2020 Chrysler 300 Highlights
The Chrysler 300 is getting up there in age in terms of car generations, and the automaker itself has not announced any plans for the vehicle past the 2020 model year. Without much pomp or circumstance — meaning there was no fancy reveal at an important auto show — Chrysler has announced what buyers can expect from the 2020 Chrysler 300.
The automaker added three new exterior colors: Canyon Sunset, Frostbite and Amethyst. Additionally, Chrysler also added a Red S Appearance Package for those 300 owners that want need a bit more of a menacing flair from their vehicle. Said appearance package can be paired with a Radar Red interior theme at an additional cost. According to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) “the 300 lineup offers segment-exclusive features and advanced technology at the driver’s fingertips.”
One of the exclusive technology features on the 300 is the Uconnect 4C infotainment system. The infotainment system in the Chrysler 300 has an 8.4-inch touchscreen display — the largest touchscreen in the segment. Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities also come standard and help make life easier and safer behind the wheel.
Also standard on the 2020 Chrysler 300? An eight-speed TorqueFlite transmission that’s available from the entry-level Touring trim and onward. Other trims in the lineup include the Touring L, 300S, and high-tier Limited trim. Buyers can opt for all-wheel-drive powertrains equipped with additional front-axle disconnect, and there’s even a V8 engine available for upgrade. The V8 cranks out 363 horsepower and up to 394 lb-ft of torque.
“America’s big and bold sedan” misses out on the more potent 5.7-liter HEMI engine that’s available across the globe as an optional engine for the Chrysler 300 except in the U.S. The standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine generates 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Such figures make the 300 a standard vehicle in the sedan segment, but its exceptional fuel economy makes it a winner and bumps it over the edge.
Here’s What’s New:
- The Red S Appearance Package features 20-inch Black Noise wheels, a Red insert located on the Chrysler wing badge, and Black Noise exterior badges.
- The Chrysler 300 offers over 80 different safety and security features, including Rear Cross Path detection, Blind-Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist and more.
Other recent changes to the Chrysler 300 model include an optional SRT Performance Appearance Package. The package costs $695 and is offered on the 2019 300C trim, adding features such as a performance-oriented front fascia, new side sills for a more sinister design, and LED fog lights. Although the package is based on other SRT offerings, the Chrysler 300 lineup will remain without the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine that’s found on distant cousins like the Charger SRT or Challenger models. With the future of the Chrysler 300 unknown, experts believe that these new ways to spruce up the vehicle’s appearance should be enough to tide over any fans of the model until FCA makes a decision.
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