2019 Chrysler 300
For the 2019 model year, Chrysler makes very little changes to their already successful and best-in-class large luxury sedan, the Chrysler 300. Advanced tech, automatic safety systems, class-exclusive innovations, and an award-winning interface make the Chrysler 300 an iconic and elegant mix of Chrysler’s best innovations over time.
Avail. Engine Type
Five different trims make up the 2019 Chrysler 300 lineup, including the Touring, Touring Plus, 300S, Limited, and 300C trims. Across all trims with the exception of the 300C, a classic (and award-winning) 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine comes standard and boasts 292 horsepower. The 300C is powered by a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine that offers a roaring 363 horsepower. Additionally, the HEMI V8 is also available as an upgrade on the 300S trim. Although the HEMI V8 is a performance engine, Chrysler knows that fuel economy is important, so they’ve equipped the engine with a Fuel Saver Tech feature – sensors detect when the engine’s full power is unnecessary and subsequently deactivate four of the eight cylinders to improve fuel efficiency.
Driving and Handling
All trims are paired with the same automatic TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission regardless of their featured engine. The 300C is in its own class of fuel economy with 16 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Meanwhile, all other trims have a standard fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Available on the 300C and 300S (the more performance-oriented trims) is a Sport Driving Mode, complete with features such as raised transmission shift points, calibrated paddle shifters, electric power steering for sport performance settings, and an increased accelerator pedal response.
The Chrysler 300 exterior receives no updates for this model year and its signature look remains intact. Heated exterior mirrors, solar control glass, chrome LED tail lamps, and automatic Bi-Function halogen projector headlamps are all standard across the 2019 300 lineup. All trims minus the base (Touring) trim have a dual-pane panoramic sunroof as an available upgrade. Potential buyers have up to nine different paint colors to choose from depending on their personal taste – Velvet Red, Billet Silver, Maximum Steel, Ceramic Grey, Granite Crystal, Gloss black, Green Metallic, Ocean Blue Metallic, and Bright White. Wheel sizes and designs depend largely on the trim, with 17-, 18-, 19-, or 20-inch all available. An S Model Appearance Package is available for the 300S trim, complete with a body-colored fascia, premium SRT LED fog lamps, and a body-colored rear spoiler. The 300C has a platinum chrome finish on its grille surround, exterior mirrors, and door handles setting this luxurious trim apart from the rest.
Interior features vary greatly across the Chrysler 300 lineup, all depending on the trim. Standard features include: a rear 60/40 folding seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat. Leather upholstery, an auto-dimming mirror, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, heated back row seats, a cargo net, and a blacklight sunshade are all available on the higher-tier trims. The 300C trim has standard premium Nappa leather upholstery and a premium instrument panel, meanwhile the 300S enjoys the addition of steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, an analog clock with a nickel finish and blacked-out interior accents.
A UConnect 4C infotainment system with an 8.4-inch touchscreen is standard across all trims, with steering wheel-mounted audio controls, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities, integrated voice command with Bluetooth, a six-speaker audio system, and a trial of SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Also standard across all trims is a media hub complete with two USB ports, an audio jack and a wireless charging pad. The 300S trim offers a premium Beats Audio sound system with ten speakers, a trunk-mounted dual-voice coil subwoofer, and a 12-channel 552-watt amplifier as an optional upgrade. Upgrading to a Uconnect 4C infotainment system with navigation is available across all trims except the Touring (base) trim. A 12-month trial of SiriusXM Guardian services – Roadside Assistance and SOS features – comes standard on all 2019 Chrysler 300 models, and enrollment in the trial is required to receive services.
Safety Features and Warranty
Standard safety features on the Chrysler 300 include: a Sentry key theft deterrent system, a ParkView rear backup camera, keyless entry, stability and traction control systems, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, supplemental front seat-mounted and side-curtain front and rear airbags, a driver’s knee airbag, and multistage front airbags. Additional advanced safety features like full speed forward collision warning plus, blind spot monitoring, cross path detection, a remote start system, and lane departure plus are all available as upgrades on select trims.
All 2019 Chrysler vehicles are covered by a 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty, 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty, and a 5-year/unlimited-mile rust-through warranty. The Chrysler 300 has a starting MSRP of $28,995 (plus destination fee).