The Chrysler 300 is an automotive comeback. Prestigious, proud vehicles in the 1950s, the 300 faded during the 60s and then disappeared from the automotive world for over 30 years. Chrysler reintroduced the 300 in the mid-2000s, leading the brand in a new direction. With a powerful V8 engine, rear-wheel drive, retro style and smooth road behavior, the 300 is a direct hit. Interest shrank after a few years, but Chrysler recently redesigned the 300 with additional features, including an improved interior and a more powerful standard V6 engine. A big, bold American sedan, the 2018 Chrysler 300 is a good choice.
The 2018 Chrysler 300 is a four-door full-size sedan that sold in five trim levels: 300 Touring, 300 Touring L, 300S, 300 Limited and 300C.
The 2018 Chrysler 300 Touring and Limited are powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. In the 300S, this engine makes a bit more power 300 hp and 264 lb-ft. An eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive are standard. All-wheel drive is optional.
In track performance testing, the 2018 Chrysler 300S RWD went from 0 to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds, which is about average for a V6-powered full-size sedan. EPA estimated fuel economy at 23 mpg combined (19 city/30 highway) with rear-wheel drive and 21 mpg combined (18 city/27 highway) with all-wheel drive.
Standard on the 300C and optional on the 300S is a 5.7-liter V8 engine good for 363 hp and 394 lb-ft of torque. It paired with an eight-speed automatic and rear-drive only. In track testing, a rear-wheel-drive 300S with this engine reach 60 mph in 5.3 seconds. Fuel economy stand at 19 mpg combined (16/25).