The dashing Chrysler 300 is back in 2019 with more distinguished style, more refinement and upgraded performance with available AWD and a 5.7L Hemi V8 engine which uses a different approach to achieving fuel efficiency through better combustion and less wastage. The 300 is a style statement in itself and comes with some luxurious addon packages such as the ‘S Model Appearance’ pack to spruce up the look even further, both on the outside as well as inside. On reaching Portage Chrysler dealer to take an overview of the 2019 Chrysler 300, we were amazed by the entire range of trims such as Touring, Touring L, 300S, Limited and 300C.
Distinctive Exterior Appearance
The 2019 Chrysler 300 is distinctive to a fault in exterior appearance, so everyone knows you have arrived. The S Model Appearance package ups the style factor by adding color matched facias, signature daytime running lights, LED fog lamps, body colored rear spoiler and more. The 300C enhances it yet further by adding platinum chrome finish around the grille, door handles, mirror caps and choice of wheels of different sizes, ranging from 17 to 20-inch. The style upgrades are well complemented by addition of the available Adaptive High-Intensity Discharge Headlamps with Automatic Leveling and Automatic High-beam headlamps that work on providing both, better visibility and active safety.
Cozy, Comfortable Interior
The interiors of the 300 are quite welcoming and even the cloth trims with high-back bucket seats of the most basic Touring trim are cozy, comfortable and inviting. As you move up from the L onwards, heated front row seats are standard, while from the 300S onwards, heated second row seats are either available or standard as in the upper trims. The L onwards, the driver and front passenger seats are power 4-way adjustable with lumbar support for that extra comfort. Rear seats come with 60/40 split fold, tilt, tumble and slide to make room for that odd dimensional cargo. Sighting a 12V power outlet on the center console increased our confidence and using the air conditioner with auto temperature control and dual-zone control was what we call a ‘breeze’.
The range of infotainment options built into the 2019 Chrysler 300 make it a pleasure to own and drive. An8.4-Inch Touchscreen Display, Google Android Auto, Apple Car Play, Integrated Center Stack and HD Radio, Voice Command operation with Bluetooth and Sirius XM Sat Radio are all standard and managed efficiently through steering wheel mounted controls.
Powerful aggression you get out of the box with a spirited 3.6-Liter V6 24-Valve VVT Engine forming the core of the 2019 Chrysler 300. An available upgrade to the 5.7L Hemi V8 on the 300S walks the talk. The engines are mated to a TorqueFlite8-Speed Automatic Transmission. You have the choice of an RWD or AWD system depending on your need with the latter limited to the first four trims. Chrysler dealer near Portage clarified that The AWD system is more fuel efficient and gives and EPA estimated 27 mpg on the highways.