What Is the 2016 Chrysler 300?
The 2016 Chrysler 300 is a full-size luxury sedan that seats five, and its competitors include the Chevrolet Impala, Hyundai Genesis and Ford Taurus. It's offered in two trim levels: the 300 Limited and 300S. The Chrysler 300C, a more feature-rich version, is covered separately.
What's New on the 2016 Chrysler 300?
For 2016, the 90th Anniversary Edition is new to the 300 Limited base trim. This model adds SiriusXM Travel Link with traffic info, a navigation system, floormats embroidered with the anniversary logo and a dual-pane moonroof. In addition, the 300S trim can be outfitted with a performance suspension with firmer springs that also includes performance-oriented steering, Goodyear Eagle F1 three-season tires and larger sway bars on V-8-equipped models.
How Does the 2016 Chrysler 300 Compare to Other Full-size Luxury Sedans?
The 2016 Chrysler is priced to compete with full-size luxury sedans like the Ford Taurus and the Chevrolet Impala, but it rivals luxury sedans like the higher-end Hyundai Genesis. It embodies the positive attributes of the class by blending refinement and performance at an affordable price.
What Features in the 2016 Chrysler 300 Are Most Important?
The Chrysler 300 Limited features a 3.6-liter V-6 engine making 292 horsepower. The 300S comes with a 300-hp, 3.6-liter V-6. Both trims are matched with an eight-speed automatic transmission and offer the choice of rear- or all-wheel drive. An available 363-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 can be had on the 300S, but only with rear-wheel drive. Standard features include a backup camera, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, heated front seats, keyless access with push-button start, Bluetooth connectivity, a 60/40-split folding backseat, dual-zone climate control and a 7-inch instrument panel display. As with all new vehicles, the Chrysler 300 includes antilock brakes, an electronic stability system and front airbags.
Significant available features include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and prevention, rain-sensing windshield wipers, heated rear seats, heated/cooled cupholders, a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, panoramic moonroof, navigation system, remote start and a Harman Kardon premium audio system.
Should I Buy the 2016 Chrysler 300?
The 2016 Chrysler 300 is a good choice for full-size luxury sedan shoppers who want composed ride quality, premium interior materials (some may find that the interior color choices clash) and the strength of a standard V-6 engine. Unfortunately, the high-powered SRT8 has been discontinued for 2016.
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