2018 Chrysler 300

Rating7.7

Ranked #5 in Fullsize Sedan

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Starting MSRP $28,995
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Key Spec of 2018 Chrysler 300
fuel economy

19/23/30

fuel type

Sequential MPI

horsepower

-

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Muscular exterior design

Unexciting base engine

Reshuffle in trim levels

Upscale interior

Dated interior bits

V8 engine is available with only two trim levels now

Available V8 powertrain offers good performance

Poor rear visibility

2018 Chrysler 300 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: January 7, 2022

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The Chrysler 300 fights in the mid-size luxury sedan segment as it is already a pretty outdated car. The rivals have become much more advanced and offer a more modern design with better features. Still, there are some unique things about the Chrysler 300 which makes it one of the sensible choices for the segment. One of the key reasons why someone would consider buying a Chrysler 300 sedan is its potent powertrain options that provide a good value for your money. 

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Over All Rating

7.7Out of 10

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8.00
6.00
Notable Rankings

#5 in Fullsize Sedan

#15 in Sedan


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Trims

Touring$28,995 onwards
  • 8.4-Inch touchscreen
  • Dual-Zone automatic climate control
  • Eight-Way power-adjustable driver seat
  • Heated mirrors
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Leather-Wrapped steering wheel
  • Rearview camera

Used Chrysler 300 For Sale

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58
Price Drop, $1958
Earlier Price: $20943
18 Oct 2022
Madison, TN

2017 Chrysler 300 S

S 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

$18,985
Est. $257/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,191 Below market
RMV: $23,176
Mileage 76,516 mi.
Listed On 29 May 2022 (248 Days)
2
25
Price Drop, $210
Earlier Price: $20200
13 Oct 2022
Anaheim, CA

2019 Chrysler 300 S

S 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

$19,990
Est. $271/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,384 Below market
RMV: $24,374
Mileage 60,716 mi.
Listed On 27 Jul 2022 (189 Days)
11
37New
Price Drop, $701
Earlier Price: $18897
14 Dec 2022
Jacksonville, FL

2019 Chrysler 300 Touring L

Touring L 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

$18,196
Est. $247/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,978 Below market
RMV: $22,174
Mileage 56,157 mi.
Listed On 30 Nov 2022 (63 Days)
7
30New
Trenton, NJ

2019 Chrysler 300 S

S 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

$17,995
Est. $244/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,925 Below market
RMV: $21,920
Mileage 71,833 mi.
Listed On 26 Dec 2022 (37 Days)
3
27
Price Drop, $1000
Earlier Price: $15995
7 Jun 2022
Arlington, TX

2017 Chrysler 300 Limited

Limited 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

$14,995
Est. $203/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,218 Below market
RMV: $18,213
Mileage 111,001 mi.
Listed On 08 Nov 2021 (450 Days)
22
23
Price Drop, $1190
Earlier Price: $20988
10 Nov 2022
Sacramento, CA

2017 Chrysler 300 Limited

Limited 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

$19,798
Est. $268/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,141 Below market
RMV: $23,939
Mileage 28,377 mi.
Listed On 16 Jul 2022 (200 Days)
21
8
Mobile, AL

2019 Chrysler 300 S

S 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

$25,901
Est. $351/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,403 Below market
RMV: $31,304
Mileage 36,415 mi.
Listed On 29 Dec 2021 (399 Days)
15
28
Hutto, TX

2017 Chrysler 300 S

S 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

$22,900
Est. $310/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,682 Below market
RMV: $27,582
Mileage 44,855 mi.
Listed On 01 Aug 2022 (184 Days)
24
61
Phoenix, AZ

2019 Chrysler 300 S

S 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

$23,999
Est. $325/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,700 Below market
RMV: $28,699
Mileage 44,209 mi.
Listed On 02 Sep 2022 (152 Days)

Colors and Styles

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Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2018 Chrysler 300 gets a few small changes in the trim levels and features. It can be rather termed as a reshuffle in the trim levels. The base V6 engine is not the appealing powertrain option for the enthusiasts but the available V8 engine option has some good performance on reserve. The Chrysler 300 carries out the big car design that the Americans love. The muscular exterior design looks simple but elegant and depends a lot on your personal preference if you like it or not. The 2018 Chrysler 300 competes against the likes of the Dodge Charger, Toyota Avalon, and the Nissan Maxima


Features

8.5/10

The Chrysler 300 is offered in five trim levels and three powertrain options. The trims include 300 Touring, 300 Touring L, 300 S, 300 Limited, and 300C. All the trims except the 300C are available in either an RWD or AWD drivetrain options. The standard features with the Chrysler 300 includes 17-inch wheels, heated mirrors, leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8.4-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 6-speaker sound system, and satellite radio. The standard features get better as you get up the trim level. There are also many optional features that you can add to the package. 

Trim

300 Touring

300 Touring L

300 S

300 Limited

300C

MSRP (RWD)

$28,995

$32,640

$35,795

$36,595

$40,995

MSRP (AWD)

$31,495

$35,140

$38,295

$39,095

N/A

Key Features

17-inch wheels

In addition to 300 Touring:

In addition to 300 Touring L:

In addition to 300S:

In addition to 300 Limited:

 

Heated mirrors

18-inch wheels

20-inch wheels

Heated and ventilated front seats

20-inch wheels

 

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Heated front seats

Performance tires

Heated rear seats

Upgraded leather upholstery

 

Keyless entry and ignition

Leather upholstery

Sport-tuned suspension

Auto-dimming driver side mirror

Adaptive xenon headlights

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Power-adjustable passenger seat

LED fog lights

Power-adjustable steering wheel

Touring-tuned suspension

 

8.4-inch touchscreen display

Rearview camera

Leather upholstery

Heated steering wheel

Upgraded steering wheel

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

 

Power-adjustable front seats

Driver-seat memory setting

 
 

6-speaker sound system

 

Paddle shifters

   
 

Satellite radio

 

Remote start

   

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The base 300 Touring trim offers a great value for those who do not mind the unexciting power delivery from the base engine. It offers an impressive list of standard features for the price which makes the car a great package for the segment. But if you want some excitement in the powertrain, you can consider upgrading to the higher trim levels as the V8 engine is limited to only two trim levels now. 

Engine and Performance

7.5/10

The 2018 Chrysler 300 comes with two engine options and three different powertrain options. The base 3.6-liter V6 engine is available in two sets of tunes depending on the trim level that you buy. The base powertrain option churns out 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The power from the same engine jumps to 300 horsepower and 264 pound-ft of torque. The most powerful Chrysler 300 gets a 5.7L V8 engine that produces 363 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of peak torque. All the engines come mated to a standard 8-speed automatic transmission. You can get all the trim levels in either RWD or AWD drivetrain options except for the 300C which is only available in RWD drivetrain variant.

The base engine has enough power to offer a comfortable drive without any struggle at any point. However, it does not offer any excitement for people who love to drive and want better engagement with their car. That applies to both power output variants of the V6 engine. If you want more fun from the engine and expect to get a better launch when you push the gas paddle, the 5.7L Hemi V8 engine is the one that you should go for. The standard engine can get you from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds which is already quite an impressive figure. 

Models

Chrysler 300

Dodge Charger

Toyota Avalon

Nissan Maxima

MSRP

$28,995

$30,390

$34,430

$34,315

Engine

3.6L V6

3.6L V6

3.5L V6

3.5L V6

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

CVT

Power (hp @ rpm)

292 @ 6350

292 @ 6350

268 @ 6200

300 @ 6400

Torque (lb.ft. @ rpm)

260 @ 4800

260 @ 4800

248 @ 4700

261 @ 4400

0-60 MPH (seconds)

3.6

3.8

3.5

4.1

Quarter Mile (seconds)

11.3

11.5

11.6

11.9

Top speed (MPH)

NA

NA

NA

NA

The performance from all the cars in the segment is quite impressive. The Toyota Avalon is the fastest car in the 0 to 60 mph sprint with 3.5 seconds. The Chrysler 300 offers similar performance with 3.6 seconds which is not far behind the Avalon in the 0 to 60 mph run. The Nissan Maxima has the most powerful engine in the competition but that does not show up in the real world performance. The CVT transmission does not help the Maxima in outright acceleration and makes it the slowest car in the comparison to reach from 0 to 60 mph. 

2018 Chrysler 300 Ride and Handling

Typically, we associate sedans to be better at handling which happens to be the case in most scenarios when you compare it to SUVs or vehicles that ride higher to the ground. The same can not be said for the Chrysler 300. It is a typical big American sedan that focuses more on looking bulky and muscular than being a great handler. The high speed stability of the Chrysler 300 is heart melting and will not inspire great confidence to the driver at all. 

The steering wheel is quick to respond and the lane changes also come without any delay. However, the light steering wheel does not offer any feedback to the driver at all. The floaty suspension does not help the handling either and it reminds you to use your left foot when you go hard on the right one. The sporty suspension setup of the 300S trim level makes things a little better but that can not be termed as a great handler either. The ride quality is also boaty on the highways but feels comfortable at slow speeds.

2018 Chrysler 300 Braking Performance

The braking performance of the Chrysler 300 is pretty impressive for the segment. The Chrysler 300 is a heavy car compared to any of its competitors but that doesn’t show up when you look at the braking performance. The 2018 Chrysler 300 uses 12.6 brake rotors at the front and the same size rotors at the rear too. The brake pedals offer decent feedback. The brakes can help you stop the Chrysler 300 from 60 mph to a complete halt in just 101 feet. The braking distance is better than the expectations for the class. 

Models

Chrysler 300

Dodge Charger

Toyota Avalon

Nissan Maxima

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

12.6

12.6

11.7

12.6

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

12.6

12.6

11.1

12.1

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,013

3,934

3,505

3,478

60-0 (feet)

101

111

113

108

Although the Chrysler 300 is the heaviest car in the competition, it manages to offer the best braking performance. The braking distance of 101 feet to stop the car from 60 to 0 mph is the least in the class. The Nissan Maxima which happens to be the lightest of the lot comes at the second position with a braking distance of 108 feet. The Toyota Avalon comes the last in terms of the braking distance taking 113 feet to bring the car to a standstill from 60 mph. 

Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The fuel economy of the Chrysler 300 also depends on the engine option that you go for. The base engine is able to offer a respectable fuel economy figure for the segment. You can expect your Chrysler 300 to return fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city. 30 mpg on the highway, and a combined fuel economy of 23 mpg. The car comes with a 18.5-gallon fuel tank which helps it deliver a pretty good range. The best you can expect on a highway is a range of 555 miles without the need to stop at a fuel station.

Models

Chrysler 300

Dodge Charger

Toyota Avalon

Nissan Maxima

MPG (City)

19

19

21

21

MPG (Highway)

30

30

30

30

MPG (Combined)

23

23

24

25

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

18.5

18.5

17

18

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

352/555/426

352/555/426

357/510/408

378/540/450

The fuel economy figures of the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger are identical if you compare the base engine of both these cars. They get the same size fuel tanks too resulting in the same range. The Toyota Avalon gets the smallest fuel tank in the competition. However, the range is quite impressive as the fuel economy is quite good for the Toyota Avalon.

Interior

8.0/10

The interior of the Chrysler 300 is practical and gets good space for the passengers. The space at the front in particular is quite impressive. The seats are big and offer good support for the drivers of all sizes. The driver seats get power adjustment as standard while the passenger seat gets manual adjustment with the base trim. However, you get the power adjustment for the passenger seat on the higher trims. The doors get soft-touch materials along with brushed aluminum. The visibility at the front is also quite impressive and you get a nice view of the road ahead. 

All the controls for the driver are placed nicely and are easy to navigate and use. The quality of the cabin is also quite good. The dashboard gets soft-touch materials but does not feel premium compared to some of the other rivals. The space at the back is also at premium and the passengers seating at the rear will not complain at least for space. The interior of the Chrysler 300 feels a bit outdated when you compare it to some of the modern rivals. However, it solves the purpose pretty well and does not compromise on practicality.

Models

Chrysler 300

Dodge Charger

Toyota Avalon

Nissan Maxima

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (inches)

38.6/59.5/41.8

38.6/59.5/41.8

38.5/58.2/42.1

39.4/56.7/45

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (inches)

37.9/57.7/40.1

36.6/57.9/40.1

37.9/57/39.2

36.7/55.7/34.2

Cargo Capacity (Cubic feet)

16.3

16.1

16

14.3

The space is not an issue for the buyers of the Chrysler 300 and it gets enough space to comfortably accommodate four passengers inside the cabin. The cargo area is also quite impressive for the class. The Nissan Maxima gets the best legroom for the front passengers but that results in the least legroom for the rear passengers. It also gets the smallest cargo area in the competition. 

Standout interior features:

  • 12-way power driver seat
  • 60-40 split-folding rear seats
  • Power-adjustable steering wheel
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Day-night auto-dimming rearview mirror

2018 Chrysler 300 Infotainment System

The 2018 Chrysler 300 gets a standard 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system right from the base model. The infotainment system of the Chrysler 300 is one area where it gets more positive feedback than negative. It is an easy-to-use infotainment interface that works pretty well. The system feels responsive and gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. The standard sound system is a 6-speaker audio system. The infotainment also gets satellite radio as standard with the car. The optional audio systems include a 10-speaker Beats audio system and a 19-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system.

Standout infotainment system:

  • 8.4-inch infotainment display
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Bluetooth wireless connectivity
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • 19-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system (Optional)
  • Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity (Optional)

Exterior

7.5/10

The exterior style of the 2018 Chrysler 300 will appeal to most buyers in North America for its big and muscular design. The design of the car has not changed for a long time but it still does not feel old at all. The old-school design of the Chrysler 300 looks elegant. However, the people who love the modern sleek design will find the design to be outdated. The first thing that draws your attention on the front is the big housing for the headlamps which is not the trend that we see in the modern cars. 

The headlights at the front get LED daytime running lights to give it a modern touch. The center gets a big grille with a massive Chrysler badge at the front. The grille is surrounded by a chrome line from all sides. The design from the side and rear also remains pretty simple. The simplistic looks from the rear makes the car look classy from behind too. 

Models

Chrysler 300

Dodge Charger

Toyota Avalon

Nissan Maxima

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,013

3,934

3,505

3,478

Length (inches)

198.6

198.4

195.3

192.8

Width (inches)

75

75

72.2

73.2

Height (inches)

58.5

58.2

57.5

56.5

Ground Clearance (inches)

NA

4.9

5.5

5.3

Wheelbase (inches)

120.2

120.2

111

109.3

The exterior dimensions of the Chrysler 300 and the Dodge Charger are identical just like the interior dimensions. However, the Chrysler 300 weighs marginally higher than the Dodge Charger. The other two cars in the comparison are smaller than the Chrysler 300 in every dimension. The Nissan Maxima gets the smallest wheelbase in the competition. 

Standout exterior features:

  • 17” to 20” wheels
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Light tinted glass
  • Front fog lamps
  • Remote keyless entry
  • LED Brakelights

Safety

8.0/10

The Chrysler 300 performs pretty well in the safety department. Talking about the safety ratings, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has rated the Chrysler 300 four out of five stars in their crash-test rating. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has also given it a quite impressive score of Good in the overall safety area. The Chrysler 300 has a generous list of standard safety features. However, there are not many advanced driver assistance features offered with the car when you compare it to the other rivals. 

The safety features include:

  • Traction control
  • Electronic stability control
  • Tire specific low tire pressure warning
  • ParkView back-up camera
  • Rear child safety locks
  • SiriusXM Guardian Emergency Sos

Competition

6.0/10

Chrysler 300 vs. Dodge Charger

The Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger are similar in many ways as they share the same platform and same engine options too. However, the Dodge Charger comes with more options and appeals to a wider range of audiences. The Chrysler 300 will be a good option for people who just want to get from point A to B without much engagement. If you want to have more fun, the Dodge Charger is the one to go for. 

Chrysler 300 vs. Toyota Avalon

The Toyota Avalon has different characteristics when you compare it to the Chrysler 300. The Avalon carries a more sleek design and feels more modern between the two. The Avalon also gets a better list of standard features and the safety features are also better in the Avalon. Unless you love the exterior style of the Chrysler 300, the Toyota Avalon is a more sensible option. 

Chrysler 300 vs. Nissan Maxima

The Nissan Maxima is one of the better family cars that focuses just on the practicality aspect. Although the Maxima gets a potent engine, the CVT transmission does not help the performance of the car in real world. The Chrysler 300 is more affordable and looks more classy. The Chrysler 300 also offers better space inside its cabin and the cargo area is also better in the Chrysler. All that makes Chrysler 300 a better family car between the two. 

Final Verdict


The Chrysler 300 comes with the old-school bulky look that has a good presence on the road. The V8 engine options offer a pretty impressive performance too. The aggressive pricing of the Chrysler 300 makes it a great choice for the segment. As the competition has made some significant improvements over the past few years, there are some areas where the Chrysler 300 needs to improve to stack up with the rivals. However, it is one of the most affordable luxury midsize sedans in the market and offers a great value for the money. 

Features
vehicle bio
base price

$28995

body style

4dr Sedan

engine type
transmission

6 speed Automatic

capacity
passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

19/23/30 mpg

highway range

555.00 mi


Chrysler 300 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$17,962
5 Year Cost To Own
$43,466
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $43,466
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$3,169$1,712$1,507$1,335$1,199$8,922
Insurance$1,453$1,497$1,541$1,588$1,635$7,714
Fuel$2,458$2,532$2,608$2,686$2,767$13,051
Maintenance$323$1,925$615$1,088$2,279$6,230
Repairs$312$458$534$621$724$2,649
Financing Interest$966$777$575$360$130$2,808
Taxes and Fees$1,533$155$144$134$126$2,092
Total Cost-To-Own$10,214$9,056$7,524$7,812$8,860$43,466
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