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2019 Chrysler 300 C Sedan Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Away from the mad titans of Hellcat and Demon, the Chrysler 300C is the more humble offering from Chrysler’s garage. Right from the sophisticated exterior design to the chrome finish on the 300C, it’s a perfect executive in every way. However, time is catching up and the entire 300 lineup is due for a makeover. Otherwise, it’s a solid offering but buyers are bored with the same sedan.

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Pros

Quite a cabin

User-friendly infotainment system

The V8 engine suits the car’s persona

Cons

Limited visibility

Old school interior

What's New?

No significant change for 2019


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$41695

bodystyle

4dr sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

345

horsepower

363 hp @ 5200 rpm

torque

394 lb.-ft. @ 4200 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

58.7 in.

curb weight

4380 lbs.

ground clearance

5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

40.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

16 cu ft.

towing capacity

1000 lbs.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16 /25 /19 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 years/60000mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ Unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

5 yr./ 60000 mi.


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Styles

 2019 Chrysler 300 C Sedan in Bright White Clear Coat color  2019 Chrysler 300 C Sedan in Ceramic Gray Clearcoat color  2019 Chrysler 300 C Sedan in Gloss Black color  2019 Chrysler 300 C Sedan in Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat color  2019 Chrysler 300 C Sedan in Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat color
Bright White Clear Coat

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Chrysler 300 C Sedan Base

Base

power
363 hp @ 5200 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
19 combined

$41,695


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $41,695 MSRP (16/19/25) 363 hp @ 5200 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
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8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5   Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat
  Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat
  Gloss Black
  Velvet Red Pearl Coat
  Bright White Clear Coat

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial August 13, 2019


Chrysler gave everything to the 300C and managed to keep the price a little over forty grand which is impressive. The 300C has the top of line 5.7L V8 engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. This kind of powertrain can amass 363 horsepower and 394-pound-feet of torque. Being a rear wheel drive makes it different from other executives in the segment.

Chrysler has three offering in total and this one is strictly reserved for light-hearted drivers. However, Chrysler was not the only one who thought about those people. Cars like Ford Taurus, Buick Regal GS, Toyota Camry, and even the 300’s distant relative the badass Dodge Charger are cars you cannot ignore.

2019 Chrysler 300 C Sedan Features

The Chrysler 300 C is the more capable version of the base 300. You get a bigger engine which can muster more power and a couple of convenience and luxury feature upgrades. Though the difference between 300 C and other three siblings is not that visual but it's a completely new animal and lives in its own league. Other than the bigger engine, you get an upgraded alloy wheels, auto-dimming driver-side mirror, driver seat , memory seating and more.

Trims

300 C

Price

$41,694

Features

Dual Zone Automatic Dual Zone Air Conditioning

 

Dual Rear-Exhaust with Bright Tips

 

Heated / Cooled Front Console Cup Holders

 

Air Filtering

 

Rear 60 / 40 Folding Seat

 

Platinum Grille and Surround

 

Remote Fuel Door Release

 

Exterior Mirrors with Heating Element

 

BLIND SPOT MONITORING SYSTEM

 

Remote-Start System

 

Keyless Go

 

ParkSense Front / Rear Park-Assist System

 

Electronic Stability Control

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Buyers on a tight budget should be satisfied with the Journey SE equipped with Popular Equipment and Connectivity packages that gets you Bluetooth, rear-seat ventilation, and overhead storage.

If you truly want value for money, you may go with the top-trim GT it gets you Uconnect Infotainment system and a package for seating both the driver and the passengers. The Pentastar 3.6L V6 engine comes as standard with this trim and you will get the best Dodge has to offer for the Journey.

2019 Chrysler 300 C Sedan Engine

The Chrysler 300's maturity has caught up with its eager powertrains- The Car Connection

Engine and Transmission

Unlike other Chrysler 300 trims, the 300 C receives the least number of choices. There is no engine or drive train option for this corporate slave. However, you won't be disappointed as the 5.7L V8 engine is the top of the line for the 300 lineup. The engine cranks out 363 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque. The muscle car like exhaust note and smooth power delivery makes it standard out. It's way more refined than its distant relatives the Charger and the Challenger. The transmission is the real winner providing smooth shifts and complementing engine without any interruption.

Models

Chrysler 300 C

Ford Taurus SHO

Toyota Camry V6

Dodge Charger R/T

Buick regal GS

Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack

Ford Fusion V6 Sport

MSRP

$42,490

$42,975

$35,520

$35,995

$39,995

$39,995

$40,910

Engine

5.7 Liter V8

3.5 Liter V6

3.5 Liter V6

5.7 Liter V8

3.6 Liter V6

6.4 Liter V-8

2.7 Liter Twin Turbo V6

Transmission

8 Speed Automatic

6 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

9 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

6 Speed Automatic

Horsepower

363 hp@ 5200 rpm

365-hp @ 5,500 rpm

301 hp@ 6600rpm

370 hp@ 5250 rpm

310 hp@ 6800rpm

485-hp @ 6100 rpm

325 hp@ 5500rpm

Torque

394 ft-lbs@ 4200rpm

350 lbs.-ft. @ 1,500 rpm

267 ft-lbs@ 4700rpm

395 ft-lbs@ 4200rpm

282 ft-lbs@ 5200rpm

475 lbs.-ft. @ 4100 rpm

380 ft-lbs@ 3500rpm

The only two cars which beat the Chrysler 300 C is its own cousin the Dodge Charger and Ford Fusion, rest all cars drill out similar power. The fact places the 300C on different level as its not made to drag or race, its just an executive with ample of power reserve.

Acceleration

The V8 engine is the most portent engine and delivers a punchy ride. The 300C takes 5.3 seconds to complete the 60 mph test, while covering the quarter mile takes 13.8 seconds. The V6 suffice power will impress you but the 300C's full throttle roar and sublime power is in a league of its own. Though it's a luxury oriented sedan but its composition turned out to have a sporty spice.

Models

Chrysler 300 C

Ford Taurus SHO

Toyota Camry V6

Dodge Charger R/T

Buick regal GS

Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack

Ford Fusion V6 Sport

0-60 MPH

5.3 second*

5.2

N/A

N/A

5.4 sec

N/A

N/A

Quarter mile

13.8 second*

13.7

N/A

N/A

13.9 sec

N/A

N/A

Engine

5.7L V8

3.5L V6

3.5L V6

5.7L V8

3.6L V6

6.4 Liter V-8

2.7L V6 Twin Turbo

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

9.3

N/A

9.3

8.0

9.8

N/A

The 300C plays out an average game and its obvious given that it was only 363 horses backing the chariot. Other cars like the Ford Taurus and Buick Regal GS deliver similar acceleration figures.

Ride and Handling

With the V8 engine, the Chrysler 300 C is more than a corporate cruiser. It has well-balanced steering, it's not too responsive like a sports sedan but is predictable enough for smooth maneuvering. The suspension is on the stiffer side plus the grippy tires secure traction on twisty roads. Though traction is a lot the heavy body suffers from a lot of body roll. The V8 packs more power than what's expected of the 300C. Talking about the transmission the shifts are smooth and features an interruption less power.

Braking

Similar to its ride quality the 300C's braking is smooth and reliable. The pedal is the response is instant even to the light touches. The traction from its summer tires plays a big role in the panic brake test. The front brakes are rated at 13.6 inches and the rear at 12.6 inches.

Models

Chrysler 300 C

Ford Taurus SHO

Toyota Camry V6

Dodge Charger R/T

Buick Regal GS

Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack

Ford Fusion V6 Sport

Brake Front (in.)

13.6

N/A

12

14.2

N/A

N/A

11.8

Brake Rear (in.)

12.6

N/A

11.1

13.8

N/A

N/A

11.9

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4380

4327

3572

4270

4270

4400

4085

70-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

164

 

N/A

2019 Chrysler 300 C Sedan Fuel Economy

The 300's V-6 returns good fuel economy, the base engine gets 19 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, however, the V8 has a bit of an appetite for gas. The 300C's ratings are worse, it returns 16/25 mpg city/highway. Also, the 300C requires midgrade gasoline to fire up the V8.

Models

Chrysler 300 C

Ford Taurus SHO

Toyota Camry V6

Dodge Charger R/T

Buick Regal GS

Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack

Ford Fusion V6 Sport

MPG (city)

16

16

22

16

19

15

17

MPG (highway)

25

24

32

25

27

24

26

MPG (combined)

19

19

26

19

22

18

20

Range (miles) (city/highway)

296/462

304/456

352/512

296/462

310/440

277/444

306/468

Tank Capacity (gal)

18.5

19.0

16.0

18.5

16.3

18.5

18.0

Keeping up with its mediocre streak, Chrysler 300C deliver acceptable economy. Though there are cars which are more efficient. Toyota Camry V6 and Buick Regal GS and better options in terms of pure mileage. Dodge Charger R/T delivers the same mileage numbers as the Chrysler 300C is disappointing as Dodge compensates mileage with power and Chrysler do not.

2019 Chrysler 300 C Sedan Interior

Big on the outside, big on the inside the 300 adheres to this classic formula. It earns high marks for ease of entry and exit, a solid driving position, straightforward controls and copious passenger space. The main downside is the iffy visibility that results from its chunky styling- Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

This time, Chrysler has added premium luxury features right from the base 300 Limited models that buyers can't even imagine. The standard fitments include power front seats with heat and adjustable lumbar support, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and illuminated front and rear cupholders.

Models

Chrysler 300 C

Ford Taurus SHO

Toyota Camry V6

Dodge Charger R/T

Buick Regal GS

Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack

Ford Fusion V6 Sport

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.6/59.5/41.8

39.0/57.9/41.9

37.5/57.7/42.1

38.6/59.5/41.8

38.8/56.9/42.1

38.6/59.5/41.8

39.2/57.8/44.3

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.9/57.7/40.1

37.8/56.9/38.1

38.0/55.7/38.0

36.6/57.9/40.1

37.4/55.4/36.9

36.6/57.9/40.1

37.8/56.9/38.3

When you upgrade to top-spec 300C, then the luxury quotient is even higher. The standard accessories offered with the base models are unique. To add more luxury, the dashboard and upper door panels are covered by a soft-touch rubberized plastic with a leather-grain pattern.

Cargo

You can easily store small items throughout the 300's cabin. The door pockets are however narrow, but the center console and glove box offer better storage space. In the rear, you get 16.3 feet cube of cargo space which is very similar to the Dodge Charger R/T. However, cars like Buick Regal GS and Ford Taurus are a bit of a utilitarian when it comes to cargo space.

Models

Chrysler 300 C

Ford Taurus SHO

Toyota Camry V6

Dodge Charger R/T

Buick Regal GS

Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack

Ford Fusion V6 Sport

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

16.3

20.1

15.1

16.5

31.5

16.1

16.0

The Buick Regal GS delivers the most spacious boot space, its 31.5 cubic feet of cargo bay is almost double of what the Chrysler has to offer. Other cars like the Ford Taurus is not a big utilitarian but features a respectable 20 cubic feet of cargo volume.

Infotainment

Chrysler's Uconnect infotainment is probably the best in the class. Its user-friendly with no jargons or cluttered features. You get an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You get an option for Navigation on the 300C plus a 19-speaker Harman/Kardon stereo.

  • Driver / Passenger Power 4-Way Lumbar Adjust
  • Heated Front Seats Heated Second-Row Seats
  • Limited Leather with Perforated Insert Seats
  • Power Front Driver and Passenger Seats
  • Rear 60 / 40 Folding Seat
  • Air Filtering
  • Dual Zone Automatic Dual Zone Air Conditioning
  • Heated / Cooled Front Console Cup Holders

2019 Chrysler 300 C Sedan Exterior

We've become jaded when we call out cars for bad styling, when they've only grown older. No, it hasn't changed much since its 2005 launch or since a light reskin several years ago. But it's still powerful in its presence, and elegant in its best Sunday clothes- The Car Connection

Design and Styling

The Chrysler 300's styling is quite exaggerating and bold. The large front grille is flanked by two LED headlamps. The front fenders have been raised to meet the low hood. The lightly contoured exterior door panels and high windowsills makes the overall height distinguished. The simple and handsome styling illuminates with the attractive square taillamps.

Model

Chrysler 300 Limited sedan

Chevrolet Impala Premier sedan

Kia Cadenza Technology sedan

Ford Taurus Limited sedan

Dodge Charger GT sedan

Curb weight (lbs.)

4013

N/A

3770

4140

4020

Length(in)

198.6

201.3

195.7

202.9

198.4

Width(in)

75

73.0

73.6

76.2

75.0

Height(in)

58.7

58.9

57.9

60.7

58.2

Ground clearance (in)

N/A

N/A

N/A

5.1

4.9

Wheelbase (in)

120.2

111.7

112.4

112.9

120.2

Track width (in) F/R

63.4/63.8

62.2/62

63.1/63.4

65.3/65.5

63.4/63.8

Dimensions and Weight

Chrysler is retro and bulky, the 4000-pound weight confirms the fact. It's a full-size sedan 198 inches long, 75 inches wide, and height at 58.7 inches tall. The wheelbase is long giving it a wider turning radius. The design might have become a fossil from 2015 but still, it looks good on the road. The sober paint colors like Velvet Red and Ocean Blue makes it a perfect corporate sedan.

Exterior Features

  • Automatic Headlamps
  • 20-Inch x 8.0-Inch Polished Aluminum Wheels
  • 245 / 45R20 BSW All Season Performance Tires
  • Solar Control Glass
  • Platinum Grille and Surround
  • Remote Fuel Door Release
  • Exterior Mirrors with Heating Element
  • Dual Rear-Exhaust with Bright Tips
  • Auto Adjust - in - Reverse Exterior Mirrors

2019 Chrysler 300 C Sedan Safety

The Chrysler 300C has been awarded a four-out-of-five-star overall crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Many cars in this segment have better safety ratings.

In the IIHS crash tests, 2019 Chrysler 300 has scored "Marginal" rating in the small overlap front driver side crash test. Other tests have been rated as "Good".

  • LANESENSE LANE DEPARTURE WARNING WITH LANE KEEP ASSIST
  • ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL WITH STOP
  • BLIND SPOT MONITORING SYSTEM
  • Remote-Start System
  • Keyless Go
  • ParkSense Front / Rear Park-Assist System
  • Electronic Stability Control

2019 Chrysler 300 C Sedan Competition

Ford Taurus SHO vs Chrysler 300 C

The Ford Taurus SHO is built to cruise on the highway and travel around the country. However, Ford made the mistake of calling it a SHO which put a specific standard on everything the Taurus does. On top of it, Taurus is a Sports sedan so the expectations boil up on an even higher state. Otherwise, the Taurus us fine, it has a big cargo bay, acceptable economy, an impressive performance for a full-size sedan. If we have to pinpoint a flaw in Taurus then that would be a sword piercing through the car's interior.

Factoring the deliverables, Taurus goes neck to neck with Chrysler 300 in every aspect but stays a little back and let the Chrysler take to lead.

Buick Regal GS Vs Chrysler 300 C

Buick had similar intentions when they launched the Regal GS. It's every bit of a corporate performer the 300 C is. There is hardly any flaw in the GS, it's a well-rounded sedan with comfort taking the center focus. Though, it's backed by the smaller engine and lesser horses its price complements the power served. In terms of efficiency, Regal GS is a tad more efficient than the Chrysler. Practicality is another area where the Buick was keen to deliver.

Overall, Buick Regal Gs is a better choice with better practicality, efficiency, and price.

Dodge Charger vs Chrysler 300 C

Though there is a drastic difference in appearance the Pacifica and Charger are similar cars underneath. The Charger is more sporty and driver-centric while the Chrysler 300 is more comfort driven car. Though they have a V8 engine the Charger can muster a lot of power. However, efficiency takes a huge hit on the Charger. Your choice will largely depend on what type of car you want, do you want a muscle car which can make cool noises and shine on a drag strip or a comfortable cruiser, the choice is yours.

2019 Chrysler 300 C Sedan Final Verdict

The Chrysler 300C adds the flair of simplicity to the more extrovert segment. The 300C is at the pinnacle of the Chrysler 300's lineup. The V8 engine drills out enough power for what the 300C is meant to do and that is to deliver a comfortable ride. The cargo capacity is decent but not the best of the line and the same goes for the efficiency of the 300C. With the V8 power station, there is no concrete flaw in the Chrysler 300C. However, the car is aging fast, Chrysler needs to made changes fast to stay in the game.