2018 Chrysler 300 Sedan

2018 Chrysler 300
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2018 Chrysler 300
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What’s new

  • 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

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • Hard to see out the back because of small rear window and thick roof pillars
  • V8 engine now limited to just two trim levels
Chrysler 300 years


Which 300 does Edmunds recommend?

One reason the 2018 Chrysler 300 appeals to so many is its varied configurations. Aim sensibly for the Touring L and you get a nice mix of 18-inch wheels, leather and heated front seats. But if you can stretch it, the 300S delivers an exquisite blend of luxury and sport, especially when equipped with the V8 engine.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

7.6 / 10

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.

2018 Chrysler 300 configurations

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.

Driving

7.5
The Chrysler 300C is a big American sedan with a floaty ride, but the V6 is more than adequate and there's space aplenty. Cars such as the 300 are becoming rare these days, and though there are flaws, the car's size, quietness and price make a compelling case.

Acceleration

8.0
The 292-horsepower V6 does an admirable job moving more than 4,000 pounds of Chrysler. Zero to 60 mph takes 6.8 seconds. Upshifts are supple, and the 3.6-liter's power delivery is smooth. For a bit more oomph, we recommend the V8. It sounds better, too.

Braking

7.5
During heavy braking, the 300 has significant nosedive and some rear tire lockup. When we tested it at the Edmunds track, stopping distance from 60 mph was 122 feet, which is typical for a large sedan. But we experienced serious brake fade at our test track.

Steering

7.0
The steering is fairly quick, but the effort is too light and offers no feedback. Due to the soft suspension and lazy body motions, even minor steering wheel changes make this boat rock. At highway speeds, you end up constantly correcting. The 300S may be better for those who enjoy a sporty feel.

Handling

7.0
Even for a big sedan, the 300C doesn't handle well. There is a lot of body roll in reaction to both steering inputs and road imperfections. Its rear-wheel drive makes it fun to drive at times, but overall handling isn't well controlled. Again, the 300S should be better in this regard.

Drivability

8.0
The V6 is exceptionally smooth, and the gas pedal is responsive to your inputs. The eight-speed automatic is rarely confused, even handling hills with smart downshifts, but it offers no manual-shifting ability.

Comfort

7.5
The 300 is a big car, and it shows pretty much everywhere. On the highway it's mostly smooth, but after small bumps it tends to have a wallowy, floaty ride. This is at odds with the impact harshness from big bumps, which make the seats feel more like a couch than a captain's chair.

Seat comfort

8.0
Wide, flat and featureless, the 300's front seats feel as if they were designed for wider drivers, leaving everyone else to slide around. There isn't much adjustability either. In back, the 300 is spacious, but middle seat comfort is hampered by the 300's transmission tunnel hump.

Ride comfort

6.5
Because of how quiet the 300 is, it is possible to confuse that with a good ride. Yes, it's soft and floaty, but the 300C's body motions are largely uncontrolled, so big steering inputs make it rock perpetually. Pothole impacts are harsh.

Noise & vibration

8.5
This big sedan is as quiet as a tomb. Virtually no road noise makes it into the cabin. It's the type of quiet that causes you to drive faster than you think you're going.

Interior

8.0
The reason the 300 is so big on the outside is because it's so spacious on the inside. It gets high scores for ease of entry/exit and overall passenger volume, plus it has a big trunk. Rearward visibility, however, is a problem.

Ease of use

8.0
Uconnect has some features that take familiarity (seat heaters buried in the touchscreen, for example), but the buttons are large and the menus are clear. Climate controls are simple, and there's even a real volume knob.

Getting in/getting out

8.5
The doors on the 300 are huge and open wide. The driver's seat height is at that perfect "don't have to step up, don't have to squat down" level. The rear seats, too, are easy to get in and out of.

Roominess

8.5
One of the 300's most appealing features is its massive cabin, especially as it pertains to the front seat. Shoulder room, headroom, legroom, hiproom — you name it, the 300's got it. Some large sedan competitors have more rear seat space, but not much more.

Visibility

7.0
The rearward view out the tiny side mirrors is laughable. Also, the 300's thick rear roof pillars impede your views over the shoulder.

Quality

8.0
Inside and out, the 300 feels as if it's made with high-quality materials that are all assembled well. Our test car had no obvious defects and had tight seals, which contributed to the massively quiet cabin. Even at the top trim levels with a heftier price tag, the 300 feels worth the money.

Utility

7.5
Given its generous trunk space (16.5 cubic feet), and rear seats that fold down in a 60/40 split, the 2018 Chrysler 300 provides ample utility and flexibility for daily tasks. The cupholders work well. The 300's front-most storage bin has a security lid, but its operation feels cheap.

Technology

8.0
We've had lots of experience with older versions of Chrysler's infotainment system, Uconnect, and we've even tested the newest Uconnect 8.4 system in other cars, but we haven't tested it in the 300 yet. In those other cars, though, it's lightning fast with crisp graphics and simple, logical menus.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Chrysler 300.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Great Car, 2nd 300!
Jeff Webb,06/18/2018
I have never had any significant problems with either of my 300's. Put lots of miles on them (168,000 first one) (138,000 second - so far). It really helps to have a good dealer. I have a really good one in the small town where I live. I see many comments about bad repair issues. The consistency of Chrysler dealers is an issue.
Worthy Tribute to 60's 300
Erik,05/29/2018
The classic American luxo-cruiser sedan survives, the 300 Hemi pays tribute to it forerunners of the 60's with great respect for tradition. I have owned several 300's and Chargers, they are just great cars. Driving comfort, great style and power o'plenty are this car's greatest attributes. The C&D and Edmunds reviewers always complain about body roll and other handling characteristics that the vast majority of drivers, including enthusiasts couldn't distinguish from dog doodle--people that buy this car do so for it's all too uncommon style and comfort--not to put it on the track at Road America. The 300 is a great ride for your daily driver, even with the Hemi it gives respectable fuel economy. A skilled driver can squeeze 20-21 mpg for a typical mix of city and highway driving. I hope the next generation is even better.
Best $50,000 Rolls you can buy
A. Singer,08/19/2018
I Understand this is one of the last versions of the classic Chrysler big ride. I had owned several German luxury brands to compare. For the price point, this vehicle serves as a large smooth high tech luxo cruser with great styling and feel. The 20 inch wheels provide great handling and you can really feel the road. I have just started my experience with this 300 but all is well and I am excited at the idea of actually owing one.
No other sedan like it on the road.
Jake,03/16/2018
I have owned many different vehicles over the years. BMW's, Lincolns, Acura, Avalon. and other top mfg's., (still own a BMW X3) Never took the time to write a review on any of them. I feel compelled to share my experience with the 300C. I've owned the 300C for two months. A V8 engine for great power when needed on the highway, easy to use controls, safety features galore, plenty of room for passengers and a large trunk. Fold down rear seats a real plus. 19 speaker stereo system is terrific. Runs on regular gas and surprising good highway gas mileage. I got 29mpg on my first long trip. I personally love the design because it is different then any other sedan on the road. It remains to be seen how it will hold up over time.....but for now it is a pleasure to drive.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$28,995
MPG
19 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
292 hp @ 6350 rpm
MSRP
$36,295
MPG
19 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
300 hp @ 6350 rpm
MSRP
$38,795
MPG
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
300 hp @ 6350 rpm
MSRP
$32,640
MPG
19 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
292 hp @ 6350 rpm
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Safety

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.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat4 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover11.3%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Marginal
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

Chrysler 300 vs. the competition

2018 Chrysler 300

2018 Chrysler 300

2018 Buick LaCrosse

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.

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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.

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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.

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2018 Chrysler 300 Sedan for Sale

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More about the 2018 Chrysler 300
2018 Chrysler 300 Sedan Overview

The 2018 Chrysler 300 Sedan is offered in the following styles: 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 Sedan?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Chrysler 300 Sedan and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 300 Sedan 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 Sedan.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Chrysler 300 Sedan and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 300 Sedan featuring deep dives into trim levels including Touring, S, Touring L, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2018 Chrysler 300 Sedan here.
Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2018 Chrysler 300 Sedan?
2018 Chrysler 300 Sedan S 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2018 Chrysler 300 Sedan 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 Sedan S 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $9,888 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Chrysler 300 Sedan S 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is20.3% below the MSRP.

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2018 Chrysler 300 Sedan Touring L 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2018 Chrysler 300 Sedan 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 Sedan Touring L 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $12,580 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Chrysler 300 Sedan Touring L 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is32.6% below the MSRP.

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