Test Drive 2017 Chrysler 300 by Bunker Hill IN in Wabash, IN near Fort Wayne
Test Drive 2017 Chrysler 300 by Bunker Hill IN
In a sedan segment that is teeming with top choices, the Chrysler 300 has always managed to stand out with its upscale amenities and cavernous interior. Resurrected as a rear-wheel drive vehicle after an initial run during the ‘50s and ‘60s, the 300 continues with its second production cycle in the modern era as it enters the 2017 model year. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is now standard on the sedan for controlling the infotainment system with your smartphone. Other than that, there are no changes from the previous model year. The new 300 is available in five trims: Limited, Anniversary Edition, 300S, 300C, and 300C Platinum.
Exterior – 2017 Chrysler 300
Designed and classified as a large, full-size four-door sedan, the 2017 Chrysler 300 possesses the bulk and elegance of a limousine. Exterior standard features on the sedan include fully automatic halogen headlights, power heated side mirrors, a dual exhaust system for bolstering engine performance, and 17-inch painted alloy wheels. On the 300S, Chrysler adds fog lights for more penetrating illumination, switches the 17-inch wheels with 20-inch Hyper Black ones, and allows for the addition of a rear spoiler for improved aerodynamics. On the 300C and 300C Platinum, Chrysler adds turn-signal indicators on the side mirrors; 18-inch alloy wheels are installed on the former, while 20-inch ones are installed on the latter.
Interior – Chrysler 300 near Bunker Hill IN
Providing two rows of seats that accommodate up to five people, the new Chrysler 300 sedan provides 106.3 cubic feet of passenger volume. All the seats are covered with leather, and the front seats have 4-way power adjustability and heating capability. Upgrade to the 300S, and the front seats are replaced with “ambassador black” sporty ones; plus, the entire cabin gets blacked-out interior accents. The upper-level 300C or 300C Platinum trims get additional rear-seat heating capability, front-seat cooling capability, perforated inserts on the leather-trimmed seats for better airflow, a memory system for the driver’s seat and side mirrors, and wood accents on the steering-wheel leather. At the base level, more comfort and convenience is provided by remote keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror with a microphone, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free phone operation and audio streaming, and a six-speaker Uconnect voice-activated entertainment system with flash memory expansion capability and an 8.4-inch touchscreen. Integrated into the dashboard is an ambient blue driver information digital cluster display screen that supplies real-time data, which includes vehicle speed, audio selection, inside and outside temperature, fuel economy, and engine performance. The 300C Platinum in particular gets an 8.4-inch touchscreen navigation system that includes 3D graphics. Other upper-level additions or enhancements include a power moonroof, a HomeLink transceiver for remotely controlling home features like garage doors and security systems, HD Radio for digital radio tuning, and a 10-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.
Mechanical/Powertrain – Chrysler 300 specs near Bunker Hill
The 300 is typically powered by the 3.6-liter, 24-valve Pentastar V6, which generates 292 horsepower at 6,350 RPM and 260 lb-ft of torque at 4,800 RPM. However, if you go with the 300S, 300C, or 300C Platinum, you can swap the Pentastar with the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine, which produces 363 horsepower at 5,200 RPM and 394 lb-ft of torque at 4,200 RPM. Regardless of which engine you go with, Chrysler provides the 300 with ZF Friedrichshafen’s 8HP45 8-speed automotive transmission, which is accompanied by paddle shifters for giving you more control over gear shifting. The 300 uses a front-engine, rear-wheel-drivetrain layout, thus providing a more even weight distribution and thus enhancing overall driving performance. However, if you want increased traction control, you can go with an all-wheel drivetrain instead. The all-wheel independent suspension is touring-tuned on the Limited, Anniversary Edition, and 300C for a much smoother driving feel, which is more adapted to longer trips. Disc brakes on all wheels shorten stopping distances, with an anti-lock braking system to prevent the wheels from locking up when applying the brakes. Speed-sensitive power steering helps the sedan with precise handling in any situation.
Safety – 2017 Chrysler 300 dealer
The new 300 sedan comes with a pair of front impact airbags and a pair of front seat-mounted airbags for protection of the driver and front passenger. There is also a knee airbag for the driver in particular, and front- and rear-row side curtains are installed on the roof for head protection of all occupants. A rearview camera flashes a video image to monitor reverse driving, electronic stability control keeps you on the intended driving path, all-speed traction control keeps the car from skidding on slippery road surfaces, and hill start assist prevents the car from rolling back when starting the vehicle from a stopped position on a hill. For security, the 300 comes with an anti-theft system, which includes an engine immobilizer.
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