America’s Most Wanted: Chrysler 300
They say sedans are losing their appeal. They say SUVs and pickup trucks are the new family vehicles. They say drivers can get all the luxury they need in a vehicle meant to climb a rocky mountain path or haul a herd of teenagers to extracurricular activities after class.
They are mistaken.
The Chrysler 300 has been added to Edmunds’ Most Wanted Awards for the second year in a row. The honor is based on overall sales figures, average time on the dealer lot, and shopper interest data from the Edmunds website. Edmunds is the leading car information and shopping platform, featuring inventory from more than 13,000 dealer franchises across the U.S.
The 300 is a classy four-door that gives a wink and a nod to the Chrysler Six of the 1920s. In a 1924 interview Walter P. Chrysler, who left the Buick division of General Motors to take over what was then known as the Maxwell Motor Company and launched the Chrysler brand, said:
“I built the Chrysler car because I have been convinced for years that the public has a definite idea of a real quality light car — one not extravagantly large and heavy for one or two people, but adequately roomy for five; economical to own and to operate. And, above all, real quality from headlights to tail-light.”
The 2019 Chrysler 300 is no different. Available in five models: Touring; Touring L; 300S; Limited; and 300C. The 300 can be outfitted to be a friendly family car or a speedy sleeper. A 3.6-Liter V6 24-Valve VVT comes standard for all but the 300C, which sneaks a 5.7-Liter V8 HEMI® MDS VVT with best-in-class 363 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque under the hood.
“Chrysler’s full-size 300 has attitude to match its outsize exterior, and it continues to stand out in a stale segment that contains few other extroverted sedans,” writes Car & Driver.
You may have seen the 300’s attitude show up in some unlikely places, like hip hop videos and Drake lyrics. It seems that Chrysler, known for so many years now as the antithesis of cool, has stolen some swagger from its Dodge counterparts.
Check out the optional V8 engine, heated, sport bucket seats, remote-start system, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, nickel finish analog clock, and blacked-out interior accents of the Chrysler 300S (starting MSRP $36,295). And then there’s the platinum grille and surround, memory driver’s seat and mirrors, heated and cooled cup holders, heated steering wheel, performance brakes, and independent touring suspension of the 300C (starting MSRP $40,995).
Dual-zone air conditioning is standard on all models, and heated front seats and leather trim are standard on all but the baseline Touring model.
The 8.4-inch touchscreen display? Standard.
Back up camera? Standard.
Keyless entry? Standard.
Fuel efficiency? You’re looking at 19 in the city and 30 on the highway without the V8.
All-wheel drive? Available on the Touring, Touring L, 300S, and Limited.
The 2019 Chrysler 300 is arriving on dealer lots now. Exterior colors for the 2019 model year include, Bright White Clear Coat, Ceramic Grey Clear Coat, Gloss Black, Granite Crystal Metallic, Maximum Steel Metallic, Ocean Blue Metallic, and Velvet Red Pearl Coat.
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