2020 Chrysler 300

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2020 Chrysler 300 Review: Old School American Gangster

Another year has passed and Chrysler is, once again, offering its flagship 300 with little to no changes. Perhaps the manufacturer's resistance to a full redesign is because full-size sedans are declining in popularity, but it could also be because the Chrysler 300 is still extremely appealing for its moderate price tag. With a choice between a capable 292-horsepower V6 or a potent 363-hp V8, the predominantly rear-wheel-drive sedan has plenty of power to get around town with both speed and style. Its styling might be dated now compared to more modern rivals like the Kia Cadenza or Chevrolet Impala, but it pulls on the nostalgia strings in those that have the mid-life cash cushion to afford it. The lack of more standard high-tech gadgets also won't offend such buyers as it would the newer generation.

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2020 Chrysler 300 Changes: What’s The Difference vs The 2019 300?

The latest iteration of the now-aged Chrysler 300 doesn't offer much in the way of changes. Mechanically and aesthetically, it remains exactly the same. However, it offers some new customization options. The newly available Red S Appearance Package is offered for the sportier 300S, dressing it up with Black Noise exterior badging, 20-inch Black Noise wheels, and a red insert on the Chrysler wing badge. The interior also gets a makeover with the available Radar Red upholstery color. The standard exterior color palette will be expanded later in the production year, too, with Amethyst, Frostbite, and Canyon Sunset.

Pros and Cons

  • Two powerful powertrains
  • Spacious cabin
  • Upscale materials and construction
  • Uncomplicated infotainment
  • Affordable price tag
  • Sinister styling
  • Most safety features are optional extras
  • Outdated interior
  • Lacks dexterity
  • Thirsty!

What's the Price of the 2020 Chrysler 300?

The price tag on the Chrysler is quite reasonable for the large sedan segment, with the entry-level Touring starting at $29,590. The L version of the Touring hikes the price up quite a bit to $33,115, while the sportier 300S will cost you $36,695. The penultimate Limited remains under $40k, with a starting MSRP of $38,595. Getting behind the wheel of the top-tier 300C will set you back $41,995. All-wheel drive can be added to every trim, save for the 300C, at a surcharge of $2,750, while the optional V8 on the 300S will add $3,000. These prices exclude tax, licensing, registration, and Chrysler's $1,495 destination charge.

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2020 Chrysler 300 Trims

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Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
3.6L V6 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
Touring L
3.6L V6 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
3.6L V6 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
3.6L V6 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
5.7L V8 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
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2020 300 Exterior

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  • Length 198.6 in
  • Wheelbase 120.2 in
  • Height 58.5 in
  • Max Width 75.0 in
  • Front Width 63.4 in
  • Rear Width 63.8 in
  • Curb Weight 4,013.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Amethyst
  • Canyon Sunset
  • Frostbite
  • Bright White Clearcoat
  • Gloss Black
  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat
  • Ocean Blue Metallic Clearcoat
  • Silver Mist Clearcoat
  • Velvet Red Pearlcoat

2020 300 Performance

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Engine and Transmission

  • Engines
    3.6L V6 Gas, 5.7L V8 Gas, 5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT
  • Transmission
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrains
    AWD, RWD

Handling and Driving Impressions

The large sedan has good road manners for such a bullish vehicle. It's even more playful than you might think, but that doesn't mean it's even remotely athletic. The steering is light enough for town maneuvers but it's quite hefty at higher speeds, and never communicates well with the driver.

The 300 can handle corners without too much body roll, assuming you aren't crazy enough to launch the behemoth around a bend at high speed. Add the sport suspension with the 300S, and the Chrysler's handling tightens up a bit to help it accommodate more adventurous drivers. However, this suspension, coupled with the larger 20-inch wheels, has a severe negative impact on ride comfort.

As standard, the sedan absorbs road abrasions pretty well, especially with the competent suspension and smaller wheels on the Touring models. Even the more imposing Limited and 300C offer a smoother ride than the 300S. Mid-corner bumps can be a bit disruptive with the sedan's heavy weight.

Road and wind noise is muffled by the well-insulated cabin, although engine noise can reverberate when you apply the pedal aggressively. Not that we mind, the V8 sounds delectable.

2020 300 Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
  • Front Leg Room 41.8 in
  • Front Head Room 38.6 in
  • Rear Leg Room 40.1 in
  • Rear Head Room 37.9 in

2020 300 Trunk and Cargo Space

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  • Trunk Volume
    16.3 ft³

2020 300 Safety and Reliability


  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

  • Side Crash Rating
  • Rollover Rating

Verdict: Is the 2020 Chrysler 300 A Good car?

While it may be entering its golden years, the nine-year-old Chrysler 300 still remains popular among buyers who want good value for money when it comes to usually pricey large sedans. There are more modern and far more luxurious vehicles on the market, but the old-school Chrysler offers enough luxury and features to keep it relevant in today's world.

Considering its affordability, the 300 isn't poorly appointed. It gets access to most of the comfort and convenience features you would expect on a near-luxury sedan, such as heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a panoramic sunroof, remote engine start, and power-adjustable front seats. It even gets a mostly up-to-date infotainment suite that includes standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

However, one area where the sedan really shows its age is safety features. The Chrysler gets no advanced safety features as standard, aside from the legally required rearview camera. Gaining access to any driver-assistance aids requires installing one of the available packages at extra cost; and, even then, the package is not as comprehensive as what more modern rivals offer.

Nonetheless, the powerful engine options (especially the desirable V8) and the spacious interior of the sedan, with a pretty functional trunk, make the Chrysler quite appealing to buyers who want a practical daily driver than makes them appear more affluent than they actually are. Overall, the 300 series sedan is still a relatively good car, despite the plethora of better sedans on the market. They will just cost you more.

What Chrysler 300 Model Should I Buy?

A large part of the Chrysler 300's appeal lies in its affordability within the segment. For this reason, we suggest getting the best value for your money and not aiming for the unnecessarily expensive models. However, as modern buyers, it's hard to settle for a car with no advanced driver-assistance features, so we recommend the cheapest model that offers the SafetyTec Group, namely the 300S. It also gets more comfortable sport seats with plush leather upholstery. The performance suspension is a nice bonus that helps the bulky sedan handle a little better. If you are willing to tack on an extra $3,000, you can also opt for the potent V8 powertrain. We would.

2020 Chrysler 300 Comparisons

Dodge Charger CarBuzz
Rolls-Royce Phantom Rolls-Royce
CompetitorHorsepowerMPGPrice (MSRP)
Chrysler 300292 hp19/30 mpg$34,295
Dodge Charger 370 hp16/25 mpg$33,200
Rolls-Royce Phantom 563 hp12/20 mpg$465,000

2020 Chrysler 300 vs Dodge Charger

Sharing a platform with its cousin, the Dodge Charger comes standard with the same V6 engine as the Chrysler 300, as well as the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 option. However, the upper trims get access to an even more potent 6.4-liter SRT HEMI that develops a whopping 485 hp and 475 lb-ft. This means that the Charger can easily outmuscle the Chrysler, if you're willing to make the upgrade, hitting the 60 mph mark in close to four seconds. It also handles well for such a large vehicle, since it shares the same long, broad platform as the Chrysler. In just about every other aspect, the Dodge mirrors its cousin; the infotainment, safety suite, and comfort features are all carry-overs. However, the Charger has a slightly larger 16.5-cubic-foot-trunk, making it slightly more appealing as a daily driver. With a starting price of less than $30k, it's also pretty good value for money. Overall, the Dodge is on par with the Chrysler 300 in most areas, while besting it in a choice few. It's the better buy here, and it definitely screams America more than the muted styling of the Chrysler

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2020 Chrysler 300 vs Rolls-Royce Phantom

Comparing these two large sedans is almost a joke. And the punchline is the price tags; the base Rolls Royce Phantom will cost you more than ten times as much as the most expensive Chrysler. For this ludicrous investment, you get a legitimate land yacht that was truly designed to be driven in rather than to be driven. Right off the bat, it gets a twin-turbo V12 throwing out 653 hp and 664 lb-ft, giving it insane acceleration and the ability to pass just about any car on the highway at a whim. The 19-cubic-foot trunk is more than spacious enough to carry all Miss Daisy's luggage, but she better have the cash on hand to fill up the tank every five minutes. But if you can afford a half-million-dollar car, who cares about fuel consumption? The Rolls Royce is the better choice here, for the select few able to afford it.

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