FCA is full of mammoth cars these days, especially in the segment of sedans and other passenger cars, but this could change in the near future. The Chrysler 300 is a perfect example, as it features a decade-old design. Most likely, novelties won’t come that soon and the 2022 Chrysler 300 will probably carry on in the same way. On the other side, the latest reports suggest we might see a completely new model already in 2023, with some pretty interesting design solutions.
Meanwhile, you may count on the same layout, which still has a couple of things to offer. This sedan offers a comfortable ride and comes packed with a decent list of standard equipment, including an intuitive infotainment system. Also, it offers one of the most spacious second rows in the segment. On the other side, the fuel economy definitely isn’t its strong point, while handling and overall driving experience aren’t particularly amazing.
2022 Chrysler 300 Design
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2022 Chrysler 300 definitely won’t change. It will continue with the same, decade-old design, which is based on a well-known LX platform, just like the Charger. Due to the outdated design of this architecture, the 300 has a lot of issues when it comes to handling and overall performance, particularly because it too heavy by today’s standards. However, the suspension setup is on the soft side and the ride is definitely pleasant in this one, if you’re not a demanding sporty driver.
When it comes to the styling, most of the things are the same as in the 2011 model year, though we have to mention a couple of updates, which have brought things like a new fascia, mesh grille, LED headlights and similar things. For the next year, we definitely don’t expect to see any particular change, though there is always room for things like new color options etc.
The same thing goes for interior design. The overall appearance definitely shows signs of aging but if you don’t have too high aesthetical requirements, it would do just fine. Simply, most of the cabin features classic lines and seems okay. The materials seem like a bit of an issue, as many areas are covered with plastics and other cheap materials, which isn’t something you would expect from a vehicle like this.
On the other side, there is really nothing to complain about in terms of space. Both rows are extremely generous and accommodate adults with ease. Interestingly, the amount of headroom is also pretty impressive for the segment. When it comes to cargo space, you may count on about 16.5 cubic feet in the trunk, which is about average for the segment.
We don’t expect bigger changes in this aspect either. Most of the things will remain the same as in the current model, which comes standard with goodies like an 8.4-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, six speakers, Bluetooth, voice command, two USB ports, satellite radio, and HD Radio, as well as with keyless entry and push-button start. Additionally, you can get things like remote start, navigation, nine-speaker audio system etc.
The number of standard safety features is where this model really lags behind key competitors. The list of standard equipment includes only a rearview camera. Fortunately, things are much better if you pay extra for features like navigation, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, front and rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, rain-sensing windshield wipers, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights.
2022 Chrysler 300 Engines
While most FCA models come with a generous offer of powertrain options, this one is pretty modest in this aspect. Instead, it comes with just two engine options in the offer. Base models are equipped with a 3.6-liter V6, which delivers 292 horsepower in this case. It has enough power to move this sedan with ease and the ride is generally smooth, thanks to a well-working 8-speed automatic transmission. When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on about 19 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, which is quite typical for the segment.
The optional 5.7-liter V8 offers more power and sounds way better. With the additional 71 horsepower, you may count on notably quicker acceleration, but keep in mind mpg ratings would be slightly lower in this case. This one returns around 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
2022 Chrysler 300 Release Date and Price
The 2022 Chrysler 300 should come sometime in the last quarter of the year. Most likely, the base price will remain the same as for the current model, which starts at around 31.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Toyota Avalon, Kia Cadenza and Nissan Maxima, as well as the corporate sibling Dodge Charger.
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Dislike rotary gear knob. Can we order a return to a gear shift?