2022 Chrysler 300
The Chrysler lineup is mostly dominated by minivans at the moment, but the automaker is set to expand in the coming years. With Stellantis focused on green vehicles, more hybrid and electric options will surely appear. One of them could even be a sedan like the still ever popular Chrysler 300. Returning for 2022 with some updates, this sedan is one Chrysler should keep around.
Avail. Engine Type
The 2022 Chrysler 300 lineup remains the same – 300 Touring, 300 Touring L and 300S (V6 and V8). The standard engine powering the entire lineup is a 3.6L V6 engine optimized with variable valve timing (VVT) for better performance and fuel efficiency under the hood. Able to generate 287 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque, it’s small power for a sedan. That’s why the 300S can also come with a 5.7-liter V8 engine, able to produce a best-in-class 363 horsepower and equipped with a multi-displacement system (MDS) and VVT for better performance and fuel efficiency.
Driving and Handling
Power is transferred to the wheels via a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. Thanks to the MDS system connected to the V8 that shuts off four-of-the-eight cylinders at cruising speeds, the fuel efficiency is also the same across the lineup. The 2022 Chrysler 300 gets 19 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
The look of the 2022 Chrysler 300 looks slick and still offers plenty of great features to consumers. Standard features on all trims but the base (Touring) include power heated mirrors, exterior mirrors with courtesy lamps and supplemental turn signals, automatic Bi-Xenon headlamps with auto leveling and high beam control, and rain-sensitive windshield wipers. The 300 Touring L adds a Sport Appearance with standard Black Noise exterior badging, 20-inch Black Noise wheels, performance front fascia with body-color applique, and premium LED fog lamps. The base Touring rides on 17-inch wheels with 18- and 20-inch wheels available; the Touring L rides on 18-inch wheels with 20-inch wheels available; 20-inch wheels are standard on the 300S trims.
All 2022 Chrysler 300 models come with a new clear air filtration system that filters 95% of air particulates, reducing dust, smoke, droplets and aerosols in the cabin. Cloth upholstery may be the standard on Touring trim, but leather upholstery is on the rest of the lineup. Consumers will also find power driver and passenger seats, and ventilated front seats on these trims. Heated front seats and second-row seats are available on the Touring L and 300S trims. All trims but the base can also add a dual-pane panoramic sunroof (standard on 300S) and a heated steering wheel.
Standard on all 200 Chrysler 300 trims is Uconnect 4C standard on an 8.4-inch touchscreen display. A six-speaker system is the standard, but consumers can upgrade to a premium six-speaker Alpine sound system with surround sound and Uconnect navigation. The 300S features new Uconnect navigation, nine premium speakers with trunk-mounted subwoofer standard, plus 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay, Google Android Auto, HD Radio, voice command with Bluetooth.
Safety Features and Warranty
The 2022 Chrysler 300 comes with many safety features standard, such as an advanced multistage front airbag system, a driver’s knee airbag, supplemental front seat-mounted and side-curtain front and rear airbags, stability and traction control systems, ParkSense front and rear park-assist systems. Some trims come with Full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus, Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus with Full Stop, Lane Departure Warning Plus, and Blind-spot Monitoring. Optional on the Chrysler 300 Touring L and 300S is the Comfort Group. It adds a new deluxe security alarm to the safety features.
All Chrysler models are covered by a 3-year or 36,000-mile basic warranty, a 5-year or 60,000-mile powertrain warranty, roadside assistance for five years or 100,000 miles, and rust-through coverage for five years or 100,000 miles.