2016 Chrysler 300

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Key Specs

of the 2016 Chrysler 300. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    21-23 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    292-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Refined, comfortable ride quality
  • Interior materials and quality
  • Strong V-6
  • Easy-to-use touch-screen
  • Fits three child seats

The Bad

  • Body roll
  • Some garish interior color schemes
  • High-performance SRT8 version no longer offered

Notable Features of the 2016 Chrysler 300

  • New 90th Anniversary Edition available
  • New performance-tuned suspension available
  • V-6 or V-8 power
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • 8.4-inch touch-screen standard
  • RWD or AWD

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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2016 Chrysler 300 Overview

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Great Styling

by Gibson from Santa Barbara, CA on September 22, 2018

Car has run smooth from day one, great gas mileage along with awesome power. Well designed from the interior to the exterior, clean lines and a great ride. Read full review

(5.0)

Luxury and style says it all.

by Melissa from Sidman on September 21, 2018

Excellent car for comfort and style. Goes great in the winter. Dream car by my books. Value of the car stays close to book value when sold. Ridesjust as good as aCadillac and I had both. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Chrysler 300 currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 Chrysler 300 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

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New Car Program Benefits
  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles.

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    3 months/3,000 miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    125-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The 300 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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