2019 Chrysler 300

MSRP $29,220 - $40,745

Ranked #14 in Midsize Sedan

6.6

Overall Rating

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2019 Chrysler 300 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 16, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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There are quite a few cars in modern times which still flaunt their old school looks like the Chrysler 300 does. It is quite a good-looking car that has a massive road presence and stately looks. On the other hand, it is also quite a spacious and well-balanced car, though the base engine feels a bit underpowered for this car. The 300 is the top-of-the-line car in Chrysler’s lineup and is seriously a very good car to start your new car hunt with. But is it worth putting the money on? That’s arguable. 

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Pros

Spacious cabin

Distinctive styling makes it stand out from the crowd

Looks like a typical and proper muscle car!

Cons

Not very fuel-efficient

Hefty curb weight takes a toll on its performance

Interiors feel outdated by a huge margin

What's New?

Remains unchanged for 2019 


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$29220

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

155 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

220 cu.in.

horsepower

292 hp @ 6350 rpm

torque

260 lb.-ft. @ 4800 rpm

transmission

8 speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front short and long arm suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

120.2 in.

length

198.6 in.

width

75 in.

height

58.5 in.

curb weight

4013 lbs.

ground clearance

4.7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

106.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

16.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

1000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.3 sec.

zero to 100 mph

16.1 sec.

rolling start 5-60 mph

6.6

standing 1/4-mile

13.8 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/23/30 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Touring$29,220 onwards

Touring L$33,115 onwards

S$36,395 onwards

Limited$38,245 onwards

Colors and Styles

2019 Chrysler 300 in Bright White Clear Coat color
Bright White Clear Coat

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Ratings

Pricing and Features

7.5

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

4.0

Interior

8.3

Exterior

7.0

Safety

3.0

Competition

7.5

6.6

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

6.6

Overall Rating


The simple thing is that the design still looks good, but it is quite old now. Other than that the car is quite a value for money offering for what it gets. For the year 2019, there are not any changes and the car is pretty much the same it used to be as Chrysler is not considering updating the car anytime soon. The engine options include a base V6 and a more powerful V8 available on the S trim. The 300 competes with the Toyota Avalon, Dodge Charger, and the Nissan Maxima.


7.0/10
Engine and Performance

4.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.3/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

3.0/10
Safety

7.5/10
Competition


2019 Chrysler 300 Features

The Chrysler 300 comes in four trim levels: Touring, Touring L, S, and Limited, with the S being the sportiest one of the bunch and Limited is the most expensive one at $38,495. All the trims are decently equipped with features but it seriously lacks on the standard safety equipment list. The base trim level is the Touring which comes at a sticker price of $29,470 and comes with pretty basic features and next comes the Touring L which adds some extra features. 

For those who want a V8 engine, it is either available as an option with the S trim. The S being the sportiest kid out of the bunch gets some performance-oriented features and design elements. The 300 is also available in a more expensive 300 C trim which comes as standard with the V8 engine and is covered in a different article. 

Trim

Touring

Touring L

S

Limited

MSRP

$29,470 (RWD)

$31,970 (AWD)

$29,470 (RWD)

$31,970 (AWD)

$36,645 (RWD)

$39,145 (AWD)

$38,495 (RWD)

$40,995 (AWD)

Key Features

Automatic Dual-Zone Climate Control

Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System

Front And Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes

Cargo Floor Mats

 

Ventilated Front Disc/Solid Rear Disc Brakes

8-way Power Passenger’s Seat with Power Adjustable Lumbar Support

Sport Front Seats

Ventilated Front Seats

 

8-way Power Driver’s and 4-way Manual Passenger’s Seat

Heated Front Seats

Alpine Premium Brand Speakers

Heated Rear Seats

 

8.4-inch touchscreen Infotainment System with 6-speaker Audio

Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof

Front Fog/Driving Lights

Power Backlight Sunshade

 

Automatic Headlamps

Cargo Net

20-inch Black Noise painted aluminum wheels

Heated Steering Wheel

 

Electronic Stability Control

Polished Alloy Wheels

Transmission, Cruise, and Audio Controls on Steering Wheel

20-inch polished aluminum wheels

 

17-inch premium painted aluminum alloy wheels

 

Black grille with Black Chrome surround

Granite Crystal grille with Chrome surround 

Which trim should you buy?

The Touring L is the most balanced trim here and offers the value for money in the whole lineup. It comes with all the necessary features like dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless ignition, a heated tilt/telescoping steering wheel, heated front seats, leather upholstery, and 18-inch wheels. Also, there are a lot of options available to add a few more bits. And for those who want the V8 engine, we would say go for the S trim and opt for it as an optional extra.

2019 Chrysler 300 Engine and Performance

7.0/10

There are two engine options that the Chrysler 300 is available with. One is a 3.6L V6 which comes as standard throughout the range and has an output of 292 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Another one is a 5.7L V8 which is only available with the 300 S which produces a healthy 363 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque. Both the engines are mated to the same 8-speed automatic transmission and by default, the power is sent to the rear wheels with an option for all-wheel-drive. 

The base 3.6L engine is not a very enthusiastic one and quite fairly does its odd job of pulling a premium sedan with ease. You won’t get any sporty feel out of this motor but it can manage all the things you’ll ask it to do. Even at highway speeds, it can pull overtakes with no fuss at all and that makes it a real charmer. The power delivery is also quite linear and there aren’t any sudden bursts in power. The same motor in the 300S is tuned to produce 10 extra horsepower which makes it a bit lively there. 

But it is quite understandable that most of us will think of this car to have a big block V8 under the hood and that’s where the 5.7L motor comes into the picture. It might be a bit less on power for such a big displacement motor but it is actually quite sufficient for the 300. It is smooth and refined and can pull the car from zero to 60 MPH in just 5.8 secs which is quite a good time.

Models

2019 Chrysler 300

2019 Toyota Avalon

2019 Dodge Charger

2019 Nissan Maxima

MSRP

$30,040

$35,650

$29,470

$34,050

Engine

3.6L V6

3.5L V6

3.6L V6

3.5L V6

Drivetrain

RWD

FWD

RWD

FWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

CVT

Power

292 hp @ 6,350 RPM

301 hp @ 6,600 RPM

292 hp @ 6,350 RPM

300 hp @ 6,400 RPM

Torque

260 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM

267 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM

260 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM

261 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

6.3

6.0

6.4

5.7

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

15.1

14.6

14.8

14.3

Top Speed (MPH)

155

130

155

143

With the base V6 inside and its heavy feet, the 300 is among the slowest in the bunch while the light and more powerful Japanese are much quicker when it comes to a sprint from zero to 60. Also, the Toyota Avalon is the most powerful but also has the least top speed due to some reason we don’t know. The Maxima is the one that steals the show with its blistering performance and even though it is a V6, it is quicker than the V8-powered Chrysler.

How well does the 2019 Chrysler 300 handle?

Not a lot of things to say about here. The Chrysler 300 is an effortless highway cruiser and loves to go on straight speeds. It is not a car made for going around the Sonoma Raceway or for that matter, any curves at fast speeds. It is a heavy car and you feel all the weight shifting from one side to another and being RWD as standard means there is a lot of oversteers which makes this car go round and round if you try to push it hard. 

The simple thing is, it is a luxury limo and you should drive it like one at a sedated pace. The S trim, however, doesn’t much improve the sportiness or handling. The ride quality of the 300 is impressive and the stiffer suspension setup doesn’t actually affect the comfort of the vehicle. The 300, which is supposed to be a more sporty machine with great handling and compromised ride quality, actually does quite the opposite.

2019 Chrysler 300 Braking Performance

The 2019 Chrysler 300 is quite a heavy car and to stop such a big mass you need a lot of braking power. Thankfully the car has just the right setup for the job as it has massive 12.6-inch discs at the front with the rear axle also having the same setup. This is assisted by ABS and Brake assist to help you in those panic braking scenarios where things can quickly go out of hand. 

Models

2019 Chrysler 300

2019 Toyota Avalon

2019 Dodge Charger

2019 Nissan Maxima

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

12.6

12.0

12.6

12.6

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

12.6

11.1

12.6

12.1

60-0 MPH (feet)

109

115

107

120

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,013

3,560

4,020

3,552

The Chrysler and Dodge being the cars from the same group have the biggest brakes here while the Toyota has the smallest discs. Nonetheless, all the cars are brilliant at shedding speeds. The Charger, however, clearly dominated the braking performance closely followed by the Chrysler whereas the Toyota and the Nissan Maxima are quite behind. The Chrysler is an impressive performer in terms of braking and stops at an impressive distance. 

2019 Chrysler 300 Fuel Economy

4.0/10

One thing the 300 is not really good at is sipping fuel. It has quite inefficient engines and that makes it lose a few brownie points. The 3.6L V6 is rated for 19 MPG city, 30 highway, 23 combined. With all-wheel drive, the numbers drop to 18/27/21 MPG. The RWD, V8-powered 300 sedans are even worse as they’re rated by the EPA at 16/25/19 MPG and are rated for mid-grade fuel. Overall the 300 delivers an unimpressive fuel economy.

Models

2019 Chrysler 300

2019 Toyota Avalon

2019 Dodge Charger

2019 Nissan Maxima

MPG (City)

19

22

19

20

MPG (Highway)

30

32

30

30

MPG (Combined)

23

26

23

24

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

18.5

14.5

18.5

18.0

Range (City/Highway/Combined; miles)

352/555/426

319/464/377

352/555/426

360/540/432

Toyota Avalon is the most efficient here and that too by quite some margin but it loses on fuel tank capacity as it has the smallest fuel tank here. The Chrysler on the other hand, despite being the one with the least efficiency figures, has a good driving range because of a much bigger fuel tank compared to the Avalon. The Maxima, however, offers the best-combined range of 432 miles. The Chrysler is not a superb performer in the fuel economy sector, it is head to head with the Charger in terms of efficiency.

2019 Chrysler 300 Interior

8.3/10

The Interior is maybe the most ungraceful part of the car. It is not at all hideous but just very unexciting. It is the place that has aged the most in this car and though Chrysler is trying their best in order to keep it up to date, it lacks the charm now. The base trims are quite bare-bones and come with very utilitarian features like cloth seats and powered adjustments just for the driver. Go up a few levels and the upper trims have a better-designed cabin with a leather-wrapped dashboard and wooden trim inserts. 

The quality of materials used is also quite decent and if you poke around, you can find some cheap plastics on the lower dashboard. The seats are nice and supportive and are simply the best thing about this cabin. They are huge and can accommodate almost any size of adults. They are very well contoured to hold you in place and even longer journeys won’t be a big problem on these seats. The front seats in the upper trims come with both heated and cooling functions while the rear seats also get the heated functionality.

Models

2019 Chrysler 300

2019 Toyota Avalon

2019 Dodge Charger

2019 Nissan Maxima

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

38.6/59.5/41.8

37.4/58.3/42.1

38.6/59.5/41.8

39.4/56.7/45.0

Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

37.9/57.7/40.1

37.5/57.1/40.3

36.6/57.9/40.1

36.7/55.7/34.2

Cargo Volume (cubic feet)

16.3

16.1

16.5

14.3

Undoubtedly, with those exterior dimensions and the longest wheelbase among the bunch, it was very well predicted that the Chrysler will be having the biggest cabin in the group. Both the front row and second-row space are the most in the Chrysler and even the trunk volume at 16.3 cubic feet. is among the biggest in the class. The Charger and the Avalon do hold up with the Chrysler in terms of interior space whereas the Nissan disappoints. Some of the standout interior features are as follows:

  • Illuminated front and rear cup holders
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 8-way power driver seat with 4-way power lumbar adjuster 
  • Nappa leather-trimmed bucket seats
  • Ventilated seats
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The Chrysler also comes with an 8.4-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system that has the proprietary Uconnect system installed in them. This essentially is the same system that you get in the Jeep as well, just the graphics and colors are a bit different. The display is good and bright and fairly readable under direct sunlight as well. Touch is also very smooth and the display is responsive most of the time other than some expectable lags during the startup. 

Other than that we don’t have anything to complain about this system. The graphics and animations are good as well and there are several gimmicky features to keep your kids occupied. It comes with a 6 speaker audio system as standard, and an option to upgrade to a 9 speaker Alpine sound system is available Some of the highlights of the infotainment system are as follows:

  • 8.4-inch Uconnect Touchscreen Infotainment
  • 19 premium speakers, with subwoofer and 900-watt amplifier 
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Bluetooth and USB Connectivity
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • Available Navigation

2019 Chrysler 300 Exterior

7.0/10

The 2019 Chrysler 300 looks pretty much the same since 2005 and though this is quite a good design and has quite a lot of road presence, we genuinely feel it’s time for some refreshment now. Don’t get us wrong though, there is nothing wrong with the design. It still looks elegant and goes with the overall long silhouette of the car. It just feels a bit old now. There is nothing exciting about the way the 300 looks anymore. That said, if we have to talk a bit more about the design then it is typical Chrysler like to say the least. The long bonnet with a huge grille and slim headlamps makes it instantly recognizable as a Chrysler. 

Also, the side profile has been unchanged forever now and there is a thing we feel could have been better and that is the third box of the body just doesn’t go along with the rest of the car’s design. Rear with vertical taillights and a rather clean profile is yet characteristic to the Chrysler. The 300 is a beautiful car and looks properly elegant and premium just a few years older now and we think it can do better with a few design upgrades.

Models

2019 Chrysler 300

2019 Toyota Avalon

2019 Dodge Charger

2019 Nissan Maxima

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,013

3,560

4,020

3,552

Length (inches)

198.6

195.9

198.4

192.8

Width (inches)

75.0

72.8

75.0

73.2

Height (inches)

58.5

56.5

57.8

56.5

Ground Clearance (inches)

5.0

5.3

4.9

5.3

Wheelbase (inches)

120.2

113.0

120.0

109.3

The Chrysler is quite a heavy car. Well, it is the heaviest car in the bunch as American cars are generally heavier than cars from other continents. It is also the longest, widest and tallest in the bunch which gives it quite a good road presence. It is quite a big car. The Charger being similarly proportional is on the same turf as the 300 in terms of weight and exterior size. The Nissan and Toyota are equally lighter and compete with each other. Some of the standout exterior features are as follows:

  • 20-inch polished aluminum aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Heated mirrors
  • LED Daytime Running Lamps
  • High-intensity Xenon headlamps
  • An acoustic windshield and front doors
  • Adaptive Bi-xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) with delay and automatic leveling system
  • Solar-Control front and rear windows

2019 Chrysler 300 Safety

3.0/10

The Chrysler 300 has never been a very safe car. It just is very average at it. The car received manageable “4 stars” from the NHTSA while the independent IIHS gave the car a “Good” rating in all the parameters except the small overlap front test where the car received a “Marginal” rating. 

The car is though filled with quite a lot of safety equipment like forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking available on 2019 300, but only on the top trims, where it can cost $1,695. Also, the 300 can be fitted with blind-spot monitors, adaptive cruise control, and active lane control, as well as parking sensors. Some of the standout safety features are as follows:

  • Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning (FSFCW+) with Active Braking
  • Adaptive Headlights
  • Dusk-sensing headlamps
  • Emergency braking preparation
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Post-collision safety system

2019 Chrysler 300 Competition

7.5/10

2019 Chrysler 300 vs 2019 Toyota Avalon

Toyota lately has started building some really beautiful cars and the Avalon is one of those. The Toyota looks absolutely gorgeous from the outside and with that massive front grille and vents, it looks quite sporty as well. It also happens to be the most powerful here and just as heavy as the Maxima which means the car will be quite fun to drive. And obviously, there is no match to Toyota’s reliability when it comes to cars. The Chrysler on the other hand only has the size card with it and that means it loses quite a lot of parameters which makes us think that the Toyota makes an overall better option.

2019 Chrysler 300 vs 2019 Dodge Charger

Essentially the Charger is just a Chrysler 300 but in Dodge’s clothing. And we must say it looks way better than the Chrysler. It has a very menacing and sharp look and even the interiors feel better done than the 300. Though the equivalent Charger will cost a couple of quid extra, that will get you a whole lot more of a car. The dimensions are nearly identical and you get essentially the same amount of space inside which is a good thing. The powertrain options are all the same and that means the base Charger will also not be very exciting to drive but given it is a bit more punchy than the Chrysler and also the Charger is more stiffly sprung, it will be a better enthusiast car anyways. 

2019 Chrysler 300 vs 2019 Nissan Maxima

The Nissan Maxima might be quite a lot more expensive than the Chrysler but it justifies its price better than the 300. It is far better equipped than the Chrysler and also looks a whole lot better than the 300 both inside and outside. Though where the Maxima loses on some points is the sheer road presence due to the smaller dimensions and also interior space. It has the smallest wheelbase here but because of that, it means the Maxima is quite a lot lighter than the Chrysler and that makes it very fun to drive a car. And we genuinely feel it looks fabulous from outside. And yeah it is more powerful and fuel-efficient than the Chrysler which is just like the cherry on top of the cake.

2019 Chrysler 300 Final Verdict

There are hardly any differences in the past one and a half-decade models of the Chrysler 300 apart from some LED treatment in headlights and taillights. It is also not very spirited or enjoyable to drive because of its weight and the engines also feel underpowered for the 300. Interiors are also aging quite a lot though Chrysler is desperately trying to keep things fresh by adding more and more gizmos, which certainly ain’t working well. The 300 seriously needs a thorough makeover to spice things up and till then, we will suggest not to put money on a 2019 Chrysler 300.

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