2016 Chrysler 300 Release Date, MSRP Price, Engine, Specs – If a comfortable, quiet, and full-size sedan is what you are looking for, one of the option would be to get the new and updated Chrysler 300 for 2016. Additionally, if you are an ardent fan of American inspired RWD luxury car, the 300 would perfectly stand out from the humongous crowd of vehicles in its segment. The release date, according to well-placed sources, should be sometime before this fall.
The vehicle comes with noticeable updates on both its exterior and interiors including additional equipment list for its base model. Also, the safety feature list has been updated and will now feature technologies such as, lane keeping assists and adaptive cruise control. Cabin wise, you can expect a larger infotainment screen at the centrally placed stack.
Those and other features make the new 2016 Chrysler 300 a top pick in our long list of “A” rated vehicles this year. You can expect a tweaked V6 and an available V8, the latter being mated with an 8-speed auto transmission system. Obviously, though, the car undoubtedly takes much space on the road, so you should expect it to come with some extra pounds. Fortunately, the vehicle’s heftiness isn’t that much of a liability and continues to offer a comfortable ride and an impressive solid feel.
However, in case you aren’t amused by all what the Chrysler can offer, there are tons of other big RWD American sedans you can choose from in the segment. They include the Buick LaCrosse, Hyundai Azera, Dodge Charger, Hyundai Genesis, and Toyota Avalon. In overall, though, for a mix of comfort, technology, and a top mix of style, the refreshed 2016 Chrysler 300 is hard to beat.
Interior Images & Exterior Photos – 2016 Chrysler 300
The full-size 2016 Chrysler 300 sedan comes with four trims: base 300 Limited, mid-trims 300S and 300C, and the top-of-the-line 300C Platinum.
Some of the standard equipment to expect from the invigorated 2016 Chrysler 300 Limited include automatic headlights, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, leather upholstery, satellite radio, touchscreen interface, cruise control, keyless entry, 17” alloy wheels, voice commands, an auxiliary audio jack, Wi-Fi connectivity, automatic climate control, LED taillights, auto-dimming rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, premium audio system, and front heated seats.
As for the 2016 Chrysler 300S, expect 20” alloy wheels, a Sport driving mode, a rearview camera, a performance tuned suspension, unique black-out styling elements, steering calibration, premium audio speaker, a standard V6, remote start, sport front bucket seats, and Limited’s equipment list of features.
Up the ladder is the 2016 Chrysler 300C variant, which comes bundled with heated front seats, premium audio system, a navigation system, a rearview camera, perforated front seats, foglights, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, additional chrome exterior accents, a driver side auto-dimming mirror, heated steering wheel, 18” alloy wheels, power steering wheel, a power rear sunshade, remote start, and HD radio.
Sitting pretty at the top of the food chain is the 2016 Chrysler 300C Platinum variant which comes bundled with a leather upholstery, shift paddles and Sport mode for the transmission system, cooled and heated front cupholders, extended leather upholstery, more chrome accents, 20” wheels, and a tuned suspension.
Fortunately for the would-be buyers of lower trims, many of the upper trim’s features come as stand-alone options. They include the SafetyTec 1 and SafetyTec 2 packages. Other option highlights include 19-speaker audio system, a panoramic sunroof, and xenon headlights.
2016 Chrysler 300 Engine Specs
The vehicle comes standard with a 3.6L V6 that is capable of generating 292 horsepower and 260 pounds of torque. The 2016 Chrysler 300S V6 comes with a couple of performance tweaks that result in the production of around 300 horsepower and 264 pounds of torque. Both the RWD and an eight-speed auto are provided as standard features, while the AWD system is optional.
In our own test drive, the 300S with a RWD sprints from 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds, while an AWD 300C does the same but in 7.1 seconds despite the additional weight.
As for the EPA ratings, expect the V6 to return a respectable 19/31/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the RWD and 18/27/21 mpg with an AWD system.
Another engine returning for 2016 is the 5.7L V8 powerplant good for 363 horsepower and 394 pounds of torque.
2016 Chrysler 300 Date of Release & Price
Wheelbase: 10 ft. 0.2 in. (120.2 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 6.6 in. (198.6 in.)
Width: 10 ft. 0.2 in. (120.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 106 cu ft
Cargo volume: 16 cu ft
Curb weight: 4408 lb
Top Speed: 131 mph
0-60: 5.3 sec
MPG: 19/31 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Black Forest Green Pearl Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Gloss Black, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Ivory Tri-Coat Pearl…
Towing Capacity: 1,000 lbs
Expect the base 2016 Chrysler 300 Limited to come with an MSRP starting from $31,695 and about $42,395 for the top-of-the-line 2016 Chrysler 300C Platinum. You can also find a separate review of the 2016 Chrysler 300 SRT8 elsewhere on this site.