2023 Chrysler 300
The auto industry waits to see what comes next for the original minivan automaker, Chrysler, as the market shift towards electric vehicle (EVs). Sitting on the main success of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid for quite some time, a plug-in hybrid is clearly working well. Perhaps an electric sedan will be next? With the Chrysler 300 sedan still making rounds in 2023, there’s still a chance for a smaller Chrysler car. For now, check out the specs of the 2023 Chrysler 300.
Avail. Engine Type
Down to three trims for 2023, the Chrysler 300 has the Touring (with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive), the Touring L (with RWD or AWD), and the 300S with RWD. The standard engine is still a 3.6-liter V6 engine optimized with variable valve timing (VVT) for better performance and fuel efficiency, able to generate 287 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. Only the 300S can opt-in for the 5.7-liter V8 engine, equipped with a multi-displacement system (MDS) and VVT for better performance and fuel efficiency, able to produce a best-in-class 363 horsepower.
Driving and Handling
Power is transferred through a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. Although the 300S can come with a V8, its MDS helps to conserve fuel, making the fuel economy the same for every trim. The 2023 Chrysler 300 has a fuel economy of 19/30 mpg city/highway.
Standard features on all trims past 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. Things get a little sportier with the Touring L, adding Black Noise exterior badging, 20-inch Black Noise wheels, performance front fascia with body-color applique, and premium LED fog lamps. The 300S also comes with Black Noise wheels and adds a performance-tuned suspension with increased spring rates, performance-tuned steering, larger sway bars (with V8 engine only), and Goodyear Eagle F1 three-season tires. The base Touring rides on 17-inch wheels, able to opt-in for 18- and 20-inch wheels available; the Touring L rides on 18-inch wheels, able to opt-in for available 20-inch wheels; and 20-inch wheels are standard on the 300S trims.
The base Touring comes with cloth upholstery, but leather upholstery is on the rest of the lineup. Many of the improved features are on trims past the base, including power driver and passenger seats, and ventilated front seats, heated front seats and second-row seats, and the option to add a dual-pane panoramic sunroof and a heated steering wheel. The 300S also comes with a Sport driving mode and paddle shifters. A soon to-be-announced 2023 model special-edition Chrysler 300 could add more features.
The 2023 Chrysler 300 Touring L and 300S can add-on more features with package deals – the Comfort Group Package and Popular Equipment Package. The Comfort Group Package adds auto-adjust-in-reverse driver’s mirrors; ventilated leather-trimmed seats; adaptive bi-xenon HID headlamps with automatic leveling system; door sill scuff pads; driver and front-passenger footwell LED lamps; front and rear LED-illuminated map pockets; heated rear seats; a heated steering wheel; power backlight sunshade; power tilt/telescoping steering column (only on the 300S only); memory for the driver’s seat, power tilt/telescoping steering column, exterior mirrors and radio; and a rear storage armrest with LED-illuminated cup holders. The Popular Equipment Package, only available for the Touring L, adds a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, Uconnect 4C Navigation with 8.4-inch display and five-year SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link service, and a nine premium speaker sound system with trunk-mounted subwoofer, 506-watt amplifier and surround sound system.
The 2023 Chrysler 300 comes standard with Uconnect 4C on an 8.4-inch touchscreen display, a six-speaker system, Apple CarPlay, Google Android Auto, and integrated voice command. Consumers get a premium six-speaker Alpine sound system with surround sound on the 300S. Uconnect Navigation and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot are also expected.
Safety Features and Warranty
The 2023 Chrysler 300 comes with many safety features standard, including 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, with ParkSense front and rear park-assist systems to be expected. Available on select trims are Full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus, Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus with Full Stop, Lane Departure Warning Plus, Blind-spot Monitoring, and Rear Cross Path detection.
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.