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What do our experts think of the 2022 Chrysler 300? We look at powertrain, interior options, trim levels, and more. Find out our thoughts here.

What’s New for the 2022 Chrysler 300?

Chrysler hasn’t added much for the 2022 model year. The two changes are the addition of a new package called the Comfort Group which comes with ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, adaptive headlights, and more. In addition, every 300 gets a new N95 filtration system.

2022 Chrysler 300 - chrysler.com

2022 Chrysler 300 – chrysler.com |  Shop 2022 Chrysler 300 on Carsforsale.com

Body Style

Starting Price

MSRP $35,140

Drivetrain

Drivetrain

RWD or AWD

Drivetrain

Fuel Economy

18 City / 27 Hwy (MPG)

Number of Seats

Seating

Seats 5

The Breakdown

Dapper exterior styling

Excellent V8 engine option

Standard Android and Apple connectivity

Outdated features

No standard driver assistance equipment

Old-school technology

Chrysler needs an all-new 300

2022 Chrysler 300 Specs

Trims & Pricing

Touring - $35,140
Touring L - $38,340
S - $43,750

2022 Chrysler 300 Powertrain

2022 Chrysler 300 3.6L V6 - carsforsale.com
2022 Chrysler 300 3.6L V6 - carsforsale.com

Chrysler sells the 300 with a trio of somewhat middling engines. Each one is more than powerful enough to make the sedan feel happy to zip up to highway speeds. All three trims use the same 3.6-liter V6 which makes 292-horsepower in the base model. The Touring L and the S get a slightly reworked 300-horsepower version of that engine. It’s a smooth and silky powertrain with no major flaws. AWD is available on the bottom two trims and all engine options across the lineup use an eight-speed automatic.

Buyers who want the S model can get an optional 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with 363-horsepower. It’s by far the most enjoyable version of the 300 to drive. Still, we’d love to see an even more powerful version much like the old-school 300 SRT8. Regardless, the 300 offers good feedback through both the steering wheel and the pedals. It’s easy to place and an easy to get used to. We even like the way it goes around corners. There’s no question that one of the biggest benefits of the 300 is its RWD-based platform. It turns in very well and exits with gusto.

2022 Chrysler 300 Fuel Economy & MPG

2022 Chrysler 300 - chrysler.com
2022 Chrysler 300 - chrysler.com

The base V6 gets an estimated 19 mpg in the city and 30 on the highway according to the EPA. Add AWD and those numbers drop to 18 and 27 respectively. Drop in the HEMI V8 and the EPA says that you’ll likely get 16 mpg in the city and 25 on the highway.

Interior, Comfort, & Cargo Space

We don’t really love the base 300 Touring with its cloth seating and lack of features. There are cheap-feeling materials all over the place and they make it clear that this isn’t a very modern automobile. Despite that, it’s a comfortable place to be and offers great adjustability. It’s properly spacious and very quiet in the cabin as the car goes down the road.

We also really like the way the suspension handles the road. Not only is it good at soaking up bumps, but when poor road conditions arrive, it never feels like it’s losing its footing. The two upper trims feel considerably nicer inside thanks to touches like leather upholstery and heated seats. The S even gets a panoramic sunroof when buyers go for the V8. Cargo space is solid with a little more than 16 cubic feet worth of space in the trunk. For those that need more, they can fold down the rear seatbacks but beware, they don’t fold all the way flat.

Entertainment & Technology

2022 Chrysler 300 - chrysler.com
2022 Chrysler 300 - chrysler.com

Chrysler offers the 300 with a reasonably sized 8.4-inch infotainment system that we like quite a lot. It’s fast to react to touches and easy to understand. In addition, you won’t be wondering where features or controls are. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are both standard in every trim as is satellite radio and a power-adjustable driver’s seat. There are physical controls for lots of the most important stuff too like climate control. We also prefer the dial gear selector over the one found in the Dodge Charger.

On the other side of the coin, we’d love to see more technology that’s standard in the 300. The base car can’t even get features like forward-collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, or automatic high beams no matter how much you spend. Those same features are available but only for additional cash on the L and S trims.

Safety Features

The Chrysler 300 received a four-star crash test rating from the NHTSA and mostly good scores from the IIHS. In general, it lags behind many of its rivals newer safety tech and shows its age with regard to safety.

2022 Chrysler 300 Trims & Pricing

2022 Chrysler 300 Touring - chrysler.com
2022 Chrysler 300 Touring - chrysler.com

Touring – $35,140

The base 300 comes with 17-inch wheels, dual-zone climate control, cloth upholstery, keyless entry, and an 8.4-inch infotainment system. Buyers who opt for AWD get 19-inch wheels.

2022 Chrysler 300 Touring L - chrysler.com
2022 Chrysler 300 Touring L - chrysler.com

Touring L – $38,340

The L trim starts out with 20-inch wheels, fog lights, remote start, and parking sensors. Inside, buyers will find heated front seats, leather upholstery, and blind-spot monitoring.

2022 Chrysler 300 S - chrysler.com
2022 Chrysler 300 S - chrysler.com

S – $43,750

The top trim features a Sport driving mode, a sports suspension, sports seats, and paddle-shifters. Those who opt for the HEMI V8 will also get integrated navigation, a nine-speaker Alpine sound system, and a panoramic sunroof. Shoppers interested in the L and the S can add features like heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, adaptive cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, and more.

Warranties

Every Chrysler 300 comes with a three-year or 36,000-mile Limited Warranty and a five-year or 60,000-mile Powertrain Warranty. That’s about the minimum for almost every company around right now. Chrysler doesn’t sweeten the pot with complimentary maintenance either.

What we think

2022 Chrysler 300 - chrysler.com

2022 Chrysler 300 – chrysler.com |  Shop 2022 Chrysler 300 on Carsforsale.com

It’s a bit sad that the 300 has languished near the end of its lifespan but despite a lack of attention from Chrysler brass, it’s still a decent package. The affable powertrain choices, excellent exterior styling, and good infotainment system make it an easy car to live with. Optional AWD makes it a solid companion in northern states too. We’d love to see it include more modern safety equipment. At the same time, it’s very comfortable and will likely impress friends and family members who ride in it. Just don’t get the base model.

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Stephen Rivers

Stephen Rivers is a car enthusiast who loves all things built with passion, extending to nearly all car cultures. After obtaining an occupational studies degree in sports medicine, Stephen turned his attention to sports cars. He was employed as an auto shop manager, spent time in auto sales, and worked as a software developer for a racing company, but Stephen began writing about cars over 10 years ago. When he's not in front of a computer screen, he's racing his own Bugeye Subaru WRX in as many autocross and rallycross competitions as he can.

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  1. Mark Wagaman April 7, 2022

    Get 35 mpg going cross country.

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