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2019 Chrysler 300 Review

The 2019 Chrysler 300 is a big, comfortable sedan with a lineup of powerful engines, but it finishes near the middle of our large car rankings because it doesn't have the all-around quality of some rivals.

Pros & Cons

  • Powerful engines
  • Spacious, upscale interior
  • User-friendly infotainment system
  • Mixed reviews about handling
  • Poor outward visibility

Is the Chrysler 300 a Good Car?

Yes, the Chrysler 300 is a good car. It's powerful, stylish, and spacious. It comes with a posh interior and an intuitive infotainment system. It was also a finalist for our 2019 Best Large Car for the Money award because of its combination of quality and value. However, while it has good safety and predicted reliability ratings, many rivals earn even better scores. 

Should I Buy the Chrysler 300?

The 300 sits in the middle of our large class rankings and carries a middle-of-the-pack price tag. That makes it a fine buying choice and a solid value, but you should still shop around in case you find something you like better. Alternatives like the Chevrolet Impala and Dodge Charger are worth exploring.

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Should I Buy a New or Used Chrysler 300?

The 2019 Chrysler 300 belongs to a generation that began with the 2011 model year. There aren't any notable changes for 2019, but Chrysler limited the availability of the V8 engine starting with the 2018 model year. The 2015 Chrysler 300 received a midcycle refresh that added a standard eight-speed automatic transmission, among other updates.

You could potentially save thousands of dollars by shopping for a used 300 instead of a new one, and you'd still get a similar car. Read our reviews of the 2017 and 2018 Chrysler 300, and if you decide an older model is right for you, check out our Used Car Deals page for information on incentives of used vehicles.

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This review uses applicable research and data from all model years of the current 300 generation, which runs from 2011 to 2019.

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How Much Does the Chrysler 300 Cost?

The base 300 Touring starts at around $29,000. There are four higher trims, with the range-topping 300C starting at about $41,700. At both ends of the trim spectrum, this Chrysler falls in line with most other large cars in terms of price.

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Chrysler 300 Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: Chrysler 300 or Chevrolet Impala?

The Chevrolet Impala is a more straightforward, practical car than the 300. The base Impala comes with lots of standard features and boasts more trunk space than the 300. It also has better base fuel economy thanks to its standard four-cylinder engine (a V6 is optional). Choosing between these two is largely a matter of personal preference. Go with the 300 if you prioritize interior refinement. Otherwise, the Impala is a decent choice.

Which Is Better: Chrysler 300 or Dodge Charger?

The Dodge Charger finishes lower than the 300 in our large car rankings, but there's still reason to consider it. It handles better than the 300 and offers multiple engines that are more powerful than anything the 300 has to offer. The Chrysler is nicer inside, and it has more standard and available features than the Dodge, as well as a better predicted reliability rating. The 300 is a better fit if you prefer a refined interior, but if you’re looking for engaging performance, go with the Charger.

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300 Interior

How Many People Does the 300 Seat?

The 300 seats five people. Both rows of seats have plenty of space for adults to ride comfortably, and it's easy to get in and out of the car. However, the seats aren't as supportive as in some rivals, and thick roof pillars limit visibility.

300 and Car Seats

The 300 comes with three full sets of LATCH car-seat connectors. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 300's LATCH system the second-highest rating of Acceptable for ease of use.

300 Interior Quality

The 300 feels almost like a German luxury sedan inside. It looks good, remains quiet even at highway speeds, and uses top-notch materials throughout.

300 Cargo Space

With more than 16 cubic feet of trunk space, the 300 gives you enough room for the whole family's vacation luggage or four sets of golf clubs.

300 Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

The 300's standard Uconnect infotainment system includes an 8.4-inch touch screen, a six-speaker audio system, satellite radio, Bluetooth, two USB ports, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. A panoramic sunroof, navigation, and two premium audio systems are available.

The Uconnect infotainment system is intuitive and responsive, making it one of the most user-friendly systems out there. There's not much of a learning curve, and there are redundant physical controls in addition to the touch screen.

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300 Performance

300 Engine: The V8's Pretty Great

You have two powerful engine options in the 300: a 292-horsepower V6 (300 horsepower in the 300S model) or a 363-horsepower V8. Both engines move this car well, and the base V6 has ample power for most drivers. However, the V8 delivers noticeably more potent acceleration, and buyers looking for the most enjoyable driving experience should strongly consider it.

300 Gas Mileage: Decent Ratings for a Large Car

This Chrysler sedan gets 19 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway with its V6 engine. Many rivals earn similar ratings. In fact, the 300 gets nearly identical gas mileage to the V6-powered Chevrolet Impala and Dodge Charger.

300 Ride and Handling: See for Yourself

The 300 features a somewhat stiff suspension, but it still rides smoothly. Opinions are split about this car’s handling. Some critics think it fares well on winding roads despite its size, but others say it feels unwieldy.

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300 Reliability

Is the Chrysler 300 Reliable?

The 2019 Chrysler 300 has a slightly above-average predicted reliability rating of 3.5 out of five from J.D. Power.

Chrysler 300 Warranty

The Chrysler 300 comes with a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

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300 Safety

300 Crash Test Results

The 2019 Chrysler 300 earned a four-star overall crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 300 the highest score of Good in four crash tests, and a rating of Superior for its front crash prevention features. The 300 received an unimpressive score of Marginal (second lowest) in the driver side small overlap front crash test, and a mark of Poor for headlight performance.

300 Safety Features

The 300 comes standard with a rearview camera. Available driver assistance features include blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and adaptive cruise control.

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Which Chrysler 300 Model Is Right for Me?

There are five 300 trims to choose from. All but the highest trim (Chrysler 300C) feature a V6 engine, have standard rear-wheel drive, and are available with all-wheel drive. The Chrysler 300C comes with a V8 and is only offered with rear-wheel drive.

The best values in this lineup are the Touring L and 300S trims. The Touring L offers most of the noteworthy infotainment and active safety features, and it's less expensive than the higher trims. The Chrysler 300S offers more features than the Touring L, and it’s the only trim offered with the V8 engine other than the high-end 300C.

Chrysler 300 Touring

The 300 Touring carries a base price of $29,220. It comes with a power-adjustable driver's seat, alloy wheels, proximity keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, push-button start, and the Uconnect infotainment system with an 8.4-inch touch screen, a six-speaker audio system, satellite radio, Bluetooth, two USB ports, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.

Chrysler 300 Touring L

The 300 Touring L starts at $32,865. In addition to the Touring’s features, it comes with a power-adjustable passenger seat, heated front seats, and Nappa leather seats.

Chrysler 300S

The 300S has a starting price of $36,395. It comes standard with remote start, and the standard V6 engine puts out 8 more horsepower in this trim. This is also the only trim besides the 300C that offers the V8 engine.

Chrysler 300 Limited

The 300 Limited starts at $38,245. It comes with a tilt-and-telescoping heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, and ventilated front seats.

Chrysler 300C

The 300C has a starting price of $41,695. It’s the only trim that comes standard with the V8 engine, and it’s the only trim not offered with all-wheel drive. The 300C has essentially the same features as the Limited.

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The Final Call

The 2019 Chrysler 300 will delight buyers looking for an upscale large sedan with a roomy interior and strong powertrain options. But it only finishes in the middle of our class rankings because it doesn't quite have the all-around excellence of some rivals. This car is worth a look, but you should definitely check out some of its competitors before making a final decision.

Don’t just take our word for it. Check out comments from some of the reviews that drive our rankings and analysis.

  • "There was a time when Detroit routinely stamped out big rear-wheel-drive sedans like the Chrysler 300. Today, it's hard to find a car that truly competes with it. A domestic counterpart such as the Buick LaCrosse is similarly big, stately and dripping with class. But as a front-wheel-drive car that doesn't offer a V8, it lacks the 300's lean muscle. The Genesis G80 might be the 300's closest analog since it offers the same kind of blissful isolation in a rear-wheel-drive package and an optional V8. Ultimately, the 300's core appeal is that there's nothing else quite like it on the road today." -- Edmunds (2018)
  • "Priced at $42,090 to start, a fully decked out 300C, at $51,070, just kisses the bottom end of the midsize luxury sedan class (A5, 5 Series, XF, E-Class, et al.). Such a bedazzled 300C feels nearly competitive in terms [of] fit, finish, and materials and offers the bonus of superior space and an intoxicating V-8 rush and roar that no entry 2.0-liter turbo in the luxe class can touch." -- Motor Trend (2018)
  • "Why do we like the Chrysler 300 so much? For the same reasons it's been a popular mainstay in the full-size sedan segment since its 2005 debut. Think reasonable pricing, surprisingly sharp handling, lots of standard and optional features, a comfortable ride and, most importantly, highly distinctive styling that helps the 300 stand out from its peers." -- Autotrader (2016)
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