black-painted exterior styling elements
  • Paddle shifters
  • Sport front seats
  • Premium Alpine audio system

Selecting the 300S with the V8 also includes:

  • Aerodynamic body kit
  • Integrated navigation system
  • Nine-speaker Alpine audio system

Option packages for the S include:

  • S Appearance package (V6 only)
    • Aerodynamic body kit
  • Comfort Group
  • Popular Equipment Group
  • SafetyTec Plus Group

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2021 Chrysler 300.



Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$31,370
MPG & Fuel
19 City / 30 Hwy / 23 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 18.5 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: rear wheel drive
Transmission: 8-speed shiftable automatic
Engine
V6 cylinder
Horsepower: 292 hp @ 6350 rpm
Torque: 260 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm
Basic Warranty
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 198.6 in. / Height: N/A / Width: 75.0 in.
Curb Weight: 4013 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 16.3 cu.ft.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite 300 safety features:

Forward Collision Warning
Forward collision warning with automatic braking is optional on the 300, and it gets a Superior rating from the IIHS.
Lane Departure Warning
Optional lane departure warning and lane keeping assist warn drivers if they drift out of their lane and will make minor steering corrections.
SiriusXM Guardian
SiriusXM Guardian is standard and includes automatic crash notification, roadside assistance and stolen vehicle assistance.

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Good
Roof Strength Test
Good
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
Good
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good



Chrysler 300 vs. the competition

2021 Chrysler 300

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2021 Dodge Charger

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Chrysler 300 vs. Dodge Charger

The Chrysler 300 and the Dodge Charger are mechanically related, so their strengths and drawbacks are virtually the same. The choice really comes down to your personal preference between the sophisticated 300 and the more raucous Charger. While the Chrysler tops out around 360 horsepower, the Dodge offers more than double that once you start eyeing the subtly named Hellcat trims.

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Chrysler 300 vs. Toyota Avalon

While not exactly a featherweight, the Avalon does a better job at hiding its mass in turns, giving it a more athletic presence than the Chrysler 300. The Toyota also features an almost Lexus-like interior design, making it more upscale inside than the 300. If you don't need the power of a V8, the Avalon is an excellent choice for a large sedan.

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Chrysler 300 vs. Kia Cadenza

The Kia Cadenza is similar to the Avalon in terms of execution. This is a sizable sedan with a luxurious interior and a comfortable ride. The Chrysler has a more outgoing personality, but the Kia counters with more standard advanced safety features. Both are solid choices overall.

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2021 Chrysler 300 First Impressions

What is the 300?

The Chrysler 300 is one of the last full-size American sedans. Think of it as the luxury-tinted counterpart to its more athletic corporate cousin, the Dodge Charger. That means you can expect to find thoughtful touches such as open-pore wood and quilted leather, compared to the soft-touch plastic and grippy simulated suede of the Charger.

On its own, the 300 is tremendously roomy and comfortable. Its boxy shape gives it unequaled rear headroom, while the long wheelbase offers ample legroom all around. We're also impressed with the Uconnect infotainment system, featuring one of the most easy-to-use interfaces in the business. And while it's not as sporty as the Charger, the rear-wheel-drive Chrysler 300 is a hoot to drive, especially models powered by the optional V8.

There are a few drawbacks, however. The Chrysler 300 was last redesigned a decade ago, but the basic platform underneath is unchanged since the first iteration debuted in 2005. As such, it's more cumbersome than its more modern competition, and handling leaves something to be desired. Considering its advanced age, we don't expect any significant changes for 2021, so these disadvantages will likely remain. The recently redesigned Toyota Avalon is more refined overall, though it doesn't have as much rear headroom or a powerful optional engine.

EdmundsEdmunds says

The Chrysler 300 is well past the age of retirement, but this oldie still makes an impression thanks to its spacious cabin and optional V8.


FAQ

Is the Chrysler 300 a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 300 both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.6 out of 10. You probably care about Chrysler 300 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the 300 gets an EPA-estimated 19 mpg to 23 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the 300 has 16.3 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Chrysler 300. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Chrysler 300?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Chrysler 300:

  • Limited and C trims no longer available
  • Minor changes to standard and optional feature availability
  • Part of the second 300 generation introduced for 2011
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Is the Chrysler 300 reliable?

To determine whether the Chrysler 300 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the 300. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the 300's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Chrysler 300 a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Chrysler 300 is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 300 and gave it a 7.6 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 300 is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Chrysler 300?

The least-expensive 2021 Chrysler 300 is the 2021 Chrysler 300 Touring 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $31,370.

Other versions include:

  • Touring 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $31,370
  • S 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $38,320
  • S 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 8A) which starts at $42,320
  • Touring L 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $34,370
  • Touring 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $34,120
  • Touring L 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $37,120
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What are the different models of Chrysler 300?

If you're interested in the Chrysler 300, the next question is, which 300 model is right for you? 300 variants include Touring 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A), S 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A), S 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 8A), and Touring L 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A). For a full list of 300 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Chrysler 300

2021 Chrysler 300 Overview

The 2021 Chrysler 300 is offered in the following submodels: 300 Sedan. Available styles include Touring 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A), S 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A), S 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Touring L 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Touring 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), and Touring L 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A). Chrysler 300 models are available with a 3.6 L-liter gas engine or a 5.7 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 363 hp, depending on engine type. The 2021 Chrysler 300 comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2021 Chrysler 300 comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 Chrysler 300?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Chrysler 300 and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 300.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Chrysler 300 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 300 featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2021 Chrysler 300?

2021 Chrysler 300 Touring 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2021 Chrysler 300 Touring 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $34,490. The average price paid for a new 2021 Chrysler 300 Touring 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $597 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $597 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $33,893.

The average savings for the 2021 Chrysler 300 Touring 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is 1.7% below the MSRP.

2021 Chrysler 300 Touring L 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2021 Chrysler 300 Touring L 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $37,905. The average price paid for a new 2021 Chrysler 300 Touring L 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $659 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $659 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $37,246.

The average savings for the 2021 Chrysler 300 Touring L 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is 1.7% below the MSRP.

2021 Chrysler 300 S 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2021 Chrysler 300 S 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $44,800. The average price paid for a new 2021 Chrysler 300 S 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $983 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $983 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $43,817.

The average savings for the 2021 Chrysler 300 S 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is 2.2% below the MSRP.

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What is the MPG of a 2021 Chrysler 300?

2021 Chrysler 300 Touring 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
23 compined MPG,
19 city MPG/30 highway MPG

2021 Chrysler 300 S 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
23 compined MPG,
19 city MPG/30 highway MPG

2021 Chrysler 300 S 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
19 compined MPG,
16 city MPG/25 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG23
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainrear wheel drive
Displacement3.6 L
Passenger Volume122.6 cu.ft.
Wheelbase120.0 in.
Length198.6 in.
Width75.0 in.
HeightN/A
Curb Weight4013 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 Chrysler 300?

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