2018 Chrysler 300
Why Buy the 2018 Chrysler 300?
You’re probably either a Chrysler 300 type of buyer or you’re not. The 300 is a vehicle that’s all about no compromise, and it’s hard not to love it for that alone. If political correctness was a car it certainly wouldn’t be a Chrysler 300, that’s for sure. The 300 might not be around forever, but even those who’ve never owned or driven one will miss its unique imprint on the market when it’s gone.
This big, bruising four-door sedan is a big slice of classic Americana that checks all the requisite boxes. The Chrysler 300 has the classic lines, the big V-8, and the rear-wheel drive that you’d want and expect from this kind of vehicle, as well as a cavernous interior that can be extremely quiet, comfortable, and, yes, luxurious.
Which Chrysler 300 Model is Best?
You can have a 2018 Chrysler 300 these days with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and an eight-speed automatic transmission, and you can even have all-wheel drive. The trim levels start with the Touring, and then go to the Touring-L, 300S, 300 Limited, and finally the 300C.
But if something’s worth doing it’s worth doing right, as they say. The 300S is the first of the trims that can be specified with the 5.7-liter V-8, so it’sthe one we’d recommend. The V-8 produces 363 horsepower and still gets the eight-speed auto, and of course, it’s a rear-drive only powertrain.
Is the Chrysler 300 AWD?
You can get the 300 with all-wheel drive, and if you live somewhere the weather can deliver snow and ice at times that feature certainly does make the Chrysler easier to live with all year round.
If you do fancy all-wheel drive, you’ll also have to go with the V-6 engine. That may be bad news, depending on your point of view, but temper that with the fact you can have all-wheel drive with any trim level. That means you don’t have to pay for stuff you don’t want in a higher trim to get the traction and performance in less-than ideal driving conditions.
How Reliable is the Chrysler 300?
The J.D. Power Circle Ratings are a decent guide of the reliability of a car, and the Chrysler 300 fares well. The overall rating for the Chrysler is a respectable three out of five, but that’s an average of a wide range of ratings.
When it comes to things like features and accessories, the Chrysler 300 only scores a lowly two out of five. However, when it comes to the more important mechanical aspects of vehicle reliability, the 300 gets a solid four for overall mechanical quality and five for the body and interior quality.