While some reports suggest that Chrysler may introduce a new large sedan in the near future, we are pretty sure that such a thing won’t happen in the next year, which clearly indicates that the current model is about to remain in production for another year. Of course, we are talking about the 2021 Chrysler 300, which shouldn’t bring any particular change. We count on the same design characteristics, which haven’t significantly changed for almost a decade. Of course, there is always a possibility to see some novelties in terms of standard equipment, but we are pretty sure that most of the things are about to remain the same.
All in all, you may count on familiar design characteristics all the good and bad things this model brings. When it comes to good things, the first thing that comes to mind is, of course, a powerful standard and optional engine, spacious and well-built cabin and surprisingly high reliability ratings. On the other side, keep in mind that this is a pretty old vehicle and that handling isn’t the most inspiring, while the list of standard equipment could be longer.
2021 Chrysler 300 Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, this sedan hasn’t changed significantly for a full 9 years. You may count on a good-old LD platform, which isn’t the most exciting choice when it comes to driving experience. Moreover, the ride can be pretty harsh sometimes. On the other side, there is really nothing to complain about the styling. Despite the age, the model looks quite decent, thanks to a pretty classical design approach and the fact that the model was updated five years ago. Still, most rivals look more modern and ride better, so it’s hard to find too many reasons to pick this model before competitors like Toyota Avalon or Kia Cadenza, despite the optional V8 engine.
When it comes to the interior quality, the 2021 Chrysler 300 will continue in the same way, which in practice means a mixed bag. On one side, the cabin starts to look a little bit dated. On the other materials are still pretty good, so we could say this is one of the nicer cabins in the class. Also, the sound insulation is pretty good, even at higher visibility. One of the things many drivers didn’t like about this car is poor rearward visibility.
When it comes to comfort, this is one of the best choices you can get on the market. Both rows are very generous in terms of legroom, while we also like front seats, which are massive and supportive. When it comes to the cargo area, things are pretty typical for the class. You may count on about 16.2 cubic feet behind the rear seats.
Despite that we are talking about a pretty old model, the list of standard and available equipment is pretty long, especially when it comes to tech goodies. In this aspect, the current model comes standard with things like an 8.4-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, six speakers, Bluetooth, two USB ports, satellite radio, HD Radio etc. Of course, you can get even more in higher trims. Some of the available tech goodies are things like navigation, a nine-speaker Alpine audio system, and a 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.
When it comes to safety, things aren’t so great, at least not in the base model. A rearview camera is the only standard feature. A good thing to know is that a lot of things are available, starting from automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, and adaptive cruise control.
2021 Chrysler 300 Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, this large sedan comes with two potent options. The base model comes with a familiar 3.6-liter V6, which is good for about 292 horsepower. It delivers pretty good driving dynamics and we have no doubt it will satisfy most drivers. Those who want something peppier and also care a lot about the sound can pick an optional 5.7-liter V8. This engine is good for about 363 horsepower and offers notably better performances. Both units come in pairs with an 8-speed automatic gearbox, which works pretty well. If you’re looking for something even peppier, check the corporal sibling Dodge Charger.
In terms of fuel economy, both engines are more than decent and offer pretty much average ratings for the class. The base engine returns around 19 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The V8 is notably thirstier and returns around 16 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
2021 Chrysler 300 Release Date and Price
considering that no bigger changes are expected, the 2021 Chrysler 300 should hit the market sometime in the last quarter of this year. When it comes to the price, the current model starts at 30.000 dollars and we don’t expect bigger changes in the future.