2016 Chrysler 300 review

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Chrysler 300 highlights

Customer rating


  • Upscale interior
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Choice of available premium sound systems


  • Poor rear visibility
  • Impractical rear middle seat
  • Rear wheel wells limit trunk space

Mileage (EPA estimate)

16 city, 25 highway, 19 combined

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Luxurious and commanding sedan

The 2016 Chrysler 300 is a large sedan that combines assertive styling, solid performance, and appealing tech. The 300 is available in four well-equipped trims: 300 Limited, 300S, 300C, and 300C Platinum. New for the 2016 model year is the Black Forest Green Pearl Coat exterior color (available on all trims except 300S), along with an available driver-assistance package. If you’re looking for an imposing yet refined full-size sedan, the Chrysler 300 delivers luxury and attitude in spades.

All Chrysler 300 years

What is new for the 2016 Chrysler 300?

  • The 300 is available in a variety of new trims, including the Anniversary Edition and S Alloy Edition.
  • 300 trims have been upgraded with Harman Kardon Sound as standard equipment this year.
  • Cloth Seats features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The C Platinum trim now comes with Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment.
  • The C trim now comes with Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment.
  • The Limited trim now comes with Rear View Camera as standard equipment.

5 reasons to buy the 2016 Chrysler 300

1. Choice of V6 or V8 power 

All trims of the 2016 Chrysler 300 have a standard 3.6L V6 engine that produces 292 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque (300 hp and 264 lb-ft on the 300S). With this engine and standard rear-wheel drive, the Chrysler 300 gets an EPA-estimated 23 mpg combined (19 city/30 highway)—respectable fuel economy for a large sedan.

If you’re craving muscle car-like acceleration, look for a model with the available 5.7L V8 engine to get 363 hp and 394 lb-ft of torque (available on all trims except the base 300 Limited). With either engine option, the Chrysler 300 has the power and performance you seek. 

2. Smooth and quiet ride 

With either the V6 or V8 engine, the 2016 Chrysler 300 boasts a luxuriously smooth and quiet ride. For the 2016 model year, the base 300 Limited trim gets a standard touring-tuned suspension for improved handling, and the 300S adds an available performance-tuned suspension with upgraded components. Whichever Chrysler 300 you choose, you and your passengers will enjoy a supple ride as you seamlessly glide over bumps, ruts, and other imperfections in the road. 

3. Appealing tech 

If you’re looking for a premium sedan with plenty of tech features, the 2016 Chrysler 300 is a great choice. You’ll get a standard 8.4-inch Uconnect® touchscreen on all trims, featuring a logical menu, large buttons, and crisp graphics. New features for the 2016 model year include a drag-and-drop menu bar, do-not-disturb features, and Siri® Eyes Free functionality. You’ll also get Bluetooth® capability, SiriusXM® Radio, and an available Wi-Fi hotspot, along with a choice of available premium sound systems from Alpine®, BeatsAudio®, and Harman Kardon®.

4. Upscale cabin 

The 2016 Chrysler 300 is generously equipped with high-end furnishings, soft-touch materials, and rich finishes. You’ll love the 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, with four-way power lumbar adjustment for the utmost comfort. Heated seats are standard in the front and available in the rear, with attractive leather upholstery for everyone. You’ll appreciate the premium look and feel of the signature three-spoke steering wheel with available die-cast paddle shifters, as well as the unique rotary transmission shift knob. If you’re looking for a taste of luxury, you’ll find it in the Chrysler 300. 

5. Available 90th Anniversary Edition 

For the 2016 model year, a stylish 90th Anniversary package is available on base Chrysler 300 models. This limited-edition sedan adds unique badging and trim, including a commemorative splash start-up screen for the infotainment display. You’ll also get a dual-pane sunroof, a 3D navigation system, and an available remote start.

If you want a well-equipped base model with special available features, don’t miss this distinctive Anniversary package on the 2016 Chrysler 300.  

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2016 Chrysler 300 is a luxury car that customers like for its style and sleekness. Customers also like the car's performance, mileage, and handling. The car rides beautifully and is whisper quiet, according to reviews.
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Chrysler 300 an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Chrysler 300 11th out of 13 among Fullsize Cars.

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Chrysler 300 features and specs

S Alloy Edition 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Beats Audio System
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Flex Fuel Vehicle
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Sunshade

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 41.8"/R 40.1"

Head room

F 38.6"/R 37.9"

Front tires


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Max towing capacity

100/1000 lbs.



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