As the rumors suggest, the full-sized rear-wheel-drive 2021 Chrysler 300 is likely to retain most of the features from its predecessor from 2020 while making some additions and upgradations. FCA is also working on an electrification plan, but that is expected for other products under the same group.

In the automotive realm, Chrysler is synonymous with comfort and quality with its sedans. The all-American Chrysler 300, under the FCA group, made its debut in 2005. It was redesigned for its second generation in 2011 as Chrysler 300. The 2021 Chrysler 300 is a part of the second generation rendering with some modifications. Although it is a little disheartening to know that it has not seen any redesigning for a decade, you can still pinpoint some useful tweaks in the upcoming 2021 model.

Even without introducing significant changes like its competitors in the segment, in the past years, Chrysler has not just survived in the market but has given good sales figures to the company. The 2020 model competed with sedans like Nissan, Toyota, Kia, Dodge, and the same competition is expected for the upcoming year as well.

What’s new?

For 2021, Chrysler 300 is expected to wheedle its way through impressive exteriors, decent updates to interiors, and other minor tweaks. Some improvements in output and creature comforts are awaited for this year. However, the 2021 model being a part of the second generation is majorly going to walk in the footsteps of its predecessor 2020 model, and we are not anticipating any eye-opening modifications.

What will be the price fo 2021 Chrysler 300?

Like four trim options for the 2020 Chrysler, we are expecting: Touring, S, Limited, and C trims for the 2021 model.

For 2020, the MSRP of the basic Touring model was $30,040, and that goes up to $41,995 for the top-tier model. The speculated MSRP for 2021 Chrysler 300 is said to be $31,500 for the basic Touring trim.

What will be the release date?

The press releases and other reports suggest that the 2021 Chrysler is expected to go on sale by Fall 2020. However, if the pandemic worsens the situation, we can expect it in the first quarter of 2021.

Engine and Performance

Likely, the 2021 Chrysler 300 will also provide two engine options carrying the legacy from the 2020 model. The standard engine will be the 3.6 liter V-6, and the optional shall be 5.7 liter V-8.

The 8-speed automatic rear-wheel-drive Chrysler 300 delivers an output of 292hp, which is the same as offered by its rival Dodge Charger, more than that of Kia Stinger and less than that produced by Nissan Maxima. However, with the optional V-8, the achievable output is 363hp and 394lb-ft of torque.

People referring to the Chrysler as old-school or outdated should once have a look at its sophisticated performance results. But yes, it is a massive monster, and so it does not offer you Godspeed results. It covers 0-60mph in 6.3 seconds, which is the least compared to the competitors in the segment.

Models

Chrysler 300

Dodge Charger

Nissan Maxima S

Kia Stinger

MSRP

$30,400

$29,995

$34,250

$32,990

Engine

3.6 liter V6

3.6 liter V6

3.5 liter V6

2.0 liter Inline-4

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

FWD

RWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

CVT

8-speed automatic

Power(hp@RPM)

292 @6350

292 @6350

300 @6400

255 @6200

Torque(lb-ft@RPM)

260 @4800

260 @4800

261 @4400

260 @1400

But the smooth, comfortable ride and handling and performance brakes are sure to be shot to bring a smile on the driver’s face. The WorldWorldWorld needs more responsive cars, and Chrysler 300 is one sensitive beast!

Fuel economy

For 2021, changes in MPG figures are one thing that is expected. That is basic, isn’t it? We can call it fuel-efficient with mpg figures of 19/30/23 for city/highway/combined, but there is still scope for improvements. 

Models

Chrysler 300

Dodge Charger

Nissan Maxima S

Kia Stinger

MPG (City)

19

19

20

22

MPG (Highway)

30

30

30

29

MPG (Combined)

23

23

24

25

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

18.5

18.5

18

15.9

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in miles)

351/555/425

351/555/425

360/540/432

349/461/397

If you want better efficiency, you need to opt for a V-8. Previous year figures for the predecessor and rivals are as follows:

Interior

The interior for the 2020 Chrysler has well-balanced proportions offering enough space and ensuring the utmost comfort. The full-sized Sedan is a large monster! It has leather-covered sporty seats. Both the front and rear seats are heated. When it comes to space, your head will not touch the headliner, your shoulders will not brush against each other, and your legs will not twist here and there with restlessness!

Moreover, it is almost as good as that offered by its competitors. So, we are ticking off the boxes for good headroom, shoulder room, and legroom. The 2021 model shouldn’t see any significant design changes.

Models

Chrysler 300

Dodge Charger

Nissan Maxima S

Kia Stinger

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

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

38.6/59.5/41.8

38.6/59.5/41.8

39.4/56.7/45

37.4/58.3/42.1

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

37.9/57.7/40.1

36.6/57.9/40.1

36.7/55.7/34.2

37.5/57.1/40.3

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

16.3

16.5

14.3

23.3

Talking about the small storage items, that too has been very well taken care of in the 2020 model. For your cargo, there is 16.3 cubic feet of space, and that can be further increased by splitting (and not wholly fold) the rear seats in a 60:40 ratio.

For storing your small items like wallets or smartphones or water bottles, the cabin has door pockets, a glove department, a cubby, a pair of cupholders, and a large storage bin under the center armrest. Perks of having a roomy cabin!

Infotainment

There is a reason we listed its infotainment system in the pros list. All that you need to control sitting inside the car is easy to manage in The Chrysler 300. This luxury Sedan has the most user-friendly interface for the infotainment system. An 8.4-inch touchscreen features Uconnect 4C and Uconnect 4C NAV. The standard features available are as follows:

  • 6-speaker audio system
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto Integration
  • Integrated Voice Command
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • SiriusXM (one-year trial)

If these are not enough, you always have an option to pay some extra bucks and get additional convenience features. You can opt for SiriusXM Guardian, which will help you during emergencies where you need to make Roadside Assistance Calls or SOS calls. A notable highlight for the music fans is that a Harmon Kardon Audio system with 19 speakers, an amplifier, and a subwoofer can also be installed. The 2021 model will carry forward the same infotainment set up without any significant changes.

Exterior

Whenever a company announces a successor or an upcoming model, what is the first thing that car enthusiasts wait for? Looks, and looks. If you see a Chrysler 300, it is likely that you put down your goggles and take a moment to complement its sophisticatedly stylish exterior.

The 2020 Chrysler 300 did not have bold or sharp looks; rather, it personified decency. Everything about it is big and broad! An ample wheelbase, wide grille, halogen headlights, and LED taillights added the desired freshness to the front and rear fascia. It has 17-inch wheels for the base trim and 20-inch wheels for the best 300C trim. It has separate appearance packages for the base and sportier trim. A variety of exterior color options are also available for the 2020 Chrysler: Bright White Clearcoat, Gloss Black, Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat, Ocean Blue Metallic Clearcoat, Silver Mist clearcoat, and Velvet Red pearl coat. Features you can’t resist noticing:

  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Wheels are available in 9 different kinds of wheel designs
  • High-intensity discharge headlamps
  • Daytime LED lamps
  • Chrome finished surroundings with the grille

For the revamped 2021 model, some smart style changes are expected in the exteriors, but again, there is no official information for answering our What(s) and How(s)! We are hoping them to be worth drooling for!

Models

Chrysler 300

Dodge Charger

Nissan Maxima S

Kia Stinger

Curb Weight (lb)

4013

3964

3559

3611

Length (inches)

198.6

198.4

192.8

190.2

Width (inches)

75

75

73.2

73.6

Height (inches)

58.5

57.8

56.5

55.1

Ground Clearance (inches)

5

5.2

5.3

5.1

Wheelbase (inches)

120.2

120

109.3

114.4

After noticing the above dimensions, you must have realized why we have been calling it big and bulky time and again. It has the maximum curb weight and most extensive wheelbase as compared to Dodge Charger, Nissan Maxima S, and Kia Stinger.

Final Verdict

Giving you vintage feels in its American way, this big family Sedan has always got mixed reviews from its customers. It is believed to be an old soul trapped in a new body with some technological surprises. It manages to deliver satisfactory performance and is yet sometimes advised to plan its retirement. One major decision that the company should consider is a revolutionary redesigning to match the leveled-up game of other rivals in the segment. However, for the 2021 Chrysler 300, the final verdict can only be given once we have all the official confirmations.

Coming to competition, from the 2020 results, we deduce that Nissan Maxima, though lightweight and shorter than the Chrysler 300, is believed to be more efficient and performance focus. If figures are your reliability thing and we talk about the competition of Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300, it is a very close call between the two, except that Chrysler is again the bigger sports baby here. In this case, you better consider scheduling a test drive. If you stack up Kia Stinger against Chrysler 300, Chrysler beats Kia in output, passenger space, suspension, handling, and ergonomics. We are excited to see how these brands stand against each other for the upcoming year.

To conclude, The Chrysler 300 is luxurious, comfortable, enormous, and instills a sense of confidence in the driver. The 2021 Chrysler, with all its offerings, is going to be a value for money car just like its predecessor.