2017 Chrysler 300 Release Date, Specs, Price – Although the interior of the new Chrysler 300 for 2017 may not feel as plush of upscale as a European luxury sedan, you still get value with its cabin furnishings. The cabin comes furnished with extensive soft-touch materials and rich finishes, and its trim lineup also adds the two color-tone schemes and visual flair. Its date of release is still contentious at the moment but our sources at Chrysler who didn’t want to be mentioned due to obvious reasons alleged the vehicle will probably be released during the 1st Q of next year.
Tech wise, one of our favorite stand out is the 8.4” Uconnect touchscreen interface that mates crisp graphics and large buttons with a logical menu structure. Some features worth waiting for in the new sedan include the Beats Audio system, the Alpine system and the Harman Kardon system. Others are the Siri Eyes Free and the drag-and-drop functionality.
Given its dimensions, the 300 promises its occupants of ample interior space. The rear seats offer its occupants lots of leg-and headroom, while the adjustable driver seat and telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel are especially generous.
The cargo volume, however, isn’t that much relative to other large sedans that offer in excess of the 16.3 cubic feet of trunk volume the 300 offers. Other downsides to owning the 300 include a limited rear visibility, uninspiring braking performance, and less backseat space relative to other large sedans.
But if you can’t live with that, we suggest you shop around before committing. Some of its alternatives include the vastly improved American-made 2017 Chevy Impala, the quiet and smooth riding LaCrosse 2017, the rear wheel drive Hyundai Genesis, and the well-appointed and crisp Kia Cadenza. Although, if you value luxury and attitude, the redesigned 2017 Chrysler 300 is on top of the game.
Chrysler 300 – Available Trims
300 Limited, 300S, 300C, and the 300C Platinum are the trims you will be presented with once the 2017 Chrysler 300 goes live in dealerships next year. Both the hellcat and SRT8 trims have a separate review.
Interior Images and Exterior Colors – Chrysler 300 for 2017
The standard model list the various features; automatic headlights, automatic climate control, daytime running LED lights, exterior heated mirrors, 17-inch alloy wheels, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, leather upholstered seats, keyless entry, an aft view camera, and eight-way heated power lumbar adjustment.
Technology features available for the base model include satellite radio, voice controls, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, an 8.4” touchscreen interface, a six-speaker sound system, a USB port, and Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity.
The 300S bundles all the contents of the above trim and adds LED foglights, upgraded tires, a sport-tuned suspension tires, an additional 8 horsepower, “hyper black” 20-inch alloy wheels, unique black-out styling elements, a 10-spaker Beats audio system, and performance-tuned brushings and steering.
Picking the 300C gets you cabin LED lighting, remote start, a comfort-tuned suspension system, driver memory settings, a dual-pane sunroof, a power rear window sunshade, a heated power-adjustable steering wheel, LED foglights, 18-inch alloy wheels, a six-speaker Alpine sound system, leather and wood trim, remote start, additional chrome exterior accents, and heated rear seats.
Opting for the 300C trim that adds xenon adaptive headlights, unique exterior trim, 20-inch wheels, rear window sunshades, cooled and heated front cupholders, upgraded leather upholstery, 19-speaker premium sound system, unique exterior trim, power-adjustable pedals, and rear window sunshades.
Stand-alone features available for the lower trims include dual-pane sunroof, unique badging and trim, automatic wipers, automatic emergency braking, rear-cross traffic detection, automatic high-beams, remote start, automatic dimming driver side mirror, and rear parking sensors.
2017 Chrysler 300 Engine Specifications
A 3.6L V6 will come equipped under the hood of the 2017 Chrysler 300. Its output stands at 292 hp and 260 lbs. of torque and is transferred to the rear wheels via the available eight-speed automatic transmission system. You can also get the optional all-wheel drive.
Test drives conducted for the RWD 2017 Chrysler 300 version indicated a 60 mph sprint in 6.8 seconds, and 7.1 seconds for the 4WD-equipped model.
It is still too early to speculate about its possiblefuel consumption at this stage as the vehicle hasn’t undergone the mandatory EPA ratings yet. However, the 2016 Chrysler 300 posted 31/19/23 mpg on the highway/city/combined with the 2WD and 27/18/21 mpg with the 4WD.
The 5.7L V8 engine will come fitted beneath the hood of the 300 Limited trim. It’s optional and it cranks out a staggering 363 hp and 394 lbs. of torque. The behemoth engine comes mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission system, and transmits the power to either the standard rear wheels or the optional four wheels.
Wheelbase: 10 ft. 0.2 in. (120.2 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 6.6 in. (198.6 in.)
Width: 10 ft. 0.2 in. (120.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 106 cu ft
Cargo volume: 16 cu ft
Curb weight: 4408 lb
Top Speed: 131 mph
0-60: 5.3 sec
MPG: 19/31 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Black Forest Green Pearl Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Gloss Black, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Ivory Tri-Coat Pearl…
Towing Capacity: 1,000 lbs.
Price Estimate & Date Of Release – 2017 Chrysler 300
Its release is expected sometime during the 1st Q of 2017 according to our sources privy of Chrysler operations. Once available, you’ll need $32,015 to get one of the 2017 Chrysler 300 sedans.