Overview (Final Score: B+)
There is something purely American about a big sedan with a rumbling engine and a bold, Al Capone look. Theembodies that and as such is truly the last of the truly American-styled sedans. A sort of throwback to the heyday of Detroit when huge slabs of stamped metal and interiors the size of European condominiums were the norm.
The 2019 Chrysler 300 embodies all of that, but has a very modern flair with a lot of excellence that others in the market, even if they were competing, would find tough to beat. The 300 is one of the quietest rides on the road, has a confident feel to its drive quality, and has luxury-levels of comfort. It also sports one of the most advanced and well-done infotainment systems in automotive–whatever the market.
There are some downsides to a big, heavy, wide-bodied sedan like the 300, but these are part and parcel to the expectations one should have for the car.
The 2019 Chrysler 300 comes in four trim levels, seats five, and has both a V6 and a V8 engine available. Drivetrains include rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. Plus a truly “Jersey three-body” trunk.
Read the full review.What We Love About the 2019 Chrysler 300:
- Beautifully styled, the 300 is huge and feels very upscale
- Both the V6 and V8 engines are strong and muscular
- Infotainment is definitely the best in the business
What We Don’t Love About the 2019 Chrysler 300:
- The restricted greenhouse and large rear pillars mean the rearview is restricted
- The V8 engine is only available in the most expensive trims
- The 300’s unique design is beginning to age, now entering its eighth year
Total Score and Competitive Comparison (70/80, 88%)
The only truly comparable sedan on the market for the 2019 Chrysler 300 is the, which is in its last year in North America. The Impala is a strong contender, though, and should be cross-compared carefully. There are lower-cost versions of the Impala that will lack the refinement of the 300, but when comparing apples-to-apples options packages, the Chrysler 300 will dazzle with its big style and extremely comfortable interior.
Also comparable is the very similar, which is on the same platform as the Chrysler 300 and sold as a lower cost option comparatively. As such, the amenities and comforts of the Charger are lower than those of the 300 and the Charger’s styling is more muscular and performance-oriented as well.
As it is, the 2019 Chrysler 300 remains the only truly big American sedan left on the market as a throwback to the golden years of land yacht-based luxury motoring. Yet the 300 manages to do it with modern equipment and refinement, keeping pace with the times without losing sight of yesteryear.
The 2019 Chrysler 300 is big, comfortable, and statement-making. As it should be.
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