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2017 Chrysler 300 review

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Chrysler 300 highlights

Customer rating

Pros

  • Quiet, upscale cabin
  • Available V8 engine
  • Standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity

Cons

  • Limited rear visibility
  • Minimal steering feedback
  • Imprecise handling

Mileage (EPA estimate)

18 city, 27 highway, 21 combined

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Roomy and stylish family sedan

The 2017 Chrysler 300 is a big sedan with bold styling and plenty of practical appeal. You’ll love the massive grille, boxy dimensions, and available Sport Appearance packages for premium athletic style. There’s lots of room for people and pets in this five-seater, and your whole crew will be pleased by the addition of smartphone integration for the 2017 model year. With four well-appointed trims, available all-wheel drive, and ample available driver aids, the Chrysler 300 is a smart choice.

All Chrysler 300 years

What is new for the 2017 Chrysler 300?

  • The Anniversary Edition trim has been discontinued for 2017.
  • 300 trims have been upgraded with Flex Fuel Vehicle, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay as standard equipment this year.
  • Rear Spoiler and DVD Video System features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The C trim now comes with Beats Audio System as standard equipment.

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5 reasons to buy the 2017 Chrysler 300

1. Two solid engine options 

If you’re looking for a full-size sedan with a strong standard engine, the 2017 Chrysler 300 delivers. The base engine is a smooth 3.6L V6 with a respectable 292 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque (300 hp and 264 lb-ft on the 300S trim). If you want more oomph, opt for the performance-oriented 5.7L V8 engine that produces 363 hp and 394 lb-ft of torque (available on all trims but the 300 Limited). Both engine options are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive; all-wheel drive is available on all V6 models. 

2. Hushed interior 

Looking for a car that takes the stress out of your daily commute? The 2017 Chrysler 300 boasts a whisper-quiet cabin, effectively shutting out road noise, bumps, and other imperfections on your path. This way, you can enjoy a sense of isolation from the outside world as you cruise along in premium comfort and style. With such a smooth and quiet ride, you and your passengers won’t mind spending time in the Chrysler 300, whether you’re heading to work, running errands, or taking a road trip. 

3. Modern tech features 

The 2017 Chrysler 300 is filled with modern tech to help you stay connected on every journey. A user-friendly 8.4-inch Uconnect® touchscreen is standard on all trims, featuring Bluetooth® capability, Siri® Eyes Free functionality, and an available Wi-Fi hotspot.

Standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto integration are new for the 2017 model year, enabling you to pair your device with the large touchscreen. You’ll also get SiriusXM® Radio, two USB ports, and a choice of available audio systems by Alpine®, BeatsAudio®, or Harman Kardon®

4. Roomy cabin 

Need a large sedan with an equally massive cabin? The 2017 Chrysler 300 has the space to meet the needs of your five-person crew. Want to ensure your taller passengers have room to get comfortable? The Chrysler 300 has 41.8 inches of legroom in the front row and 40.1 inches in the back, with 38.6 inches of headroom in the front and 37.9 inches in the rear. Plus, the huge, wide-opening doors make it easy for all passengers to get in and out of this premium sedan. 

5. Sporty 300S trim 

If you’re seeking a full-size sedan that offers an ideal blend of luxury and sport, the 2017 Chrysler 300S trim is a good choice. You’ll get 20-inch Hyper Black wheels and sport-tuned suspension on rear-wheel-drive models, with a Sport mode that offers a firmer steering feel and increased engine and throttle responsiveness. The available Alloy Edition, new for the 2017 model year, elevates the style of the 300S with dark bronze accents on the blacked-out exterior, and Black Nappa leather with Caramel stitching and titanium accents inside. 

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2017 Chrysler 300 is a comfortable, stylish, and powerful car. Customers like the car's power, handling, and fuel economy.
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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
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • 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
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear Sunshade

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

3.6L

Horsepower

300

Torque (ft-lbs)

264

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

18.5

Wheelbase

120.2"

Overall length

198.6"

Width

75"

Height

58.5"

Leg room

F 41.8"/R 40.1"

Head room

F 38.6"/R 37.9"

Front tires

P245/45VR20

Rear tires

P245/45VR20

Seating capacity

5

Max towing capacity

100/1000 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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