2018 Chrysler 300
- Slightly altered features and trim level names
- V8 engine is available only on the 300S and 300C trim levels
- Part of the second 300 generation introduced for 2011
- Cabin is quiet, with an upscale look and feel
- Available V8 engine suits the car's personality well
- Touchscreen technology interface is easy to use
- Hard to see out the back because of small rear window and thick roof pillars
- V8 engine now limited to just two trim levels
2018 Chrysler 300 pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which 300 does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating3.5 / 5
Bold American style in a big, quiet sedan sounds like a tall order, but it's all there in the 2018 Chrysler 300. The 300 shuts out the noise and bumpy roads along the daily commute, but it announces itself loudly, both through sharp exterior lines and the rumble of an available V8 engine. The 300's appeal continues with modern tech features, including an infotainment system that ranks as one of our favorites with its large touchscreen interface, wide range of features, and quick responses. Two premium sound systems are available as well as a full set of driver assistance features such as forward collision warning and adaptive cruise control.
There was a time when Detroit routinely stamped out big rear-wheel-drive sedans like the Chrysler 300. Today, it's hard to find a car that truly competes with it. A domestic counterpart such as the Buick LaCrosse is similarly big, stately and dripping with class. But as a front-wheel-drive car that doesn't offer a V8, it lacks the 300's lean muscle. The Genesis G80 might be the 300's closest analog since it offers the same kind of blissful isolation in a rear-wheel-drive package and an optional V8. Ultimately, the 300's core appeal is that there's nothing else quite like it on the road today.
Trim levels & features
The 2018 Chrysler 300 is a full-size sedan available in five trim levels: 300 Touring, 300 Touring L, 300S, 300 Limited and 300C. The standard engine in Touring, S, and Limited trims is a 3.6-liter V6 (292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft). The same engine makes a bit more power in the 300S (300 hp and 264 lb-ft). An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, as is rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is optional. The 300C models come with a 5.7 V8 (363 hp and 394 lb-ft) with the eight-speed automatic and rear-drive only.
The 300 Touring base trim comes nicely equipped with features that include 17-inch wheels (19-inch wheels for all-wheel-drive models), heated mirrors, a rearview camera, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat. Tech features include an 8.4-inch touchscreen interface, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity, and a six-speaker sound system with two USB ports and HD and satellite radio.
A handful of option packages are offered for Touring models. The Sport Appearance package adds 20-inch wheels and blacked-out exterior trim details, while the Chrome Appearance package offers the same, but with chrome trim elements instead. The Driver Convenience Group package includes 18-inch wheels, a comfort-tuned suspension, LED foglights and remote start.
The 300 Touring L adds some premium touches with 18-inch wheels (20-inch wheels are optional), heated front seats, leather upholstery and a power-adjustable passenger seat.
An optional Value Package bundles LED foglights, remote start, navigation, real-time SiriusXM traffic information, and a panoramic sunroof. You can also opt for the 300 Premium package, which bundles many of the options already mentioned with blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, and a 10-speaker Beats audio system.
The sport-oriented 300S comes with 20-inch wheels with performance tires (19s with AWD), a sport-tuned suspension (RWD only), heated and power-adjustable front seats, leather upholstery, LED foglights, remote start and transmission paddle shifters. On the rear-wheel-drive 300S, you can opt for the 5.7-liter V8 engine.
Moving up to the 300 Limited brings heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a power-adjustable and heated steering wheel, driver-seat memory settings, and an auto-dimming driver side mirror.
Finally, the 300C comes standard with 20-inch wheels, a touring-tuned suspension (the softest, smoothest ride of the lot), adaptive xenon headlights, heated and cooled front cupholders, upgraded leather upholstery and an upgraded steering wheel. Options include a power rear window sunshade and a 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system. A panoramic sunroof is optional across the range of trim levels, and many of the upper trim features are available on the lower trims as stand-alone options or via various packages.
Available on all but the Touring trim is the SafetyTec Plus package, which includes front and rear parking sensors, automatic high beams, automatic wipers, lane departure warning and prevention, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and a forward collision mitigation system with automatic emergency braking.
Noise & vibration5
Ease of use3
Getting in/getting out5
Most helpful consumer reviews
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite 300 safety features:
- Forward Collision Mitigation
- Forward collision warning with automatic braking is optional on the 300, and it gets a Superior rating from the IIHS.
- Lane Departure Warning
- Optional lane departure warning and prevention warns drivers if they drift out of their lane and will even make minor steering corrections.
- Uconnect Access
- Uconnect Access (standard on the 300) includes automatic crash notification, roadside assistance and stolen vehicle assistance.
Chrysler 300 vs. the competition
2018 Chrysler 300
2018 Buick LaCrosse
Chrysler 300 vs. Buick LaCrosse
These two large sedans both offer roomy and upscale interiors and have similar pricing. The LaCrosse has subtler styling, though, and is generally more fuel-efficient, offering a mild hybrid four-cylinder or a V6 engine and front- or all-wheel drive. The 300's bolder design and rear-wheel-drive orientation appeal to more extroverted owners.
Chrysler 300 vs. Chrysler 200
As you might guess from the name, the Chrysler 200 is a smaller sedan than the 300. It has been discontinued, with 2017 the last model year. The 200 offers similar entertainment features and a V6 engine with available all-wheel drive. The 200 is typically less expensive, too. But the 300 is roomier and a much nicer car to drive overall.
Chrysler 300 vs. Dodge Charger
Despite the difference in appearance and name, the Dodge Charger and the Chrysler 300 are fundamentally the same vehicle underneath, offering similar drivetrains and entertainment features. They differ with intent: The Charger's array of high-output V8 engines aim for a sportier experience, and the 300's softer ride provides more comfort and refinement.
2018 Chrysler 300 for Sale
The 2018 Chrysler 300 is something of a throwback. It's a big and brawny American sedan with rear-wheel drive at a time when that's faded out of fashion. And it looks like the sort of car that hybrids were designed to replace. It's a dinosaur that can be had with a pounding Hemi V8 under its hood. It's everything a 21st-century sedan isn't supposed to be, and that's why buyers love it.
Sold only as a four-door, the 300 is available in five trim levels. The least expensive model is the Touring that includes things such as 17-inch polished alloy wheels as standard equipment. Or it wears 19-inch wheels when ordered with all-wheel drive. Its standard power is Chrysler's 292-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
One step up from the Touring is the Touring L, which adds more luxury touches such as leather upholstery and heated front seats, but it's the jump to the 300S that makes us take notice. The S gets a performance suspension, bigger wheels and leather upholstery. The drivetrain options are the same as the Touring, but the V6 is tweaked to 300 hp, paddle shifters are now fitted to control the transmission manually, and oh yeah, there's an optional 363-hp V8 engine.
Next up the ladder is the 300 Limited which adds luxury features such as ventilated and heated front and heated rear seats, a heated wood and leather steering wheel, and driver-seat memory settings. At the top of the line is the 300C that gets xenon headlights, a Harman Kardon sound system, and 20-inch wheels polished to a glistening reflective finish.
There's nothing timid about the 2018 Chrysler 300 and there's something reassuring in its old-school American sedan demeanor. Use the buying tools here on Edmunds to optimize a 300 to exactly your specifications and then get a great deal from a great dealer.
2018 Chrysler 300 Overview
The 2018 Chrysler 300 is offered in the following submodels: 300 Sedan. Available styles include Touring 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A), S 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A), S 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Touring L 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Touring 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Limited 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), C 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 8A), and Touring L 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A).
What do people think of the 2018 Chrysler 300?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Chrysler 300 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 300 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 300.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
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What's a good price for a New 2018 Chrysler 300?
2018 Chrysler 300 S 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
The 2018 Chrysler 300 S 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $48,620. The average price paid for a new 2018 Chrysler 300 S 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $12,456 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $12,456 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$36,164.
The average savings for the 2018 Chrysler 300 S 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is25.6% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2018 Chrysler 300 Touring L 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
The 2018 Chrysler 300 Touring L 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $38,625. The average price paid for a new 2018 Chrysler 300 Touring L 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $12,535 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $12,535 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$26,090.
The average savings for the 2018 Chrysler 300 Touring L 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is32.5% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 3 2018 Chrysler 300 Touring L 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2018 Chrysler 300 Touring 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
The 2018 Chrysler 300 Touring 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $30,785. The average price paid for a new 2018 Chrysler 300 Touring 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $5,385 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $5,385 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$25,400.
The average savings for the 2018 Chrysler 300 Touring 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is17.5% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 3 2018 Chrysler 300 Touring 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2018 Chrysler 300 Touring 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)Available Inventory:
We are showing 1 2018 Chrysler 300 Touring 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Chrysler 300?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.