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Restyled Chrysler 300 Takes It Up A Notch

Tom Halligan
Posted on April 23, 2015
The newly redesign 2015 Chrysler 300 series features more elegant lines and an upscale interior.
The newly redesign 2015 Chrysler 300 series features more elegant lines and an upscale interior.

The newly redesign 2015 Chrysler 300 series features more elegant lines and an upscale interior.

The newly redesign 2015 Chrysler 300 series features more elegant lines and an upscale interior.
The newly redesign 2015 Chrysler 300 series features more elegant lines and an upscale interior.

It was apparent that other drivers were eyeballing my 2015 Chrysler 300 sedan during a recent test drive.

Passengers have adequate leg, shoulder and headroom, as well as center armrest and climate controls.
Passengers have adequate leg, shoulder and headroom, as well as center armrest and climate controls.
The 300’s 16.3-cubic-foot trunk can accommodate normal luggage for two passengers.
The 300’s 16.3-cubic-foot trunk can accommodate normal luggage for two passengers.

The 300 Platinum C features quilted Nappa leather, handsome wood, ultra-premium Poltrona Frau leather-wrapped instrument panel and console, plus platinum-chrome exterior details and 20-inch wheels. One lux item that came in handy was the heated steering wheel which was welcome starting out in single-digit New Jersey temperatures in February.

The new interior design also features an electronic rotary transmission shifter that evokes European auto console styles, and a new three-spoke steering wheel with larger vehicle controls. I especially like the safety feature of adjusting sound from controls placed behind the steering wheel, so your hands never lose their grip.

Cargo
The 300 has 16.3 cubic feet of trunk space, which is on par with chauffeured sedans of today. Storing the luggage of two passengers should not pose any problems. I do not advise squeezing a third person in the center rear because of the pronounced transmission hump. Aside from a Hobbit, it would be uncomfortable for the average human to straddle.

Warranty
Chrysler offers a special no-cost livery warranty of 4 years/150,000 miles, which includes comprehensive major component coverage; $100 deductible per repair visit; “Sign and Go” roadside assistance; $100 towing allowance; car rental allowance; and $1,000 trip interruption coverage. 

FASTFACTS

2015 Chrysler 300

  • Models: 300 Limited, 300S, 300C, 300C Platinum. Note: AWD available for Limited and S models ($2,500 option)
  • Base price: $31,395 (plus $995 destination) (special fleet pricing available)
  • Price as tested: $46,890 (300C Platinum)
  • Transmission: V-6, V-8
  • Fuel economy: V-6 (19 city/31 hwy); V-8 (19 city/25 hwy)
  • Fuel tank capacity: 19.1 gallons
  • Passengers: 5 (4 comfortably)
  • Curb weight: 4,029 lbs.
  • Second-row legroom: 40.1 in.
  • Second-row head room: 37.9 in.
  • Second-row hip room: 56.1 in.
  • Second-row shoulder room: 57.7 in.
  • Trunk capacity: 16.3 cu. ft.
  • Warranty: 4 years/150,000 miles

Related Topics: Chrysler, Chrysler 300, Fleet Vehicles, new sedans, new vehicles, OEMs, Vehicle Reviews

Comments ( 1 )
  • anthony

     | about 3 years ago

    I would never have a chrysler 300 limo or sedan, its just not a luxury vehicle. As a limo, plenty of people will say its a lot of maint issues.

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