2017 Chrysler 300
The Chrysler 300 has been a work in progress and the newest 2017 model is sure to please consumers. Built with convenience features for busy professionals with a family, the Chrysler 300 has plenty of tech, a large trunk and a spacious and comfortable cabin. is loaded with premium and luxury style features, and has many available options. Because the vehicle is now the only sedan for Chrysler, more time and energy can be focussed on it, which means just continue to get better.
The 2017 Chrysler 300 has already received positive buzz by consumers and reviewing companies like Car Connection, which gave the vehicle five out of five stars. People are digging the bold style, powerful Pentastar V6 engine, the quiet cabin, and the advanced standard tech.
Engine + Trims
For the 2017 model year, there are two engine options for the Chrysler 300, both of which are smooth and strong. Another aspect of the Chrysler 300 people love is the variety of trims. Whether buyers are searching for a premium sedan on a budget, or want a fully-loaded luxury sedan, there are options. There are four trims, the 300 Limited, 300S, 300C, and 300C Platinum trim.
3.6L Pentastar Engine
The base engine is the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, but buyers can upgrade to a stronger 5.7-liter V8 HEMI engine. The base engine can produce up to 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, which is excellent considering most sedans on the market are four-cylinder engines. The best part about the V6 engine is its impressive fuel economy, 19 mpg city and 30 mpg on the highway.
5.7L HEMI Engine
The more powerful engine is the 5.7-liter V8 HEMI engine. HEMI refers to the unique hemispherical shape of cylinder heads. The domed shape reduces heat loss within the combustion chamber and provides more room for additional intake and/or exhaust valves. The 5.7L engine produces 363 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque. The V8 engine has an average fuel economy of 16/25 city/highway mpg.
Chrysler even designed the base trim, the 300 Limited, with premium features that most consumers don’t expect on an affordable sedan. Heated leather seats, a leather wrapped steering wheel, and two different interior color options are standard on the 300 Limited.
ExteriorThe style of the 2017 sedan hasn’t changed from the 2016 model year, which is good for long-time fans of the Chrysler 300. The exterior of the vehicle is sleek and smooth and the interior features high-quality materials. The Chrysler 300 comes standard with 18-inch polished wheels, Firestone touring tires, and its classic Chrysler grille.
There are available exterior upgrades like 19-inch wheels polished aluminum wheels, Goodyear brand performance tires, or 20-inch hyper black wheels. There are also some options available when it comes to the interior (many of which come standard on higher trims like the 300C Platinum). Some of these options include many more color scheme options, heated second-row seats, suede Nappa performance seats, leather trim sports seats, and more.
Entertainment technology might not be as necessary as safety technology, but it is always a plus to have the best of the best. No one likes a boring drive and the Chrysler 300 is loaded with advanced entertainment tech. A complimentary one-year subscription to SiriusXM radio, a six-speaker system, UConnect 8.4 with an 8.4-inch touchscreen, a dual remote USB port for charging and an HD radio are all standard. When it comes to entertainment, some of the additional options include five-years of SiriusXM, a Beats Audio 10-speaker system with a subwoofer, and GPS navigation/UConnect navigation.
Just like the high-quality interior and exterior, the Chrysler 300 has standard technology that competitors only offer as upgrades. The Chrysler 300 has advanced safety technology that includes advanced multistage airbags, hill-start assist, electronic stability control, Keyless Go, a ParkView backup camera, and ready alert braking. But that’s not all. Buyers who want even more safety protection or entertainment fun have plenty of upgrade options. Some of the latest and most advanced safety options like blind spot detection and cross path detection, a full speed front-collision warning, and ParkSense rear park assist technology are available.
Price and Warranty
Chrysler backs all of its models with the same three-year or 36,000-mile basic warranty and five-year or 60,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.
Prices for the Chrysler 300 of course vary based on the trim level and options added. The base model pricing begins at roughly $32,340 and goes up to around $42,777 for the highest trim level, the 300C Platinum.