2015 Chrysler 300 is larger of the two sedans, and together with 200 and Town & Country, completes Chrysler’s lineup; for now. Full-size luxury car is nearing the end of its second generation, but should feature unchanged for at least couple of years, since 2015 Chrysler 300 is the facelifted model.
2015 Chrysler 300 Design
Just like most of large luxury sedans, Chrysler 300 offers premium refinement and performance alike. Latter of the two is available thanks to the base 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine capable of putting up 292 or 300 horsepower, depending on model, and optional 5.7L HEMI V8 engine which yields 363 horses.
All versions can be chosen with either rear or all-wheel drive, and new transmission option is available across the board as well. TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic gearbox with rotary shifter raises fuel efficiency, especially in models fitted with V8 engines.
2015 Chrysler 300 looks stunning after the facelift, but then again, it used to be attractive before that as well. In any case, rectangular mesh grille breaks the sturdy bumper in half, while laid-back headlamps find themselves further behind. Fenders are rather pronounced for a sedan, especially frontal ones, and around the back, 300 is finished with recognizable Chrysler’s angular overhang with truck-like tail-lights, neatly shaped bumper and winged logo across the tailgate.
Interior of Chrysler 300
Interior has been revised in accordance to the exterior. There are plenty of new surfaces and design options which make this facelift more than mild. Apart from rotary shifter which took its place in wood-coated middle bridge, 2015 Chrysler 300 also features a new steering wheel and instrument panel. Top grades offer premium two-tone indigo/linen color option which really pronounces the steering wheel and door inlets.
On the other hand, conventional black option is offered as well and it doesn’t look any less meaner than aforementioned scheme. 8.4-inch touch screen display sits atop the simple instrument panel and offers integration with every tech option one could imagine.
For just shy of $2,000 you can add 19 premium Harman Kardon speakers with 900 watts of power, but even standard sound system is much better than you would find in any other, affordable car. Safety systems are pretty straightforward, and apart from all mandatory options, include adaptive cruise control system, lane departure warning with lane keep assist, blind-spot monitors, forward-collision warning system and hill start assist.
2015 Chrysler 300 Engine
Chrysler boasts with best highway figures in the class for their V6 300. Apart from already mentioned 31 mpg on the highway, base model can achieve 19 mpg in the city for 23 mpg combined. On the other hand, V8 version is rated at 16/25 mpg, and all-wheel drive lowers combined figures by hefty 2 mpg.
Price for 2015 Chrysler 300
Base model costs $31,395, while 300C Platinum has a price tag of at least $42,385. Of course, all-wheel drive or HEMI engine take another $2,500 or $3,000 respectively.
2015 Chrysler 300 is a solid refreshed large luxury sedan which serves as alternative choice to plenty of Japanese and German options. It delivers most of figures its competitors can boast with and comes at much lower price than Mercedes S class models or Audi A8’s, for instance.