2021 Chrysler 300 S Sedan

MSRP $36,695 - $39,695

Ranked #20 in Midsize Sedan

2021 Chrysler 300 S Sedan Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 19, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 300 is a great retro-styled sedan offering from Chrysler that still flaunts the old-school looks and pulls it off quite well too. These things give the 300 a good road presence and make people actually look at it. The Chrysler 300 S is not just big to look at, it is quite spacious and well balanced for comfort even if the base engine seems to be underpowered. The 300 is the top deck offering from Chrysler’s car lineup and is arguably a good car. 

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Pros

Capable engines as options

A potent V-8 engine

Sportier

Comfortable

Cons

average Safety Ratings

Compromised ride quality and handling

Not the best in performance

What's New?

A new hybrid engine is rumored

Standard Red S Appearance package 

Limited and 300C trims discontinued

Comfort Group package is available


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$36695

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

155 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

220 cu.in.

horsepower

300 hp @ 6350 rpm

torque

264 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm

transmission

8 speed Automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

12.6/12.6 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

120.2 in.

length

198.6 in.

width

75 in.

height

58.7 in.

curb weight

4267 lbs.

ground clearance

4.8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

106.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

16.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

1000 lbs.

payload capacity

1087 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.3 sec.

zero to 100 mph

16.1 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

175 ft.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Base$36,695 onwards

S$39,445 onwards

Colors and Styles

2021 Chrysler 300 S Sedan in Ceramic Gray Clearcoat color
Ceramic Gray Clearcoat

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The 300 S is the sportier offering of the 300 line up and this has just one model on offer at a price of $37,395 and this price point makes it compete against the likes of the Toyota Avalon, Dodge Charger, and the Nissan Maxima. The 300 S major rivals the Avalon and the Maxima are both FWD cars while the Chrysler is the only car with an RWD setup mated to a good 8-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters.

2021 Chrysler 300 S Sedan front angle view
2021 Chrysler 300 S Sedan rear angle view

2021 Chrysler 300 S Sedan Features

The 2021 Chrysler 300 S is offered in just one trim, which comes in an AWD drivetrain setup. The 300 S starts off at a price point of $37,395 and that might increase if the optional packages are chosen. The 300 S being the top of the line product gets lots of features as standard but if that is not enough then there are optional extras that are offered to make the car come up to your taste and the previously optional Red S appearance package is now standard on this car, giving it gloss-black exterior inserts, 20-inch wheels, and special badging.

The other options we can choose include a V8 engine over the standard V6 for about $4000.The price might be more but the performance is quite good with a 0-60 acceleration time of 5.3 seconds. This engine comes under the Quick order package 26G. The other packages or options include the Comfort group package, Popular Equipment Package, and MOPAR Interior Appearance Group.

Trims

Chrysler 300 S

MSRP(RWD)

$ 37,395

Key features

Front and rear LED-illuminated map pockets

 

Ventilated leather-trimmed seats

 

Uconnect 4C Navigation

 

Adaptive bi-xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps with an automatic leveling system

 

8.4-inch display

 

Folding rear seats

 

In-built Navigation

 

Keyless Ignition

 

Adaptive Cruise Control Optional

 

Optional Sunroof

 

ParkSense front and rear park assist system

Which trim should you buy?

The Chrysler 300 S has only one trim on offer now since two more trims have been discontinued for the 2021 year. This trim has been made to have a good balance of both the performance and the comfort and good looks as well.No matter how retro you love a little bit of sporty styling from the factory will not ruin a car. The price, after all, is always the same unless you decide to select certain options and on that, ours would be the V8 engine first.

2021 Chrysler 300 S Sedan Engine and Performance

Chrysler gives us two choices on the engine, the power unit offered as standard is the 3.6L V6 which produces 300 hp and a 264 lb-ft of torque. The other engine option is the 5.7L V-8 Hemi that produces 63 more horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque. These powerhouses are mated to a torqueFlite eight-speed automatic gearbox that uses paddle shifters. The 2021 Chrysler 300 comes with multiple drive modes that can be selected from the steering wheel.

2021 Chrysler 300 S Sedan 

The car’s acceleration prowess is really good with a 0-60 sprint time of 6.3 seconds with the V6 engine and 6 seconds flat with the V8 engine. This sedan has a top speed of 155mph.

Models

2021 Chrysler 300 S

2021 Nissan Maxima

2021 Toyota Avalon

2021 BMW 3-Series 330i XDrive

MSRP

$37,395

$34,250

$35,875

$41,250

Engine

3.6L Naturally Aspirated V6

3.5L Naturally Aspirated V6

3.5-Liter V6 DOHC

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

Drivetrain

RWD

FWD

FWD

RWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

CVT

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Shiftable Automatic

Power

300hp@6,350rpm

300hp@6,400rpm

301hp@6,600rpm

255 hp @ 5,000 rpm

Torque

264lb-ft@4,800rpm

261lb-ft@4,400rpm

267lb-ft@4,700rpm

295 lb-ft @ 1,550 rpm

0-60 mph (sec)

6.3 sec

5.7 sec

6 sec

5.6 sec

Quarter Mile (sec)

15 sec

14.3 sec

14.6 sec

14 sec

Top Speed

155

145

130

146

Off the cars here the Toyota Avalon has the highest power output while the BMW is tuned for more torque setup. The 300 S comes last in the torque figures. When compared the BMW beats the Chrysler in the acceleration and braking tests easily. However, the 300 S has the highest top speed. 

How well does the 300 S handle?

Big heavy cars are not always good in the handling department. But the 300 S does manage to impress us here although not the sharpest or a track weapon it does do the job very well in terms of a Cruiser. It can take on a corner and come out on the other side but letting it stretch too much is something for the very strong-willed.

Body roll is evident and even more so in hairpins. The Car does let us know it is not fond of the curves and that is not what is made for. As a daily driver or for very very frequent and errand use this car will pamper you rotten and when the craving for performance kicks in the car once again amazes you with the delivery of power. The performance and power delivery have the potential to make you forget how heavy this car actually is even though it is not instantaneous.

2021 Chrysler 300 S Braking Performance

The Chrysler 300 is quite a heavy car and to bring it to a stop there is a need for a lot of braking power. The car has been equipped with massive 12.6-inch discs at the front and the rear. This is further equipped with ABS and Brake assist to help with panic braking situations where things can go out of hand. 

Models

2021 Chrysler 300

2021 Toyota Avalon

2021 BMW 3 Series

2021 Nissan Maxima

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

12.6

12.0

N/A

12.6

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

12.6

11.1

N/A

12.1

60-0 MPH (feet)

109

115

N/A

120

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,013

3,560

N/A

3,552

The Chrysler currently has the biggest brakes set up in both the front and rear axles and the Nissan manages to have such huge brakes in the front but the back is smaller. The Toyota has the smallest brakes set up here. The Chrysler though the heaviest of the but stops the fastest from 60-0 at 109ft. The BMW figures could not be found but however, based on prior experiences it is safe to say that the 3 series might beat the 300 S or at least match it in terms of the braking prowess.

2021 Chrysler 300 S Sedan Fuel Economy

Both the V6 and the V8 engines of the 300 S return decent mileage figures, like 19mpg in the city and 23mpg on the highway offered by the V6. The Chrysler 300 S gives a range of 425 miles in one full tank and has an 18.5-gallon fuel tank which is decent enough. This might not be the segment-leading mileage but is pretty decent and if talking about the V8’s mileage figures are really good when pitted against cars with similar V8’s.

Models

2021 Chrysler 300 S 

2021 Nissan Maxima

2021 Toyota Avalon

2021 BMW 3-Series 330i XDrive

MPG (City)

19

21

22

25

MPG (Highway)

30

30

32

34

MPG (Combined)

23

24

26

28

Fuel Capacity

18.5 gallons

18 gallons

14.5 gallons

15.6 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

351/555/425 miles

360/540/432 miles

319/464/377 miles

390.00 / 530.40 /NA miles

The BMW’s 3 series dominates the fuel economy segment surging ahead of all the cars on the list. The BMW can drive for almost 530 miles on the highway economy on a full tank even though it has only a 15.6-gallon fuel tank. The Avalon has a good mpg count but falls back in maximum travel miles with a filled tank thanks to its comparatively small-sized fuel tank.

The V8 engine’s efficiency figures of the Chrysler is a bit surprising and that is because of the Fuel technology offered in the car exclusively for the V8 model as it saves fuel by shutting down 4 cylinders out of the 8 when the foot is not fully down.

2021 Chrysler 300 S Sedan Interior

The 2021 Chrysler 300 S’s interior is the same as the basic Chrysler 300 and there is nothing special to the naked eye. There are Piano Black accents that uplift the contemporary and luxurious appearance on the insides. The heated steering wheel helps in keeping the inside cozy and the optional Comfort package brings in a power tilt/telescoping steering column with memory, and some more features for the seats like Ventilated leather-trimmed seats, heated rear seats, and driver’s seat memory

2021 Chrysler 300 S Sedan cockpit area

And for the other interior features, there is dual-zone automatic climate control and power-adjustable front seats with adjustable lumbar support which again comes under the comfort package. The trunk is big enough at 16.3cu-ft. There is also quite a good number of storage spaces inside the cabin too.

2021 Chrysler 300 S Sedan front seats

Models

2021 Chrysler 300 S 

2021 Nissan Maxima

2021 Toyota Avalon

2021 BMW 3-Series 330i XDrive

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

First Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.6/59.5/41.8

39.4/56.7/45.0

37.4/58.3/42.1

38.7/56.0 /42.0

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.9/57.7/40.1

36.7/55.7/34.2

37.5/57.1/40.3

38.7/54.6/35.2

The Nissan Maxima does lead in providing more head and leg rooms. The Avalon manages to offer class-leading 16.9cu-ft of trunk space which is followed by the 300. The BMW is more performance-oriented and does offer a lot of space for the passengers and as a matter of fact, offers the most and takes the lead once again. The other interior features of the Chrysler 300 are:

  • Front Seats w/Power 4-Way Driver Lumbar
  • 12-Way Power Driver Seat and passenger seat
  • Leather/Piano Black Steering Wheel
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Leather-Trimmed Sport Seats
  • Vinyl Door Trim Insert
  • Aluminium Gear Shifter Material
  • Analog Display
  • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets

What’s there to keep you entertained in the 2021 Chrysler 300 S?

The 2021 Chrysler 300 S follows the previous model’s infotainment features and as the 2020’s setup itself received a lot of changes and updates. The 300 S comes with an 8.4” infotainment touch-screen that is user-friendly and audiophiles; it is paired to a 6 speaker Alpine sound system and comes with built-in Apple Carplay, Android Auto, and SiriusXM Satellite radio. The other infotainment features of the Chrysler 300 S are:

  • 1-Year SiriusXM Guardian Trial
  • Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • 8.4" Touch screen Display
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hot Spot
  • Integrated Voice Command w/Bluetooth
  • 2-Piece Shark Fin Antenna
  • Media Hub (2 USB, AUX)
  • 6 Alpine Speakers and 276W Regular Amplifier
  • Streaming Audio
  • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front

2021 Chrysler 300 S Sedan Exterior

The Chrysler 300 S receives a few changes to distinguish it from the previous models The front gets a gloss black silhouette to now have a dazzling appearance, the Black nose motif is carried to the rear with red color for the Chrysler badge. The LED DRL’s have become Standard and optional are the adaptive bi-xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps with an automatic leveling system. T

2021 Chrysler 300 S Sedan 

The black headlamp bezels around exterior lighting are the standard features. The 300 S comes with 20-inch Black Noise wheels and Goodyear Eagle F1 three-season tires as Standard that work for both elegance and handling, the sedan also gets a Dual-pane panoramic sunroof.

Models

2021 Chrysler 300 S 

2021 Nissan Maxima

2021 Toyota Avalon

2021 BMW 3-Series 330i XDrive

Curb Weight (lbs)

4267

3678

3660

3,560

Length (in.)

198.6

192.8

195.9

185.7

Width (in.)

75.0

73.2

72.8

71.9

Height (in.)

58.7

56.5

56.5

56.4

Ground Clearance (in.)

4.8

5.3

5.3

5.7

Wheelbase (in.)

120.0

109

113.0

112.2

The Chrysler is the largest and the heaviest car in here and has the lower ground clearance and the longest wheelbase also while on the other end of this spectrum is the BMW with the highest Ground clearance and the smallest in measurement. As evident from the exterior dimension sheet, the Chrysler 300 S is the largest and heaviest vehicle amongst its class. 

The Chrysler has lower ground clearance than others but has the longest wheelbase. Nissan Maxima has the lowest curb weight while BMW 3-Series 330i XDrive is the smallest in size and has the highest ground clearance. Some of the Exterior features of the Chrysler 300 S include:

  • Black grille with bright surround
  • LED daytime running headlamps
  • Black headlamp bezels
  • Power adjust/manual foldaway, heated Mirrors
  • Body-Colored door handles
  • Bi-Function Halogen Projector headlamps
  • Retro Styling
  • gloss black silhouette in front
  • 20-inch Black Noise wheels 
  • Goodyear Eagle F1 three-season tires
  • Dual-pane panoramic sunroof

2021 Chrysler 300 S Sedan Safety

The 2021 Chrysler 300 S is not the safest car on the road when compared with the cars on the list here. The Chrysler 300 S tries to hide the safety flaws by giving the safety luxuries like ParkSense front and rear park assist system, Blind-spot Monitoring, and Rear Cross Path detection as standard. There are more than 80+ safety features offered in the vehicle such as Full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus, Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus with Full Stop, and Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist. Some of the safety features on offer are:

  • Advanced Brake System
  • Forward Collision Warn Plus
  • Blind-Spot and Cross-Path detection
  • Anti-theft engine immobilizer
  • Tire-pressure monitoring system

2021 Chrysler 300 S Sedan Competition

2021 Chrysler 300 S Vs. Nissan Maxima

The 2021 Nissan Maxima stands at an advantage over the 2021 Chrysler 300 S by having better performance, acceleration, braking, and fuel economy too. However, the vehicles are very close in terms of the interiors as the inside of the Chrysler attracts us like magnets. The infotainment system is better in the Maxima as it is more updated than the previous year technology used in the Chrysler.

Nissan Maxima

2021 Chrysler 300 S Vs. Toyota Avalon

The 2021 Toyota Avalon has better scores in engine potency, acceleration, and braking. The Chrysler 300 S however, offers decent interiors, infotainment systems, and exteriors. The Avalon has a larger trunk space if not too much at least by a slight margin more than the Chrysler. Avalon dominates the 2021 Chrysler 300 S in terms of safety. If equipped with the optional HEMI V8 engine, Chrysler can beat the Avalon in performance.

Toyota Avalon

2021 Chrysler 300 S Vs. BMW 3-Series 330i XDrive

The BMW 3-Series is great as it accelerates and brakes much better than Chrysler. The Chrysler produces more power to the wheels than BMW. The BMW 3-Series does better with the interiors, highlighting the remarkable infotainment systems. BMW feels more classy and elegant on the exterior and is safer than the current Chrysler.

BMW 3-Series 330i XDrive

 

2021 Chrysler 300 S Sedan Final Verdict

The Chrysler seems to have been outdone by the competition almost on all fronts but the 2021 model might be the redemption to this car as it has a lot of potentials to be much better than the cars on offer. The new model might be a great value for money and might give a tough competition to the fellow rivals of its segment.