2022 Chrysler 300

MSRP $30,445 Est.

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2022 Chrysler 300 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 4, 2021

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The 2022 Chrysler 300 is still able to stay afloat in the market dominated by the SUVs that come in all sorts of sizes and are capable of keeping up with the needs of individuals. The 300 still has the classic and easily recognizable design elements that make it stand apart and gives it a distinct look. Most of the features and design elements will be carried over from the 2021 model, with a few upgrades on the outside and inside. This might be the last year when you get to feel the rumble of a combustion engine in the 300, as there have been rumors doing rounds that theChrysler 300 might receive an all-electric makeover in the near future.

A bigger engine and a sporty interior design with red accents are reserved for the powerful 300S. The standard engine choice is between a V6 or a bigger V8, and if you are concerned about fuel prices and MPG figures, the V6 is a better choice as the V8 simply gulps gasoline, possibly by the minute and not the mile. The Chrysler 300 is an all-time classic that gets you nostalgic, and with the last one to be fitted with the burly gasoline engine, it might just be the last of the original 300’s. 

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Pros

Spacious and roomy cabin.

Easily recognizable classic Styling that Chrysler has had for a few decades. 

Available engine options. 

Standard UConnect system is refined and is quite easy to operate.

Cons

Gas guzzler

Safety aids and features fail to match the competitors.

Base model is not well equipped.

What's New?

No significant changes announced from 2021

Will continue to be sold in Touring, Touring L, and S variants 

Engine options to be carried forward to 2021 as well


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$30445

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

engine type

horsepower

292 hp @ 6350 rpm

torque

260 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures


Trims

Touring $30,445 Est. onwards

292 hp @ 6350 rpm |

Colors and Styles

2022 Chrysler 300 in Bright White Clear Coat color 2022 Chrysler 300 in Ceramic Gray Clearcoat color
Bright White Clear Coat

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The standard Touring trim will start from somewhere around $33,000. Moving up in the line-up, the Touring L model will come with a price tag of around $36,000, and the top S trim with all the features and the powerful V8 add up and the price goes up to around $41,000. These however are the expected price and the actual prices at the time of launch may differ.

2022 Chrysler 300 Features

The 2022 Chrysler 300 is expected to be sold across three trims: Touring, Touring L, and S, the last being the sports variant. Notable features include the 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat in the Touring trim and the subsequent upgrade to power-adjustable front seats in the Touring L trim. Heated front seats are available from the Touring L trim onwards, and heated rear seats are available as an option too. The S trim gets beefy 20” alloy wheels for a much sportier look and driving feel. All trims are bestowed with the latest FCA’s Uconnect infotainment system, and there are interior personalization options available as well.

Trims

Touring 

Touring L

S (Sport)

MSRP

$33,000

$36,000

$41,000

Features

17” Alloys

In addition to /replacing Touring features:

In addition to /replacing Touring L features:

 

Dual-zone Climate Control

18” Alloys

20” alloys

 

Rear-view Camera

Blind-Spot Monitoring

In-car navigation 

 

Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel

Leather Upholstery

SiriusXM Guardian service

 

8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat

8-way power-adjustable front seats

Optional heated rear seats

 

 

Heated front seats

“S” Badging

 

 

Rear-cross traffic alert

 

*expected

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No matter which trim of the Chrysler 300 you choose, the RWD nature, engine options, and sharing of platforms with the Charger make for a rather sporty experience, one more exhilarating than that offered by the competition. Nevertheless, the Chrysler 300 is also a luxury sedan and should look the part, making the Touring L variant a great choice, as it gives the sedan an elegant and premium look while being fairly fun to drive. Also, the ride quality on the 17” wheels is considerably better than that in the S variant. 

Release Date:

The 2022 Chrysler 300 is expected to roll out into the dealerships somewhere around the last quarter of the year if everything stays well and good amidst the ongoing pandemic. 

2022 Chrysler 300 Engine and Performance

In the sedan class, the Chrysler 300 is infamous for its rear-wheel-drive layout with the Hemi V8 engine, another point that makes it stand apart from the rest. The base engine is the 3.6L V6 which is capable of putting out 292-horsepower and 260-pound feet of torque. It comes mated to Chrysler’s Torqueflite 8-speed automatic, which takes this classic beast up to 60mph in just under six seconds. There is no hope to see any mechanical changes for the current model year, so there is no point to get excited about the performance. The next model year, however, if it is turned into the all-electric avatar, that might just give a surprise. The powerful Hemi V8 puts out 363 horsepower and is paired with the same transmission, reducing the 60 MPH time to 5.3-seconds.

Models

2022 Chrysler 300 (expected)

2021 Toyota Avalon

2021 Nissan Maxima

2021 Dodge Charger

MSRP

$31,000

$ 35,800

$34,450

$ 29,995

Engine

3.6-liter V6

3.5-liter V6

3.5-liter V6

3.6-liter V6

Drivetrain

RWD

FWD

FWD

RWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

CVT

8-Speed Automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

292 hp @ 6,350 RPM

301 hp @ 6,600 RPM

300 hp @ 6,400 RPM

292 hp @ 6,350 RPM

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

260 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM

267 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM

261 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

260 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM

*2021 data used for reference.

Both Dodge and Chrysler share the same engine and lose out to theAvalon, which offers the most power and torque. While others come with conventional automatic transmissions, theNissan Maxima comes equipped with a CVT transmission. When comparing the price of the sedans in the competition, Toyota is the most expensive option at $35,800.

2022 Chrysler 300 Fuel Economy

The 2022 Chrysler 300 is essentially the 2021 model carried over with a few cosmetic changes and additional features added. As no mechanical changes would be made, the MPG figures are expected to be the same as that of the 2021 model. The MPG figures of the 2021 model are average for the segment, that is for the base V6 engine. When you move up to the V8, the MPG figures drop drastically. Between the two, if you are not power-hungry, the V6 should be your go-to choice. The combined MPG for the V6, according to the EPA stands at 23, which is at par with that of the rivals in the segment.

Models

2022 Chrysler 300 (expected)

2021 Toyota Avalon

2021 Nissan Maxima

2021 Dodge Charger

MPG (City)

19

22

20

19

MPG (Highway)

30

32

30

30

MPG (Combined)

23

26

24

23

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

18.5

14.5

18

18.5

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

352/555/425

319/ 464/ 377

360/540/432

352/555/425

*2021 data used for reference

Nissan offers better fuel efficiency and the overall range is not affected much. The Toyota Avalon comes with the smallest fuel tank affecting its range by a large margin. However, Toyota Avalon comes out to be the most fuel-friendly car with a combined mileage of 26 mpg. When comparing the combined range, Nissan leads the race with its 18 gallons fuel tank which offers 432 miles combined.

2022 Chrysler 300 Interior

The interior of Chrysler 300 also remains as old as the classic exterior design. It has aged and that shows as there are no major changes made to the overall interior design. The base Touring trim is equipped with standard fitting like cloth upholstery and manually adjustable seats without heating or ventilation. The upper trims come with Nappa leather upholstery, power-adjustable seats for both the front occupants, and much more. 

The cabin is quite easy to get used to as the climate control and infotainment system do not require much learning to operate. The seats are quite comfortable, and the top trims feel a lot luxurious. While at the rear, three people can fit inside, two will be more comfortable, and the seats do not cause fatigue making it the best choice for long road trips for a family of four.

Models

2022 Chrysler 300 (expected)

2021 Toyota Avalon

2021 Nissan Maxima

2021 Dodge Charger

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

38.6/59.5/41.8

37.4/ 57.8/42.1

39.4/56.7/45

38.6/59.5/41.8

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

37.9/57.7/40.1

37.5/57.1/40.3

36.7/55.7/34.2

39.6/57.9/40.1

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

16.3

16.1

14.3

16

*2021 data used for reference

Overall Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 offer better cabin space as they have better room in the front as well as the rear, whereas Nissan cut short in terms of rear legroom.Toyota offers a balanced front and rear row space. When it comes to the cargo space at the back, Chrysler offers the most at 16.3 cubic feet, followed by Toyota, Dodge, and Nissan at 16.1, 16, 14.3 cubic feet. Interior features of the Chrysler 300 include:

  • 8.4” infotainment display with Uconnect
  • 19-speaker Harman Kardon speaker system (optional)
  • 2 USB ports
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Dual-zone climate control

2022 Chrysler 300 Exterior

The exterior of the Chrysler 300 is one of the best in terms of the overall design and looks. The basic design is still the classic 300 look, with some changes made for better aerodynamic flow and a hint of modern touches. However, one would still easily recognize the Chrysler 300 from a distance due to the original design characteristics. Daytime Running LEDs and halogen projectors are standard on all the models, while the top two trims come with a dual-pane panoramic sunroof as an optional extra.

Models

2022 Chrysler 300 (expected)

2021 Toyota Avalon

2021 Nissan Maxima

2021 Dodge Charger

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,013

3,560

3,559

3,964

Length (inches)

198.6

195.9

192.8

198.4

Width (inches)

75

72.8

73.2

75

Height (inches)

58.5

56.5

56.5

58.2

Ground Clearance (inches)

5.0

5.3

5.3

5.2

Wheelbase (inches)

120.2

113

109.3

120.2

*2021 data used for reference. 

Nissan is the lightest among them all, making it quite faster than the rest, whereas the Chrysler 300 weighs a lot which explains the need for the powerful V6 and V8 engines. When comparing the ground clearance, Toyota Avalon and Nissan Maxima stand the tallest above the ground at 5.3 inches. Major exterior highlights of the sedan are-

  • Immediately recognizable design
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • LED headlamps with DRLs
  • Painted alloy wheels
  • All-season tires

2022 Chrysler 300 Safety

Safety features in the 2022 Chrysler 300 are still a drawback. This means that it lacks in terms of safety features and fails to keep up with the modern tech available in all the other modern-day cars. NHTSA gave the 2021 model an overall safety rating of four stars out of a possible five. IIHS did not give the car their title of the ‘Top Safety Pick’, and that is because it managed to score a rating of ‘good’ in almost all the tests apart from the small-overlap front driver side test wherein it scored a rating of ‘Marginal’. A total of six airbags are present in all the trims, and standard features include traction control, ABS, front rear parking sensors, tire pressure monitors, rain brake support, and ready braking support. Additional safety features in the 2022 Chrysler 300 include:

  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Adaptive cruise control 

2022 Chrysler 300 Competition

2022 Chrysler 300 vs 2021 Toyota Avalon

These are two examples of extremely different approaches towards building a competent full-size sedan. The American-born Chrysler 300 adopts a loud powertrain that sends power to the rear wheels or all of them and carries relatively quiet styling. The Toyota Avalon employs a quiet powertrain combined with loud styling, as seen in the aggressive front fascia. Nevertheless, its FWD drivetrain is indicative of its sensible nature, which can also be seen in its immense practicality and the bulletproof reliability that Toyota vehicles come with. 

2022 Chrysler 300 vs 2021 Nissan Maxima

If you are not concerned about the less fuel economy and fast acceleration, then the 2022 Chrysler 300 might be your go-to choice. Otherwise, Maxima would be a better option as it is lighter than the Chrysler. Maxima might not be as good-looking as the Chrysler, but it still is quite good and modern in terms of looks. Another thing to notice is that both the cars offer identical cabin spaces and Maxima offers better performance all while offering better fuel economy, which always has been a noteworthy point for the Japanese automakers. 

2022 Chrysler 300 vs 2021 Dodge Charger

They both are almost identical cars, in terms of performance, interior space, and a lot more. The only thing that differs is the exterior size and a bit of trunk space. Apart from that, both the cars are cousins meaning they are identical in every mechanical aspect and share the same underpinnings. All in all, it all depends on what you want from your sedan, although these two options are not going to bring a lot of different stuff from each other to the table. 

2022 Chrysler 300 Final Verdict

2022 might be the last year for the original Chrysler 300 with the gasoline engine as there are rumors which hint towards the 300 being given an all-electric avatar for the 2023 model. The reason why the 2022 model has not received many changes further solidifies the rumor. It remains mostly identical to the 2021 model with the same engine on offer with a few necessary changes made to the interior and exterior which remain mostly cosmetic. The 2022 model might not be the best 300 yet, but it very well could be the last of the original, making it more special than the rest. 

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