2017 Chrysler 300 Overview
Even though Chrysler announced the 200 mid-size sedan was being discontinued, the larger 300 full-size sedan is still around and continues to serve as one of FCA’s most noticeable models. Known for its boxy exterior, available Hemi V8, and standard rear-wheel drive system, the Chrysler 300 is about as American as apple pie, but that’s before you realize that FCA is an Italian-controlled corporation with its headquarters located in the UK. Nevertheless, the 2017 Chrysler 300 is still one of the most popular large sedans sold here in the US. The ’17 Chrysler sedan competes for sales with the Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Avalon, and Buick LaCrosse.
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What’s New for the 2017 Chrysler 300?
The Chrysler 300 sedan’s Uconnect system has been updated for the 2017 model year, giving it better resolution and quicker loading times. In addition, the S trim level is now available with a Sport Appearance Package that adds several distinctive features to the outside of the car.
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2017 Chrysler 300 Exterior
The 2017 Chrysler 300 sedan features an aggressive, yet elegant exterior design that’s highlighted by its boxy silhouette and enormous front grille. The ’17 Chrysler 300 comes standard with a dual exhaust system, 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, and LED taillamps. What’s more, the new Sport Appearance Package—available on the 300S—provides a body-colored rear spoiler, premium LED fog lamps, and black chrome grille surround. If that’s not enough, consumers who opt for the range-topping 300C Platinum trim will get larger 20-inch rims on their 300, as well as adaptive bi-xenon HID headlamps. Exterior color options include Velvet Red, Granite Crystal, and Bright White.
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Exterior available on the 2017 Chrysler 300 Limited
- Automatic Headlamps, Bi-Function Halogen Projector Headlamps, Black Grille with Bright Surround, Chrome LED Tail Lamps, Dual Rear Exhaust with Bright Tips, Exterior Mirrors with Heating Element, 18-Inch x 7.5-Inch Polished Aluminum Wheels
Exterior available on the 2017 Chrysler 300 S
- Adds to or replaces features on Limited: Black Chrome Surround 300S Grille, Black LED Tail Lamps, Bright Chrome Wing Badge / Black Insert, LED Fog Lamps, 20-Inch x 8.0-Inch Aluminum Hyper Black Wheels
Exterior available on the 2017 Chrysler 300 S Alloy Edition
- Adds to or replaces features on S: Dark Bronze Badging, Dark Bronze Surround & Grille, Liquid Titanium Chrome Wing Badge, Lower Body Side Cladding, Titanium Finish Exhaust Tips, 20-Inch x 8.0-Inch Dark Bronze Aluminum Wheels
Exterior available on the 2017 Chrysler 300 C
- Adds to or replaces features on S Alloy Edition: Bright Door Handles, Chrome LED Tail Lamps, Chrome Surround / Granite Crystal Grille, Door Sill Scuff Pads, Driver and Passenger Lower LED Lamps, Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof, Auto Adjust-in-Reverse Exterior Mirrors, Chrome Exterior Mirrors, 18-Inch x 7.5-Inch Polished Aluminum Wheels
Exterior available on the 2017 Chrysler 300 C Platinum
- Adds to or replaces features on C: Adaptive Bi-Xenon HID Headlamps, Automatic Headlamp Leveling System, Black Grille with Platinum Surround, Chrome Headlamp Bezels, Platinum Chrome Door Handles, Platinum “300C” Badge, 20-Inch x 8.0-Inch Polished Aluminum Wheels
2017 Chrysler 300 Performance
The 2017 Chrysler 300 comes standard with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine good for 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. That motor works with an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels, allowing the new Chrysler 300 to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than seven seconds. On the flip side, shoppers can also opt for 5.7-liter Hemi V8 rated at 363 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque. When equipped with the available V8, the 2017 Chrysler 300 can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds and hit a top speed of 131 mph. It should also be noted that while the Chrysler 300 comes standard in rear-wheel drive, consumers have the option of selecting all-wheel drive.
2017 Chrysler 300 Efficiency
The specific fuel economy of the 2017 Chrysler 300 sedan depends on the buyer’s engine choice, as well as the option of either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. The rear-wheel drive Chrysler 300 equipped with the standard V6 yields EPA-estimated fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, while going with all-wheel drive drops efficiency to 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. In comparison, the rear-wheel drive model with the V8 engine is good for 16 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. An 18.5-gallon fuel tank comes standard on every 2017 Chrysler 300.
2017 Chrysler 300 Interior
The 2017 Chrysler 300 offers a spacious and quiet interior, which provides a near silent ride, even when traveling on the highway. However, those aren’t the only highlights when it comes to the cabin, as even the entry-level model comes generously equipped with features like heated front seats, a rearview camera, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, and the Uconnect 8.4 infotainment system, which is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In addition, the Chrysler 300 sedan provides more than 16 cubic feet of storage space in the trunk, which enough for several suitcases or a set of golf clubs.
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Interior available on the 2017 Chrysler 300 Limited
- Illuminated Cup Holders, Illuminated Rear Assist Handles, Leather Trim Bucket Seats, Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel, Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror, Automatic Dual Zone Air Conditioning, 12-Volt Center Console Power Outlet, Keyless Go™, ParkView™ Rear Back-Up Camera, Remote Proximity Keyless Entry, 1-Year SiriusXM Guardian Service, 1-Year SiriusXM Radio Service, 8.4-Inch Touchscreen Display, Apple CarPlay®, Dual Remote USB Port, Google Android Auto™, HD® Radio, Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth®, 6 Speakers, Uconnect® 8.4
Interior available on the 2017 Chrysler 300 S
- Adds to or replaces features on Limited: Nickel Finish Analog Clock, Steering Wheel Mounted Paddle Shifters, Sport Mode 2, Universal Garage Door Opener, Beats™ Audio 10 Prem Speakers Including Subwoofer
Interior available on the 2017 Chrysler 300 S Alloy Edition
- Adds to or replaces features on S: Alloy Edition Floor Mats
Interior available on the 2017 Chrysler 300 C
- Adds to or replaces features on S Alloy Edition: Heated Steering Wheel, Memory for Driver Seat and Mirrors, Power Tilt / Telescope Steering Column, Trunk Mat, Ventilated Front Seats, Wood / Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel, GPS Navigation, 5-Year SiriusXM Traffic™ Service, 5-Year SiriusXM Travel Link Service, 6 Premium Speakers
Interior available on the 2017 Chrysler 300 C Platinum
- Adds to or replaces features on C: Heated / Cooled Front Console Cup Holders, Luxury Steering Wheel, 19 Premium Harman Kardon Speakers with Subwoofer, Harman Kardon® GreenEdge® Amplifier
2017 Chrysler 300 Safety
Every new Chrysler 300 comes standard with electronic stability control, a rearview camera, and hill start assist, but the brand also offers a SafetyTec Plus package with the Limited trim, which adds advanced safety features like a forward collision mitigation system, adaptive cruise control, rear-cross traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, and lane-departure warning, as well as front and rear parking sensors. In safety tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2017 Chrysler 300 earned the best possible rating of “Good” in four of the five crashworthiness tests, but only managed a “Moderate” score in the small overlap front test, which means it was not eligible for a Top Safety Pick rating.
Standard Safety Features
- Advanced Multistage Front Airbags
- Driver Inflatable Knee-Bolster Airbag
- Heated Front Seats
- Power Front Driver and Passenger Seats
- Power Trunk Lid Release
- Power Windows w/ Front 1-Touch Up and Down Feature
- Speed Sensitive Power Locks
- Supplemental Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
- Supplemental Side-Curtain Front and Rear Airbags