The era of full-size sedans is coming to an end. Today’s automotive world is all about SUVs and crossovers, so it’s no doubt that Chrysler doesn’t have any plans for the new 300. Moreover, the latest reports suggest that this sedan will end production in 2023, which leads us to the conclusion that there shouldn’t be significant updates on that occasion. We expect that the 2023 Chrysler 300 will bring familiar design characteristics, though minor tweaks are always possible.
You may count on a decade-old design, which doesn’t have too many things to offer these days. We like its powertrain and spacious cabin, as well as an intuitive infotainment system. On the other hand, the cabin looks outdated, the ride quality isn’t great, while safety score is poor. Considering that there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2023 Chrysler 300 will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2022.
2023 Chrysler 300 Design
Considering that this will probably be the final production year of the generation, we are pretty sure that the company won’t bother with updates. We expect to see a familiar design, which hasn’t changed too much since the initial launch in 2011. Even that redesign was rather evolutional, so we can talk about some chassis elements that date from the early 2000s. Logically, it’s easy to conclude that the ride quality isn’t on par with much younger rivals, though there aren’t too many of them, to be honest.
The same thing goes to aesthetics. The styling definitely isn’t the model’s strongest point, considering that not many things have changed since the 2011 launch. Of course, the 2023 Chrysler 300 won’t change either, though we shouldn’t exclude the possibility to see some sort of special edition on the offer, considering that this will be the final version of the car.
Despite the age, this sedan still has a lot of good things to offer when it comes to interior design. For example, we like the overall quality of the cabin. Even though the dashboard design is outdated, most areas are wrapped with high-quality materials, with soft-touch surfaces. Also, the sound insulation is good, while another thing we like about this car is the user-friendly infotainment system.
This sedan features more than 120 inches in wheelbase, so it’s not hard to conclude that there is plenty of space on the inside. Both rows are very generous with space and accommodate adults with ease. The front seats are particularly comfortable, while the driving position is good. However, the rearward visibility isn’t great, due to thick pillars. When it comes to the cargo area, you may count on a little bit over 16 cubic feet, which is about average for a full-size sedan.
We don’t believe that the 2023 Chrysler 300 could come with too many novelties regarding the standard and available equipment. Moreover, things should remain pretty much the same, which means that base models will come with things like keyless entry, push-button start, an 8.4-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, six speakers, Bluetooth, voice command, two USB ports, satellite radio, and HD Radio. Additionally, there are upgrades like remote start, navigation and a nine-speaker premium audio system.
When it comes to safety, the only thing you get standard is a rearview camera. Fortunately, you can get much more in higher trim levels, things like forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, front and rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, rain-sensing windshield wipers, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights, and fog lights.
2023 Chrysler 300 Engines
Changes under the hood definitely won’t happen. The 2023 Chrysler 300 is about to continue in the same way, with two familiar engine options on the offer. Base models are equipped with a well-known 3.6-liter V6 unit, which puts out 292 horsepower. The same engine in the 300S trim is tuned up to 300 horsepower. Also, you can get a large 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine, which puts out around 363 horsepower. Both engines come in pair with an 8-speed automatic transmission, which does a fantastic job.
When it comes to fuel economy, the V6 returns up to 19 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. On the other hand, the V8 is notably thirstier and returns about 16 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
2023 Chrysler 300 Release Date and Price
The 2023 Chrysler 300 will represent the final production year of the generation and we expected it will come sometime in the last quarter of 2022. We don’t expect to see any notable price changes, so base versions should go around 31.000 dollars. When it comes to the competition, there are many full-size sedans left on the market. There are models like Toyota Avalon, Nissan Maxima and Dodge Charger.